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Alan Knott-Craig
Alan Knott-Craig
Greg Potterton
Greg Potterton

Be on top of retail with the SACSC

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South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) - Apr 20th, 16:14

Albert Einstein once said: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity”.

One thing we know for sure is that change is constant. Retail and Shopping Centres need to evolve to keep up with the change. Changes in technology, consumer behaviour and trends affect retail and shopping centres both positively and negatively. Consumer behaviour and shopping patterns are constantly evolving, this along with economic instability and the strain on consumers’ pockets, new trends are emerging. At the fast approaching South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, the main aim is to be ahead of such changes, keeping those in attendance informed and prepared.

Emerging consumer behaviour, cutting edge trends and the latest industry technology are pillars that form the foundation of the SACSC Research Conference. 2017 marks the seventh-year anniversary of this event and like previous years, attendees can look forward to insightful speakers, thought-provoking topics and peer-to-peer networking. The event takes place at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton on May 17, 2017.

This year’s line-up includes some of the most influential voices in technology, trends and consumer behaviour. The programme has been crafted to shed light on how to succeed in these changing times. The SACSC Research Conference will delve into South Africa’s economy and how it affects retailers and consumers providing a holistic view on the industry.

On the consumer perspective, the event will take a closer look at the infamous millennials and what they are spending their money on. Speakers will touch on trends nationally and internationally and put a spotlight on the latest technology that is taking the retail and shopping centre world by storm, showcasing a different approach to bricks and mortar versus online stores. In spite of the challenges, the industry has advanced progressively and research-driven decisions have been crucial to paint a clear picture of the market and empower the retail and property industry.

Chief Executive Officer for the SACSC Amanda Stops said that its events like these that nurture the retail and shopping centre industry in the country and she also thanked those who have made the annual conference possible. “This event will not only give each and every one invaluable information, it will also provide a platform to network and exchange ideas with industry peers and leaders. The 2017 SACSC Research Conference is sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate and we would like to thank them for their support. On behalf of all the organisers and our sponsor, we look forward to see you there,” she said.

Some of the highly-regarded speakers include:

• Alan Knott-Craig, the founder of the free WiFi movement in South Africa.
• Stacey Wallaberger, the founder of Metis Consulting
• Cláudia De Gouveia Macedo, Manager: Strategy & Transformation, PWC
• Dr. Yvonne Court, Partner & Head of International Consultancy, Cross Border Retail & Leisure
• Christopher Mcinga, Business Manager Tshwane, Caxton
• Sash Padayachee, Managing Director, Taleo Consulting
• Greg Potterton, Director & Founder, Instant Grass International

Those interested in the 2017 SACSC Research Conference can register on: https://sacsc-researchconference.co.za/application or visit www.sacsc.co.za or call +27 (0) 10 003 0228 for more information.



 

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