I am extremely happy to inform our readers that 9th edition of India Shopping Centre Forum 2016 was well celebrated. The two day event at The Renaissance Mumbai was based on the theme ‘Shaping the Thinking on the future of Retail Spaces’. The speakers at the conference included India’s top notch developers, retailers, independent observers and international experts who have created a distinguished place for themselves in Indian retail real estate sector. Our cover feature of this issue carries a detailed coverage on that. I am sure readers will find it interesting.
This year the mission of India Shopping Centre Forum was to build the blueprint of success for the Indian shopping centre industry through sharing of best global concepts and implementation of world class practices. Highly informative discussions at the forum were loaded with in-depth analysis of all the issues that this industry is facing and predicted the trends for future. The solo sessions by industry experts were focused on areas of research, planning, funding, architecture and design, tenant mix, leasing and all other aspects of retail real estate business. The knowledge series finally culminated with gala awards ceremony which was attended by who’s who of the industry.
Technology in malls is a new phenomenon and soon we will see automation in malls too! We are certain that India will be considered amongst the top countries to have leading malls in the world in the times to come! We hope that this dream of ours will be realised soon.
I would once again like to express my sincere gratitude to all participants of ISCF 2016 for making it a success. I do hope and anticipate the same cooperation in the years to come.