John Scott, Head of Business Development at Debenhams has been appointed as Chair of the ICSC European Retailer Group.
The International Council of Shopping Centres, which was founded in 1957, is the premier global trade association of the shopping centre industry. It has more than 55,000 members in over 90 countries which include shopping centre owners, developers, and retailers, as well as academics and public officials.
ICSC Europe Managing Director, Mike Morrissey, said: “We are delighted that John has agreed to use his considerable knowledge and influence to lead this group.” John Scott commented that a big issue for retailers is the lack of reliable and comparative data across different markets.
“ICSC members have access to a substantial bank of industry information. Those joining the ICSC Retailer Group will have access not only to ICSC’s library of information not available to non-members, but can collaborate and share cross-border information with other expansion-minded retailers,” he said.
“I am delighted to chair this Group and look forward to encouraging even more retailers to get actively involved in shaping this vibrant industry.”
ICSC Europe’s Retail Connections event, which regularly draws teams from over 200 retail brands meeting with shopping centre leasing teams from across Europe, will take place on March 4 at the Business Design Centre in London.