What’s on


Tuesday 21 March, 18:00 - 19:30 - Islington Square Marketing Suite, 126 Upper Street, London, N1 1QP
Co-hosted by Cushman & Wakefield and Islington Square
To register for this event, please email Christian Reid 

Come and join us for networking drinks at the brand new Islington Square marketing suite on Upper Street, just a few minutes’ walk from the Business Design Centre. Get directions>>

Opening in 2018, Islington Square is a £400 million mixed-use development in the heart of one of London’s most affluent boroughs north London, delivering 170,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, 263 high-quality new homes, 108 serviced apartments and exceptional new public realm. With a retail and leisure offer that is being curated to represent the chic ethos of this iconic London neighbourhood, there is a mixture of unit sizes available from 140 sq ft to 25,000 sq ft - something which has never previously been available in Islington. An all-day leisure offer will include premium gym operator Third Space and a five-screen, The Lounge by Odeon luxury cinema.

Wednesday 22 March - Business Design Centre, London
Forward-thinking, inspirational sessions to boost your knowledge on the latest retail trends:

10:30-11:00 Retail Pitch
  Hear all about the expansion plans of new brands
11:15-12:00 The New Retail Consumer
  Victoria Buchanan, Visual Trends Researcher at the Future Laboratory will examine the attitudes and preferences of a new kind of consumer. She will take a cross-sector look at what this will mean for retail in the coming years. With a fresh take on consumption and ownership, digital native; experience-hungry teenagers are affecting the demands and desires of older demographics.
15:00-16:00  Is Your Retail Brand Future-Ready?
  Now is the time to learn some key techniques on how to adapt and put your growth on an entirely new trajectory! Cate Trotter, the Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, will share the latest trends affecting our industry and provide insight on how to future-proof your business.








Wednesday 22 March, 16:30 - 18:00 - Business Design Centre, London 

Join us on the ground floor of the Business Design Centre for a post event drink and networking.

Thursday 23 March, 10:00 - 16:00 – Departure from Business Design Centre, London
Experience London’s most important trending retail concepts and connect with the innovators behind them.

Maximise your trip to RECon Europe! ICSC’s retail safari will take you straight to the latest and best retail concepts in the world. Each store on this action-packed itinerary will demonstrate the future of retail coming to life. The safari includes:

  • A range of new strategies that are boosting profits both offline and online
  • The stores integrating omnichannel technology brilliantly
  • The low-tech concepts helping brands get ahead of their competitors
  • Meetings with the professionals creating new technologies and strategies to put retailers in the lead
  • 7-10 store visits, some with in-store meetings
  • Networking lunch with 4-6 innovative retail professionals
  • Informal discussion throughout the day, helping you reflect on what you’ve seen and how you can apply the trends

Retail Safari Fee: €400 + VAT

We are rapidly approaching capacity for this tour so ensure you register today.