What's New at RECon 2012?
There's Something for Everyone
Whether you're a shopping center owner looking to lease space in a new or existing shopping center or a retailer looking to expand into new markets, the Leasing Mall is the place where the deals get done! With over 800 of the world's largest shopping center development companies and retailers in attendance, the Leasing Mall is the most cost efficient means of doing business. You can visit with all the major companies in the industry and conduct a year's worth of business in just three days.
New to RECon in 2012, the Marketplace Mall@REcon (formerly RECon's Trade Exposition) will feature over 300 product suppliers and service companies grouped together in one convenient location so that attendees can quickly and easily learn about the latest innovations that will improve their profitability. Whether you are looking for signage, shopping carts, or solutions on how to engage consumers through social media, you can get the information you need at the Marketplace Mall@RECon.
Cities of the World Pavilion
New for 2012, the Cities of the World Pavilion will feature cities and municipalities, as well as government and non-profit organizations that are looking to attract retail real estate development to communities throughout the world. Located on the Leasing Mall floor, the Cities of the World Pavilion will allow attendees to quickly and conveniently learn about all the incentives, inducements and development opportunities that exist in communities near and far.
Introduced in 2011, the Canadian Pavilion was a major destination for attendees who were looking to conduct business in Canada. Many of Canada's leading developers and retailers met at the Pavilion to discuss business opportunities. New for 2012, the Canadian Pavilion will feature private meeting rooms that can be rented by retailers and developers in half-day increments.
The Finance Pavilion is one convenient stop for attendees to meet with financial companies, banks and lenders to discuss incentives and financing opportunities that will make their development dreams come true. In 2011, over a dozen of the world's largest financial institutions utilized the Finance Pavilion to discuss financing opportunities.
Technology & Social Media Pavilion
Located in the new Marketplace Mall@RECon, the Technology & Social Media Pavilion is your location to learn all about the new technologies and marketing tactics successful companies are using to engage and interact with consumers. Whether it's Twitter, Facebook or Flickr, shopping center professionals need to be up-to-date with and use these media outlets if they want to compete in the 21st century marketplace. In addition to exhibits focused on increasing efficiency, consumer satisfaction, transaction speed and lowering costs, the Technology & Social Media Pavilion will feature product demonstrations and social media educational sessions.
Design Trends Exhibit
Today's dreams and tomorrow's realities are featured at the Design Trends Exhibit as shopping center owners, developers, architects and designers display their vision and latest concepts. Prominently located in high traffic areas throughout the Convention Center, a Design Trends Exhibit is an ideal way to expand your presence and drive traffic to your Leasing Mall exhibit.
New for 2012, a program just for students. If you are a student member of ICSC or interested in becoming one, you won't want to miss these exciting sessions specifically geared towards students.