COVINGTON, Louisiana —- (DECEMBER 9, 2010) Mark Salvetti, Director of Project Management for Stirling Properties, recently attended the ICSC CenterBuild Conference, a three day, premier retail design and construction conference held in Phoenix, Arizona on December 1st. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) hosts this annual conference where more than 2,000 architects, contractors, developers, engineers, tenant coordinators and retailers gather to learn, engage, and connect with industry leaders.
This year is Mr. Salvetti’s fifth year attending CenterBuild and third year as a member of the CenterBuild Program Planning Committee. Along with the ICSC Advisory Council, the 50 member Program Planning Committee is responsible for the conference’s overall success. They meet several times a year to discuss how to best orchestrate an interactive program that encourages the exchange of ideas while addressing local and international development issues.
Among the highlights of the conference is the ability to obtain ICSC’s Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP) designation, which Mr. Salvetti earned in 2007 as part of the designation’s first graduating class.
“The most important tool we have in understanding the changing demographics that affect our retail landscape is education,” said Salvetti. “CenterBuild is the best way to expand your knowledge base and I encourage anyone in the industry to attend.”
For the past 28 years, the conference’s success stems from focusing on individual learning by creating maximum opportunities to meet other professionals, listen to dynamic speakers, and discuss industry related issues through general sessions, workshops and roundtables. For more information about ICSC or CenterBuild visit www.icsc.org.