CONFERENCE PREVIEW C This year’s Shopping Centre Management Conference is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. So what’s to look out for in a busy programme?
SHOPPING CENTRE MARCH 2017
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o-hosted by Shopping Centre and Revo, the annual Shopping Centre Management Conference has become the must-attend event for centre management teams. This year over 600 delegates are expected to gather at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton’s seafront on March 22 and 23 for a packed programme of events. In parallel with the conference a busy exhibition will showcase the best products and services in the shopping centre sector while the gala dinner will see the presentation of the ACE Awards for customer service. The conference will be hosted once again by broadcaster and journalist Adam Shaw and he will kick off the event with his now-traditional overview of the political and economic climate. In a turbulent year both at home and abroad retailers are facing headwinds from currency devaluations, rising business rates and increases in the minimum wage and Shaw will attempt to cut through the jargon and establish what it all means for retail property and placemaking. Local authorities have become the dominant players in the shopping