Bloom Marketing brings "The Future of Shopping" to KZN
The KZN chapter of SACSC (South African Council of Shopping Centres) is hosting a breakfast presentation entitled "The Future of Shopping" presented by Pieter Geldenhuys from The Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation. The event is proudly sponsored by Bloom Marketing and promises to be an enlightening and informative experience for all involved in the retail industry.
*Halaal & Kosher meals carry a surcharge of R100.
The SACSC is defined by the creation of retail and property related communication opportunities, the promotion of information sharing and the platform it creates for education. The SASCS target market can be described as individuals or corporate bodies involved in the shopping centre industry, primarily: shopping centre managers, retail/shopping centre owners/investors, managing agents, retailers, tenants and brokers to name a few.
The regional chapter breakfasts provide a communication and information-sharing platform to discuss issues, movements and trends impacting the industry.
The Future of Shopping by Pieter Geldenhuys
The talk by Pieter Geldenhuys on the Future of Shopping, among other things, will take you on a journey into the future; into the Cybersphere that will amaze, intrigue and possibly also scare you a little. Pieter asks "How far is the future from us?" by looking at certain international trends that will soon hit SA; trends such as the leveraging of QR codes to alter consumer behavior, the use of smartphones to facilitate In-Mall navigation and so much more.
The presentation not only highlights shopping innovations that are emerging around the globe, but also provides ideas on how these trends, ideas and technologies can be positioned to benefit the current shopping model in South African Shopping Centres.
Pieter Geldenhuys is widely regarded as one of the leading strategists, futurists and thinkers in the Innovation and Technology Strategy arena in South Africa.
He holds an MBA from the Potchefstroom Business School and has taught Strategic Technology and Innovation Management at MBA level for more than 15 years. He spends four days of the week as head of Vodacom Innovations, a division of Vodacom Ventures, and also holds a Directorship at the Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation.
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