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31 May 2017  |  Wednesday


NEW COMERS is the annual leading event for shopping malls and retail market.

NEW COMERS is a new format of event with exclusive audience & speakers, highly performed presentations & panel discussions, exhibition area and just perfect meeting platform for shopping malls and retailers.

URE Club is professional real estate membership organization, aimed to unite local and international experts, as well as influencers of the field. Annually since 2009 URE Club has been hosting events for shopping malls and retailers , gathering professional audience of the retail industry.
Retailers is a company and internet portal whose main goal is to share experiences and ideas in the field of retail business. Retailers ogranizes conferences, workshops and informal meetings for retail professionals

Audience to participate: owners and managers  of shopping and entertainment centers, retailers, brokers and other real estate experts of the industry.

Shopping malls
The format of new shopping malls presentation enables potential tenants to meet the project team of the project in full: from the shopping mall manager to the technical director. Presentation involves introduction of floor plans, the concept and plan of marketing and PR promotion of the project, rental and technical data. Special Q&A session will take place to offer open dialogue between the project team and potential tenants.

TOP Ukrainian retail brands will discuss the latest market trends, highlight the most up-to-date preferences of the customer and draw out breakthrough digital technologies which can be used in retail business.

Star Guests
European experts will speak for Ukrainian commercial real estate and retail market and will share their experience in the development of shopping centers and the best retail concepts.

During the event you’ll have an opportunity to visit special exhibition area to explore the digital & smart tech novelties of shopping centers and retail.



9:30 -10:00

Registration & welcome coffee


Organizers' welcoming adress

10:10 -10:40

2016 Review: How do malls operate since their opening?

Lavina Mall, shopping mall
Dmytro Gilberg, Director of shopping mall
Liudmyla Vilischuk, leasing director

Victoria Gardens
, shopping mall
Sergii Ovchinnikov, Chief Investment Officer 



Digital Platform for Shopping Centers - lessons and experience after 200 shopping centers 
Tom Gong, co-founder at AliExpress, 
founder and CEO at AllDragon International and Wanda eCommerce (China, USA)


Lease terms optimization: occupancy cost ratio tool in practice
Nadiia Sokolova, senior consultant of real estate advisory services at Ernst & Young


Latest legal aspects of agreements between tenants and shopping malls
Natalia Kochergina, partner and head of real estate at DLA Piper Ukraine


Design of shopping malls: to attract, capture and hold
Andriy Voytko, owner of AVG companies group


Leisure & shopping malls: trends, innovations, future
Hussam Raouf, former executive director of Emaar Properties PJSC (Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa), 
managing director at Mont Hill (U)


New technologies: IT solutions for shopping malls and retailers 

Agency 21, NFC donation solutions for the charity
Evgen Gluzov, CEO & sales

Hubber, online business platform for retailers & distributors
Artem Shevchenko, founder & CEO

ardservice, loyalty credit cards for new shopping centers
Dmytro Bogodukhov, director

Rent Roll plc, software and automation systems for commercial property owners
Rafal Shylyanskyy, CEO and founder


Lunch & networking

14:00 -14:30

The Customer Experience. What Next for Consumer Electrical Retailing?
John Ibbotson, managing director at Retail Vision Management Consultants


Making sense of modern retail entertainment and beyond 
Gian Gherardo Aprile, group CEO at WeArena International L.t.d (Italy)


Linking offline and online retail channels – opportunities and challenges
Nick Holroyd-Doveton, product & delivery director at Omnifi (United Kingdom)

15:30 -17:00

New faces: presentation of new retailers

Ukrposhta, postal and public services, member of Universal Postal Union
Dmytro Sennychenko, Real Estate and Infrastructure director at Ukrainian Post

Little House, retailing company, official representative of Falke, Roeckl, Hanro, Steiff, Sanetta, Elsy
Svitlana Timokhova, owner

Souperia, first fast-healthy restaurant in Ukraine, specialized in cream-soups
Timur Bliznyuk, founder

Miracle me, retail childrens clothing stores
Tatiana Lidermann, co-ownner 

Dental Care Office, Ukraine's first professional diagnostic dental office
Jaroslav Zablotskyy, founder of the International Dental Center Zablotskyy Clinic


New business: presentation of new SEC

Breaking the patterns in the retail industry
Vitaliy Boyko, director of NAI Ukraine

River Mall, shopping mall 
Mykhailo Nechyporchuk, head of project

Rive Gauche, shopping mall
Ganna Koryagina, commercial director at Immochan Ukraine

17:00 -19:00

Cocktail party and closing remarks




On May 24-25, 2016 in Parkovy Congress Hall, Kyiv, Forum for Shopping Malls and Retailers | New Comers was hosted by Ukrainian Real Estate Club, together with Retail Community

NEW COMERS 2016 brought together 173 delegates from different regions of Ukraine. The event was attended by more than 50 representatives of shopping malls, including 15 guests from Lviv, Odessa, Dnypropetrovsk, Poltava. Retail was represented by 50 participants from major international companies and by Ukrainian manufacturers, many of which are planning to expand abroad. Speakers and participants of the Forum were traditionally presented by top managers of construction, consulting, brokerage, legal and audit companies, architectural studios and international guests. Find out more

See Program 2016



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Merging Physical and Digital Retail Channels – Opportunities and Challenges
Nick Holroyd-Doveton, product & delivery director at Omnifi (United Kingdom)

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