Authenticity: Differentiating Retail

18 April 2016 Conference featuring NEXT GEN LIVE! at 11:00, Conference Opening at 13:00 and Opening Night Reception
19 April 2016 Conference featuring Round Table Discussions and the Networking Awards Dinner featuring the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards Ceremony
20 April 2016 Retail Tours

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Keynote Speakers 

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.

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Authenticity: Differentiating Retail

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.

 

Expert speakers:

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 

Ippolito Pestellini
Laparelli Partner,
OMA

 

Andrea Illy
President and CEO,
illycaffè S.p.A.
 

Umberto Montano
Mercato Centrale Firenze
 

 

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