Annual Conference Oslo 2018

Join us for an inspiring 1 ½ day event under the theme “Why Internet won’t kill physical retail”, including seminars, shopping center visits and great networking opportunities! We will finish off the evening with a gala night dinner where the winner of “Best Nordic Shopping Center 2018” in NCSC Nordic Awards will be elected and awarded the Nordic Star by MK Illumination. 

Date: May 14-15
Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza
Register: > here


Program at a glance*

DAY 1 – Monday 14th of May
09.00-09.30   Coffee and registration
09.30-09.35   Welcome by Marika Wærn, Managing director NCSC
09.40-10.30   The new role of Shopping Centers
Dr. Silvija Seres, Academic Techie, Advisor and Investor
10.30-11.00   The global lifestyle super app –  Alipay
Alexander Yin, Chief Financial Officer at Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy
Hanna Sillén, Partner at Nordic Business House
11.00-11.30   Coffee Break
11.30-12.10   Next-Generation Retail and Payment
Narve Hansen, BankAxept
Lars-Åke Tollemark, M.D. Nordic, Unibail-Rodamco
12.45-13.00   Q&A
13.00-14.00   Lunch
14.00-14.50   Retailers on the Rise – why we expand in the Nordics
Short presentations and panel discussion by:
Magnus Leydner, Beijing8
Magnus Pettersson, Royal Design
Arto Ranta-Aho, Ruohonjuuri
Ulrich Bøving Dehler, Halifax Burgers
14.50-15.30   Seminar (TBD)
15.30-16.00   Coffee Break
16.00-17.00   Annual General Meeting (NCSC members only)
18.00-19.00   Drink and mingling
19.00~23.00  Gala Dinner and NCSC Nordic Awards



Among the speakers are:
Silvjia Seres – Advisor, Investor and Board member
Lars-Åke Tollemark – Managing Director Nordic at Unibail-Rodamco
Narve Hansen – Chief Innovation Officer at BankAxept
Alexander Yin – Chief Financial Officer at Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy

Moderator and host: Bente Sollid Storehaug


DAY 2 – Tuesday 15th of May
Join one of our study tours to local shopping centers for a guided tour and inspiration!

Study tour to CC Hamar
Find out the secret behind the success of CC Hamar, awarded Best Shopping Center in Norway 2017 and nominated in the NCSC Nordic Awards 2018. The center is located in Hamar, approx. 1,5 hours from Oslo. We will depart the hotel by bus at 9.00 for a tour and lunch at the center, ending up at Gardemoen airport no later than 15.00.

Study tour to Storo Storsenter
Storo Storsenter is Oslo’s largest center in turnover and number of shops. On the 23rd of March they open Norway’s largest cinema center – and the country’s only IMAX theater. During the fall, XXL and Thon Hotel Storo will open, as well as many exciting new restaurants, apartments and a kindergarten. The tour will depart from the hotel at 9.00 for a guided tour followed by lunch and end at Storo Storsenter around noon.

Both study tours are limited to 55 seats, first come first served!

Register: > here


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*Program is subject to change

Early bird – day conference and dinner: 3 795 NOK (ends March 15)
Day conference and dinner: 4 195 NOK
Day conference only: 3 495 NOK
Dinner only: 2 295 NOK

Day conference and dinner: 5 495 NOK (Member price: 4 195 NOK)
Day conference only: 4 695 NOK (Member price: 3 495 NOK)
Dinner only: 2 295 NOK

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We have reserved a number of rooms at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza at a special rate, single room: 1595 NOK (including VAT and breakfast). The rooms are available on a first come first served basis and may be booked up until the 30th of April. Book hotel here or call +47 22 058000.


NCSC Nordic Award 2018

Four centers, already national winners in their own country, are nominated to win “Best Nordic Shopping Center 2018” in NCSC Nordic Awards. The winner will be elected by a qualified jury of industry experts and awarded the grand prize “The Nordic Star” by MK Illumination. New for 2018 is that the winner in the Nordic competition will enter into the ISCS European competition!

The Nominated Shopping Centers are:
🇫🇮  Finland: Puuvilla Shopping Center
🇳🇴  Norway: CC Hamar
🇩🇰  Denmark: Fredriksberg Centret
🇸🇪  Sweden: Mall of Scandinavia

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