David Simon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Simon Property Group, Inc.
Joseph Pine, Management Advisor, Speaker, Author and Co-Founder, Strategic Horizons LLP
Conference Moderator, Prof Greg Clark CBE, will interview Mr Simon to glean his thoughts on how relevant authenticity is with respect to retail, what makes Simon unique/authentic, what is great (and not so great) about doing business in Europe and what are the key issues where the industry needs to work together as a whole. There will be an extended period for delegates to ask David Simon their own questions as well.
Joseph Pine is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. Joe’s 2007 book Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want, recognizes that in a world of increasingly paid-for experiences, people no longer accept the fake from the phony, but want the real from the genuine.
Destination appeal is a critical success factor for modern retail. As stakeholders (cities, property owners, retailers) take this message to heart, the question now becomes how destinations can differentiate themselves from the competition. The answer very often lies in building on an authentic quality so strongly connected to the city/location/brand that it is extremely difficult to replicate. During the 2016 ICSC European Conference & event cycle we will explore how leveraging authenticity can propel retail to greater heights.
Christophe Cuvillier Chairman of the Board and CEO, Unibail-Rodamco
Annette Kröger CEO, Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH
Rachel Lavine CEO, Gazit-Globe
Beth Butterwick CEO, Bonmarché
Marcus Wild Chief Executive Officer, SES Spar European Shopping Centers