Are We Still Having An Apocalypse?

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About this session

The public narrative of the Retail Apocalypse dates back to the dawn of the Internet and ecommerce. For nearly twenty years, we’ve heard the end is coming for retail. Join our panelists for a discussion on the origin of the “Apocalypse”, if there’s any truth to it, and if not, why the narrative persists.

  • Where did the apocalypse narrative come from?
  • Is there any truth to it?
  • Why does it persist?
  • What are the consequences?
  • What can be done about it? When is it likely to end?

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Moderator: John Dee

Moderator for Marketplace 2.0 and President of Placewise Americas

Nick Egelanian

Considered a leading expert on retail and the shopping center industry, Nick A. Egelanian pioneered the segmentation of retail into Commodity & Specialty sub-groups as the author of the retail chapter of the Urban Land Institute's Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business, 3rd Edition in 2012.

Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter leads the Mall & Large-Format Retail practice at CBRE. He has been in the shopping center industry for more than 30 years and holds a wealth of experience in asset and property management, leasing, development, acquisitions, dispositions and marketing.

Bob Phibbs

Bob Phibbs is an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach, author of three books, motivational business speaker, and founder of SalesRX, a strategy and done-for-you virtual training firm that specializes in working with retailers and brands who want to sell their merchandise more profitably.

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