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May 15, 2012
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Cities court retail development at RECon

Despite tightened budgets among local governments nationwide, representatives of municipalities and economic development groups are heading to RECon in force to court retail development at the Cities of the World Pavilion. Hundreds of city representatives attend RECon each year, and many of them rent exhibit space to showcase their incentive programs and other opportunities for…

May 8, 2012
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RECon 2012 registration outpaces 2011

RECon registration is up this year over last year, reflecting a business climate that is improving steadily, if not as quickly as everyone might like. The number of registrants approached 26,000 by week’s end; there were fewer than 25,000 by this time last year. Expectations are that several thousand more will register at the show…

February 8, 2012
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ICSC Student Track at RECon

Imagine that you are an undergraduate or graduate student walking into the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend your first RECon.  Just grasping the elementary parts of the program experience would be challenging:  “Where is Registration?” “Where do I find a Conference Program?” “How do a find a particular company in the Leasing Mall?”  Even…

May 24, 2011
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The Social Media Pavilion at ICSC RECon

For executives looking to integrate rapidly evolving social-media technology into their daily work, the Social Media Pavilion, located at S222 Q Street, is probably the place to be. The pavilion, sponsored by Cohn Marketing, is where they can explore ways that social technologies are applied in retail real estate and shopping centers both locally and…

March 23, 2011
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The Slow but Steady Recovery of Las Vegas

By Dees Stribling As ICSC members finalize their travel plans to Las Vegas for RECon 2011 this May, their destination city is on a path of its own. One of the U.S. markets hit hardest by the recession, Las Vegas is on a slow but steady road to recovery, observers say. "The best we can…