The greening of existing shopping centers and 'getting more for less' is one of the key topics at the first International Council of Shopping Centers' (ICSC) European CentreBuild conference, being held at The Landmark Hotel in London on Friday 20 June this year. The one-day event will also focus on what the next generation of shopping centers will look like and present the business case for creating sustainable shopping centers.
Well established in the United States where it has been held for 25 years, this is the first time an ICSC CentreBuild conference has been held in the UK. The event focuses on the planning, development, design and construction of shopping centers and retail outlets. The European CentreBuild will be opened by Derek Barker, Member of the ICSC European Board, Member of the European Shopping Centre Awards Jury, Managing Director, Haskoll Architects & Designers.
Speakers from across Europe will be driving the debate forward and updating delegates on the latest European Union directives, which ICSC is helping to shape through its Sustainability Working Group.
Architects will give a perspective on designing and delivering sustainable architecture and Sonae Sierra, which won the first ICSC Resource Award for sustainable development in 2007, will show how the company has successfully implemented Environmental management systems in their shopping centers across Europe.
Douglas Harman, Director, Property Services Group, Ivanhoe Cambridge said: "It's invaluable to have ICSC bring together competitors and colleagues in retail property to work on the sustainability agenda