The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)'s European Conference is going ahead in Prague, Czech Republic on Wednesday and Thursday 28 & 29 April next week. Following uncertainties across Europe, thanks to the Icelandic volcano eruption stopping all international travel for five days last week, many industry events across Europe were cancelled.
Ermine Amies, Managing Director of ICSC in Europe, said: "It's been a busy and uncertain few days for us and we've been watching the news daily and making contingency plans in case flights did not start again. However, there had been overwhelming demand from those registered for the conference to go ahead and that's what we are doing."
The contingency plans included chartering coaches from across Europe to collect delegates, including a potential 22-hour ride from the UK to Prague.
"Our European Conference is seen as the most important opportunity in the year for shopping center professionals to meet and it would have been a massive disappointment if it had to be postponed," added Ermine.
Source: Nicky Godding Communications