The International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Retail Real Estate Convention (RECon) is returning to Las Vegas this year from May 18th until May 21st! Hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center, this convention consists of two main pieces: the Leasing Mall, and the Marketplace Mall.
The Leasing Mall is the bread and butter of the convention. There, over 1,000 leading developers, retailers, brokers, financiers, suppliers, service companies, and local officials come together to network, find business opportunities, and close deals. It’s estimated by the ICSC that 25% of the entire industry’s transactions occur during this event. Like most of the trade shows and industry conventions that occur in Las Vegas, that figure alone makes this a must-go event if you’re involved in retail real estate. RECon is possibly the most lucrative and influential event in the country.
The Marketplace Mall 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. Products ranging from signage to shopping carts, and solutions on how to engage consumers through social media, you can find what you need at the Marketplace Mall.
The convention will also feature several keynote speakers, the best known are probably Howie Mandel (judge on America’s Got Talent) and Biz Stone (Twitter co-founder). All in all, a top notch event this year, that should be fantastic for those that work in the industry. With over 30,000 in attendance, as well as over 1,000 exhibitors, RECon is the place to be this May!
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