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World Summit Video


Meeting Contact

Jorge Lizan
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020 USA
Phone: + 1 646 728 3827
Mobile: + 1 212 991 8576
Fax: + 1 732 694 1780
Email: jlizan@icsc.org

Program

  • Tuesday 11 SEPT
  • Wednesday 12 SEPT
  • Thursday 13 SEPT
  • Friday 14 SEPT
Tuesday 11 SEPT
   

Conference Facilitator

Greg Clark
London, UK





3:00 - 5:00 pm

CSM Global Certification Review

This CSM prep course is ideal for center managers and corporate executives who oversee multiple centers. The CSM certification is the leading industry designation for shopping center management and designees have specialized expertise in retail real estate asset management, operations, maintenance, risk management and administration.This course includes a mock exam patterned after an actual CSM exam and will be taught in English and Chinese simultaneously. There is no additional cost for World Summit attendees but registration is required. Those not attending may register for a separate fee. See registration form for details.

Led by:

Lorna Park, SCSM
Director of Operations China
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Shanghai, China


5:30 - 7:00 pm

ICSC's Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards Program:
The Best-of-the-Best Shopping Centers from the Region

ICSC's global awards programs honor exceptional shopping centers worldwide, which each represent the benchmark for quality and innovation, setting a standard of excellence throughout the retail real estate industry. In 2012, a record 153 entries were received from 11 different countries making the 2012 ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards the largest and most hotly contested Awards program ever held within the Asia Pacific region. Winners will be recognized for outstanding achievement in shopping center development, design and marketing.

7:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Cocktail Reception
Wednesday 12 SEPT
8:30 - 8:45 am Opening of Retail Real Estate World Summit

The Globalization of Retail brings with it the promise of new, unlimited opportunities across seven continents. Join the foremost retail real estate leaders at the ICSC World Summit who will gather in an open forum to address the future socio-economic impact of the industry on worldwide economies for generations.

Sandeep Mathrani
ICSC Trustee
2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit Conference Co-Chair
CEO, GGP
Chicago, IL, USA


Mike Rodel
ICSC Trustee
2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit Conference Co-Chair
COO, Rebosis Property Fund
Johannesburg, South Africa


8:45 - 9:00 am

ICSC's Impact on the Success of the Shopping Center Industry Around the World Over the Last 55 Years

ICSC's President & CEO welcomes attendees and delivers an Association and Industry "State of the Union."

Michael P. Kercheval
President & CEO
International Council of Shopping Centers
New York, NY, USA



9:00 am - 6:00 pm World Summit Exhibition

Stop by the Exhibition for deal making and to see the latest products and services. Exhibitors include*:
Aeon, AMD, Avic Real Estate, Ayala Land, Broadway Malyan, Buchan Group, Concept International, DDG, Eran Real Estate, Garde, Giken, GLC Enterprise, Inter IKEA Centre Group China, McDonald's, Mitsui Fudosan, MK Illumination Design, Perkowitz & Ruth Architects, Philips China Investment, Playtime, Remington Centre, Shopper Technology, Subway Real Estate, Sunstone, Szitic Commercial Property, T&C Asset Management, Taubman TCBL and Taubman Asia, Yangguangxinye.

9:00 - 9:05 am

Setting the Tone: How Macroeconomic Conditions and Politics Affect Our Industry Globally

Introduced by:

Robert F. Welanetz, SCSM
ICSC Past Trustee
Global Retail Advisor
Blackstone
Atlanta, GA, USA


9:05 - 9:45 am Global Macro Economics in Times of Turbulence

This session will evaluate the state of the global economy, including the impact of the continuing European debt crisis, the rise of China and India and the current state of the U.S. economic recovery.

Interviewed by:

Andrew Browne
China Editor
The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires
Beijing, China


Speaker:

Byron Wien
Vice Chairman
Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
New York, NY, USA



9:45 - 10:30 am Global Politics in a Changing World

During his tenure as Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney brought Canada to the forefront of the West and was one of the principle architects of today's global economy. During this presentation, Mr. Mulroney will share his insights on North America's role in establishing and maintaining markets in a world emerging into new socio-economic consciousness.

Keynote Speaker:

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
Former Prime Minister of Canada





10:30 - 11:00 am Networking Coffee & Tea Break
11:00 - 11:30 am Retail in China

Mr. Wang Jianlin will deliver a presentation on the state of the Chinese retail market. The Dalian Wanda Group, founded in 1988, operates 55 Wanda Plazas, 34 five-star hotels, 814 cinemas, 46 department stores and 51 karaoke outlets across China. The Wanda Group's recent acquisition of U.S. cinema chain AMC makes it the world's largest cinema operator. Speaker:

Wang Jianlin
Chairman of the Board & President
Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd
Beijing, China



11:30 am -
12:00 noon
Reinventing Retail and the Future of Shopping

Over the next ten years, retail will be characterized by the adoption and evolution of technology as part of the 21st Century shopping experience. Hear insights and best practices on what will save our stores, the integration of digital technologies, and showcasing the qualities that only a physical shopping experience can provide.

Speaker:

Daniel Latev
Global Head of Retailing Research
Euromonitor International
London, UK



12:00 noon - 1:20 pm















Luncheon and Keynote Speakers

Shopping Centers, a World Perspective

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Brad Hutensky
ICSC Chairman
President & Principal
Hutensky Capital Partners
Hartford, CT, USA



The New World Order

Examination and analysis as to how past global heads of state have defined a "New World Order."
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Renaud Girard
Chief Foreign Correspondent
Le Figaro
Paris, France



1:30 - 1:45 pm Retailing Around the World

Introduced by:

Sandeep Mathrani
ICSC Trustee
2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit Conference Co-Chair
CEO, GGP
Chicago, IL, USA


1:45 - 2:15 pm Global Retail Development Trends

Dramatic changes in the global economy have had varying impacts on developing markets worldwide. As leading international retailers are rewarded for their flexibility and long-term outlook in the face of short-term uncertainty, hear insights, strategies and success stories on how to select a portfolio of countries–with different levels of risk, at different stages of maturity and with distinct consumer profiles–to balance short- and long-term opportunities. Mr. Moriarty will examine the current paradigm shift taking place across the globe, as well as offer strategic and tactical insight into evolving opportunities in various markets.

Speaker:

Michael F. Moriarty
Senior Partner
A.T. Kearney
Chicago, IL, USA



2:15 - 3:15 pm The Global Retail Panorama

In 2012, retailers have continued their entrance into new markets, such as Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, based on the promise of new customers and regional expansion. This panel will feature several of the industry's global experts on retail real estate who will address how to solidify a local presence in the face of fierce competition and other barriers to entry.

Chair:

Glenn Rufrano
ICSC Past Trustee
President & CEO
Cushman & Wakefield
New York, NY, USA


Panelists:

Do Won Chang
CEO & Founder
Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA



Holly Cohen
ICSC Trustee
Former Senior Vice-President of Real Estate, Planning and Construction
J. Crew
New York, NY, USA


Carl L. Goertemoeller
ICSC Trustee
Senior Vice President - Real Estate
Macy's, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH, USA


Peter Lau
Chairman
Giordano International
Hong Kong



Joan Rouras
Expansion Director
Desigual
Barcelona, Spain



3:15 - 3:45 pm Networking Coffee & Tea Break
3:45 - 4:15 pm Walmart, The Globalization of Value Retail

Saving people money to help them enjoy better lives was Sam Walton's goal when he opened the doors to the first Walmart more than 40 years ago. Today, this mission is more important than ever before and extends across the globe. Do not miss Mr. Price's address on how Walmart has been able to carry those principles into new markets to not only stay competitive, but to also retain its position as a worldwide leader.

Speaker:

Scott Price
CEO
Walmart Asia
Hong Kong



4:15 - 5:15 pm Fulfilling Global Retailers' Future Property Needs

Retailers live in a constantly, yet rapidly evolving environment. This session will seek to answer the question of how investors and developers align to fulfill the needs of global retail tenants.

Chair:

C. David Zoba
ICSC Trustee
Senior VP Global Real Estate
Gap Inc.
San Francisco, CA, USA


Panelists:

Andrew Darrow
Executive Vice President
Kidzania
Calabasas, CA, USA



Karen Eidsvik
Regional Director, Asia
Subway International B.V
Singapore



Albert Hui
Director of Corporate Strategy
New World Development Company Limited
Hong Kong



Larry Meyer
CFO & Senior VP
Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA



Barbara Somogyiova
Director of International Expansion
List Fashion Group S.p.A.
Rome, Italy



Ed Stair
Global Retail Director
Nike
Beaverton, OR, USA



5:15 - 5:45 pm Philanthropy Rocks!

Today's elite, most profitable companies understand the inherent need for conscious capitalism. Investment in social responsibility helps solidify the foundation for long-term competitive advantage. Please join us to hear from one of our industry's true pioneers on how his company benefits – both financially and otherwise – from maintaining the proper balance of stakeholder, employee, customer, community and constituent. Don't miss the chance to hear the Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism, including Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership and Conscious Culture, that will lead organizations to sustained profitability.

Keynote Speaker:

Hamish Dodds
President & CEO
Hard Rock International
Orlando, FL, USA



5:45 - 6:15 pm Hottest New Retail Concepts from Around the World

Attend this engaging, high-octane video session to learn the most cutting-edge retail strategies being employed in various markets worldwide, as well as groundbreaking plans for the future that will forever change the industry landscape. Don't miss your chance to hear key factors that enable some retailers to succeed, while so many contemporaries fail.

7:30 - 10:30 pm Networking Dinner Event

This event affords you the opportunity to join fellow industry leaders in a comfortable and relaxed networking environment. Whether business or social, you will come away with highly valued new acquaintances. Note: Delegate badges must be worn for entry. The Shangri-La Hotel is an easy 3 block walk from the Shanghai International Convention Center. There will also be shuttle buses running to and from the Oriental Riverside Hotel from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Thursday 13 SEPT
8:30 - 8:45 am Retail Real Estate Investment and Development

Introduced by:

Steven G. Vittorio
ICSC Trustee
Managing Director
Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)
Madison, NJ, USA


8:45 - 9:30 am

Global Real Estate Investment Strategies:
Keeping the Flow of Capital Around the World

$400 billion USD was made available as direct investment in commercial real estate markets around the world last year, up by 25% on the year before, and it is expected that 2012 will also pose a positive growth. Attend this session to learn from the foremost financial experts on proven strategies for capitalization, and what to expect in 2012.

Chair:

Allen Smith
CEO
Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)
Madison, NJ, USA



Panelists:

Roland Holschuh
Member of the Management Board
Commerz Real AG
Düsseldorf, Germany



Kim McInnes
ICSC Past Trustee
President, Global Operations
Ivanhoe Cambridge, Inc.
Montréal, QC, Canada


René Tremblay
ICSC Past Chairman
President
Taubman Asia
Hong Kong


9:00 am - 6:00 pm World Summit Exhibition
9:30 - 10:00 am

Expanding Globally:
A Pan-European Overview of Retail and Shopping Centers

This session looks at the principle factors driving the retail real estate industry, global strategies and options for future development from the European standpoint. Speakers will provide new insight into the current state of the market and its prospects, including: Market Size and Retail Trends; Market Segmentation; New Asset Types Development; The Consumer; Sales Forecasts.

Panelists:

Bertrand Courtois-Suffit
CEO
Mall & Partners Sprl
Brussels, Belgium



Christopher Wicker
Chairman
The Retail Consulting Group
Paris, France



10:00 - 11:00 am

Future Growth Trends: Emerging Markets

The structure of the global economy is changing, and will continue to change in the years to come. Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa will provide much needed areas for growth and opportunity, with analysts predicting that 40% of global growth will come from 400 largely unknown, mid-size cities in emerging markets over the next 15 years. Join this panel of experts that will address how the Western World will give way to emerging markets across the globe.

Chair:

Lauralee E. Martin
ICSC Trustee
CFO & COO
Jones Lang LaSalle
Chicago, IL, USA


Panelists:

Elliott Bross
CEO
Constructora Planigrupo
Mexico City, Mexico



V. Gikonyo Gitonga
Managing Director
CBRE
Nairobi, Kenya



Pei Liang
Secretary General
China Chain Store & Franchise Association
Beijing, China



Natalia Oreshina, CCIM, MRICS
CEO
Art Properties
Moscow, Russia



Neel C. Raheja
President
K Raheja Corp.
Mumbai, India



Shahram Shamsaee
ICSC Trustee
Founder
MSquared Shopping Centre Management
Dubai, UAE


Kumar Tharmalingam
CEO
Malaysia Property Inc.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



11:00 - 11:30 am Networking Coffee & Tea Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Global Shopping Center Development Prospects for the Next Decade

Uncertainty in both the macroeconomic and political landscapes suggests that a cautious outlook for commercial real estate is likely to persist into 2012. U.S. and European investors alike will adopt more defensive strategies, focusing on high quality buildings in prime locations within the most liquid and transparent markets. This panel will offer expert analysis and opinions on how to cope with slowing economic growth in China, Europe and other foundation markets.

Co-chairs:

Anthony Buono, SCSM
Executive Managing Director
Retail Services
CBRE
San Diego, CA, USA


Peter R. Gold
Head of Cross-Border Retail - EMEA
CBRE
London, UK



Panelists:

Craig Delasin
Principal & COO
Urban Retail Properties, LLC
Chicago, IL, USA



Bernard Vincent O. Dy
Executive Vice President & Member of the Management Committee
Ayala Land, Inc.
Manila, The Philippines



Carlos Jereissati
CEO
Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers S/A
São Paulo, Brazil



Pua Seck Guan
ICSC Trustee
Executive Chairman & CEO
Perennial Real Estate Pte. Ltd.
Singapore


Michael Riady
CEO
Lippo Group
Jakarta, Indonesia



12:30 - 1:35 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Westfield: Perspectives from a Global Shopping Center Company

Westfield has been a leader in the globalization of the shopping center industry with malls in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. Operating a global real estate company creates unique issues and challenges including accessing global capital markets, investment and capital allocation decisions, retailer relationships, political issues, the impact of technology and currency risk. Mr. Lowy will provide his perspective on operating a global shopping center company and his view on the future of the globalization of real estate.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Peter Lowy
Co-CEO
The Westfield Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA



1:45 - 2:15 pm

Innovation: Lessons from Apple

Apple is universally recognized as the global standards bearer for innovation. Steve Wozniak will deliver a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into the culture and driving principles behind the company that not only changed how we think about technology, but that has also revolutionized the way we live.

Keynote Speaker:

Steve Wozniak
Co-Founder
Apple Inc.
San Francisco, CA, USA



2:15 - 2:30 pm

Global Retail Property Best Practices

Introduced by:

Ian F. Thomas, SCDP
ICSC Past Trustee
CEO
Thomas Consultants Inc.
Vancouver, BC, Canada


2:30 - 3:30 pm The Shopping Center Industry Thriving Around the World

How can global brands penetrate and sustain a presence in local markets? These influential executives will address how the shopping center platform provides retail tenants with the resources to differentiate their merchandise while catering to local customer tastes. This panel will provide detailed insight into successful strategies from various markets and answer questions on the possibilities for our industry's future. Will mature western countries with their single purpose centers morph into large scale, mixed-use projects as we see today in Europe and Asia? How can developers help retailers create a unique emotional connection with the customer?

Chair:

Piers Brunner, MRICS, MHKIS, RPS
Chief Executive Officer
Colliers International
Hong Kong



Panelists:

Alfredo Cohen
ICSC Trustee
Director
Constructora Sambil
Caracas, Venezuela


Josip Kardun
Chief Investment Officer
ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co KG
Hamburg, Germany



William S. Taubman
ICSC Past Chairman
COO
Taubman Centers, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA


Marcus Wild
ICSC Trustee
CEO
SES Spar European Shopping Centers
Salzburg, Austria


Kenneth P. Wong
ICSC Past Trustee
Vice Chairman, Related Companies
Chairman, Related China
New York, NY, USA


3:30 - 4:15 pm

Trends and Best Practices: The Next 5-10 Years

Best practices: learn the ten fundamental trends changing the industry, coupled with twenty practical new concepts.

Chair:

Richard Vogel
Senior Vice President - China
Ivanhoe Cambridge, Inc.
Shanghai, China



Panelists:

Avi Alkas, MRICS, SCSM, SCMD, SCLS
Chairman - Turkey
Jones Lang LaSalle
Istanbul, Turkey



Gordon Greeby Jr., SCDP
ICSC Trustee
President
The Greeby Companies Inc.
Lake Buff, IL, USA


Phil McArthur, SCSM, SCDP
ICSC Past Trustee
Founding Director
McArthur + Company
Dubai, UAE


John Morrison, CDP
ICSC Trustee
President & CEO
Primaris REIT
Toronto, ON, Canada


Carlos Neuhaus
Director
Ingenieria Corporativa
Lima, Peru



4:15 - 4:45 pm

Networking Coffee & Tea Break
4:45 - 5:30 pm Tomorrow's Shopping Centers Today

The future of shopping centers is represented by a blend of entertainment, sustainability, dining and community building. Bricks & Mortar have become the antidote to faceless, anonymous online shopping. This session will feature insight, strategies and opinions from experts in critical markets across the globe that address the foundation and principle philosophies for creating a next-generation shopping mall, today.

Chair:

Stanley Eichelbaum, SCMD
ICSC Past Trustee
President
Marketing Developments/Planning Developments Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Panelists:

Ronald Altoon, FAIA, LEED AP B+C, SCDP
ICSC Trustee
Partner
Altoon Partners LLP
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Guy Bradley
CEO - Mainland China
Swire Properties
Hong Kong



Michael Lloyd
Chairman
Tomlik Group
Sydney, NSW, Australia



Peter Walichnowski
CEO
Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF)
Dubai, UAE


5:30 - 6:15 pm Public Space is the New Anchor

Public gathering places are an entrenched cornerstone for communities and site selection is critical for organizations, both public and private. During this session panelists will share their insight and experience on the essential factors for successful retail and development, as well as economic growth through jobs creation and increased tax revenues.

Chair:

David Watt
Director
The Link REIT
Hong Kong



Panelists:

Simon Blore
CEO - East
Benoy
Hong Kong



Fernando de Peña-Yver
Executive Vice President
Mall Plaza
Santiago, Chile



Keith J. Sellars
President & CEO
Washington, DC Economic Partnership
Washington, DC, USA



Yaromir Steiner
ICSC Trustee
CEO
Steiner + Associates, Inc.
Columbus, OH, USA



Ian Watt
ICSC Past Trustee
Chairman
Retail Expressions
Cape Town, South Africa


6:15 - 6:30 pm Closing Remarks: A Look to the Future

Speaker:

Brad Hutensky
ICSC Chairman
President & Principal
Hutensky Capital Partners
Hartford, CT, USA


Friday 14 SEPT
9:00 am - 5:15 pm Tour of Shopping Centers of Shanghai

Itinerary

9:00 – 9:30 amCheck In
10:00 – 11:30 amGroups 1– 4 to Xintiandi
10:00 – 11:30 amGroups 5 –7 to Plaza 66
11:45 am – 12:50 pmLunch on your own
1:00 pmAll participants back to buses
1:30 – 3:00 pmGroups 1– 4 to Plaza 66
1:30 – 3:00 pmGroups 5 –7 to Xintiandi
3:30 – 5:00 pmTour of Shanghai IFC Mall
5:00 – 5:15 pmReturn to Convention Center

XINTIANDI
As a re-creation born out of the sprawls of Shikumen housing, which is the architectural symbol of Shanghai in the 20th century, Shanghai Xintiandi, "The City's Living Room" is a place to unwind and relax after a long day.

PLAZA 66
The Plaza 66 shopping mall and office complex has been hailed as one of China's most successful commercial developments. Ideally located in Shanghai's best known shopping district of Jing An, Plaza 66 comprises a five-story, high-end shopping mall, which houses more than 100 world renowned luxury goods and fashion brands, as well as two office towers attracting prominent local and international businesses as tenants. Plaza 66 was selected in 2006 as the number one shopping mall in Shanghai.

SHANGHAI IFC MALL
Shanghai IFC Mall has attracted international attention with its debut in Pudong Lujiazui as a world-class landmark in this thriving cosmopolitan city. Developer Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is echoing the Shanghai World Expo 2010 China theme of "Better City, Better Life" by producing a perfect blend of quality and vibrancy in the mall design and bringing a new shopping experience and premium enjoyment to consumers. The arrival of Shanghai IFC Mall is a major milestone in China's retail development, with its wide spectrum of the finest retail offerings and international luxury brands. Shanghai IFC Mall covers more than 1,100,000 square feet in two phases – the first with 1,000,000 and the second with 100,000. The first phase is a six-story shopping mall housing more than 180 premium international retailers and the world's finest culinary delights. Shanghai IFC Mall won the gold award for new development in the ICSC 2011 Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards program.

Speaker Bios

Avi Alkaş, MRICS, SCSM, SCMD, SCLS

Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle Turkey
TCSCR Vice Chairman - Vice President of Services and Consulting Sectoral Group
CEO, Alkaş Consulting Turkey

Avi has more than fifteen years of experience in the concept development, leasing and management of shopping centres. Upon completing projects like Akmerkez, Carousel, İzmit Outlet Center, in 1997 he established his own firm, Alkaş Consulting, which played a significant role on leading projects like Maxi, Karada Marina, Olivium, Tepe Nautilus, Optimum, Armada, KayseriPark, KoruPark, İstinyePark and Kent Meydanı. At Jones Lang LaSalle, he has served on projects like Cevahir, Antares, ViaPort, Optimum Istanbul, Ozdilek, SankoPark, MalatyaPark, DemirPark, Kozzy, Afium, KentPark, GebzeCenter, Optimum Adana, Family Mall Erbil. He is a founder member and vice chairman of TCSCR (Turkish Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers), President of Services & Consulting Group, and serves as a member on ICSC's European Advisory Board and the organization's European Award Jury. Along with being a faculty member at the ICSC J. Riordan School for Professional Development, Alkas was honoured with ICSC's Distinguished Service Award in 2010. Avi also holds the professional recognition titles of MRICS (Member of RICS Organisation), SCSM (Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager), SCMD (Senior Certified Marketing Director) and SCLS (Senior Certified Leasing Specialist) being the first in Europe. Avi earned his MA degree in business administration from Bosphorus University. He is married and has two sons.


Ronald Altoon, SCDP, LEED AP B+C

ICSC Trustee
Partner, Altoon Partners
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA, CDP is Founding Design Partner of Altoon + Porter Architects, LLP, a master planning, urban design, and architectural design firm specializing in retail and mixed-use projects world wide. A former President of The American Institute of Architects, Altoon has been active in ICSC, serving as speaker and moderator at ICSC University and numerous global events on the CDP Certification Examination Advisory Committee, the Education Foundation Board of Trustees, and the International Design & Development Awards Committee.

He has authored two books for ICSC: International Shopping Center Architecture; 21st Century Retail Centers: Context, Culture & Community and has been a leader for ICSC in embracing Sustainable Design retail and mixed-use projects.

As the architect for over 125,000,000 square feet of retail and mixed-use projects worldwide -- including 17 projects to receive ICSC Design Awards -- Altoon's international commissions provide a wealth of global experience and a unique perspective of the retail real estate industry.

Altoon holds Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees, and received an ICSC Trustees' Distinguished Service Award in 2003.


Xavier Lopez Ancona

President, Kidzania
Mexico City, Mexico

Xavier Lopez Ancona was born in Mexico City, on April 4th, 1964. He has a College Degree in Business Administration from La Universidad Anahuac. He obtained his Master's Degree in management by the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University. Before receiving this degree, he studied in a master's degree program at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE) in Mexico City.

In 1997, he founded a company to develop the concept of La Ciudad de los Niños, recently named KidZania, in which he holds the position of President .The first center opened in September 1999 in the Santa Fe Shopping Center in Mexico City. Since then, his company has focused on developing the concept within Mexico and abroad.

Mr. Lopez Ancona had over 2 years of experience in private equity and 4 years of experience in strategic consulting before leading this project. He was the former Vice-President of Equity Capital Group -- a division of GE Capital of General Electric in Mexico City.

Previously, Mr. Lopez Ancona also worked as business consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton in Mexico City. His experience there was focused on developing business strategies, access to new markets, costs reductions and channel distribution strategies for consumer products in several industries such as pharmaceutical, oil and manufacturing.


Carol Angelosanto

ICSC Asia-Pacific Awards Marketing Chair
CEO, Marketing Warehouse Pty. Ltd
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Carol Angelosanto is a respected expert in global Shopping Centre Marketing, contributing articles for publications and undertaking regular key note speaking assignments on branding, industry trends and marketing performance analysis.

Carol has over two decades of senior marketing experience in the property industry, including 15 years as the Head of Marketing for the Westfield Group. She was directly involved in the introduction and development of Westfield's global branding strategies and has managed the acquisition and development marketing programs for more than 50 development projects.

Since 2002, Carol has held the position of Principal at Marketing Warehouse --a full line specialist agency providing strategic, creative and branding services to property and retail sector clients throughout the world.

Carl is passionately committed to furthering the education of others within the industry and fostering excellence in marketing. She actively participates in the development of the ICSC Maxi Awards Programs and the John T. Riordan Global School for Professional Development.


Guy Bradley

CEO - Mainland China, Swire Properties
Hong Kong

Guy Bradley oversees Swire's business operations in Mainland China, including the implementation of the company's overall investment strategy, acquisition of development opportunities as well as management of projects in the four principal cities – Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai – where the Company's representative offices are located.

Guy has worked in the Swire group for more than 24 years, including general management roles in Swire's businesses in Papua New Guinea, Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, the United States, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Middle East. He joined Swire Properties Limited in 2006 and became a Director in 2008. Prior to assuming his current role in 2011, Guy was Chief Operating Officer – Hong Kong. He was also appointed as Chief Representative of the John Swire & Sons China office in 2011.

A Chartered Surveyor, he is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.


Simon Blore, BAArchDes BArch RIBA ARB (UK)

CEO - East, Benoy
Hong Kong

In 1986, Simon joined Benoy in the UK. He became an associate in 1988 and a director in 1997. Simon established Benoy's first international operation in Hong Kong in 2002 and is now Managing Director of the Asia region overseeing and leading Benoy's growing Far East & Asia-Pacific portfolio.

A qualified architect and member of RIBA and ICSC, Simon has been responsible for handling major successes in the region, beginning with the lead design role on the award-winning "Elements" project in Hong Kong.

A noted expert in his field with a strong understanding of retail planning and design, Simon is also an experienced mixed-use designer and master-planner and continues to provide design leadership on major commercial mixed-use projects in the region such as ION Singapore, IFC Pudong and ICC Shanghai.


Elliott Bross

CEO, Constructora Planigrupo
Mexico City, Mexico

Mr. Elliott M. Bross is General Director and Partner at Planigrupo, one of Mexico's largest development and leasing companies. In the last 12 years, he participated in the development of over 40 shopping centers anchored by HEB, Walmart, Chedraui, Home Depot, different cinemas and junior department store chains and over 1200 smaller retail tenants. The projects Mr. Bross has developed totals over 11 million square feet of space and exceeds 1.2 billion USD in current market value.

Prior to joining Planigrupo, Mr. Elliot Bross was a manager at NM Rothschild, where he participated in several of the most important M & A and project finance deals in Latin America with an aggregate value of over 1.2 billion USD. Mr. Elliott Bross is a graduate of NYU's Stern School of Business, where he graduated with honors and Tufts University. He serves on the board of ICSC Mexico and several other non-profit organizations. In addition, he taught several courses in International Finance at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).


Andrew Browne

China Editor, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires
Beijing, China

Andrew Browne is the China editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

He started his career in journalism in 1980 at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and then moved on to Reuters News Agency where he spent 20 years, latterly as Asia News Editor. He left Reuters in 2004 to join The Wall Street Journal.

Andrew shared the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007. Last year, he shared an Overseas Press Club award for stories on China's industrial policy of "indigenous innovation."

Andrew grew up in Hong Kong, where he attended King George V School. He speaks Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. He is married with two children.


Anthony Buono, SCSM

Executive Managing Director, Retail Services, CBRE
San Diego, CA, USA

As Executive Managing Director for Retail Services, Anthony Buono has led 500 sales, management and leasing professionals and the largest retail practice in the Americas. Mr. Buono is a member of the Americas Operating Management Board for the CBRE. Under his leadership, CBRE Retail Services pursues an aggressive growth strategy that includes strengthening its national retailer representation practice, expanding service offerings for retail investors and increasing talent through recruiting and selective acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Buono directs strategies to enhance services for retail investors and occupiers seeking global representation.

Mr. Buono joined CBRE in 1995 and has held various positions within the company, most recently Senior Managing Director of CBRE's Investment Properties Western Region, where he helped the company achieve 2005 investment sales activity of $48 billion in total consideration on a national basis. Prior to that role, he was a Managing Director for Retail Services Western Region. In that position, Anthony established CBRE's Retail Services as a market leading retail firm in all lines of business including asset services, leasing, capital markets, consulting and corporate partnership.

Prior to joining CBRE, he held asset management positions for Zurich Kemper, Donahue Schriber, and Trizec-Hanh, where he directed institutional ownership strategies for industrial, office and retail assets.


Piers Brunner, MRICS, MHKIS, RPS

Chief Executive Officer, Colliers International
Hong Kong

Piers has over 22 years experience in the real estate profession and has worked in Asia for 17 years.

In 1995, Piers joined Colliers Jardine Indonesia - Commercial Leasing. In 1997, Piers was promoted to Managing Director and managed the multi-disciplinary office through the troubled times as Indonesia came to terms with the post Soeharto era.

In July 1999, Piers was relocated to Hong Kong to take over a regional role as Managing Director Corporate Services. In March 2002, Piers was made Managing Director of Hong Kong office as well. From March 2008 to February 2010, Piers was Chief Operating Officer, Asia. In March 2010, he became Chief Executive Officer, Asia, a position he currently holds today.

As CEO, Piers has managed the strategic development of the business. This has resulted in compound revenue growth of over 22% p.a. with an even higher EBITDA growth. At the same time, new business lines have been developed including Project Management, International Properties and China and Real Estate Investment Management.

The company manages 570 million sq ft of property and has concluded over 4,886 transactions with a total transaction value of 5.0 billion USD.


Do Won Chang

CEO & Founder, Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Over the past 28 years, Mr. Chang has made Forever 21 one of the most recognizable apparel retailers.

With over 30,000 employees and 500 stores in 20 countries, Mr. Chang has turned a clever idea into a global success. In the last three years, Forever 21 has grown into a leading fashion empire, opening department stores in many locations that carry a wide range of merchandise for women, men and children.


Greg Clark

Summits Moderator

Greg Clark is an international summits and conference moderator and advisor specializing on issues pertaining to investment, development, and globalization.

He has led and moderated more than 100 conferences and strategic events for ICSC, INREV, IEDC, ULI, OECD, World Bank, The Financial Times, The EIB, MIPIM, LSE, Brookings Institution, and EU Council.

He was trained as an economist, political scientist, facilitator, and mentor and holds degrees from Cambridge University, UK, Columbia University, NYC, London School of Economics, UK.


Alfredo Cohen

ICSC Trustee
Director, Constructora Sambil
Caracas, Venezuela

Alfredo Cohen, born in Caracas, Venezuela, is Director of the Sambil Group, a family-owned company founded in 1958. The Sambil Group carries out construction, management and operation of shopping centers, hotels, residential and office buildings. The company is now expanding its operations into the Caribbean and Latin America region, with initial projects to be developed in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Alfredo Cohen is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Founding President of CAVECECO (Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce). In 2011, Alfredo Cohen received the designation as Trustee from ICSC and was named member of the Higher Council of the Metropolitan University of Caracas.


Holly Cohen

ICSC Trustee
Senior Vice-President of Real Estate, Planning and Construction, J. Crew
New York, NY, USA

Holly is the SVP of Real Estate, Planning & Construction for New York based J. Crew Group. Holly oversees a portfolio of over 350 full price and factory stores nationwide and is responsible for the company's real estate strategy, site selection, lease negotiations, store planning, construction, purchasing and lease administration functions. Holly joined J. Crew eight years ago shortly after the arrival of legendary CEO Millard Drexler from Gap, Inc. and has been part of the turnaround team that has revitalized the iconic J. Crew brand. Prior to joining J. Crew, Holly, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, headed-up the New York real estate office for Gap, Inc. where she began her career in retail real estate. Several new retail concepts have been launched during her tenure at J. Crew, and she has been responsible for the store rollouts of Crewcuts, Madewell, J. Crew Collection, and J. Crew Men's. The company is now expanding internationally and Holly is leading the rollout of stores in Canada (with the first opening at Yorkdale Center in the summer of 2011) in addition to pursuing overseas expansion. Holly was elected to ICSC's Board of Trustees in 2010.


Bertrand Courtois-Suffit

CEO, Mall & Partners Sprl
Brussels, Belgium

Bertrand Courtois-Suffit has been a consultant in shopping centre management since 1992. Previously, he was Real Estate Manager of the Montlaur Hypermarket Group in 1987. He began his career in 1974 as Manager of Parinor Shopping Centre and later with Jean-Louis SOLAL, of Evry 2 and Vélizy 2 Shopping Centres. In 1982, Bertrand was Head of the SCC Shopping Centres Managers.

Bertrand's commitment with the industry:
• Member of ICSC Europe Advisory Board (Since 1997)
• Chairman of the Board ICSC-Europe (2002-2006)
• Chairman of ICSC Europe Legal Group (Since 2006)
• Chairman of ICSC Europe Public Affair Committee (Since 2009)
• Trustee of European Shopping Center Trust (Since 2008)
• Vice President of French National Council of SC (CNCC)
• Chairman of CNCC Technical Committee
• Author of "Les métiers des Centres Commerciaux" edited by CNCC

Bertrand was ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award Recipient in May 2004.


Fernando de Peña Yver

Executive Vice President, Mall Plaza
Santiago, Chile

Mr. Fernando de Peña Yver is Mall Plaza's CEO and has held this position since 1990. He has led the expansion of Mall Plaza in Chile, making it the leading chain of shopping centers in the market, with 11 malls and a presence in all of Chile's major cities. In 2007, Mr. de Peña expanded the company internationally when he opened Mall Aventura Plaza in Peru, which now has 3 operating malls and a fourth mall under construction. In 2010, he completed his market entry into Colombia. Under Fernando de Peña's leadership, Mall Plaza has expanded substantially in excellence, international reach and financial success.


Hamish Dodds

President & CEO, Hard Rock International
Orlando, FL, USA

As President and CEO, Hamish Dodds oversees all aspects of Hard Rock's worldwide businesses, which include both company owned and franchise cafes, bars, hotels, casinos and live music venues that all showcase the world's greatest collection of authentic music memorabilia. Hamish is responsible for the strategic development and operational results of all Hard Rock's activities across 53 countries ensuring that all our guests enjoy the highest quality food, merchandise, service and entertainment experiences whenever they visit our locations.

Prior to joining the Hard Rock team in 2004, Hamish worked as CEO for Cabcorp and also held senior positions with PepsiCo Beverages International, where he worked for 13 years gaining extensive international experience in finance, franchising, joint ventures and brand management from a number of senior roles in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. In his final position with PepsiCo from 1997-2002, Hamish was President for South America, Central America and the Caribbean business unit and was responsible for the major re-franchising, brand recovery and financial turnaround in those markets.

Hamish is also a Non-Executive Board Director for Pier 1 Imports, a publically listed company on the NYSE, and one of the most successful specialty retailers of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts in the U.S.. In both his personal and professional capacity, Hamish has championed many philanthropic initiatives and is particularly focused on worldwide efforts to address children and women's causes through his association with WHY Hunger, Global Angels, the BCRF and the Campaign to Stop Sexual Slavery. Hamish holds an honorary doctorate in business administration and a Bachelor of Arts in business studies from Robert Gordon's University in Scotland and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (UK). Outside of work, Hamish enjoys golf, running and a variety of water sports. He lives in Orlando with his wife and three children. His favorite bands are Pink Floyd, The Beatles, U2 and The Killers.


Gerhard Dunstheimer

Deputy CEO, ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co KG
Hamburg, Germany

Gerhard Dunstheimer is Deputy CEO of ECE Projektmanagement Gmbh & Co., KG, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to this, Gerhard was the Managing Director for Project Development at ECE (since 2006), Deputy Managing Director of ECE (since 2004), Divisional Head of Leasing for the North and North-East (since 2002), and Divisional Head of Leasing for the North (since 2000). Upon joining ECE in 1998, Gerhard became Assistant to the CEO. Before his career at ECE, Mr. Dunstheimer was a consultant at INTES Zürich in Switzerland. Gerhard studied economics at WHU Koblenz (Germany), LUISS Rom (Italy), Penn State University Philadelphia (USA) and obtained a degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 1996. Gerhard is currently a member of ULI, ICSC, GCSC and ZIA.


Bernard Vincent O. Dy

Executive Vice President & Member of the Management Committee, Ayala Land, Inc.
Head of Residentialand Commercial Business Group
Manila, The Philippines

Bernard Vincent O. Dy has been the Executive Vice President & member of the Management Committee of Ayala Land, Inc. since 2005. Currently, he is also the Head of the Residential Business Group, Commercial Business Group and Corporate Marketing and Sales Group of the company. His other significant positions include Chairman of Ayala Land International Sales, Inc., Anvaya Cove Golf & Sports Club and Amicassa Process Solutions, Inc., Vice Chairman of Avida Land Corp. and Alveo Land Corporation, President of Serendra, Inc., Director of Fort Bonifacio Development Group, Ayala Land Sales, Inc., Bellavita Land Corporation, Amaia Land Corporation, North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation, Alabang Commercial Corporation, Station Square East Commercial Corporation and Ayala Greenfield Golf & Leisure Club. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and took up his MBA and Masters in International Relations at the University of Chicago.


Stanley Eichelbaum, SCMD

ICSC Past Trustee
President, Marketing Developments/Planning Developments Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Stan Eichelbaum is President of Planning Developments, Inc. and Marketing Developments, Inc. The company specializes in economic forecasting, planning and development research firms and works with clients in 48 countries worldwide. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Marketing Developments, Inc. has been responsible for the feasibility assessment, strategic planning, productivity enhancement studies, tenant and mixed-use orchestration, pro forma development and marketing direction of over $8.5 billion of projects for leading development firms and governments. Beyond the involvement in over 200 major projects, Marketing Developments has served as economic development advisory for 15 municipalities. The firm has worked on virtually every form of retail venue gaining recognition for leading edge efforts in mixed-use planning, alternative income generation and new use integration. Several of the firm's projects have won international development awards. Recent projects of the firm include strategizing the workout of a major Middle East multiuse project, planning of two new U.S. mixed use projects and a nine tower project (totaling one million square feet) in South America. The firm also annually undertakes performance potential reviews of projects for several developers globally. Eichelbaum previously held strategic planning positions at The Rouse Company and Federated Stores Realty and served on the faculty at Michigan State University. He is a recipient of ICSC's Distinguished Service Award and has chaired several conferences and served two terms as a trustee.


Karen Eidsvik

Regional Director, Asia, Subway International B.V
Singapore

Karen has helped SUBWAY®, the world's largest sandwich franchise, grow from fewer than 50 restaurants in Asia to more than 1,300 restaurants, which are currently spread over a diverse range of prime and high catchment retail properties in the region. She opened the first restaurant as a franchisee in Singapore in 1996 and supported the growth in southeastern Asia prior to being appointed to her current position in 2004.

Karen came to Asia directly after graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Prior to joining SUBWAY® she worked as a management consultant developing and implementing market entry strategies for companies in Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

Karen currently leads a team of franchisees, development agents and company staff with offices throughout Asia to grow the SUBWAY® business to 2,500 restaurants by the end of 2015. The team's focus on helping franchisees increase sales, profits and to locate prime locations to build new restaurants is the key to its current and future success.

Karen is the current Chair of the Franchise and Licensing Association (FLA) of Singapore - an organization devoted to nurturing and developing Singapore's franchise industry.


Renaud Girard

Chief Foreign Correspondent, Le Figaro
Paris, France

Ancien élève de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm) et de l'Ecole Nationale d'Administration (promotion Solidarité, 1983). Rejoint en 1984 Le Figaro, où il est nommé grand reporter international. Comme correspondant de guerre, Renaud GIRARD a couvert la quasi-totalité des conflits des vingt-cinq dernières années. Notamment : Afghanistan, Albanie, Angola, Arménie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Burundi, Cachemire, Cambodge, Centrafrique, Colombie, Croatie, Golfe, Irak, Iran, Israël/territoires occupés, Kosovo, Liban, Libéria, Moldavie, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sahara occidental, Tchad.En février 1999, Renaud GIRARD reçoit le prix de la Fondation Mumm pour la presse écrite (le Pulitzer français), pour une enquête consacrée au réseau Ben Laden en Albanie. En 2001, il est lauréat du prix Thucydide de Relations Internationales délivré par l'Université de Panthéon-Sorbonne, pour un reportage intitulé « L'inquiétante paralysie des institutions européennes ».Ouvrages publiés : - « Pourquoi ils se battent », voyages à travers les guerres du Moyen Orient (Flammarion – 2005)- « La guerre ratée d'Israël contre le Hezbollah » (Perrin – 2006)- « Retour à Peshawar » (Grasset – octobre 2010)


Gikonyo V. Gitonga

Managing Director, CBRE
Nairobi, Kenya

Gikonyo has over 24 years experience as a real estate professional in Kenya. For 13 of these years, Gikonyo was involved in the senior management of a professional services company and was the Managing Director for CB Richard Ellis Limited (CBRE) in Kenya for the past 7 years. Working closely with CBRE's offices across the globe, Gikonyo's focus is on continually improving the delivery proposition, coverage, capabilities and processes to various clients in Kenya. He also has a good working knowledge of the Kenyan property market and the various trends for sale and leasing of properties and has significant experience in the formulation of profitable real estate strategy for corporate clients. Mr Gitonga is a holder of a BA (Land Economics) from the University of Nairobi and an MSc (Economics) degree in Urban Development Planning from the University of London. Professionally, he is a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation and Estate Management Chapter) and is also a Registered Estate Agent.

Mr. Gitonga was one of the founding shareholders & directors of Hisa Limited in 1998, which eventually changed its name to CB Richard Ellis Limited (CBRE). Mr Gitonga is responsible for providing services to the various clients in the field of Portfolio Management, Facilities Management, Transaction Management, Commercial and Residential Agency, Tenant Representation, Lease Administration, Valuations, Site Acquisition and Negotiations. In addition, he provides real estate advisory services and property development co-ordination for various clients.

Prior to working for CBRE, Mr. Gitonga worked as project manager for the Properties Division of the Lonrho East Africa Group for 5 years. Mr Gitonga also worked in various positions in the Civil Service for 5 years rising to the post of Provincial Housing Officer, Central & Eastern Province.


Carl L. Goertemoeller

ICSC Trustee
Senior Vice President - Real Estate, Macy's, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Carl L. Goertemoeller is Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Macy's, Inc. a position he has held since February of 2009. He is responsible for development and implementation of Macy's corporate-wide real estate program. Mr. Goertemoeller joined Macy's, Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores) in January 2000 as Operating Vice President-Real Estate. He was responsible for all national real estate matters for the Bloomingdale's division. Additionally, from 2005 until early 2008, he assumed responsibility for the Macy's northwest division in Seattle, Washington, handling all real estate in the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Goertemoeller began his career at General Electric Company before initially joining Federated in 1982, where he held a variety of financial and market analysis positions. Mr. Goertemoeller left Federated in 1986 to join Simon Property Group in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he held positions of increasing responsibility over a fifteen year career, most recently serving as Vice President of Development. He was responsible for overseeing and directing expansion and redevelopment projects at a variety of Simon's regional shopping malls across the country.

Mr. Goertemoeller has served in a variety of service and community capacities, including a member of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Center in Indianapolis, the Greater Cincinnati United Way Neighborhoods and Community Council and as Chairman of Macy's United Way Corporate Campaign in 2004. He was elected to the Board of Trustees for the International Council of Shopping Centers in 2011. He also served as Chairman of Macy's Diversity Counsel during 2011. Most recently, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.

He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduate of the University of Cincinnati and received his MBA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has three children and one grandchild and resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Becky.


Peter R. Gold

Head of Cross-Border Retail - EMEA, CBRE
London, UK

Peter has been the Head of Cross Border EMEA Retail at CBRE for the past eight years, working with 650 retail consultants in over 43 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With a diverse range of clients, Peter has a keen insight into the many different retail environments across EMEA and understands the many nuances which define each. Mr. Gold also plays a lead role in the Global Steering Committee for Retail at CBRE. With colleagues in North America and Asia, he ensures that our retail knowledge and capability is truly co-ordinated and shared. Extensive travel ensures his awareness of the issues faced by clients when entering new markets. CBRE always invests in broadening the knowledge and understanding of retail and retail real estate. Working closely with research colleagues he has contributed to "How Global is the Business of Retail?" and "How Active are Retailers in EMEA?" Peter's strong advocacy of ICSC led to CBRE's sponsorship across Europe, and in recent years he has been on ICSC's European Conference Planning Committee.


Gordon Greeby, Jr., SCDP

ICSC Trustee
President, The Greeby Companies Inc.
Lake Buff, IL, USA

Gordon T. "Skip" Greeby, Jr., P.E., SCDP is President of The Greeby Companies, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, USA. With offices throughout the United States and rest of the world, Skip has directed his company's efforts since 1978 in terms of development, development management, project management and tenant consultation services. Mr. Greeby is an International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Trustee, serves on the ICSC CenterBuild Program Committee as past Conference Chairman, is Chair of the ICSC United States Design and Development Awards Committee, Co-Chair of the ICSC CDP (Certified Development, Design, and Construction Professional) Admissions and Governing Committee, an instructor and past Dean at the ICSC University of Shopping Centers, an Executive Learning Series and John T. Riordan School for Professional Development instructor, serves on the Board of Trustees' Professional Development Committee, and the 1999 recipient of ICSC's Board of Trustees Distinguished Service Award. Skip has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1968), a Master of Science from Stanford University in Soil Mechanics (1971), and a second Master of Science from Stanford University in Construction Management (1972). He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Illinois.


Roland Holschuh

Member of the Management Board, Commerz Real AG
Düsseldorf, Germany

Roland Holschuh (37) is a member of the Management Board of Commerz Real AG, a fully-owned subsidiary of Commerzbank AG and one of Germany's leading asset managers with a clear investment focus on office buildings and shopping centers. Roland Holschuh's areas of responsibilities include real estate transactions and asset management. When transferring to Commerzbank Group in 2009, Roland Holschuh took over the management of the Group's corporate real estate. His previous tasks focused on the successful consolidation of the international portfolios of Dresdner Bank and Commerzbank, a key value driver within the framework of the merger of the two banks. Prior to that, Roland Holschuh worked in strategic management consulting at The Boston Consulting Group GmbH in the field of real estate economy and financial services.


Albert Hui

Director of Corporate Strategy, New World Development Company Limited
Deputy Chairman of Executive Committee, K11 Concepts Limited
Hong Kong

Mr. Albert Hui was born and raised in Hong Kong and was educated at Harvard College (AB Economics) and Harvard Business School (MBA).

Mr. Hui is currently a Director (Corporate Strategy) for New World Development Company Limited (00017.HK). He also acts as the Deputy Chairman of Executive Committee of K11 Concepts Limited, a high-end international lifestyle brand operator.

Mr. Hui began his career as an analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and was later transferred to Firm Management to assist Morgan Stanley Asia's Chairman & CEO. He then joined the Risk Management Product Group of UBS in structuring and selling equity derivatives products to private banks in Hong Kong and Thailand. Afterwards, he joined as an Assistant Vice President at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and the personal assistant to the Chief Executive and was transferred to its Corporate Strategy Department to assist in the formulation of HKEx's three-year Strategic Plan. He later joined Simon Murray & Company (Direct Investment, Fund Management and Advisory) and became a Director.

Mr. Hui serves on the Board of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and is the Chairman of the HBSA HK Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee and the Secretary of the UWCHK Investment Committee. He is also a committee member of the Hong Kong and Shanghai United Youth Associations.


Brad Hutensky

ICSC Chairman
President & Principal, Hutensky Capital Partners
Hartford, CT, USA

Brad Hutensky is the President and Principal of Hutensky Capital Partners a family of investment funds that invests in underperforming retail real estate by providing joint venture equity to strong operating partners and via loan and property purchases. He is also President of The Hutensky Group, a full-service shopping center company based in Hartford, CT.

Mr. Hutensky has served in many roles for the International Council of Shopping Centers and has been nominated to serve as Chairman for 2012-2013. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees where he was Eastern Division Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also past council chair of the Urban Land Institute and serves on a number of community boards. Mr. Hutensky holds an MBA from Harvard University and an A.B. from Dartmouth College


Carlos Jereissati

CEO, Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers S/A
São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos Jereissati Filho is 40 years old and holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Since 2005, he has been the CEO of Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers.

Carlos joined Jereissati Group in 1994, and he quickly expanded its responsibilities to become General Manager and subsequently Director of operations in southern Brazil. From 2002-2004, he also served as President of ABRASCE, (Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers).

In 2007, the World Economic Forum recognized the dedication of Jereissati to address global issues and to build a better future and identified him as one of its young global leaders. Already in 2009, Mr. Jereissati was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bienal de São Paulo. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council of ABRASCE, ICSC, ULI (Urban Land Institute) and Ibravo (Brazil Association Volunteer).


Michael P. Kercheval

President & CEO, International Council of Shopping Centers
New York, NY, USA

MICHAEL P. KERCHEVAL is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He joined ICSC in January 2000 and was elected to the position of President and CEO in May 2001, becoming only the third CEO in the association's fifty plus year history. ICSC is the global trade and professional association of the retail property industry, with over 60,000 members in more than 100 countries. ICSC provides research, education, advocacy and business-development resources to the individuals and companies who make up the world's shopping center and retailing industries. ICSC is a global association with a 501-c-6 designation in the United States and is headquartered in New York City with offices in Mexico City, Beijing, Singapore, Dubai, Brussels, London and Washington DC. The organization has an annual budget of $US70 million and full-time staff of 150.

An economist by training, Mr. Kercheval started his career at the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S. in 1982 as an economist in its investment research area. Over the years, he held a series of positions culminating with the title of Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Equitable's U.S. $12 billion commercial mortgage portfolio. Following the acquisition of Equitable Real Estate in 1997 by Lend Lease, Kercheval was named Principal and CEO of Lend Lease Latin American Realty Advisors, Ltd, operating in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Kercheval worked on a series of public health and development projects in Central America, taught urban economics at Columbia University in New York City, and served as staff economist on the Colorado Governor's Blue Ribbon panel on economic growth management. A graduate of the University of Colorado with degrees in economics, political science, and international affairs, Kercheval earned his graduate degrees in economics from Columbia University, New York. He has authored research papers on international economics, real estate investment, and economic growth management. A member of the National Association of Business Economists, and American Society of Association Executives, Amigos de las Americas, Kercheval is also active on the executive committees of the University of Florida Retail Program, the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP), the ICSC Foundation and the New York Society of Association Executives of which he is a past chairman. Kercheval is a member of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Real Estate Roundtable and served as a past executive committee member of the Travel Business Roundtable. He, his wife Dana, and their two children reside near Princeton, New Jersey


Daniel Latev

Global Head of Retailing Research, Euromonitor International
London, UK

Background
• Daniel took on the lead of global retailing research in 2012. Prior to that, he managed the research programme for non-store retail. Before joining Euromonitor, Daniel worked in corporate strategy and product marketing.
• Key responsibilities include project management, market research, client engagement and client and trade presentations.

Areas of focus
• Since joining Euromonitor in 2003, Daniel has been involved in all aspects of country and industry research within Euromonitor and has managed consumer health and non-store retailing research. He has spoken at numerous trade events, discussing topics on internet retailing and direct selling. He has worked closely with clients, engaging actively with the leading non-store global players.

Academic background
• Daniel attended the American university in Bulgaria and graduated with a dual degree in economics and business administration.

Interesting facts
• Daniel enjoys skiing and photography in his spare time and has a keen interest in technology.


Dr. Peter (Kwok Kuen) Lau

Chairman and Chief Executive, Giordano International Limited
Hong Kong

Dr. Lau holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Canada with partial credits in political philosophy transferred from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; MBA from University of Calgary, Canada; doctoral degree in business administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University; and Master of Buddhist Studies from University of Hong Kong. Professionally, Dr. Lau is a qualified Canadian Chartered Accountant and Canadian Management Accountant.

Before joining Giordano in Hong Kong in 1987, Dr. Lau had stayed in Canada for 17 years gaining experience in the government sector as an auditor and in the private sector in various accounting and business capacities.

Dr. Lau's present community services include ex-officio member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Business and chair of the Departmental Advisory Committee of the Department of Management and Marketing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; adjunct professorship in marketing at the City University of Hong Kong; and investment promotion ambassador of InvestHK of the government of Hong Kong, SAR.

Listed since 1991 on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the code 709, Giordano International Limited is a leading apparel retailer serving the Asia-Pacific region, South Korea, India and the Middle East with 3,000 points of sales.


Michael Lloyd

Chairman, Tomlik Group
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Michael Lloyd is Chairman and CEO of The Tomlik Group, a private investment company which publishes Shopping Centre News, the premier publication for the Australian Shopping Centre industry. He was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Lend Lease Retail, one of the largest shopping centre development and management companies in Australia and was at the forefront of many of the major shopping centre developments in Australia during the 1980s and l990s. Michael Lloyd consults to a variety of major developers and managers both in Australia and internationally. In 1997, he was invited to China and has spent considerable time there since. He was appointed as honorary Senior Commissioner to Mall China (2005) and has a special interest in the training and education of Chinese executives in the shopping centre industry. Today, most of his consulting work is undertaken in China, India and South East Asia.


Peter Lowy

Co-CEO, The Westfield Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Peter Lowy is Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Westfield Group, one of the world's largest retail property groups. The company has 120,000 shareholders around the world and investment interests in 118 shopping centers in five countries (Australia, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom and Brazil) that have a gross value in excess of A$61 billion.

Mr. Lowy has 29 years of experience in the shopping center and REIT industry, having worked for Westfield since 1983. Prior to joining Westfield, he worked in investment banking both in London and New York. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Mr. Lowy serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council for Los Angeles County; he also serves on the RAND Corporation Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and is a Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.


Lauralee Martin

ICSC Trustee
CFO, EVP & COO, Jones Lang LaSalle
Chicago, IL, USA

Ms. Martin is Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., the leading integrated global real estate services and money management firm. She joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer in January 2002 and was given expanded responsibilities in 2005 to become Chief Financial and Operating Officer. She is responsible for all global finance functions including accounting, tax, treasury, internal audit and investor relations together with information technology and all aspects of the firm's operational platform.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Ms. Martin was CFO of Heller Financial Inc., where she was involved in both the company's initial public offering in 1998 and its successful sale of the company to General Electric Capital in 2001. Ms. Martin also served as Heller's Group President – Real Estate Finance for three years before she became a Senior Group President, overseeing Real Estate Finance as well as three other business units. She previously worked at GE Capital for 10 years heading its mortgage banking and construction lending divisions.

Ms. Martin earned a B.A. from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. She serves on the boards of Jones Lang LaSalle, HCP and Kaiser Aluminum. She is a member of the Executives' Club, the Chicago Network, and is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute.


Sandeep Mathrani

ICSC Trustee
2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit Conference Co-Chair
CEO, GGP
Chicago, IL, USA

Sandeep Mathrani is the Chief Executive Officer of General Growth Properties, the country's second largest shopping mall owner/developer and real estate investment trust (REIT).

Prior to GGP, Mr. Mathrani was president of retail for Vornado Realty Trust where he oversaw Vornado's U.S. retail real estate and its India operations. Vornado Realty Trust is one of the largest REITs in the country, with a total capitalization of more than 31 billion USD. Mr. Mathrani is a real estate industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to Vornado, he spent eight years with Forest City Ratner, where he was executive vice president and was responsible for that company's retail development and related leasing in the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Mathrani holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science, and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.


Phil McArthur

ICSC Past Trustee
Founding Director, McArthur + Company
Dubai, UAE

Phil McArthur has an excellent international reputation in the shopping centre industry in north America, the middle east and north Africa and Asia. He has contributed to the success of over 40 shopping centre projects in Canada, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, and India.

Before founding McArthur + company, based in dubai, he held senior executive positions with Ivanhoe Cambridge, al Futtaim group, Citystars, Maf shopping malls and Brookfield properties.

Mr. McArthur has a career-long association with ICSC and served as a past trustee from 2005 to 2008. He has also been an international faculty member of the ICSC School for Professional Development since 1999. Mr. Mcarthur has also been a member of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres since 1996.

Phil is presently chairman of the ICSC Middle East and North Africa design awards committee and a member of the ICSC VIVA Global Design Awards committee. He received his CSM designation in 1987 and his certified development, design and construction professional (CDP) designation in 2009.


Kim D. McInnes

ICSC Past Trustee
President, Global Operations, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Inc.
Montréal, QC, Canada

Kim D. McInnes was appointed President, Global Operations of Ivanhoé Cambridge in July 2011. He is in charge of operations for the company's shopping centre and office building portfolio in Canada and around the world. He sits on the company's Management Committee and its Board of Directors. Mr. McInnes has close to 30 years of experience in the shopping centre industry and has held senior-level positions with prominent firms. In 1999, he was singled out for recognition in the industry as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40. Mr. McInnes is a past Trustee (2010) of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Vice President of its Canadian Division. He also chairs ICSC's International Advisory Committee.

He earned his Master of Urban Development degree from Oxford University in England and also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in Urban Studies from the University of British Columbia.


Larry Meyer

EVP, Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Larry Meyer, Executive Vice President of Forever 21, has successfully guided the unprecedented growth of the Los Angeles-based retailer. An integral member of Forever 21's leadership team for the past eleven years, Larry has been responsible for such varied strategic initiatives as real estate and store development, strategic partner developing and overall strategy. Larry's position with Forever 21 allows him to take an instrumental role in shaping the future of the fashion forward company.

Larry joined Forever 21 as CFO in 2001. Since then, he has helped take the company from 200 million dollars in sales to its current revenue status of nearly $4 billion. He has been crucial in ensuring financing and controls that improved profits. He has also led the system improvements and planning that has allowed Forever 21 to achieve its status as a global retail powerhouse.

Prior to joining Forever 21, Larry was the CFO of Gymboree, a publicly traded company, where his team turned around the financial futures of the company from 1997 to 2001. While at Gymboree, he restructured finances, moving from a loss position to profits. Prior to joining Gymboree, Larry spent six years as the CFO of Toys "R" Us International, establishing the systems and financial management that supported the growth of the retail chain from less than 100 stores in four countries to over 300 stores in more than 20 countries.

Preceding Toys "R" Us, Larry held various integral roles at PepsiCo for over 11 years where he was responsible for numerous acquisitions, restructuring of many international operations and their entry into China. He has an MBA from Columbia and a BS from Northeastern University.


Michael F. Moriarty

Senior Partner, A.T. Kearney
Chicago, IL, USA

Mike Moriarty is a Senior Partner with A.T. Kearney, a global consulting firm, and leads A.T. Kearney's Global Consumer Institute, which combines proprietary and public data with a global network of industry experts to provide insight to executives on key issues. Before joining A.T. Kearney in 1987, Mr. Moriarty held positions in Marketing and Operations with Ford Motor Company, Borders Books Group, and Bell & Howell Company in Asia and South America, and since coming to A.T. Kearney, he has focused on the Consumer Industries and Retail sectors, serving the top companies in these sectors around the world and up and down the value chain. Mr. Moriarty studied languages at Georgetown University and holds a degree in Chinese Language from the University of Michigan and in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Moriarty is the co-author of A.T. Kearney's Global Retail Development Index, which annually identifies the world's 30 "next hot spots" for successful retail investment. For over 10 years, the Global Retail Development Index, and its subsidiary indices covering labor, apparel, luxury and e-commerce, have guided, challenged and informed the strategic planning of all major retailers who aspire to succeed in the global marketplace. In addition, Mr. Moriarty is the author of Power Play—The Beginning of the Endgame in Net Markets (Wiley) and Beating the Global Consolidation Endgame—Nine Strategies for Winning in Niches (McGraw).


John Morrison, CDP

ICSC Trustee
President & CEO, Primaris REIT
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mr. Morrison has almost 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry, primarily in the shopping centre asset class.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Primaris, Mr. Morrison was President, Real Estate Management at Oxford Properties Group, where he was responsible for the performance of Oxford's $10 billion domestic portfolio of office, industrial, multi-family residential and shopping centre properties.


Brian Mulroney

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Having served as prime minister of Canada for almost 9 years, in 1993 The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney returned to the law firm of Ogilvy Renault as senior partner. Mulroney led his party to the largest parliamentary victory in Canadian history, and was sworn in as Canada's 18th prime minister on September 17, 1984. His government was reelected with a majority for a second mandate on November 21, 1988.The major achievements of his government include the Canadian-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, the Canada-U.S. Acid Rain Treaty, tax reform, deregulation, privatization and reduction in government spending. On June 11, 1983, Mulroney was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He subsequently won election to the House of Commons on August 29, 1983, representing the riding of the Central Nova, Nova Scotia. He entered the House of Commons as leader of the opposition on September 12, 1983. Mulroney was reelected to the House of Commons on September 17, 1984 representing the riding of Manicouagan, Quebec, and again on November 21, 1988 as Member of Parliament for Charlevoix, Quebec. Mulroney holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and a Bachelor of Laws from l'Université Laval, Quebec City. Doctorates of Law Honoris Causa have been conferred upon Mr. Mulroney by leading universities around the world.

Mulroney's memoir was published in Fall 2007.Mulroney was born in Baie Comeau, Quebec on March 20, 1939, is married to Mila, and is father to four children: Caroline, Benedict, Mark and Nicolas.


Natalia Oreshina, CCIM, MRICS

CEO, Art Properties
Moscow, Russia

Natalia Oreshina graduated from Moscow Linguistics University, having specialized in Computer linguistics, English literature, Political science, English and French; she also holds a CCIM degree.

Her career includes ten years as Head of Retail at Cushman & Wakefield and the establishment of a new retail-focused consultancy and brokerage firm, Art Properties, which has been successfully operating in Russia & CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) since 2008.

Teams under her supervision have created concepts for more than 80 shopping centers and leased more than 35 including such notable projects in Russia as IKEA MEGA shopping malls, and VEGAS. She has directed leasing programs in the completion of more than 150 transactions in the past 12 months.

Natalia is frequently called upon as a speaker for industry conferences and events in the local market and outside including RECON convention. She has taught at the School of Professional Development, and was a member of the jury for the annual Shopping Centers Awards both organized by the Russian Council of Shopping Centers (RCSC).

Ms. Oreshina Natalia has been on the ICSC Conference planning committee since 2007 and is currently a Chairperson of the ICSC Russian Liaison committee 2008-2012.


Ross O'Toole

ICSC Asia-Pacific Awards Design Chair
Head of Retail - Asset Management, Lend Lease
Millers Point, NSW, Australia

Ross O'Toole holds the position of Head of Retail, Asset Management for Lend Lease Australia and is responsible for the management of the Lend Lease Shopping Centre portfolio across Australia. He is also a Director of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia.

Ross graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Land Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney. Since graduating, Ross has accumulated over 20 years of service in global retail and commercial real estate asset management in a number of regions including; Australia, Asia, USA and Europe. His experience includes portfolio and asset management, development and planning, leasing, property management and financial management.

Ross has extensive experience with a range of institutional owners and managers. He was formerly COO of The Link REIT in Hong Kong and a Division Director with Macquarie Group.


Scott Price

EVP, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; President and CEO, Walmart Asia
Hong Kong

Scott Price assumed his role as President and CEO for Walmart Asia on October 15, 2009. He is responsible for the company's current operations in Asia, including China, Japan and India, as well as business development in Asia. Walmart has a significant presence in Asia with more than 100,000 associates and 654 units.

Scott most recently served as CEO of DHL Express Europe. Prior to that, he was CEO, DHL Express Asia-Pacific. He also was President of DHL Express Japan, DHL's largest market in the Asia Pacific region. Before joining DHL, Price spent a decade with the Coca-Cola Co. During that period, he assumed various roles which included Country Leader in Japan and Director and Country Manager in China.

A U.S. native, Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the University of North Carolina. He also holds an MBA and a Master of Arts in Asian studies from the University of Virginia.


Neel C. Raheja

President, K Raheja Corp.
Mumbai, India

He holds a Masters in Commerce from Bombay University in finance & economics. He also holds a law degree and has completed the Owner/President Management (OPM) program from Harvard Business School.

As Group President of K. Raheja Corp., which has diverse interests from real estate to retailing, malls, hotels and infrastructure, he has spearheaded retail and real estate businesses such as:
(a) Inorbit Malls – India's leading mall developer and operator.
(b) Shoppers Stop is a household name across India, being the premium department store in the country.
(c) HyperCity provides an international hypermarket shopping experience.

He has also played a key role in setting up premium hotels partnering with Marriott and Starwood. Prior to this, he was involved in the core real estate business with the setting up of the 'Mindspace' of IT parks across India. There are 7 million sq. ft. of these mixed use projects throughout the country.


Seck-Guan Pua

ICSC Trustee
Executive Chairman & CEO, Perennial Real Estate Pte. Ltd.
Founder & Executive Chairman, Perennial Real Estate Group
Singapore

Mr. Pua Seck Guan is Founder and Executive Chairman of Perennial Real Estate Group, a Singapore-based company with fully in-house retail and capital management expertise. Concurrently, he is also Chief Executive Officer of Perennial China Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd, which manages Perennial China Retail Trust, Singapore's first pure-play People's Republic of China retail development trust.

Mr. Pua has over 20-years real estate experience in property investment, development and management, and the creation and management of private and listed funds. Specifically in retail, he has extensive experience in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and has been involved in the acquisition, development and management of over 110 malls in Asia (70 of those were located throughout more than 45 Chinese cities).

Mr. Pua is an ICSC Trustee Board Member and Chairman of ICSC's Asia Pacific Advisory Committee. He has a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in building from the National University of Singapore.


Mike Rodel

ICSC Trustee
2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit Conference Co-Chair
COO, Rebosis Property Fund
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mike, 49 years of age, has over 20 years experience in the property industry in South Africa and India, focusing primarily on the development, property and asset management of regional shopping centres. His hands-on approach has significantly impacted upon the success of several of South Africa's premier shopping centres, including Sandton City, Eastgate, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Canal Walk. International exposure was achieved through the establishment of Old Mutual's property management JV in India, including the opening of R City, Mumbai. Significant corporate experience in a listed environment was gained through his most recent appointment as CEO of Hyprop Investments Ltd, South Africa's premier retail focused listed property fund. Mike, recently taking up the position of COO of The Billion Group, has the objective of implementing the listing of the Rebosis Property Fund of R 3.6bn (500m USD), including 3 shopping centres, with the Hemingways flagship regional shopping centre in East London. He also manages the development of new projects for the group including Bay West in Port Elizabeth and Forest Hill in Pretoria, both planned mixed-use precincts anchored by new super-regional shopping centres.

Early Career:
Mike commenced employment as a systems analyst working for Gold Fields South Africa before joining his father at Rodel Associates Incorporated where he developed his passion for shopping centres with his first full assignment as Project Manager for the development of Cleary Park in Port Elizabeth, which opened in 1989.


Glenn Rufrano

ICSC Past Trustee
President & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield
New York, NY, USA

Glenn J. Rufrano was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in February 2010. He is also a member of its Board of Directors.

Glenn was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group (ASX:CNP) and a member of its Executive Committee. From April 2007 through January 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group US. In this role, he was responsible for the management, leasing, redevelopment and development of Centro Properties Group's US portfolio. Until its acquisition by Centro Properties Group in April 2007, Mr. Rufrano was Chief Executive Officer of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., as well as a member of the company's Board of Directors. Under his leadership, New Plan was transformed into one of the nation's largest public real estate companies, focusing on the ownership and management of more than 460 community and neighborhood shopping centers encompassing approximately 68 million square feet of retail space. Mr. Rufrano joined New Plan Excel Realty Trust in February 2000, following seventeen years as a partner at The O'Connor Group, a diversified real estate investment firm. At The O'Connor Group, he most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the investment and management of three private equity funds, in addition to client service/marketing and finance activities. Concurrently, he was Co-Chairman of The Peabody Group, an association between The O'Connor Group and J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. investing in high-yield international real estate related opportunities. Mr. Rufrano was a Director of Trizec Properties, Inc., a national office REIT, Criimi Mae Inc., a mortgage REIT, and General Growth Properties, an institutional mall REIT. Mr. Rufrano currently serves on a number of boards at New York University's Real Estate Institute, where he is an adjunct professor, and is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Rufrano is also on the Board of Directors of Ventas, an S&P 500 company and a leading healthcare real estate investment trust, and on the Board of New Alternatives for Children, a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.


Keith J. Sellars

Senior Vice President for Development and Retail, Washington, DC Economic Partnership
Washington, DC, USA

Keith Sellars is President & CEO of Washington, DC Economic Partnership, a public-private partnership dedicated to promoting business opportunities throughout the District. During Sellars' nine years at the WDCEP, he has undertaken attracting retail and restaurants to the District of Columbia and managed business development programs for the organization. He has successfully led initiatives that have attracted both national and local retailers to the District of Columbia including Target, Best Buy, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's, Apple, Whole Foods and Costco, as well as playing a significant role in developing the structures that have made the WDCEP a successful organization. Sellars' professional career includes 13 years with Whole Foods Markets, the country's largest natural foods supermarket where he opened and managed stores throughout the United States, including California, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Sellars' experience also includes working with The Rappaport Companies of Mclean, Virginia, where he managed a shopping center portfolio of more than 700,000 square feet in and around the Washington metropolitan region. Sellars has been recognized within the District government and the greater business community. His professional associations include the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, DC Building Industry Association, African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) and International Economic Development Council. He received his BA degree in Public Administration and Geography from North Carolina Central University and is a graduate of the Real Estate Apprenticeship Program (REAP).


Shahram Shamsaee

ICSC Trustee
Founder, MSquared Shopping Centre Management
Dubai, UAE

Shahram Shamsaee is the Founder of MSquared Shopping Centers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was most recently the Senior Vice-President of MAF Shopping Malls, leading a team of 650 employees in 5 markets and overseeing an existing operating shopping malls portfolio of 5 million sq ft. In addition, Shahram was responsible for all the company's future shopping centers within the MENA Region.

Before joining the Majid Al Futtaim Group, Shamsaee was the General Manager at Al Moosa Real Estate, where his responsibilities included heading the residential, commercial and retail portfolios. Shamsaee is a graduate of the prestigious AMP at Harvard Business School. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Toledo, OH, USA. He was a former executive member of the MECSC and member of ICSC since 1997.


Allen Smith

CEO, Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)
Madison, NJ, USA

Allen Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Pramerica Real Estate Investors, Prudential Financial's real estate investment management and advisory business. The firm operates through specialized units in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and has more than 18 offices worldwide.

Smith has been with Pramerica for over 20 years. During his career at Pramerica, Smith oversaw U.S. operations, held positions in portfolio management, asset management, equity research, corporate finance, strategic planning, and administration.

Smith received his bachelor's degree in sociology in 1980 from Cornell University and earned a masters degree in 1986 from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. Smith is a member of the board of directors for PREA, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the advisory board for Cornell University's Real Estate Program.


Barbara Somogyiova

Director of International Expansion, List Fashion Group S.p.A.
Rome, Italy

Barbara Somogyiova joined List Fashion Group in 2008 to lead the international expansion of LIST – a stylish and trendy Italian fashion brand that has based its 20 years of success on made-in-Italy DNA, fast fashion business model and democratic retail prices.

As LIST's Director of International Sales, she has forged strategic partnerships in the Middle East, Russia and CIS countries, South-East Asia and Europe, introducing LIST in twenty seven new markets since 2008. She has defined as LIST's development priority for 2012-13 entry in new markets in Asia, South America and Western Europe.

In recognition of the brand's successful international expansion, LIST has received in 2011 the prestigious international award "Rising Star" of Retail & Leisure International.

A Columbia University graduate, Barbara has worked in New York, Geneva, Milan and Rome. Prior to joining LIST, Barbara focused on international brand development (Ogilvy and Barilla) and fashion retail (Retail Group S.p.A.). She currently lives in Rome.


Ed Stair

Global Retail Director, Nike
Beaverton, OR, USA

Ed has been in the Retail Industry for over 35 years. He has worked for Disney, Victoria's Secret, the Gap, and Nike. Most of Ed's experience is in Retail Operations/Real Estate. His current role is Direct to Consumer Global Director of Real State and Store Construction for Nike. Ed currently has Real Estate teams in North America, Europe, China, Japan and Emerging Markets.



Yaromir Steiner

ICSC Trustee
CEO, Steiner + Associates, Inc.
Columbus, OH, USA

Yaromir Steiner is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus, Ohio based Steiner + Associates, a comprehensive real estate development and property management company. Founded in 1993, in Miami, Florida, Steiner + Associates was established with a vision of creating pedestrian friendly, human scale, new urban retail developments, with strong leisure time components. This vision was inspired and realized while Mr. Steiner was developing CocoWalk in 1990.

Since 1993, Steiner + Associates has grown to more than 350 employees, with completed projects in six states. These projects are large-in-scale, high-energy, mixed-use, market-dominant and are driven by a regional retail core. They are designed and developed by using the same fundamental principles of town planning that have been embraced by vibrant urban city centers throughout the world for centuries. Mr. Steiner is actively involved in all aspects of his company's operations. His areas of focus include the design and creation of new Steiner + Associates projects, expanded integration of residential and office uses with significant attention to sustainability initiatives. Mr. Steiner was born in Istanbul, Turkey and was a member of the French 11th Airborne Division. He holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a post graduate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toulouse in France. He speaks four languages and lives in New Albany, Ohio.

He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the Council for New Urbanism, the French American Chamber of Commerce. He is a Board Member of the New Albany Community Foundation and the President of the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


William S. Taubman

ICSC Past Chairman
COO, Taubman Centers, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

William S. Taubman is Chief Operating Officer of Taubman Centers, Inc. He is responsible for development, acquisitions, operations and leasing. Mr. Taubman also serves as a director of the company.

Mr. Taubman joined the company in 1986 from Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in New York, where he was a financial analyst specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He is a graduate of Brown University where he received a bachelor's degree in Religion Studies, Philosophy and Russian Studies. He also holds a master's degree in Philosophy from Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.

Mr. Taubman is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is Chairman of New Detroit, an organization dedicated to improving race relations in the Detroit metropolitan area, serves on the board of Governors for the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, and is past Chairman of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO), a real estate investment trust, owns, develops and operates regional shopping centers nationally. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Kumar Tharmalingam

CEO, Malaysia Property Inc.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mr. Kumar is a graduate from the College of Estate Management, London School of Economics with a B.Sc in Real Estate from University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He established the First Malaysian Property Trust (FMPT), a joint venture between the Bank of commerce and Austwide, Australia in 1987. Subsequently he left in 1990 to establish the MBF Unit Trust. From 1992 to 1998 he was Executive Director of Taiping Consolidated Berhad (TCB) and was part of the team building the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Starhill Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur and originated Sentul Raya for the company, a joint venture with KTM Berhad to develop 270 acres of an inner city brown-field project. In 1998, he left TCB and became Chairman of Hall Chadwick Asia Sdn. Bhd. which specializes in the origination of property assets for Pension Funds, Private Equity Funds and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Mr. Kumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Property Incorporated (MPI), a Government of Malaysia initiative, tasked to promote Malaysia as a property investment destination. He is also the Chairman of the Investment Committee for Aseana Properties Limited, a London AIMs listed Malaysian conglomerate which has property investment, construction and development in Vietnam and Malaysia. Mr. Kumar is also an Investment Committee Advisor on Amanah Raya REIT and an independent Director on the Board of Sime Darby Property Berhad.


Ian F. Thomas, CDP

ICSC Past Trustee
CEO, Thomas Consultants Inc.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ian F. Thomas, SCDP, is Chairman of Thomas Consultants Inc., a firm that specializes in the planning and development of large‐scale retail projects. Formed in 1979, Thomas Consultants Inc. operates offices in Vancouver, Canada (head office), Brisbane, Australia, and Seoul, Korea. The firm has undertaken major projects in more than 60 countries where it acts for some of the largest developers and retailers in the world. As development strategists, the firm prides itself on the "bricks and mortar" that results from its planning programs. Thomas Consultants' success is based on its mandate of "making projects work."

From pragmatic research dovetailed into working with the world's leading architects, it has manifested in many award‐winning centers. A graduate of York University and a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Thomas has authored award‐winning articles for such organizations as Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. A former member of the Board of Trustees of the ICSC in New York, he is also a former Director of the ICSC Foundation. In addition, he is the Chairman of ICSC's International Design and Development Awards program and Chairman of the Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation in New York. Mr. Thomas has also served as Director of Coast Appliances Ltd., Downtown Parking Corporation, City Xpress.com, Urban Development Institute, Vancouver Opera and Future Shop.


René Tremblay

ICSC Past Chairman
President, Taubman Asia
Hong Kong

René Tremblay leads Taubman Asia, the Asian arm of Taubman Centers, a leader in the shopping center industry. As President, Tremblay is responsible for driving Taubman's shopping center expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Appointed to his current role in October 2010, Tremblay has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, having been involved in international investment for almost 20 years.

Formerly, he served as executive vice president, real estate and president of the real estate group of Caisse de dépot et de placement du Québec, one of the ten largest real estate portfolios in the world. Prior to that, as president and CEO of Ivanhoe Cambridge from 1995 to 2009, he oversaw the acquisition and integration of Cambridge Shopping Centres, and developed and executed a successful strategy of major international expansion in markets such as Brazil, Poland, France, Scotland, Spain and China.

Previous work experience also includes Simpson-Sears, Campeau Corp., Westcliff Group, SITQ Immobilier and Cadim International. Tremblay served as worldwide chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers from 2007 to 2008.

René Tremblay has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Université Laval in Québec City. In 2008, he received a Hermès career achievement award from Université Laval. Following the adoption of his daughter Eugénie, in China, in 1999 he worked jointly with his wife Micheline, to create "Fondation Formons Une Famille" a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote general education and assuage poverty and disease, especially for the orphans of the world.


Steven G. Vittorio

ICSC Trustee
Managing Director, Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)
Madison, NJ, USA

Steve Vittorio is a Managing Director, Capital Markets, with Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI), an investment division of Prudential Financial. PREI manages over $40 billion of equity and mezzanine debt real estate investments on behalf of approximately 350 institutional clients. Mr. Vittorio is PREI's retail specialist responsible for shopping center and mixed-use investments throughout the U.S. In that role he sources retail developer relationships for programmatic co-investments and manages PREI's existing developer relationships. He works closely with PREI's acquisition and asset management professionals to invest in retail real estate opportunities and enhance the value of PREI's investment portfolio. He is also a member of PREI's Latin American Investment Committee and is involved with international retail investment initiatives. Mr. Vittorio has twenty-four years of experience with shopping center investments and is a member of ICSC and ULI. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and has a MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.


Richard H. Vogel

Senior Vice President - China, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Inc.
Shanghai, China

Richard H. Vogel has been Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ivanhoe Cambridge China since December, 2010. In this role, he is responsible for the Company's investment strategy, business development, partner relations and operations in China.

Mr. Vogel has considerable expertise in the real estate industry. During his 25 years in the field, he has contributed to major projects in the office, retail, residential, hotel, academic and sports facilities sectors in the U.S., China and India. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Cambridge in March of 2010, he worked with Ivanhoe Cambridge's affiliate company, SITQ, in China and India as well as with Hines, where he was Vice President and officer in charge of their office in Shanghai, China.

Mr. Vogel earned his bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He also completed post-graduate studies in real estate finance at the University of California, Berkeley and completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business.


Peter Walichnowski

CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF)
Dubai, UAE

Peter Walichnowski is the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Dubai, a position he has held since 2009. He has had over 30 years experience in the development and management of major real estate projects around the world. Notably, he led companies that developed two of the most successful shopping and leisure destinations in the world: Bluewater in the UK and Mall of the Emirates in the UAE.

Peter has worked in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East holding senior executive and CEO positions with Lend Lease, Land Securities and Skylan Properties.


David Watt

Director, The Link REIT
Hong Kong

David Watt holds an MA in Modern History from Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. His UK experience started in working for National Power. In 1974 he moved to his current firm's office in the City of London and worked for the next four years on development consultancy business space work for largely corporate clients. From 1978 to 1982, David was based in Dubai and Bahrain, eventually heading up the firm's Middle East operations.

From 1982 to 1998 he specialised in retail and leisure developments in Europe. In 1998 he took over the role of Managing Director of DTZ's European Business and became Chairman of DTZ's International subsidiary in 2001. In 1991 David completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD, Europe's leading Business School based in Fontainebleau, France. In 2002, he relocated to Hong Kong to concentrate on the future development of DTZ's Asia business. From 2007 to 2010, he was responsible for running the firm's Greater China business and until recently has been undertaking a regional role on client services.

In 2009, David joined the Board of Directors of the management company of the Link REIT, Asia's largest REIT by capital value which owns 180 shopping mall and car park assets in Hong Kong. The Link have been actively refurbishing and repositioning their malls and in 2011 started to acquire other shopping centres in Hong Kong. Since their IPO in 2005, the Link REIT have provided over 20% annualised returns to the unit-holders in combined dividends and capital appreciation.

Through the 1970s, David Watt built up international experience on a wide range of commercial development projects. His mainstream activity through the late 1980s and early 1990s was related to development advice in a significant number of development projects throughout Europe and the Middle East on behalf of public authority and private sector clients, including development and refurbishment of over 50 shopping and leisure projects.

Since moving to Asia he has advised on Shui On on their major development project, University City in Shanghai, and for a number of shopping centre projects including the development of China Central Place in Beijing, Yanlord's Shopping Centre in Chengdu, the repositioning of Swire's Citygate at Tung Chung, the development of iSquare in Kowloon, Hong Kong and the retail mall in Singapore Sports Hub. David Watt has lived and worked in the UK, UAE, Bahrain, France, and Hong Kong.

External Roles:
Global Communications Board member, RICS, Oct 2009 - date
Member of General Council and Chairman of China Committee, British Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, Aug 2009 - date
Advisory Board Member, International Council of Shopping Centres (Europe), 1996 - 2001
Board Member, British Council of Shopping Centres, 1988 - 2002
Treasurer, British Council of Shopping Centres, 1999 - 2001
Chairman, BCSC Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 1996
Chairman, BCSC Education and Research Committee 1998 – 2002
Editor Shopping Centre Horizons, 1987-1993


Ian Watt

ICSC Past Trustee
Chairman, Retail Expressions
Cape Town, South Africa

On retiring from Old Mutual in September 2007, he set up a consultancy service "Retail Xpressions" an advisory service for property owners, investors and managers. Drawing on the experiences of a select team associated with some of the major retail developments in Southern Africa over the last few decades as well as new projects in Europe, the Middle East and India, Retail Xpressions offers, inputs on asset management, project conceptualisation, revitalisation, tenant mix, site identification and disposal and tracking trends. He is currently working on projects in Italy, India and Africa and serves on the following Boards: Pioneer Property Zone (Pvt.) Ltd (India), Retail Xpression Ltd (UK joint venture), Durban Hotels Limited, Prime Lifestyle Communications (Pty) Ltd, Primemedia Interactive (Pty) Ltd, Primemedia Interactive Properties (Pty) Ltd, MTN Interactive Science Foundation, Zip Zap Circus School Board of Trustees, ICSC Board of Trustees (USA), Work History: Joined Old Mutual in October 1966 and retired end September 2007 – 41 year long-career. Old Mutual is a major Financial Services company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100 companies. The company has its roots in South Africa and is the largest life assurer in Africa. 1984 - Appointed Regional Property Manager for Johannesburg, 1987 - Appointed Vice Chair of Old Mutual Property Operations Executive Committee, 1989 - Appointed National Property Investments Manager, 1993 - Appointed CEO of Old Mutual Properties an operating Division of Old Mutual and facilitated the change to a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the open market in 1998 and appointed Managing Director. A position he held until 2004 when he started the process of handing over the CEO role to focus more fully on the International Markets. With his roles first as Vice Chairman of the Old Mutual Property Operations Executive committee and then as National Investment Manager as well as MD and CEO, it was necessary to manage the portfolio both operationally as well as strategically. This required him to lead the asset management of a portfolio of some R 10 billion comprising some 700 buildings over 4 million sq metres in leasable area. At the time of taking on his role of CEO the portfolio was structured around 65% office space, 20% Retail and 15% Industrial and warehousing at the time of relinquishing the position this had been reengineered to represent 60% Retail, 25% Offices and 15% Industrial and warehousing. This required the disposal of some 500 properties which was used to create the necessary cash flow to drive the major retail expansion. This expansion included the redevelopment of the ICSC award winning shopping centre's Cavendish Square in Cape Town, The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg and the 118000 m2 Menlyn Park Super Regional Shopping Centre in Pretoria. In addition, the 125000 m2 greenfield Super Regional Centre Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban which also won several awards including one from ICSC, is hailed as one of the world's leading shopping and entertainment developments. 2005 – Took on Role of Executive Director International Operations. 2004 – Formed a joint venture partnership in India for the development and management of Retail and Mixed use developments with a view to ultimately creating an appropriate Investment fund in India that would acquire and own properties. The Investment fund was launched in early 2008. The bulk of investment pipeline is secured. Additionally, he is continuing as a director and consultant to the Indian joint venture company. The Joint Venture Company Pioneer Property Zone (Pty) Ltd is responsible for securing developing and managing properties on behalf of several International Investors including, Old Mutual Investment Group- Property Investments, Liberty International and Morgan Stanley.2004 - Facilitated the start up of a Property services business in Saudi Arabia where he facilitated the conceptualisation and construction of 5 Shopping centers.

This included the successful start up of a property management company which successfully undertook the management of 11 shopping Centers. Several other projects including several office buildings were also planned prior to being sold onto to other investors. The property services company was sold to the Saudi partners during 2007.Provided a due diligence investigation for Heitmann on a portfolio of 12 shopping centers in Central Europe. Also provided an independent evaluation for Heitmann on the Silesia Park project in Poland. Provided NCH holdings, a US based investor with tenant mix, and management input on a project in Ukraine. Subsequently assisted them with an evaluation of 14 development properties in Russia and further inputs in 3 properties in Bulgaria. Provided consulting services into a major 2000 acre New City development "Dreamland" in Cairo Egypt. Business Associations: ICSC Member of the Board of Trustees International Council of Shopping Centers Member of the International Advisory Committee and served as Chairman in 2005 Chaired the ICSC Real Estate World Summit in Istanbul in 2005 and served as a member of the Committee for the 2007 event in Cape Town. Have presented talks at various ICSC events in Europe, USA, India, Turkey and Middle East. Attended his first ICSC event in 1981 in Las Vegas Urban Land Institute Spoken at various conferences organized by this body and Co hosted more than five discussion groups with ULI at MIPM in Cannes, Global Real Estate Institute Former member of the Board of Governors and have chaired several sessions at various conferences that they have held, SA Property Owners Association Served on various committees and also as a National Councillor Other Memberships SA Council of Shopping Centers, International Association of Amusement Parks, MIPM & MAPIC have been attending these events for more than 12 years.


Robert F. Welanetz, SCSM

ICSC Past Trustee
Global Retail Advisor, Blackstone
Shanghai, China

Robert Welanetz, SCSM is Blackstone Real Estate Partner's Global Retail Real Estate Advisor. In this capacity as a retail sector expert he assists in sourcing and creating investment strategies, underwriting acquisition targets and determining strategic asset management guidance for retail real estate within Blackstone's global real estate portfolio which includes equity and debt investments in mixed use, retail, office and hotel properties. Mr. Welanetz is currently based in Shanghai, China.

Prior to his existing assignment, Mr. Welanetz, was Co Chairman of Chia Tai Real Estate, the China real estate subsidiary of The CP Group -- a well respected Thailand based international conglomerate. While with CP, he was responsible for all real estate investment and asset management for the group's owned retail real estate and department store initiatives in China. Welanetz was also on the board of Lotus Supercenters, CP's 100 store hypermarket business in China. Previously, Mr. Welanetz held executive positions as President and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, Senior VP and Head of Lend Lease Retail Americas, Managing Director Retail for The Yarmouth Group and Senior VP Operations and Leasing for Pan Pacific Development. His 33 years career in the retail real estate began via his tenure with The Hahn Company where he held executive positions in Development, Management and Investor Relations.

Mr. Welanetz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the 55'000 + member International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC") and has served on numerous committees including the Executive Committee of the Board. An advocate of ICSC's role in support of the global retail real estate industry and active as a real estate professional for many years in both the domestic U.S. and international real estate markets, he is a frequent speaker on cross border trends in retail, retail property and retail investment. Mr. Welanetz is a graduate of Colorado State University and Executive Management courses at INSEAD. He was formerly on the Board of Galileo Americas Trust an Australian listed property trust and the Advisory Board of the U.S. National Association of Realtors ("NAR"). Mr. Welanetz is currently on the Advisory Boards of Mokard a China based Retail Technology Sales/Marketing Company and Sino-US-Holdings a United States based investor in China market consumer product companies. Mr. Welanetz also services on the Board of Brixmor a Blackstone portfolio company of community shopping centers.


Christopher Wicker

Chairman, The Retail Consulting Group
Paris, France

Christopher Wicker is Chairman of The Retail Consulting Group in Paris, Retail Valuation Iberica in Madrid and Retail Valuation Italia in Milan, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He is the founder and past chairman of UP! United Partners, an alliance composed of The Retail Consulting Group (RCG) in France, Lunson Mitchenall in the United Kingdom, Larry Smith in Italy and LaSBA in Spain and Portugal.

Christopher was Vice-President of the 23rd ICSC European Conference in 1998. He is also past Chairman and founder of the European Research Group for ICSC, as well as being a member of the ICSC North-American Research Task Force. In 2006 he received the ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of the board of ICSC-Europe from 2002 to 2008. He is currently a member of the board of the CNCC (French National Council of Shopping Centres) and is a member of the Groupe National en Evaluation France for the RICS.


Byron Wien

Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
New York, NY, USA

Byron Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP where he acts as a senior adviser to both the Firm and its clients in analyzing economic, social and political trends to assess the direction of financial markets and thus help guide investment and strategic decisions. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Wien was Chief Investment Strategist for Pequot Capital and before that served for 21 years as Chief (later Senior) U.S. Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley.

In 1995, Mr. Wien co-authored a book with George Soros on the legendary investor's life and philosophy: "Soros on Soros – Staying Ahead of the Curve." In 1998, he was named by First Call the most widely read analyst on Wall Street and in 2000 was ranked the No. 1 strategist by SmartMoney.com based on his market calls during that year. Mr. Wien was named to the 2004 Smart Money Power 30 list of Wall Street's most influential investors, thinkers, enforcers, policy makers, players and market movers. He appeared in the "Thinker" category.

In 2006, Mr. Wien was named by New York Magazine as one of the sixteen most influential people in Wall Street. The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) presented Mr. Wien with a lifetime achievement award in 2008.

Mr. Wien received an AB with honors from Harvard College and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is on the Investment Advisory Committee of The Open Society Foundation, and a member of the Investment Committees of Lincoln Center and The Pritzker Foundation. He is a trustee of the New York Historical Society, a Board Member of Phoenix House Foundation and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the JPB Foundation.


Marcus Wild

ICSC Trustee
ICSC European Advisory Board Chairman 2009-11
CEO, SES Spar European Shopping Centers
Salzburg, Austria

Marcus is CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers, the strategic Real Estate and Shopping Centre business of the SPAR Austria group. Mr. Wild has broad retail experience with Metro (head of the leasing department, MHB Germany) and Spar (for ten years as CEO of the most popular Austrian hypermarket chain "Interspar") and a strong background in real estate and shopping centre development, extending over 15 years. He has been responsible for the development of outstanding retail environments and shopping centers in Austria, Italy and European Economic Community (CEE). Mr. Wild is passionate about architecture and brings enthusiasm to every project. In April 2009, he was elected Chairman of the ICSC European Advisory Board, London.


Kenneth P. Wong

ICSC Past Trustee
Vice Chairman, Related Companies, Chairman, Related China
Shanghai, China

Kenneth Wong is President of Westfield's U.S. operations, responsible for directing all development, redevelopment, management and leasing for the Westfield America portfolio of 66 shopping centers.

The Westfield Group (ASX Code: WDC) is an internally managed, vertically integrated, shopping centre group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities and employing in excess of 4,000 staff worldwide.

It has investment interests in 126 shopping centres in four countries, with a total value in excess of A$39.5 billion (US$31.0 billion). The Westfield Group is the largest retail property group in the world by equity market capitalization and the eighth largest entity listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Mr. Wong joined Westfield in 2003 from The Related Companies of New York, where he was Partner and managed all facets of large-scale, urban mixed-use development projects in the western United States. Prior, Wong served nine years with The Walt Disney Company where he held a number of key executive positions including President of the Disney Development Company and President of Walt Disney Imagineering. Earlier in his career, he was Executive Vice President of Himmel/Miller-Klutznick-Davis-Gray Co of Boston, a private real estate partnership. He also served in management positions with the Gerald D. Hines Companies.

Mr. Wong holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Berkley.


Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inventor of the World's First Personal Computer, Cult Icon, Computer Geek
San Francisco, CA, USA

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators.In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC's Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.

Speaking Topics:
Mr. Wozniak's core areas of interest are:
- the founding of Apple computer
- how to foster creativity and innovation in a technical environment
- how to breed an entrepreneurial mindset in a corporate culture
- iWoz, his autobiography
- robotics and automation
- education

He takes a very customized approach to each presentation he delivers and speaks directly with the event host to ensure a topical focus that is unique, conversational and an excellent tie-in with the overall event. The result is a highly personalized, unforgettable talk delivered by one of the most influential pioneers of the technology industry.


C. David Zoba

ICSC Trustee
Senior VP Global Real Estate, Gap Inc.
San Francisco, CA, USA

David Zoba is Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate for Gap Inc., the $15 billion retailer operating as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Outlet Brands. In this role since 2009, Zoba works closely with Gap Inc.'s Brand presidents in developing and delivering on the Company's strategies to optimize its global real estate fleet.

Zoba joined The Limited in the mid-1990s to lead real estate law, and then expanded his responsibilities significantly to other areas during his seven years there. He subsequently worked for Galyan's Trading Company, Inc., where as EVP he helped create and launch a specialty sporting goods retailer that later became part of Dick's Sporting Goods. Immediately prior to joining Gap, Zoba was principal and chief operating officer for Steiner + Associates, one of the country's most respected mixed-use retail developers.

Zoba earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended the London School of Economics for graduate studies. Zoba has a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.

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