ICSC European Partners

Gold Sponsors


(Click on the date to show schedule):
  • Tuesday 16 April
  • Wednesday 17 April
  • Thursday 18 April
Understand the key characteristics of the Nordic retail market, vote and discuss the most appropriate future retail strategy in one of the most competitive retail markets in Europe based on local best practice, followed by an exclusive Next Generation networking opportunity together with industry leaders and ICSC Specialist Working Groups Chairs, including Alexander Otto (Chair of the ICSC European Advisory Board and CEO of ECE Projektmanagement). Please sign up to attend this Next Generation event on the registration page.

This Next Generation event is sponsored by:

Karolin Forsling
Head of Retail
AMF Fastigheter

Per Ronnevik
Director of Development
Nordics Unibail-Rodamco

Nils Styf
CIO, Citycon

Håkan Karlsson
Chairman and Senior Project Manager, Centrumutveckling

1400 - 1630 The City Centre Walking Tour
(Meeting Point: Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre)

1700 - 1900 Registration Opens
1830 - 1930 Welcome Reception at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre Welcome address by:

Wilner Anderson
Local Host
President, Nordic Council of Shopping Centers, Country Manager Sweden
Steen & Ström Sverige AB

Programme Planning Committee

Dr Yvonne Court
Conference Chair
Partner, Cross Border Retail
Cushman & Wakefield

Wilner Anderson
Local Host, President, Nordic Council of Shopping Centers, Country Manager Sweden
Steen & Ström Sverige AB

Kjell Berggren, Senior Vice President Global Expansion, Esprit Europe GMBH
Patrick Delcol, Country Head-Poland, Head of Retail Continental Europe, DTZ
Dörthe Kellermeyer, Deputy Head Corporate Relations and Communications, ECE Projektmanagement
Jose Luis Martin, EMEA Cross-Border Retail Director, CBRE
Alexander Otto, Chairman, ICSC European Advisory Board, CEO, ECE Projektmanagement
Håkan Pehrsson, National Director - Head of Asset Management and Retail, Jones Lang LaSalle
Alison Rehill-Erguven, Head of Turkey, Pradera Management
Agneta Uhrstedt, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Shopping Centers
Tiago Vidal, Head of Corporate Communications, Sonae Sierra
0700 - 1800 Registration and Design Trends Open
0900 Welcome to the Conference Dr Yvonne Court
Conference Chair
Partner, Cross Border Retail
Cushman & Wakefield

Alexander Otto
ICSC European Advisory Board
CEO, ECE Projektmanagement

Conference Facilitator:
Tanya Beckett
Journalist and Reporter
0910 Forum of CEOs Panellists:
Thierry Halff
Maus Frères

Marcel Kokkeel
Citycon Oyj

Laurent Morel
Chairman of the Executive Board

Fernando Oliveira
Sonae Sierra

Isobel Lee
1015 Prospects for the European Economy
  • Overview session on economic trends
  • What are their likely impacts on consumers' disposable income and consumption patterns in the foreseeable future (short, medium and longer term).
Andrea Boltho
Emeritus Fellow
Magdalen College
University of Oxford
1050 Networking Break
1135 International Retailer Expansion
  • What is the internal process when a retailer is looking to expand?
  • How do they decide on where to open a store?
  • How do they decide on countries where you should move to?
  • Negotiations in different countries and landlord approaches
Sponsored by:

Norman Jaskolka
ALDO Group International

Jørgen Nielsen
European Expansion Manager

Yilmaz Yilmaz

Sagi Avrahami
Funky Fish

Barbara Somogyiova
Director of International Expansion
List Fashion Group S.p.A

1230 Nordic Council of Shopping Centers Awards
1300 Roundtable Lunch

Sponsored by:

1425 Transformational Retail - Future Perspectives.

  • Humanomics. It's an age of service, distribution, interactive values and exchange, helping us grow and transform together. People are seeking the best of all worlds to engage in and engage with
  • Diginomics. Our realities are mixing up, era to era, culture-to-culture, online/offline – a beautiful blur. We are no longer consumers but endorsers. Personal insourcing through apps means people are designing their own idea of reality, designing their own lives, transforming quickly
  • Tracking the transformation and paralleling the consumer in action and intent.
Jody Turner
Lead Intelligence Strategist
1500 Networking Break
1540 Food and Beverage: Consumer Fuel
  • The role of food and beverage as a point of differentiation in shopping centres
  • Happy consumers longer shopping trips
  • Food & beverage operators' expansion plans.
  • Do food courts work in today's environment or does the offer need to change?
  • What's happening in the sector?
  • Which F & B business models work best? Daytime vs evening trade: increasing dwell time, retail spend and income
Andre Moura Guedes
Marketing Director

Danyel Couet
Chef F12 Restaurant and Partner of Grupp F12

Michael Joern
Expansion Manager EU

Wilhelm Vintilescu
O'Learys Trademark AB

Sarah Fox
Head of Leisure
Hammerson plc

1645 - 1700 ICSC Europe Presentation and Announcement Mike Morrissey
Managing Director
ICSC Europe

1700 - 1800 European Shopping Centre Awards 2013 Jan Eijkemans
Jury Chair
Managing Director International
MAB Development

Awards presented by:
Alexander Otto
ICSC European Advisory Board
CEO, ECE Projektmanagement

Brad Hutensky
ICSC Worldwide Chair
President and Principal
Hutensky Capital Partners
1800 - 1830 Cocktail Reception to Celebrate the Winners
2000 Gala Dinner

Join delegates and speakers for a special evening.

Tickets need to be booked online or by fax in advance.

Sponsored by:

0800 – 0900 Certification Breakfast
Orientation & Information Session

If you could use some help deciphering the ‘Alphabet Soup’ of ICSC’s CSM, CMD, CLS, CDP and the brand new CRX designations, you’re not alone. Don't miss this chance to explore the ins and outs of ICSC Professional Certification Programs and take your career to the next level. This is an ideal way to better understand the purpose, prerequisites, process and preparation involved in getting certified. You’ll get an inside peek at what certification exams are like but more importantly, you’ll interact with ICSC Certified industry leaders about what these credentials have meant to them, personally and professionally. Already certified? Join us to share your story and bring a friend or colleague who is ready to take the next step towards becoming ICSC Certified. Registration is complimentary and includes breakfast. RSVP Online today to reserve your seat.
Thomas J. Connolly, SCLS, CDP
Vice President, Facilities Development
Walgreen Co.

Gordon “Skip” Greeby, Jr., SCDP
The Greeby Companies, Inc.
Lake Bluff, Illinois, United States

Jacqueline Kost, CSM
Director Asset Management, Europe
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.

Murat Kayman, CMD, CSM
General Manager
Akmerkez Shopping Center
Istanbul, Turkey

Madeleine Gravell, SCDP
Architect SAR MSA
Gramaco AB
Djursholm, Sweden
0900 Welcome Back: Update from ICSC Michael P Kercheval
President and CEO ICSC

Brad Hutensky
ICSC Worldwide Chair
President and Principal
Hutensky Capital Partners

Conference Facilitator:
Tanya Beckett
Journalist and Reporter
0915 Capitalism 4.0, Shoppertainment and the Ultra-Modern Firm

Nature....climate change.....and culture....the way we live our lives sets the scene. The rest will follow.

Technology....the endless riff continues to redefine life nations, war, love and of course commerce

Moving forward by going back to the roots; The Art of Making Money still has a hard core of soft values
Dr Kjell Nordstrom
Swedish Economist
Writer and Public Speaker
1015 Global Shift in the Shopping Centre Ownership

The growing demand from non-specialist investors brings new influences to the shopping centre market globally. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a trend in Europe where part-purchases and co-investments have become a more significant feature of the shopping centre market in Europe.
  • Does this trend exist in the other global regions?
  • Is the weakness of the euro helping to shift capital toward non-eurozone markets?
  • What type of funds are the most active globally?
  • Where are investors obtaining the finance to acquire new real estate?
  • What is influencing investors to look at emerging markets, and which locations are currently favoured?
  • How far does the market currency influence investors' confidence and decision-making; is it right that Brazil and other emerging markets are set in USD?
  • What proportion of retail investment transaction is attributed to local investors?
James Bury
Chief Executive

Jaap Gillis
Bouwfonds Real Estate Investment Management

Mike Rodel
ICSC Trustee
Executive Director
emRE emerging market Retail Enterprise (South Africa)

David Toledo
General Manager
Centro Comercial Unico - Capitol S.A. (Colombia)

Andrea Carpenter
Freelance Journalist and Writer

1115 Networking Break
1145 Retail Transformation / Changing Face of Retail
  • Re-invention of customer experience
  • Redesign of interiors, formats and supply chains
  • Embracing the digital revolution
  • How retailers approach different digital channels?
  • Impact on physical store requirements in the future
Sam Critchley

Dr Marc Schumacher
Chief Retail Officer
Tom Tailor

Per Sigvardsson
Dixon Retail Northern Europe

Dr Jonathan Reynolds
Academic Director
Oxford Institute of Retail
1245 - 1300 Closing Remarks
2014 Conference Chair
Dr Yvonne Court
Conference Chair
Cross Border Retail
Cushman & Wakefield
1300 - 1400 Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:

1330 - 1830 Shopping Centre Tours

Tour 1: South side
Nacka Forum including presentation of the Mall of Scandinavia project
Sickla Köpkvarter

Tour 2: North side
Bromma Blocks
Sollentuna Centrum
Kista Galleria

Tour 3: The City Centre Walking Tour
(repeated from Tuesday)