Category Archives: ICSC Show

Thinking Out Loud: What to See (and What to Be Seen In) at ICSC NY

After 20+ years of attending ICSC shows in New York (and the not-quite-as-beloved-by-me-but-still-pretty-great Vegas edition), I get a lot of people asking me about the show experience. You know, the usual questions:  what to wear, who to see,  what to eat, and what little goodies are available at the booths.  For this second edition of Thinking Out Loud, I thought I’d share some random thoughts for you first-time attendees. Continue reading Thinking Out Loud: What to See (and What to Be Seen In) at ICSC NY

Thinking Out Loud: Sorry Vegas, New York’s ICSC Show is the One to Beat

As we begin the final flurry of preparation for ICSC’s New York National Conference next month, I’ve been thinking about the difference between this event and May’s ICSC RECon in Vegas. Both shows are pivotal for anyone in the retail real estate game, and both have their benefits, but for my money the New York event is more productive . *

(*This is a 100%, Grade-A subjective opinion – I wouldn’t be calling this new feature “Thinking Out Loud” if it wasn’t. Your mileage may vary.)

You’re probably mumbling to yourself, “Prove it, Pliskin.” I mean, I love Vegas… you can’t beat the après convention activities, between restaurants, parties, gambling, shows, etc., but  here are just a few of the reasons ICSC NY is the top business event  for me each year: Continue reading Thinking Out Loud: Sorry Vegas, New York’s ICSC Show is the One to Beat