The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) completes integration of SPREE Canada

Specialty retail conference to be held at major shopping center convention Oct. 5-7 in Toronto

NEW YORK, 2015-9-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is excited to announce the complete integration of SPREE Canada, the only Canadian show for the cart, kiosk and specialty retail industry, into the Canadian Convention to be held Oct. 5-7 in Toronto.

SPREE Canada will commence with an opening night reception on Oct. 5 followed by two full days of educational sessions, engaging roundtables and myriad networking opportunities. The educational sessions will cover a series of hot button topics ranging from “The Power of Pop-up Stores” to digital marketing and “Award Winning Visual Merchandising.” Specialty leasing managers are invited to learn best practices and current and future trends at the “Global Specialty Leasing Trends” program.

SPREE Canada’s crossover with the Canadian Convention’s more than 3,000 expected attendees and exhibitors will provide an enhanced opportunity for specialty retail professionals to meet wholesalers, manufacturers, shopping center developers and service providers to buy products, lease space, learn about the industry and network.

“We are excited to again offer SPREE Canada, especially as part of the Canadian Convention,” said Patricia Norins, ICSC vice president of specialty programs. “We expect the conference to experience record success this year and to continue to grow with the rising strength of Canada’s specialty retail industry.”

Since its inception approximately thirty years ago, specialty retail has grown into an $8 billion dollar market and a staple of the shopping center industry. The industry has expanded to include retail merchandising units (RMUs), kiosks, temporary in-line stores, seasonal concepts and other non-traditional retail concepts like coin-operated rides and automated retail vending.

SPREE Canada will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Toronto Convention Center in Toronto. The conference is free for specialty retailers to attend and value-priced for specialty leasing professionals. To register, please visit SPREE’s website. Media registration is complimentary and can be completed through ICSC’s Communications Department.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

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The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) integrated SPREE Meetup into its annual Western Conference

Specialty retail program to be integrated into highly attended Western Conference in San Diego on Sept. 17 

NEW YORK, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has integrated SPREE Meetup, a dynamic program dedicated to the cart, kiosk and specialty retail industry, into its annual Western Conference, providing regional specialty retailers and shopping center professionals the opportunity to collaborate, expand their networks and make deals.

SPREE Meetup agenda highlights include speed networking, specialty leasing roundtable discussions, and a one-hour educational session led by social media guru and expert Crystal Vilkaitis, “Leveraging the Power of Social Media to Grow Your Specialty Retail Business,” which will provide counsel about the best social media tools to invest in and how to use these tools to gain a sales and marketing edge.

“We launched SPREE Meetup in response to strong demand in the regional marketplace. We are excited to facilitate a more personal environment where industry professionals can really build relationships,” said Patricia Norins, ICSC vice president of specialty programs. “The more opportunities we provide specialty retail professionals, the more deals get done. The mission of SPREE Meetup aligns with our overall mission to grow the specialty retail industry’s bottom line.”

The concentrated program will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the San Diego Convention Center – a fitting location, as California is the number one market for the $8 billion specialty retail industry. The event is certain to receive crossover from one of ICSC’s largest conferences, the Western Conference, which is expected to attract more than 4,000 attendees.

SPREE Meetup is free to attend and advanced registration is encouraged via SPREE’s online registration portal that can be accessed here.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

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The International Council of Shopping Centers: National Retail Real Estate Conference will be held July 26-28 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami

National Retail Real Estate Conference to be held July 26-28 in Miami

NEW YORK, 2015-6-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Next Generation National Conference will cover the future of retail, emphasizing high street and urban locations, luxury retailers, and international appeal. The national conference will be held July 26-28 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.

This year’s conference will provide the future decision makers of the retail real estate industry exposure and the opportunity to network with the top names in the industry, previews to the latest and upcoming projects, and valuable professional development opportunities. The high-energy program features a host of activities including morning networking workouts, professional development sessions, dynamic retail and property tours, and a vibrant roster of speakers.

The three-day event will kick off on Sunday, July 26 with a boat cruise along Miami’s coastline – providing an exclusive vantage to Miami’s esteemed real estate properties – followed by an opening cocktail and dinner reception.

On Monday, ICSC President and CEO Michael P. Kercheval; JLL Vice President, Retail Brokerage Aileen Messinger; ICSC Chairman, CBL & Associates President and CEO Stephen Lebovitz; and Shiner Capital Partners, LLC Principal Sam Ankin will open the program. The itinerary includes tours of Brickell City Centre and Lincoln Road, and a retail presentation led by executives from Nike, Macy’s, and Gap on Lincoln Road. The day also features entertaining libations including a Nespresso coffee tasting at the brand’s flagship boutique and a wine tasting and retail showcase at Lincoln Center.

Executives from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Related Company Retail Group, Forest City, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, and Weingarten Realty will commence Tuesday’s program. Madison Gross, director, conference program development, ICSC will identify 60 best practices for presentations. In keeping with the next generation theme, the “Four Under Forty” session will highlight the accomplishments and input from the following young executives: Conor C. Flynn, president, COO and CIO of Kimco Realty Corporation; Douglass E. Karp, president, New England Development; David J. Oakes, president and CEO, DDR Corp.; and Andy Stein, principal, Clark Street Real Estate. The conference will conclude with dual luncheons. The Women’s Special Industry Group (SIG) Luncheon will feature a panel of leading women from Nike, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and Thor Equities, LLC and the Retailers Only Special Industry Group (SIG) Luncheon will be led by executives from CVS and Public Super Markets, Inc. who will discuss current and future retail trends.

Registration fees for ICSC’s Next Generation National Conference are $250 in advance for members and $400 in advance for non-members. To qualify for the advanced rate, registration must be completed by July 21.  Press registration is complimentary. To register, contact ICSC’s Members Services Department at 646-728-3800, or register online.  To obtain press credentials contact Noelle Malone in ICSC’s media relations department at 646-728-3540 or nmalone@icsc.org.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

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The International Council of Shopping Centers Specialty Retail Report announces the winners of the 2015 Visual Victories Awards

18th Annual Competition Acknowledges Exceptional Cart, Kiosk, and Temporary In-line Retailers

NEW YORK, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Specialty Retail Report has announced the winners of the prestigious 2015 Visual Victories Awards, recognizing the specialty retail industry’s leading visual merchandisers, retailers, and specialty leasing agents.

The 18th annual awards competition, which garnered more than 500 entries, honors the top three nominees per the following seven categories: Cart Display, Kiosk Display, Promotional Cart, Store Design, Store Signage, Use of a Prop, and Retail Display.

Best Cart Display

First Place: Very Tiny Bling Little Things, Westfield Fashion Square, Los Angeles, Calif.
Second Place: Baby Cottons, Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise, Fla.
Third Place: Soap Stories, The Mall at University Town, Sarasota, Fla.

Best Kiosk Display

First Place: Mistura, Westfield Valley Fair, Santa Clara, Calif.
Second Place: Deja Vu Cosmetics, Westfield Annapolis and Montgomery, Annapolis/Bethesda, Md.
Third Place: Clonhadas; Clonhadas, Miami International Mall, Doral, Fla.

Best Promotional Display

First Place: Tourism Victoria, Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Second Place: Neutrogena Petit Salon, Place Rosemere, Québec, Canada
Third Place: Bell Fibe, Place Rosemere, Québec, Canada

Best Store Design

First Place: Rialto Jean Project, South Street Seaport, New York, N.Y.
Second Place: Christian Benner Custom, South Street Seaport, New York, N.Y.
Third Place: Muse by Lucca, Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Best Store Signage

First Place: Lemon Ice, Layton Hills Mall, Layton, Utah
Second Place: RAIN, Bonnie Doon Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Third Place: Urban Style, Southland Mall, Houma, La.

Best Use of a Prop

First Place: Seven Status, The Citadel, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Second Place: First Canadian, Londonderry Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Third Place: Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Chinook Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Best Retail Display

First Place: Adore, Southgate Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Second Place: WIND Hellas, Athens, Greece
Third Place: Forest Lawn, Westfield Palm Desert, Palm Desert, Calif.

Winners will be recognized online at specialtyretail.com and the Spring 2015 issue of Specialty Retail Report.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 68,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

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The International Council of Shopping Centers Specialty Retail Report announces the winners of the 2015 Visual Victories Awards

The International Council of Shopping Centers Specialty Retail Report announces the winners of the 2015 Visual Victories Awards