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 the ICSC.
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 their brands.
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.