New York, United States:
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) today reported that
several of the most noted, prominent and respected, business executives
from across Asia have accepted invitations to present at the upcoming
ICSC 2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit in Shanghai, September 11-14,
2012. Included in this distinguished group are:
Michael Riady, CEO of the Lippo Group
Scott Price, CEO of Walmart Asia
Seck-Guan Pua, Chairman & CEO of Perennial Real Estate
Peter Lau, Chairman of Giordano International
Albert Hui, Director of Corporate Strategy for the New World
Development Company Limited
Guo Geping, President China Chain Store & Franchise Association
Neel C. Raheja, President of K Raheja Corp.
Kumar Tharmalingam, CEO of Malaysia Property, Inc.
Richard Vogel, SVP, of Ivanhoe Cambridge China
“We are honored by the attendance and participation of Asia’s top retail
real estate leaders, who will share their insights and counsel in an
unprecedented open format. Their commitment reinforces the significance
of the World Summit,” commented Michael P. Kercheval, president & CEO of
Other than government subsidized programs, new retail development
continues to be the driving force in creating jobs for communities and
providing a vibrant supply chain for commerce.
The World Summit agenda is designed to educate attendees on strategies
and proven tactics to realize growth in an uncertain economy. While
development in mature markets may have plateaued, emerging markets will
present growth opportunities for the immediate future. A booming middle
class in emerging markets has created myriad new retail opportunities.
As Michael Moriarty, A.T. Kearney partner – and ICSC Retail Real Estate
World Summit Keynote Speaker – recently commented, “Global retailers
must have a strategy for expansion into developing markets.”
Attendees will hear firsthand from retailers who are leading the
globalization of retail by crossing borders and successfully broadening
Only the World Summit will provide the opportunity to gain insight and
analysis from the most innovative thinkers, such as Steve Wozniak,
co-founder of Apple, Inc., Piers Brunner, CEO of Colliers International,
and Simon Blore, Benoy CEO – East.
To confirm your attendance or for more information on the ICSC Retail
Real Estate World Summit, please visit www.ICSC.org/2012RWS.
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the
shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in over 90
countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers,
marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as
academics and public officials. As the global industry trade
association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping
center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.
International Council of Shopping Centers
Jesse Tron, 646-728-3814
Mostafa Razzak, 212-786-6036