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SACSC Annual Congress set for Cape Town in September

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, being held on 13-15 September 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will focus on personalisation, innovation and experience.
The event, sponsored by Broll Property Group, brings delegates up-to-date information and industry networking, and celebrates the country’s retail, shopping centre and associated industries. This year's theme is ‘One', celebrating an industry that is "collectively individual".

SACSC CEO, Amanda Stops, says, “21 years ago, no one would have imagined that this event would become what it is today. With more than 1,500 delegates over three days, topical speakers, insightful information, presentations and networking, the annual congress is not to be missed.”


Television personalities Janez Vermeiren and Lunga Tshabalala will host the event, which will see South Africa’s very own Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde Van Niekerk and his coach Ansa Botha take to the stage and share their story of how two worlds collided resulting in their world-record-breaking success.

Other speakers include:

• Anthony Kairuz, motivational speaker
• Chose Choeu, divisional executive of corporate affairs for Eskom
• Henry Chiang, senior associate for Gensler/Shanghai Lifestyle Studio
• Howard Saunders, retail futurist for 22and5
• Jeremy Gardiner, Investec Asset Management
• Kevin Welman director of ByDesign Communications
• Marnus Broodryk, entrepreneur
• Paul Greenberg, founder and executive director of NORA
• Ran Neu-Ner, joint CEO for The Creative Counsel
• Raymond van Niekerk, entrepreneur
• Sean Gallinger, president of Entertainment Retail Enterprises
• Tony da Fonseca, md for OBC Chicken
• Trevor Hardy, CEO of The Future Laboratory

Banking in the future

A panel discussion focusing on banking in the future, includes:

• Anton van Metzinger, head of digital platforms for FNB Business Banking
• Gerrie Fourie, CEO for Capitec Bank
• Nitesh Patel, head of group real estate services and retail for the Standard Bank Group and
• Rudi Posthumus, head of networking planning & placement for Absa

Bookings are now open and those interested in attending may register online by visiting or emailing