India Shopping Centre Forum 2013 Commences on May 8th

Last Updated: Thu, May 02, 2013 11:00 hrs

New Delhi, Delhi, India:The sixth edition of India Shopping Centre Forum 2013, India’s biggest and the only knowledge sharing platform for the shopping industry, organized by IMAGES group will be held on May 8-9, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai where the industry will aggregate for two days of stimulating business opportunities. ISCF is being organized with the core belief that shopping centers will play a key role in not only driving the profitable growth of modern retail, but also as an integral part of shaping the urban landscape and constitute an important part of the social fabric of every town and city.

The 48 exciting hours will be loaded with business opportunities sharing views, standpoints and gainful insights amongst professionals and experts from the industry, an exhibition displaying the innovations in the industry, a power packed conference and a memorable awards ceremony.

Commenting on the announcement Arjun Sharma, Chairman, ISCF 2013 and Director, Select CITYWALK said, “ISCF 2013 will be the converging point of knowledge sharing for entrepreneurs, business legends and budding professionals who are passionate for the trade. This forum is an endeavor to bring together the industry leaders to share their insights on the present & future of the retail industry in India. We sincerely hope that this forum contributes to the organic growth of the industry where India stands as the world’s fifth largest retail destination.”

There would be sessions on Strategies for shopping Centre development, discovering niche formats, funding and investment options and much more to make the event as comprehensive and knowledge driven as possible.

“At a time when Indian real estate majors are betting big on large spaces and Indian retail industry looks ahead towards the next 100 million sq. ft. of modern shopping environment it will be extremely vital to understand the requirements of global retail chains and involve them in planning and designing not only the next 100 malls but also to rework on majority of the existing but ‘not so well’ performing assets,” Amitabh Taneja, Chief Convenor, India Shopping Centre Forum and Founder Director, Shopping Centre Association of India.

The conference will have some unique master classes post the inaugural session and the keynote session by Arjun Sharma, Chairman, ISCF 2013 and Director, Select CITYWALK. BUILDING A MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS STRATEGY FOR YOUR MALL THAT REALLY WORKS by Michelle Buxton, Group Managing Director, Toolbox Marketing, UK and THE A-Z OF BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL MALL MANAGER by Ian Watt, Director, Pioneer Property Zone will be two master classes that will add to the unmatched industry experience and learnings.

The conference sessions will present a wide array of topics that are guaranteed to address key issues and offer time tested solutions and wisdom that shopping Centre professionals can apply to their business like-

-- ISCF ‘Foundation Session’: Retail Real Estate – Market Analysis and Outlook

-- Exploring the new opportunity in mixed use development

-- Best mall marketing promotions

-- ‘Destination Next’ – Exploring the future potential of mall development in new catchment areas and cluster zones

-- Alternative revenue models for shopping centres

-- ‘Outlet Malls’ – Are we ready for it: Opportunities and challenges

-- Success mantras for a world-class mall: Best practices in mall management from the most admired league

-- Mall of Happiness: Transforming your shopping space into a social space for a complete comfort and lifestyle destination

-- How to bring the high-street retailers into the malls

A very important part of the two day event would be the exhibition that will showcase products and services to key decision makers for improving their shopping centers and a better customer experience. For small businesses, this is an opportunity to let their business strategies get guidance, recognition and the tools for success.

The major highlight of the two day event will be the much sought after IMAGES Shopping Centre Awards 2013 that will celebrate the excellence in the Shopping Centre business and applaud those who managed to pull off their business plans with aplomb. This will bring to limelight those who pulled crowds, increased sales and got cash registers ringing.

The ISCF Grand Finale will have an exclusive session for the top Retailers to tell the Developers what they want in the shopping centres, what needs to change, and what needs to come anew.

The participants at the forum are renowned industry professionals including, Abhishek Bansal, ED, Pacific Mall, Sailesh Chaturvedi, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger, S. Raghunandan, CEO Retail, Prestige Group, Deba Adhya, Chief Retail operations & Merchandising, Croma, Pranay Sinha, MD, Star Centres, Shishir Srivastava, COO, Phoenix, High Street, and many more luminaries.

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