Shopping Centres Next 2021: A Long-awaited Industry Brainstorm
With great pleasure and pride, we inform our readers that the inaugural edition of Shopping Centres Next on September 1-2 in Goa was a huge success. It was quite fascinating to see India’s shopping centre industry celebrating a triumphant return to the first on-ground mega industry gathering in over 18 months.
The two-day event was attended by more than 200 industry experts, shopping centre developers, retailers and analysts, following all COVID guidelines and protocols mentioned by the government. Marking a tremendously positive resurgence from the challenges of the past year, the event themed on ‘Creating India’s Next-generation Social Spaces’, refl ected the innovations that developers and retailers must embark upon to reinstate unique visitor lifestyle experiences that only physical spaces can off er.
The event had masterclasses, roundtable discussions, sessions and conferences which was a learning experience for the new attendees and the ones who had been a part of such programs in the past. Omnichannelisation of shopping centres along with the infl uence and impact of technology and digital upgradation were the main topics of discussion and most shopping centres talked about their innovations and achievements in this area over the past two years. The September edition of Shopping Centre News magazine highlights the key elements of the event.
We thank those who attended and were part of the event and also to them who supported us to make it a huge success. This turned out to be another feather to the list of our industry-leading retail intelligence events, and gave us the requisite belief to push forward with strong focus on our forthcoming mega industry gatherings.
As always, we hope you fi nd the issue informative and useful. Log on to our website https:// www.indiaretailing.com/category/ shoppingcentre/ for more features, analysis and expert opinions.