Wednesday, 16 October 2019


Constantia Village and Blue Route Mall & meet the retailer, Miladys OR Table Bay Mall and Bayside Mall & meet the retailer, Total Sports and The Fix




Networking Lunch

An opportunity for our delegates to "speed-network" and meet and greet property owners, developers and retailers. This new format will allow you to network and exchange business cards, extending your connections.


Exhibition Open

Exhibition Halls 6 & 7

Session 1: 15:00-17:45

Congress Opening


Host’s Welcome

Stephan Le Roux

SACSC President




Sponsor Welcome

Malcolm Horne

CEO, Broll Property Group


Reengineering Retail

Change in the global retail sector has accelerated beyond even the boldest forecasts. Online giants are growing at a dizzying pace. Hundreds of well-known brick and mortar retailers have closed their doors, and brands and retailers across categories are struggling to understand the shifting needs and expectations of a new consumer. From online to bricks and mortar, the very concept of what stores are, how consumers shop them, and even the core economic model for revenue will be profoundly reinvented. Changes are sure to affect not only retailers large and small but any business with a stake in the global retail industry.

Doug Stephens

Retail Futurist




Déjà vu?

2018 started off well, then descended into gloom and despair as Trump’s tariff war, a strong US Dollar and rising US interest rates ravaged emerging markets, including SA. 2019 also started well, but despite successful elections, a resurgent tariff war has once again scared foreign investors away. What is Trump’s strategy? Will he soften on the Chinese? And can our President withstand the forces of evil who want to “Venezuela” our country?

Jeremy Gardiner

Investec Asset Management


Social and Creative Innovation: New Business Models for a New Generation

Great businesses are born from great ideas. Microsoft was born on user-friendly software, Skype on making calls on the Internet, and Uber on making car rides available everywhere. But how do you know if your idea is great? In this talk, Jonas Kjellberg speaks about what kind of innovative thinking is needed for success and why some good ideas and companies make it while others do not.

Jonas Kjellberg

Co-Creator of Skype, Serial Entrepreneur, Author and Investor


Cocktail Event

Exhibition Halls 6 & 7

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Registration & Info Desk


Exhibition Open

Exhibition Hall 6 & 7


Refreshments in Exhibition Hall

Session 2: 08:30-10:00

Authentic Responsible Business

The busy, competitive, wasteful environment we live in, is inspiring the retail culture to focus on authentic and responsible business journeys. Without real and honest stories behind the start-ups of today, the journey to long-term sustained success will be challenging. Starting your business journey with this focus will kick-start and nurture a good business lifecycle.

Jasper Eales

Creative Director & Co-founder, Sealand Gear


Building Great Brands

Africa is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. Consumer expenditure on the continent has grown at a compound annual rate of 3.9 percent since 2010 and forecast to reach $2.5 trillion by 2030. With the recently agreed Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) creating a single continental market for goods and services, there’s an urgent opportunity to redefine the retail space and build brands that will resonate with the potential market of 1.7 billion people who are increasingly no longer just consumers but are dictating and/or creating the shopping experience that they want.

Thebe Ikalafeng

Founder & Chairman, Brand Africa / Founder & CEO, Brand Leadership Group


Refreshments in Exhibition Hall

Session 3: 10:45-12:45

What's New and What Matters?

A look at retail around the world and where it's headed. Will digital sweep all before it, will physical stores change and how will we shop? Not everything is as it might seem, but retail will be alive and well.

John Ryan

Stores Editor, Retail Week




Kamiwaza - The Hidden Art behind good business in retail

Why keeping every one of your shoppers happy is ruining your chances of making anyone happy. The pursuit of maximizing retail returns is paradoxically reducing retail returns. What you can do about it and regain critical competitive advantage in a noisy and overtraded marketplace.

David Donde

Founder, Truth Coffee Roasting


Connected Store: Reinventing Retail

Retailers globally are being disrupted by digital, yet less than one-quarter of retailers are actively doing anything about it. The changing retail landscape is driven by exponential changes in technology, innovative business models and changing customer expectations. This disruption is both an opportunity and a threat for retailers. Deloitte shares a case study on a recently established physical ‘connected retail experience’ at its Greenhouse innovation space in Cape Town.

Corniel van Niekerk

Associate Director: Deloitte Consulting


Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

Session 4: 14:00-16:30

Kasinomic Evolution

This presentation will give an overview of the nature and scale of informal and township retail in multiple sectors including FMCG, fast food, entertainment and services sectors. A closer look at the impact of the Kasinomic sector on the retail landscape, the impact that changing shopping behaviour is having on the formal sector including on shopping centres and how these trends and informal sector dynamics will impact on the formal retail sector & shopping centres and how this can be mitigated or planned for.

GG Alcock

Founder of Minanawe Marketing Author KasiNomics, Third World Child, Kasinomic Revolution


Emerging Technologies are Accelerating Change

Emerging technologies are accelerating change across every industry and as such, a company’s ability to constantly evolve and adapt in an ever-changing environment is becomingly increasingly important. Companies not only need to identify these areas of change but also need to build the tools take advantage of these emerging technologies when they land. This presentation looks at examples of how companies can partner to experiment and commercialise emerging technologies.

Jessica Davies

Senior Disruption Analyst Nedbank


The Urban Landscape: Introducing Natural Systems into Manufactured Lands

Focus on the cultivation of rooftops as underutilized urban landscapes, and the incredible recent growth and prioritization of green spaces atop New York and cities around the world. Using New York City's infrastructure limitations and opportunities as a backdrop, Ceci will discuss a variety of strategies for greening sky-high urban spaces. A discussion on implementation and methodologies such as engagement of the community through green space, and the activation of green roofs as amenities and ecological systems alike.

Cecilia de Corral

Director of Design / Build Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm


Keys to Winning at the Intersection of Digital Transformation and Customer Experience

Today’s “digital first but not digital only” retail customers desire different, connected experiences that meet their quickly evolving expectations where they are, how and when they wish. That’s why this session will show you the top ways that retail leaders win – and keep – these customers, by evolving as their customers do at the intersections of physical, digital and human experiences.

Michael Hinshaw

President, McorpCX


Networking and Open Bar

Exhibition Halls 6 & 7



Friday, 18 October 2019


Registration & Info Desk


Exhibition Open

Exhibition Hall 6 & 7


Refreshments in Exhibition Hall

Session 5: 08:30-10:10

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse – Is the heart still beating?

The heart is a vital organ necessary to maintain life. The pulse rate, is the number of times a heart beats per minute. For the entire body to function properly, it is important to have a continuous, regular, and strong pulse. To what extent do Landlords empower Tenants to assess, monitor and improve the heartbeat of our shopping centres?  Sharing actionable data in the journey to understanding the nature and behaviour of shoppers and analysing what excites and entices them, enables asset managers AND tenants to identify behavioural patterns, monitor change and evolve with confidence.

Adrian Maguire

CEO, Fatti


Thriving in the Technological Future

The modern human/customer has been evolving for 250 000 years, but they’ve spent less than 500 years of that buying from shopping centres. This presentation explores what the industry needs to be mindful of in order to evolve in a way that can thrive in the technological future, while also being founded on a uniquely African & humanised context.

Ludwick Marishane

Innovation Business Scientist & Thought Leader, Headboy Industries Inc





Exhibition halls 6 & 7

Session 6: 11:00-12:20

(W)evolve - How Togetherness Shapes the Future…of Retail and Beyond

We come from a century of individualism where all things “I” have been celebrated widely - from I-deas to I-phones. What the future will show us is that progress is best achieved when combining elements - answers are found when we look between spaces (hence the word “entrepreneur” - in between-neur). This keynote will examine emerging phenomena like digital centaurs, creative friction and x-shaped talent to uncover what we can do to shape shopping, retail, business and life for the better.

Magnus Lindkvist

Trendspotter and Futurologist


Designing for Engagement: Defining the Purpose of Place

With constant disruption occurring in the retail industry, evolving consumer behavior, and the influence of technology and data into the retail experience, place matters more than ever. This session will consider how to lead with purpose to design for meaningful engagement between people, place and brand.

Lara Marrero

Principal & Strategy Director, Global Retail Practice Leader, Gensler


Congress Ends