Nedbank Corporate Property Finance to sponsor Africa’s largest shopping centre event

How does retail remain innovative in a world where shopping is evolving apace? The latest developments in the competitive and changing retail landscape will be charted at the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) 17th Annual Congress, the continent’s premier retail event.

Amanda Stops, CEO of the South African Council of Shopping Centres

Amanda Stops, CEO of the South African Council of Shopping Centres

Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, the leader in corporate property finance, is putting its considerable weight behind the largest gathering of retail and retail property professionals in Africa. It will sponsor the SACSC Congress 2013.

An essential event for retail thought leaders, this year’s congress will highlight the role of shopping centres and retailers in South Africa from 11 to 13 September 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre. This three-day inspiring assembly is supported by the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).

Last year, this important date on the retail calendar attracted over 1,300 delegates.

Frank Berkeley, Managing Executive of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, says: “We are proud to sponsor the SACSC Congress. This key industry event has shown consistent growth without losing its essence. It is an opportunity for delegates to debate and discover and, by doing so, to advance their prospects as well as those of the entire sector. The SACSC Congress consistently challenges the status quo in the retail sector.”

This sponsorship is an endorsement of the strength of retail in South Africa and an investment in the future of the sector.

For Nedbank Corporate Property Finance the sponsorship meets its objective of achieving a focused approach to its property sector support. “This is a platform where we can have impact because of our knowledge in the industry and the retail sector. It is a great way to enable investment opportunities,” says Berkeley.

For SACSC, this sponsorship continues its goal to give members the greatest possible value. SACSC CEO Amanda Stops says: “We are very excited to partner with Nedbank Corporate Property Finance for the SACSC Congress. SACSC is committed to giving its members and congress delegates more ways, ideas and tools to help them thrive. This sponsorship is a fundamental step to continue our progress in delivering value to our members, and take the SACSC Congress to the next level.”

“There’s an incredibly strong alignment between Nedbank Corporate Property Finance and the SACSC,” says Stops. “We’re both are determined to unleash the power of a prospering retail sector in South Africa.”

Aptly themed “Un-Cover”, the event will bring together retail’s masterminds from across the country and the globe, to delve into the latest sector trends and research.

The congress will feature a superb line-up of presentations and panel discussions which open the doors to the latest thinking, innovation and information on shopping centre and retail trends to help delegates let loose differentiation and create inspiring environments that drive shopper appeal and retail success.

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