Going to Vegas, Staying in Vegas? #ReConDigital Editor
In just two weeks time the world of retail property will be descending on Las Vegas for what has to be the largest and highest-profile gathering of CRE professionals talking shop on the planet – period!
Yes, it can only be ICSC’s ReCon – short for Retail Connections, and the industry’s international body is looking to out do itself once again. Rumours heard whilst at the ICSC European conference last month in Milan said that over 37,000 are expected to be there this year, with well over 1,000 exhibitors – that’s well over three MAPICs, nearly double the size of MIPIM, and only EXPO Real can really compete on sheer numbers. If the figures are eye-watering – then the opportunities are limitless.
I will be attending #ReCon this year, principally with our valued clients at IKEA Centres Russia – who have a major booth for the second year running. Russia is a truly extraordinary market (it’s Europe’s largest), and American and other international retailers will want to see and hear more about how they can enter this market with an established and trusted partner.
There are numerous opportunities with IKEA Centres’ 14 ‘MEGA’ branded shopping centres across the country’s largest cities – where innovation across the portfolio matches – and often exceeds – Western standards. These are truly super-regional shopping centres, anchored by an IKEA furniture store and up to 280 other stores. You can book a meeting with IKEA Centres Russia here, find them at Stand N2956 North Hall, and follow them @IKEACentresRU and on LinkedIn here.
Lastly, a quick word about Innesco – Please do get in touch with me directly if you will be there in Vegas and would like to meet up and talk about the Innesco team supporting your business strategy, portfolio or project with expert, effective marketing – wherever it may be in the world. You can also follow me on Twitter @DanInnes to see how the visit goes. I hope to see many of you there – at #RECon16!
Dan Innes, Managing Director