ICSC calls for entrants for 2005 European Shopping Centre Awards

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Europe is again seeking the most outstanding shopping centres across Europe for its 2005 European Shopping Centres Awards.

Every year, ICSC Europe presents awards to the best new and refurbished retail developments in Europe. Acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards within the industry, the 2005 Awards will be presented at the Retail Real Estate World Summit, Ciragan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey which will host of 30th Annual ICSC European Conference from 20 – 22 April 2005.

The Awards Jury consists of senior international figures within the shopping centre industry* and according to Awards Jury Chair, Arcadio Gil Pujol, managing director of LaSBA, Spain: “Any retail or entertainment project opened or newly refurbished or extended between 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2004 can apply for an award. Previous winning shopping centres have set examples in integrating good design, planning, merchandising, sales results and all other areas of shopping centre management, including customer approval.”

Deadline for entries is 30 September 2004 and the shortlist of finalists will be presented to senior professionals from the retail property industry worldwide in a special session at the World Suummit and the awards and commendations will be announced at a sparkling Gala Dinner on Thursday 21st April 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Source: ICSC

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