ICSC will be in Las Vegas May 22 -May 25.

<STRONG>International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Convention</STRONG><BR>(See show program for full schedule of events)<BR><BR><STRONG>May 22-25</STRONG><BR><STRONG>Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas...

International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Convention
(See show program for full schedule of events)

May 22-25
Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton

General Information
Show hours:
Sunday: 2-6 p.m.
Monday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail runs from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Tickets are $3 for a one-way ride and $10 for a one-day pass. It connects eight major resorts and stops at the following seven stations: MGM Grand, Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah’s/Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton and the Sahara.

Public Sector Showcase
ICSC and the U.S. Conference of Mayors present the 2nd Annual Public Sector Showcase, which promotes ICSC members from the city, state or economic development sectors. The Showcase is a featured part of the ICSC Spring Convention’s Open House to be held in the Trade Exposition on Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Representatives from the participating city, state and development agencies will be on hand during the reception. Be sure to stop by and a get a head start on the convention with this excellent opportunity to meet up with representatives from the public sector area before the Leasing Mall officially opens.

Saturday, May 21
10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Badge Validation at Satellite Location.

Sunday, May 22
1-2 p.m.: Convention Opening Session
Guest speakers: Brit Hume, chief Washington correspondent and managing editor, Fox News, and Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive, General Electric.

6-7:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception at the Las Vegas Hilton Pool

Monday, May 23
7:30-8:30 a.m.: Women in Real Estate Networking Breakfast

10-11:15 a.m.: Blockbuster General Session — Progress for Partnerships
State and local government officials discuss public-private partnerships in retail real estate development and furthering economic revitalization across the country. Moderator: Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and moderator of CNN’s “The Capital Gang.”

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1-2 p.m.: Luncheon Presentations
Guest speaker: Gen. Tommy Franks, U.S. Army Retired, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command.

2:30-4 p.m.: Is Retail Still the Darling of the Real Estate Industry?
Moderator: Joseph Franzetti, director, Citigroup Global Markets .

4:15-4:30 p.m.: Annual Meeting of Members.

Tuesday, May 24
8-8:45 a.m.: Breakfast Presentations
Guest speaker: Brandi Chastain, World Cup Soccer champion, member of the U.S. national team since 1988.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Blockbuster General Session
Hosted by Melissa Rivers 3rd Annual Hot Retailers Awards

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Luncheon Presentations
Guest speaker: Kip Tindell, president and ceo, The Container Store.

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