Entertainment Experience Evolution Agenda

Wednesday, February 18

Regal Cinema House – L.A. Live

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Registration and Networking

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Retailers Who Are Thinking Ahead

Hear from retailers and those who represent them how omni-channel retail and consumer behavior are affecting today’s retail environment. Hear from retailers who believe in the bricks-and-mortar format while embracing other channels as well. Find out what piques the interest of top concepts when it comes to location, space and ambiance.

Steve Aronow, Managing Member, Integrated Real Estate Services
Victoria Lozano, VP, Corporate Strategy & Development, Crayola, LLC
Tim Girvin, Principal, Girvin Strategic Banding & Design
Dawn Clark, VP Store Design, Architecture & Construction, Nordstrom
Susan Kurland, EVP – CBRE, American Girl / Latitude 360
Howard Samuels, President, Samuels & Company,Merlin Entertainments/iFLY

3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Creating the Experience

Learn from top designers and planners how to plan and repurpose retail spaces for tomorrow’s consumer. See case studies of projects in development and redevelopment, and recently completed retail environments that are leading the way for the reinvention of retail.

Randy Shearin, Editor, Shopping Center Business
Brian Leary, President, Commercial/Mixed Use, Crescent Communities
Roy Higgs, President, Roy Higgs International, LLC
Danny Barnycz, Chief Creatologist, The Barnycz Group
Jeff Gunning, Senior Vice President, RTKL Associates Inc.
Duncan Paterson, Principal, Mixed Use Practice Area Leader, Gensler
Jeri Oka, Sr. VP, Sr. Design Principal, Jerde
Diego Alessi, Senior Principal, Lifescapes International, Inc.

5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception
Location: J. W. Marriott – Gold Ballroom

Discuss the content of the opening session and mingle with fellow attendees in a not-to-be-missed cocktail reception. Renew old contacts, make new ones, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers courtesy of Shopping Center Business.

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Thursday, February 19
J. W. Marriott – Gold Ballroom

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables

8:45 – 8:55 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:55 – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker – Ted Tanner, Executive Vice President, Real Estate Development, AEG

Ted Tanner has had an amazing career in real estate development, most recently creating sports- and entertainment-themed retail hubs like the world renowned LA Live in Los Angeles, host of the EEE conference. Hear what it takes to pull off a large retail/sports environment, and what AEG sees as the future of the retail environment.

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

Leading the Way

Hear from development visionaries who have continually envisioned the future of retail. These leading developers have an average of 30 years in the business, and have built projects coast-to-coast that have redefined retail over the past four decades. From strip centers to town centers to new regional centers, find out what it takes to create an environment for tomorrow’s consumer. See what they think of Generation X, Millenials and Generation Z – and find out how they are embracing technology and working with retailers, new and old, to continue retail’s relevance in our lives.

Larry Baer, President and CEO, San Francisco Giants
Marty Borko
, Principal, Entertainment Practice Area Leader, Gensler
Dene Oliver, CEO, OliverMcMillan
Yaromir Steiner, Founder & CEO, Steiner + Associates
Don Wood, President, CEO, Federal Realty Investment Trust

10:20 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Mixing Sports, Entertainment and Retail

Sports venues are increasingly mixing with retail and restaurants to form entertainment districts in cities of all sizes. Hear from top developers who are creating projects that are relevant not only on game days, but every day, as well as sports concepts that make the retail center an active environment.

Howard Samuels, President, Samuels & Company, Inc.
Larry Baer, CEO, San Francisco Giants
David Brain, President & CEO, EPR Properties
Blake Cordish, VP, The Cordish Companies
Scott Bullock, Managing Director, Corporate Development, International Speedway Corporation
Clayton McCaffery, Managing Director of Leasing & Development, McCaffery Interests, Inc
Neal Freeman, Co-CEO, LakePoint Sports

11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Open Air Projects – Pushing the Envelope

Arguably the most active type of multi-tenant retail, open-air centers have grown beyond service retail to become true community environments. Find out how amenities, restaurants, landscaping, hardscaping, and placemaking are changing open-air retail. See case studies from developers and architects on the transformation of open-air centers, from regional lifestyle centers to power centers to small community centers.

Tip Housewright, Principal, OMNIPLAN
Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Company
Richard Kuhle, Chairman & CEO, Vestar
Jill Bensley, President, JB Research Company
Fred Merrill, President, Merrill Companies, LLC
Mark Toro, Partner, North American Properties

12:20 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Served

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Panel

Curating A Food Offering For Today’s Consumer

Foodie culture has permeated all aspects of society. From food trucks to celebrity chef-driven restaurants, a large part of why consumers visit retail environments today is for the food offerings. See what it takes to curate a strong food offering for every walk of life, and how to maintain the balance of take-away, fast-casual and white tablecloth offerings with affordability and consumer expectations.

Randall Hiatt, President, Fessel International Hospitality Consultants
Chris Simms, CEO & Founder, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Brent Brown, CEO/Founder/Chairman of the Board, Latitude 360
Joe Essa, President, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.
Tom Gilmore, President, Madison Marquette Retail Services, Inc.

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Networking Break

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Creative Adaptation

See case studies of amazing transformations of retail properties. From regional malls transformed to lively environments to festival centers refreshed and renewed for a new generation of shopper to office properties re-envisioned to mixed-use environments. Hear from presidents and CEOs and find out why these redevelopments are making sense for the bottom line, as well as what they think about creating projects for today’s consumer.

Randy Shearin, Editor, Shopping Center Business
Vincent Zawodny, VP, RTKL Associates Inc.
Eric Hohmann, President & COO, Madison Marquette
David Weinreb, CEO, Howard Hughes Corporation
Matt Bronfman, CEO, Jamestown

2:45 – 2:55 p.m.

Networking Break

2:55 – 4:00 p.m.

Movie Theaters: The Next Five Years

Executives of leading theater companies – large and small – discuss what is driving today’s consumer to get out of the house and into the movies. Find out what complements a movie theater, what it takes to get a theater interested in a new venue or redevelopment, and what these thought leaders see for the motion picture industry in the next five years.

Ira Mitchell, President, IJM Enterprises
Hamid  Hashemi, Founder & CEO, iPic Entertainment
Adrian Mijares, CEO, Cinépolis USA
Tim Warner, CEO, Cinemark USA, Inc
Gerry Lopez, President & CEO, AMC Theatres
Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, Rentrak
Ken Thewes, CMO, Regal Entertainment Group
Brian Schultz, Founder/Owner, Studio Movie Grill