ICSC Announces SPREE Canada

Press Release

New York, NY – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is excited to announce the launch of Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo (SPREE) in Canada. The creation of SPREE Canada comes on the heels of ICSC’s recent acquisition of select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, including SPREE and Specialty Retail Report, the industry trade publication. SPREE Canada will provide an opportunity for specialty retailers, wholesalers, shopping center developers and service providers to come together under one roof for deal making, networking and education. SPREE Canada will run concurrently with ICSC’s Canadian Convention, in Toronto, Ontario, September 22-24, 2014 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. “Over the years, there has been a growing need for more resources that are specific to the Canadian specialty retail market. Through the creation of SPREE Canada, we will be able to showcase exciting new products, services and locations that are a great fit for Canadian specialty retailers,” said Patricia Norins, vice president, specialty programs, at ICSC. The event, free for all attendees, will feature six educational seminars designed for specialty retailers and specialty leasing managers, as well as over 50 exhibits booths. With the addition of SPREE Canada and its 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, the 2014 ICSC Canadian Conference will now boast 45,000 sq.ft. for the trade show exhibition, which includes the food court, iTech Lounge, products and services areas, and much more. “The exhibit hall will provide fantastic deal making opportunities for this important segment of the industry,” said Norins. “The Canadian specialty retail industry has specific needs that have not yet been fully addressed. We will also be able to provide educational content that is in complete alignment with what is happening in the marketplace,” she added. Attendance to 2014 SPREE Canada is free. To register for free, please visit www.icsc.org. Press registration is also complimentary. To obtain press credentials contact Elana Krasner in ICSC’s media relations department at 646-728-3515 or ekrasner@icsc.org. About ICSC Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 63,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.  For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

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