Annual Conference & Meeting Helsinki 2015

NCSC Conference and Annual General Meeting 2015 will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on April 15-16. A two day conference including seminars, shopping center visits, networking, Gala dinner and the NCSC Awards – Best Nordic Shopping Center of the year 2015. The registration is closed, sorry. Have a look at our Calendar for other interesting events this year!


Nordic Shopping Center Success – 15-16 April 2015
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland


Registration and pick up
We pick you up at the airport. The bus will take us to Jumbo and Itis Shopping Centers, presentation and guided tour. A lighter lunch will be served on the bus.
Time: 10.30 AM or 11.45 AM (choose one of the meeting hours that suits you best). Note! We have changed the pick up hours.
Location: Vantaa Airport

NCSC Annual General Meeting, for members only. Contact the Nomination Committee 2015 to nominate your Board candidates click here for more information.
Time: 4 PM
Location: Finlandia Hall


NCSC Nordic Shopping Center Award courtesy of MK Illumination
Gala dinner and NCSC Awards, Best Nordic Shopping Center of the Year. The Nominated Centers are: Vestkanten Storsenter in Norway, Bruun’s Galleri in Denmark and Täby Centrum in Sweden. Entertainer during the evening is André Wickström. Last years winner was Gulskogen in Norway.

Gulskogen NCSC Award Winner 2014_web

Time: 7.30 PM Aperitif, 8 PM Dinner and Award ceremony
Location: Finlandia Hall


Time: 8.30 AM Registration and coffee. 9.00 AM-4.30 PM Seminar
Location: Finlandia Hall

Moderator André Chaker
Welcome Wilner Anderson, President NCSC

Confirmed speakers are:

Economic growth and negative interest rates
Björn “Nalle” Wahlroos – Financier and investor

Mr. Wahlroos is one of Scandinavia’s most powerful business leaders. He is Chairman of Nordea and the Finnish Sampo plc which owns the insurance company If P&C as well as Chairman of the forest giant UPM.

The Digitalization of Retail Spaces
With the support of the Swedish innovation agency VINNOVA, NCSC, United Minds and the Institute for Management of Innovation & Technology is leading a project to drive digital innovation among Nordic retail actors. Emma Hernell, Senior Retail Consultant, and Harald Cavalli-Björkman, Analyst, United Minds

How music can effect consumer behavior
Ola Sars, CEO Spotify for Business

Influences on retail design and repositioning
Mike Wilson-McCormack, Benoy Architects

Better People Flow Driving Retail Efficiency and Profits
Sami Vesala, New Equipment Business Director Kone

The new road of the Shopping Market in the Nordics the rest of Europe
David Close, Senior Director CBRE

An Innovation Wonderland – How startups and retail spaces can engage to create extraordinary guest experiences
William Cardwell, Visiting Professor Aalto University Executive Education – Partner, Courage Ventures

Why Finland? Nordic Strategy
Marcel Kokkeel, CEO Citycon

ICSC Supporting Our Global Industry
Mike Morrissey, Executive Vice-President & Chief Global Co-ordination Officer

Mike_Ola_Will_Marcel_webSpeakers left to right; Mike Morrissey, Ola Sars, Will Cardwell and Marcel Kokkeel.

Price members:
Full package: €400– both days including gala and award night
Seminars: €300 – day 2 only

Price non-members:
Full package: €600 – both days including gala and award night
Seminars: €400 – day 2 only

Price Award Night:
€200 – Gala/Award Night
NCSC Awards Best Nordic Shopping Center of the Year

The registration is binding, but may be transferred to another person. VAT will be added to the price. If you have questions, please contact us via Deadline to register is 27th of March.

Cost for board and travel are additional. However we have arranged a reduced price for NCSC guests at Hotel Scandic Park Helsinki and Klaus K Hotel. Both hotels are situated in the center of Helsinki.

Scandic Park Helsinki
Standard room: €129/night
Twin room: €149/night
Booking code: BNOR150415
Latest date for booking with the code: 1st of April
Please book your room at

Klaus K Hotel
Passion Queen Room: €185/night
Booking code: NCSC Seminar
Please book by phone +358 20 770 47 00 or e-mail
Latest date for booking with the code: 1st of April

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