Date(s) - 30 Aug '18
The Balalaika Hotel
Trend analyst Dion Chang will share his insights at the South African Council of Shopping Centres’ (SACSC) networking breakfast in Gauteng.
The networking breakfast (hosted throughout the year) create invaluable platforms for members and non-members of the SACSC to exchange ideas, to gain insights into the retail and shopping centre industry and to network with industry peers.
Amanda Stops, Chief Executive Officer for the SACSC said that these events have grown in support over the years.
“Our networking breakfasts provide a platform for industry peers to interact and learn from each other. Our guest speakers also share their insights into the dynamics of the retail and shopping centre industry. We look forward to seeing you there,” she said.
Seasoned trend analyst, editor and master innovator Dion Chang will be the guest speaker. Dion has been at the forefront of trends and innovations not only in South Africa but globally. According to him, if retailers and brands don’t find themselves among the ones that have evolved, adapted and elevated themselves into the technological spheres and the booming eCommerce realm, they may find themselves on the back foot.
“The retail industry is under threat. Big name, long-established stores are closing shop. Although SA is building malls at a record pace, the retail apocalypse has begun and the casualty count is mounting. However, with a radical shift in thinking away from the old way of doing retail, new possibilities are emerging. Destruction needs disruption which will, ultimately, lead to resurrection,” he said.
In his talk, Dion will explore pointers and directions for the retail road ahead.
Bookings are essential and those interested may call Sheila on 010 0030 228 or visit www.sacsc.co.za.