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Asia’s Premier Retail Real Estate Leaders Commit as Speakers for 2012 ICSC Retail Real Estate World Summit in Shanghai

Jul 27, 2012
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Executives from the Lippo Group, Perennial Real Estate, Giordano International, New World Development Company Limited,

China Chain Store & Franchise Association, K Raheja Corp., and Malaysia Property to Headline Industry’s Most Prestigious Forum

New York (July26, 2012) – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) today reported that several of the most noted, prominent and respected, business executives from across Asia have accepted invitations to present at the upcoming ICSC 2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit in Shanghai, September 11-14, 2012. Included in this distinguished group are:

 Michael Riady, CEO of the Lippo Group
Scott Price, CEO of Walmart Asia
Seck-Guan Pua, Chairman & CEO of Perennial Real Estate
Peter Lau, Chairman of Giordano International
Albert Hui, Director of Corporate Strategy for the New World Development Company Limited
Guo Geping, President China Chain Store & Franchise Association
Neel C. Raheja, President of K Raheja Corp.
Kumar Tharmalingam, CEO of Malaysia Property, Inc.
Richard Vogel, SVP, of Ivanhoe Cambridge China

“We are honored by the attendance and participation of Asia’s top retail real estate leaders, who will share their insights and counsel in an unprecedented open format. Their commitment reinforces the significance of the World Summit,” commented Michael P. Kercheval, president & CEO of the ICSC.

Other than government subsidized programs, new retail development continues to be the driving force in creating jobs for communities and providing a vibrant supply chain for commerce.

The World Summit agenda is designed to educate attendees on strategies and proven tactics to realize growth in an uncertain economy. While development in mature markets may have plateaued, emerging markets will present growth opportunities for the immediate future. A booming middle class in emerging markets has created myriad new retail opportunities.

As Michael Moriarty, A.T. Kearney partner – and ICSC Retail Real Estate World Summit Keynote Speaker – recently commented, “Global retailers must have a strategy for expansion into developing markets.”

Attendees will hear firsthand from retailers who are leading the globalization of retail by crossing borders and successfully broadening their brands.

Only the World Summit will provide the opportunity to gain insight and analysis from the most innovative thinkers, such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc., Piers Brunner, CEO of Colliers International, and Simon Blore, Benoy CEO – East.

To confirm your attendance or for more information on the ICSC Retail Real Estate World Summit, please visit