Programme

Masters of Ceremonies: Janez Vermeiren and Lunga Tshabalala

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

08:30—11:30

Waterfront Precinct / Silo Precinct Tour OR Woodstock Mixed Use Developments

10:30—20:00

Registration

12:00—14:00

Business Lunch

Wayde Van Niekerk
Olympic Gold Medallist
Ansa Botha
Coach

11:00—15:00

Welcome Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

Session 1: 15:00—17:45
15:00

Congress Opening

15:10

Host’s Welcome

SACSC President
15:20

Sponsor’s Welcome

TBA
15:30

Economy and Market Update

Update on current affairs, economics and investment markets. The state of consumer finances and debt levels; inflation rate; interest rates and the exchange rate.

Jeremy Gardiner

Investec
16:30

The Nickelodeon Store: It’s All About the Experience

An overview of Nickelodion’s broad portfolio of properties and the significant move to experiences across retail and creating destination stores. Our program is a balance of hands-on experiential elements, exclusive cross-category product and a Kid’s First point of view; all powered by Nickelodeon.

Sean Gallinger

President, Entertainment Retail Enterprises
17:05

The Future is Scary

The future for our shopping centres has never been more uncertain. How will the emergence of robotics, big data, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, driverless cars and facial recognition software impact 'brick and morar' retail over the next decade? What does the rise and rise of Amazon, Deliveroo and the onset of dron delivery really mean for our shopping centres?

Howard Saunders

Retail Futurist, 22and5
17:45—20:30

Cocktail Event

Exhibition Hall

Thursday, 14 September 2017

08:00—19:30

Registration and Info Desk

08:00—19:30

Exhibition Open

Exhibition Hall 5, 6 and 7
08:00—09:00

Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

Session 2: 08:45—10:30
08:45

Shopping Centre and Retail Store Design: A View from Around the World

Sharing a unique angle about design in Asia, the trends shaping design and global implications from a market innovation perspective.

Henry Chiang

Design Director and Senior Associate Gensler
09:20

Retailer

TBA

09:55

The New Retail Consumer

With a fresh take on consumption and ownership, digital native; experience-hungry teenagers are affecting the demands and desires of older demographics. We examine the attitudes and preferences of a new kind of consumer, and take a cross-sector look at what this will mean for retail in the coming years.

Trevor Hardy

CEO, The Future Laboratory
10:30—11:15

Refreshments in Exhibition Hall

Session 3: 11:15—13:25
11:15

International Retailer

TBA
11:40

The ‘New Retail’ Paradigm - A Retail Beyond Channel

Retailers around the globe, have, in these fast-changing times, tried to define themselves by channel. Terms like ‘pureplay’, ‘omnichannel’ and ‘clicks and bricks’ have resonated perhaps with the industry, but not with our customers. As an industry, we must accept that customers shop by brand, not by channel. This keynote explores this convergent ‘phygital’ retail.

Paul Greenberg

Founder and Executive Director, NORA.org.au
12:10

Panel Discussion: Banking in the Future

Banking and related services are important to the success of a shopping centre. Will Shopping Centres see a change? Including trading hours, store format, banking technology.

Nitesh Patel
Head: Group Real Estate Services, Retail, Standard Bank
Gerri Fourie
CEO, Capitec Bank
Rudi Posthumus
Head: Networking Planning & Placement, ABSA
Anton van Metzinger
Head: Digital Platforms, FNB Business Banking
TBA
Nedbank

12:40

International Retailer

TBA

13:10—14:30

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

Session 4: 14:30—16:45
14:30

Speeding Up Growth While Others Slam on the Brakes

Tony reveals what it takes to grow a retailer during difficult economic times and, most importantly, why he is convinced that for the OBC brand, the best is yet to come.

Tony da Fonseca

Managing Director, OBC Group
15:15

What to Say in Difficult Circumstances

A corporate communications panel discussion: Is it best to say something or nothing?

Kevin Welman
Director, ByDesign Communications
Chose Choeu
Divisional Executive, Corporate Communications, Eskom

15:50

New Retailer Introduction

Sibusiso Ngwenya

Founder & Head Designer, Skinny Sbu Socks
16:15

Key Issues – A Shopping Centre Owner’s Perspective International View

TBA
16:45—18:00

Networking & Open Bar

Exhibition Hall
19:30 onwards

Dinner

Friday, 15 September 2017

08:00—12:30

Registration and Info Desk

08:00—11:30

Exhibition Open

Exhibition Hall 5, 6 and 7
08:00—09:00

Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

Session 5: 09:00—10:40
09:00

Are You Also Having Sleepless Nights?

It doesn’t matter what sector or industry you are operating in, every industry and every company is at risk of being replaced by a lower cost, more direct and more efficient product or service. Who are these companies and people that are creating these products and services? Do they have a unique methodology that positions them in a space that may threaten your business?

Ran Neu-Ner

Group Co-CEO, The Creative Counsel
09:30

TBA

Herculano Rodrigues

Associate Director, Javelin Group
10:00

How Do You Ensure Your Message is Heard?

Raymond van Niekerk

Brand Builder, Strategy Intervention Consultant
10:40—11:30

Brunch

Served in the exhibition hall
Session 6: 11:30—12:50
11:30

TBA

TBA
12:10

Motivational Panel

Great entrepreneurs, are not amazing people, they have created extraordinary mindsets. Empower yourself through transformative mindset changes.

Marnus Broodryk
Entrepreneur (Shark Tank)
Anthony Kairuz
International Inspirational Speaker

12:50

Congress Ends