16th Annual SA Shopping Centre Congress in September 2012

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SACSC President Greg Azzopardi SACSC President Greg Azzopardi

The 16th Annual SA Shopping Centre Congress, hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, will take place at the International Convention Centre, Durban 19-21 September 2012.

The International Convention Centre in Durban is the place to be when the largest gathering of retail and retail property people in Africa, with over 1300 delegates kicks off in September this year with the SA Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) 16th Annual Congress. The congress is supported by the International Council of Shopping Centres.

Sponsored by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, the SACSC congress is themed Connect: The Power of Personal and spotlights how consumer trends underpin the success of different retail sectors.

The programme offers a range and scope of high-powered speakers – both international and local – that speak to the depth and breadth of the retail industry today.

Consumer trends guru Daniel Levine, executive director of the New-York based Avant-Guide Institute, is scheduled to speak on the first day of the congress. Not only will he look at powerful social trends, but also on the strategies retail professionals can use to take advantage of these trends. 

“This conference presents an opportunity for delegates to learn and be challenged and by doing so, to improve their business growth and prospects as well as those of the entire sector,” says SACSC President Greg Azzopardi.

Delegates will also be able to hear insights and lessons learned with some top retail minds including, Nigel Payne Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Mr. Price Group, Pierre van Tonder of Spur Corporation and Andrew McMillan, former customer service leader at John Lewis UK. 

Jannie Mouton, Founder and chairman of PSG Financial services, Stafford Masie Techno-Trends Guru as well as Commuter retail specialists Jon During, and rural developers Jason McCormick and Mike Masemola will be presenting on their specific retail sectors.

Nedbank Corporate Property Finance is proud to be associated with this flagship event as it provides a platform where industry members from all across Africa can share insights and not only take the industry to greater heights, but their own operations as well,” says Frank Berkeley, Managing Executive: Nedbank Corporate Property Finance.  

A golf day planned at Umhlali Country Club and Wild Wild West – themed Congress Dinner round out the networking opportunities provided.

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