International retailer line-up for ICSC's European Outlet Conference (ES)
Friday 20 July 2012
Vincent Corno, Senior Vice President - Retail Estate of Saks Inc., the renowned US department store will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 European Outlet Conference, taking place on October 16-17 in Barcelona, Spain.
Established as the largest outlet conference in Europe, this year the ICSC European Outlet Conference has attracted outlet retailers such as Fossil and Samsonite to speak.
Conference Chair, Iestyn Roberts, of Freeport Retail, said: “Profound changes in the world economy and the rise of e-commerce are driving new consumer attitudes to shopping. Anyone involved in the retail industry – landlords, retailers, marketers and suppliers – needs to hear the implications for shopping across Europe.
"Everyone, not just outlet or value shopping specialists, is welcome to join us in Barcelona to hear internationally respected experts tell us where they think retailing is going."
David Smith, Economics Editor at the UK’s most high profile weekend newspaper, The Sunday Times, and international trend-watcher Prof. Dr. Carl Rohde will focus on the economy’s impact on consumer spending and the opportunities it presents for outlets.
Other topics include the investment market, outlet asset management, the retail landscape and the impact of internet retailing on physical outlets.