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ISCF 2015 to Unleash Paths to Deliver Unforgettable Lifestyle Experiences for the Modern, Tech-Empowered Consumer

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Mumbai, April, 2015: The 2015 edition of India Shopping Centre (ISCF), India’s largest and the only knowledge sharing platform for the Retail Real Esate industry, organized by IMAGES Group, will be held on the 6th and 7th May, 2015 at The Renaissance, Mumbai.

Driven by the theme of ‘Beyond Shopping, Creating Experiences: Reinventing Shopping Centres for the Consumer of Today’, this year’s forum will welcome a wide-ranging conglomeration of Indian and international experts in shopping centre design, management, leasing and operations, along with a strong participation of the country’s leading shooping centre tenants occupiers — lifestyle brands and retailers — as well as  an exclusive showcase of innovations and products from shopping centre support businesses. With the focus firmly on delivering exceptional consumer experiences in the digital age, the 48 hours of this mega event will witness eye-opening panel discussions, knowledge series sessions by international shopping centre experts, including  Stuart Rough, Chairman, Broadway Malyan; Kelvin NG, former head of Retail and Commercial, CapitaLand; and, Thomas C Malayil, former CEO of Lippo Malls, Indonesia.

With technology having dramatically transformed the consumer shopping and entertainment mindset, ISCF 2015 will be unveiling paths to optimise mall offers through smarter engagement with digital media, differentiated lifestyle experiences, and intuitive customer connections in conjuction with shopping centre occupiers and tech-driven support businesses.

Amitabh Taneja, Chairman & Managing Director, IMAGES Group and Chief Convener, ISCF said, “The 2015 edition of ISCF focuses on the reinvention of the Shopping Centers for the consumers of today. At a time when Indian real estate majors are betting big on large spaces and Indian retail industry looks ahead towards the modern shopping environment. The main objective of the forum is to completely focus on innovation in products, experiences and technology adaption.”

ISCF 2015 chairman S Raghunandhan said, “THE ICSF theme for this year sums up the new reality of the retail real estate business in India. Shopping centre managers need to turn the mall story on its head. By treating online and omni-channel connections as front-and-centre tools to reinvent the centre, even as tenants continue redrawing their customer engagement strategies. At ISCF 2015, we will be hosting an impactful and tightly edited business show customised for the consumer world of today… and tomorrow.

The event is expected to to be a mega networking platform featuring heads of shopping centre developers, retailers and market intelligence and support organisations from india and across the world.

The event will also feature the highly-respected 8th Annual IMAGES Shopping Centre Awards, which will recognise excellence in the shopping centre development business in India, during FY 2014-15. Large and mid size developments from across India will be vying for multiple honours at the grand ceremony on May 6, 2015.

Preview of key sessions on Day 1 (6th May, 2015) of ISCF:

  • Knowledge Series: Creating Experiential Retail at its best
  • Knowledge Series: World-class leasing techniques at your fingertips
  • ISCF Inaugural and Keynote addresses: Beyond Shopping, creating experiences: Reinventing shopping centers for the consumer of today
  • Knowledge Series: Deciphering the consumer moods and behavior – The motto for consumers to feel the engagement during shopping and what they desire from the shopping centers
  • Adding the Panache to your Shopping Centre destination: Design innovation that makes all the difference
  • India Shopping Centre Awards

Preview of key sessions on Day 2 (7th May, 2015) of ISCF:

  • Knowledge Series: Top ten strategies to rejuvenate your mall – learnings from the world’s best malls that reinvented themselves
  • ISCF Blockbuster Ideas: MALLSTORM 2015
  • Online Retailers are also your customers: How do you attract them as tenants into your shopping centers — The two faces of retail growing together
  • Building the financial blueprint of a successful shopping centers: The profits are in the details
  • The “TECHNOMALLs” are arriving! The age of excellence and innovation in shopping

Some of the illustrious speakers present this year will be Mr. Abhishek Bansal (Executive Director, Pacific Malls), Mr. Anoop Bartaria (Chief Managing Director, World Trade Park), Mr. Anuj Puri (Chairman & Managing Director, JLL), Mr. Arjun Sharma (Director, Select CITYWALK), Mr. Irfan Razack (Chief Managing Director, Prestige Group), Mr. Jeremy Salmon (Chairman, Asia Pacific Board, Broadway Malyan), Mr. Kelvin Ng (Former Head of Retail and Commercial, CapitaLand, Senior Vice President, Ascott Holdings),  Mr. M A Mehaboob (Director, HiLITE Builders), Mr. Mukesh Kumar (Vice President, Infiniti Malls), Mr. Munish Baldev (Head – Retail, Unitech), Mr. Nikhil Chaturvedi (Managing Director, Prozone and Managing Director, Provogue), Ms. Pallavi More (President, Growel’s 101), Ms. Pushpa Bector (Senior Vice President – Leasing and Mall Head, DLF Mall of India), Mr. Raj Singh Gehlot (Chief Managing Director, Ambience Group), Mr. Rajneesh Mahajan (Executive Director, Inorbit), Mr. S. Raghunandan (CEO, Virtuous Retail and Chairman, ISCF 2015), Mr. Sanjay Dutt (Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield), Mr. Sunil Biyani (Director, Future Group), Mr. Suresh Singaravelu (Executive Director, Prestige Constructions), Mr. Thomas C. Malayil (Former CEO, Lippo Malls, Indonesia and presently Senior Advisor, The Jerde Partnership, USA), Mr. Vishwa Mohan (Director, South Avenue Malls), Mr. Yogeshwar Sharma (Executive Director, Select CITYWALK) and many more.

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