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Will we see you in Orlando for ICSC’s NOI+ and MOCIAL Conferences?

Posted by: Jen Maisch Jen Maisch
on August 21, 2012

We’ll be on the road again for two ICSC events in a few short weeks. Our team will be speaking at ICSC’s NOI+ Conference, which takes place Sept. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla., directly followed by the organization’s inaugural MOCIAL Conference, which runs Sept. 6-7 in the same location. We’d love to see you there, and exchange insights and thoughts on some of the most pressing issues facing retail today.

At the NOI+ Conference, you’ll be able to learn about how to improve your shopping centers’ performance and maximize net operating income (NOI) at your retail properties. The conference brings together professionals from across the industry — including those in asset management, operations, property management, marketing, specialty leasing, and leasing.

Kimco’s Director of Sustainability, Will Teichman, will be speaking on the panel called “Creating Efficiencies That Will Impact NOI” on Sept. 5 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. He’ll be weighing in on how to increase profits and lower operating expenses through energy management initiatives, such as water preservation, solar energy production, and new lighting technologies.

The next day, Sept. 6, Kimco COO Mike Pappagallo will be moderating a panel called “Developing an NOI Culture in Your Organization” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. He’ll be discussing how to drive NOI growth through efforts such as improving rent spreads, implementing cost reduction programs, enhancing low performance assets, and more.

ICSC will also be presenting its 2012 U.S. MAXI Awards winners at the NOI+ conference on Sept 5. The MAXI Awards recognize best practices in retail marketing, new media strategies, and NOI enhancement programs. The ICSC named Kimco’s blog a finalist in this year’s MAXI Awards for its “New Media — Best Use of Social Media” category. Within that, we fall in the Company sub-category.

And then we go right to ICSC’s MOCIAL Conference. This event focuses on how social media and mobile technology are changing the way we do business. Industry experts will be discussing how to create social and digital media strategies to enhance companies’ brands and better engage their audiences.

Diane Agostinello, Kimco’s Director of Marketing and Leasing Services, will be speaking on “Building a Successful Corporate Blog” on Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 am. She’ll be bringing you inside some of the strategies and tactics we’ve developed to support a social media program in the retail investment space. She will also go into why we launched this initiative, and how we’re building our brand and engaging our audiences through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels.

For more on what you can see at MOCIAL, check out these videos on ICSC’s YouTube page featuring some of this year’s speakers talking about why MOCIAL is a must-attend event for companies that want to start or improve their social media strategies.

We invite you to join us at NOI+ and MOCIAL! Here’s a bonus if you haven’t signed up yet: If you register by Aug. 31, you qualify for a discounted rate. Registration is available online for the NOI+ Conference and MOCIAL Conference. We hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, keep an eye out on our blog for our highlights and takeaways from the events.

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