Weinswig To Discuss Retail, Real Estate, Tech At Urban Land Institute Hong Kong Panel

April 15, 2015







NEW YORK (April 15, 2015) – The retail landscape is being transformed by e-commerce, omnichannel, beacons, showrooming, O2O platforms, and other innovations that must considered when discussing integrating technology into the real estate decision making process.The impact of technology on retail and real estate is a global phenomenon, and Fung Business Intelligence Centre Executive Director-Head of Global Retail & Technology DeborahWeinswig will offer her views on the evolution and future of this process as a speaker and panelist at the Urban Land Institute Hong Kong’s discussion of “Retail x Real Estate x Technology.”

The event will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the 9/F Sky Garden of the California Tower in Hong Kong. Among topics to be covered are how current consumer trends and technological innovations in Asia will affect retail real estate, and how technology must be considered in the decision-making and design process.

“I’m delighted to speak on a topic that is so close to my heart. E-commerce and wearables are altering the

relationship between retailers and their customers, and retailers’ real estate needs throughout the world. I’m honored to share the stage with such a wonderful and knowledgeable panel,” Weinswig said.

Weinswig will serve both as a guest speaker and a panelist, joining moderator ArielShtarkman, Founder of Orca Capital, and panelists NicholasBradstreet, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Leasing for

Savills, and XavierGilbert, Senior Director, Real Estate, DeborahWeinswig Retail APAC at Adidas Group.

An advocate for innovation, creativity and the implementation of innovative technologies, Weinswig joined FBIC in 2014 to offer her unique viewpoints on the disruptive technology trends and innovations that are reshaping the global retail industry. Recent reports issued by the group include: “The Disruptor Series: Retail in the New Connected World,” “China Retail: Department Stores Reinvented,” and “A Booming Opportunity: Profiting from a Graying America.” All of the group’s reports and analyses can be found at www.fbicgroup.com and www.deborahweinswig.com.


Prior to joining FBC, Weinswig’s experience as an award-winning Wall Street retail analyst has given her a global perspective on retail, retail real estate and technology, covering such retailers as Walmart, Target, Costco, Macy’s, Walgreens and HomeDepot. In addition, she advises startups working with retailers on digital strategies and other business and logistical issues.


Members of ULI will receive priority registration for this event. For more information, and to register, visit https://my.uli.org/events/details/336ea45a-cbfa-





Headquartered in Hong Kong, FBIC leverages unique relationships and information networks to track and report on trends and developments in China and other Asian countries. In addition, its New York-based Global Retail & Technology research team follows broader retail and technology trends, specializing in how they intersect and building collaborative knowledge communities around the revolution occurring worldwide at the retail interface.


Since its establishment in 2000, the FBIC (formerly known as the Li & Fung Research Centre) has served as the knowledge bank and think tank for the


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