ICSC's Kercheval on RECon

ICSC Michael Kercheval

GlobeSt.com is providing wall-to-wall coverage of ICSC's RECon show in Las Vegas May 19-22. Retail Ticket will provide coverage of the event through the end of May, featuring pre-event articles, live video interviews on site and post-conference analysis.

On Sunday, RECon, the world's largest retail real estate convention began in Las Vegas. It's host is the International Council of Shopping Centers, and Michael Kercheval took some time to discuss what to expect this year. He touched on what to expect attendance wise, some things that might be different at this year's show and the state of the industry and consumer.

GlobeSt.com: Where is attendance at compared to prior years? How is that shaping up?

Michael Kercheval: The advance registration has been running significantly ahead of last year. That’s been a pretty good indication that we’re going to have more people there. This week we are still running significantly ahead, and we always get a large number of on-sites. Clearly, it would be almost impossible to have less than last year. I’m guessing that we’ll bring in 35,000 people through the doors. That is less than we had in those peak years, when there were about 50,000 people.

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on May 20, 2013