Reconnect with prosperity and profits at ICSC’s RECon 2015! RECon is the world’s largest retail real estate exhibition and conference and is a must-attend event for shopping center industry executives, retailers, financial companies, and product and service suppliers. If you’re in the shopping center industry, you can’t afford not to attend RECon. When over 34,000 of the best and brightest in the industry come together, the opportunities are limitless.
1 Professional Development Day
Taking place on Sunday, enjoy a day that is dedicated to education, training, and professional development. Before the exhibit halls open on Monday, this is your chance to take advantage of non-compete time to enhance your career skills. With a choice of quick hitting or in-depth educational sessions on industry concepts from ICSC’s world-class speakers and faculty, this program offers a variety of timely topics across a range of disciplines. Participants earn 1.0 professional development credits toward ICSC certification renewal.
2 SPREE RECon
The world’s largest show for the cart, kiosk, and temporary retail industry is coming to RECon. SPREE has become a fixture in the specialty retail industry, offering cart, kiosk and pop-up store retailers, wholesalers, specialty leasing professionals, and service providers the unique opportunity to gather under one roof and make deals. #SPREEshow
3 Leasing Mall
Whether you’re a shopping center owner, looking to lease space in a new or existing shopping center, or a retailer, looking to expand into new markets, the Leasing Mall is the place where the deals get done! With over 900 of the world’s largest shopping center development companies and retailers in attendance, the Leasing Mall is the most cost efficient means of doing business. You can visit with all the major companies in the industry and conduct a year’s worth of business in just three days. Stop by Retailer Central and Retailer Square in Central and North Halls with Networking Lounges and free WiFi.
4 Marketplace Mall
The Marketplace Mall will feature over 300 product suppliers and service companies, grouped together in one convenient location so that you can quickly and easily learn about the latest innovations that will improve your profitability. Whether you are looking for signage, shopping carts, or solutions on how to engage consumers through social media, you can get all the information you need at the Marketplace Mall.
5 U.S. MAXI Awards
The U.S. MAXI Awards, ICSC’s marketing awards program, will again take place at RECon. The U.S. MAXI Awards honors innovative events, programs and technology that are vital to shopping center success. Designed to recognize the evolution of the industry, while rewarding innovation and creativity, they are the premier marketing awards in the industry.
6 Cities of the World Pavilion
The Cities of the World Pavilion will feature cities and municipalities as well as government and non-profit organizations that are looking to attract retail real estate development to communities throughout the world. Located on the Leasing Mall floor, the Cities of the World Pavilion will allow attendees to quickly and conveniently learn about all the incentives, inducements and development opportunities that exist in communities near and far.
7 Finance Pavilion
The Finance Pavilion is one convenient stop for attendees to meet with financial companies, banks and lenders to discuss incentives and financing opportunities that will make their development dreams come true.
8 ICSC Foundation Gala Dinner
Jump start your RECon at the ICSC Foundation Gala Dinner. This who’s who of retail real estate is the ideal opportunity to give back while entertaining your clientele or staff. Join us at this private engagement for a night of networking and song with a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Separate registration required. Space is limited.
9 Design Trends Exhibit
Today’s dreams and tomorrow’s realities are featured at the Design Trends Exhibit as shopping center owners, developers, architects, and designers display their vision and latest concepts. Located in high traffic areas throughout the Convention Center, a Design Trends Exhibit is an ideal way to expand your presence and drive traffic to your Leasing Mall exhibit.
10 Meet the Trustees Breakfast
This is your opportunity to discuss key industry issues with ICSC’s Board of Trustees in an interactive, roundtable setting.