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“Improve Your Learning Curve- An Introduction to ICSC Northern California’s Mentoring Program”

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is proud to present the 600th Next Generation Program. The conference will take place April 14, 2011 at Metreon in San Francisco, Calif. [Editor’s note: see attached program for full event schedule.]

ICSC’s new groundbreaking Mentor Program will be introduced at this event. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to sign up as either a mentor or mentee to help build relationships with other professionals who share common goals and interests. This program will serve as a catalyst for future industry development. Additionally, eight lucky winners will have the opportunity dine with panelists during one-on-one lunches scheduled within the year.

The conference will feature a panel discussion surrounding the theme, “Post Next Generation.” Moderated by Kurt Utterback, leasing manager for Westfield, this discussion will share the panelist’s perspectives on current retail real estate industry conditions, lessons they have learned from their experiences, and how to maximize success given the current changes to the retail real estate industry.

Additionally, a booth will be set up by Westfield to provide information regarding the future redevelopment plans for the Metreon project.

Registration fees for the ICSC 600th Next Generation Program are $45 in advance and $60 on-site for members; for nonmembers the fees are $60 and $75, respectively. Press registration is complimentary. To qualify for the advanced registration fee, you must register by April 11, 2011. To register, contact ICSC’s Members Services Department at 646-728-3800, or register online at To obtain press credentials contact ICSC’s media relations department at 646-728-3515.

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.

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