A Look Inside the 2018 ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making

A Look Inside the 2018 ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making

For the International Council of Shopping Centers, the ever-changing nature of retail real estate is not a problem—it’s an opportunity, a chance to develop meaningful tools that benefit businesses and communities alike.

These tools, in addition to real-time business opportunities, are just a few of the highlights to look forward to at the ICSC’s Annual Florida Conference & Deal Making.

Team Volusia will be at this year’s event, which takes place August 26 – 28 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. With brokers, retailers, product and service providers and other industry professionals in attendance, we look forward to the chance to help provide attendees with information and resources regarding their work in the Sunshine State.

Just read on to learn more about the exciting event ahead.

A one-of-a-kind locale

One of the biggest highlights of this annual event is the destination itself. Orlando has long served as a cultural center—a place where people not only flock to theme parks but spend lots of time shopping, too, making it a natural pick for the ICSC Conference. For those plugged into the retail real estate industry, its sprawling outlet shopping centers, malls and other retail attractions set the standard for the field—and all that it could become.

Located a mere half hour drive from West Volusia County, Orlando is both a popular attraction for county residents and a center of professional exchange between the two regions… so it is certainly a city worth having on your radar if you do business in Volusia County or the East-Central Florida region.

Opportunities to learn…

As is standard at ICSC Conferences, the gathering of professionals from all across the retail real estate industry offers an unparalleled opportunity for education. Attendees come together to share information and experiences and can benefit from organized sessions such as “The Art of Negotiating Leases” and “Bridging the Gap,” a session geared at building partnerships between the public and private sectors.

… and make deals on the fly

What makes the conference especially intriguing, of course, is its regional reach. Few conferences can match the locale-driven expertise and networking opportunities that exist here, where real-time deals and relationships can be made with members of your industry, in your state. The local edge also provides ample opportunities for networking, too, so attendees can come to the conference to learn and make meaningful connections with peers they can learn from (or work with) weeks, months or years into the future.

If we don’t see you at this year’s event, be sure to stay tuned for helpful information and takeaways—and, of course, feel free to contact Team Volusia with questions about growing your business in the Greater Daytona Region. We are here to help!


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