The planning and operation of ECE shopping centers is based on the requirements of the retail industry. Thus, for ECE the dialog with retail partners is crucial.
The ECE Retail Meeting, Europe's biggest industry meeting for retailers, has been taking place every year for more than a decade. At this occasion, more than 500 international top decision makers exchange ideas with ECE on the latest trends and developments. The Retail Meeting provides the opportunity to discuss current requirements of the retail industry and possible joint activities in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Retail Meeting idea has also been very successfully implemented in Turkey and has become an annual meeting point for top retailers and decision makers.
The ECE Retail Awards are a special highlight. Every year the winners are selected in the categories "Most Innovative" und "Best Appearance". The awardees serve as a role model for many other companies and concepts.
The "ECE Retail Technical Meeting", which also takes place every year since 2013, focuses on technical subjects such as certification criteria or strategies of the future for shop design. Persons which are responsible for construction projects and technical contact persons of the ECE rental partners meet specialists of the company as well as representatives of cooperating planning offices and shop design companies.
In this way, retailers can discuss technical and design requirements of their shop concepts with experts from the fields of architecture and construction and exchange ideas. In addition, ECE can identify challenges and needs of retailers at an early stage and provide support with the help of the forum.