Sarà nel 2014 a Londra la “European Outlet Conference” dell’ ICSC

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is moving its successful

European Outlet Conference to 3 March 2014, enabling outlet professionals to
combine conference attendance with ICSC Retail Connections, the most
successful retail property-leasing event in Europe being held the following day.
Giles Membrey, Managing Director at Rioja Developments and Chair of the ICSC
European Outlet Programme Planning Committee, is fully behind the move. He
said: “As the designer outlet sector continues to flourish, and more traditional
retailers and brands seek to engage with a wider customer audience, linking with
Retail Connections which is attended by more than 200 retailers and brands
every year, is the obvious move for developers, asset managers and retailers to
explore new opportunities within the outlet sector at an established and very
successful event.”
Adrian Nelson, Group Leasing Director, McArthurGlen, said: “This event provides
a unique, one-stop opportunity in the retail calendar for brands to link up with
asset managers and developers: an opportunity for brands to talk about
expanding their outlet as well as their full-price business, and at a time when
outlet retailing is increasingly seen as a key distribution channel, alongside full
price and digital.”
The 2014 European Outlet Conference will be held on 3rd March in London and
will again host a top-level roster of expert and industry speakers.
ICSC Europe Managing Director, Mike Morrissey, said: “This is a new and
significant opportunity for retailers and brands to attend the Outlet Conference in
Europe and Retail Connections during one two-day trip to London. We are also
planning to have an Outlet Pavilion at Retail Connections for industry owners and
There are now 205 factory outlet centres across Europe, with a combined total
area of 3.3 million square metres of space and an estimated 2012 turnover of just
under €11 billion. Over the next two years, there are 23 schemes in the
pipeline totaling nearly 417,000 square metres. France (5), Germany (4) and
Russia (3) lead the way accounting for 57% of new space, with two schemes in
the UK, two in Denmark and two in Italy. Key schemes include City Outlet Bad
Münstereifel, Fashion House Moscow, London Designer Outlet, Manufactura
Kiev Outlet Village, One Fashion Outlet, Bratislava and One Nation Paris.
Linda Humphers, editor in chief of the International Outlet Journal, said that
moving the conference to March is excellent timing for the growing outlet sector.
“Outlets are thriving here and we’ve had many, many requests for a meeting in
the spring, after everyone has caught their breath following the holidays. This
March conference is going to be very well-received.”
Source : ICSC