Urbis was proud to support the Shopping Centre Council Australia’s (SCCA) industry lunch on Thursday 13 October.
With more than 600 people in attendance, the event featured fantastic contributions from Steven Lowy, Co-CEO of Westfield, looking at the global trends impacting the retail industry. Steven was in conversation with the AFR’s Robert Harley.
Key topics included:
- technology, innovation and the merging of online and physical environments for shopping;
- the globalisation of retailing;
- the evolution of the mall as a place that will be central to the wellbeing of communities;
- the value of ‘experience’.
A further highlight was the announcement of The Frank Lowy fellowship, established in recognition of Mr Frank Lowy AC’s contribution to the Australian shopping centre industry. It will be awarded to a talented person working in the Australian shopping centre industry who has demonstrated distinction in their professional field and a commitment to shopping centre industry excellence.