ICSC: New research & international speakers at Romanian shopping center conference (RO)

A landmark industry guide on shopping center service charges across Europe, the first of its kind, will be launched during the third International Council of Shopping Centers' (ICSC) Romanian Retail Real Estate Conference on September 28 at the Radisson BLU Hotel, Bucharest.

Martyn Chase, Chairman of the ICSC Asset Management Group said: "We are delighted to launch the Guide in Romania where the shopping center industry is in a dynamic phase and executives are calling out for such information.

"Fairness and transparency in the management of services charges is essential, especially as the majority of developers and shopping center management companies, and increasing numbers of retailers, operate cross border."

Also speaking at the high-level conference will be Rohit Talwar, one of the top 10 global future thinkers and an award-winning international speaker on strategic innovation.
ICSC is the worldwide not-for-profit retail real estate organization connecting over 55,000 industry professionals, including investors, developers, retailers, asset managers and government officials who benefit from ICSC research and top-level educational programs.

Other speakers at the conference include Neville Moss, Head of Research at international property consultants CBRE and Elsa Monteiro, Head of Sustainability at one of Europe's most successful shopping center companies, Sonae Sierra. Other sessions include a retailer showcase and a panel debate on the latest retail development trends across Europe.

The ICSC Service Charge Guide, written by the ICSC Asset Management Group for the shopping center industry from research conducted across 27 European countries contains new information on every aspect of service charge policies, which always cause debate between landlords and tenants.

Chair of the ICSC Romanian National Committee, Ali Ergun Ergen and CEO of Baneasa Developments, said: "Each year this conference attracts increasingly high level speakers and delegates. We are aim for strong debate and exchanges of opinions, and delegates always experience excellent networking opportunities.

For more information on the Romanian Retail Real Estate Conference visit www.icsc.org/2011RRC

Source: ICSC

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