The European association for Retail Real Estate

The European Council of Shopping Places provides a European voice for an industry that designs, creates, funds, develops, builds and manages shopping places across Europe.

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The European Council of Shopping Places announces the election of Joanna Fisher as its new chair. Julien Bouyeron appointed as new Secretary General

The European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP), the voice for Europe’s retail property sector, today announces the election of Joanna Fisher as its new Chair. She replaces Peter Wilhelm, who is stepping down.Julien Bouyeron has also joined the Council as its new dedicated Secretary General. Joanna Fisher is currently the CEO of ECE Marketplaces, where she is responsible for the entire shopping center business in the ECE Group, one of

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The European Council Of Shopping Places announces winners of its 2023 Design & Development Awards

The European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP), the voice for Europe’s retail property sector, last night announced the winners of its inaugural Design & Development Awards. They recognise the best new shopping places built, extended or refurbished in Europe since 2018. Split into two different categories and based on their size, five winners and 5 commendations were announced, chosen from sixteen finalists. Each was assessed on its innovation, design, concept,

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ECSP Awards Conference – May 15th

Join us on May 15th in the beautiful city of Milan for the first-ever ECSP Awards Conference, hosted in collaboration with our members, the Italian Council of Shopping Centres and the German Council of Shopping Places. At the ECSP Awards Conference, you’ll get the chance to hear from industry experts on the most pressing issues of Europe’s retail property sector. From design and development to sustainability and technology, this event will cover it all. But that’s not all, attendees will also have the opportunity to attend the highly anticipated Gala Dinner, where the Awards will be announced.

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Are you involved in the retail real estate industry? Then you should join our community and gain exclusive access to the industry’s best practices, market insights, networking opportunities, working groups, events, awards, innovations, and much more! For membership queries, please contact us.


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ECSP will be at the heart of every issue affecting the sector, discussing key topics of greatest relevance and importance to our members & the industry, sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues at a European level.

Working Groups

Within ECSP there are a number of committees & working groups. Supported by the Secretariat, each group is developing and defining clear objectives to promote and protect best practice within the sector.

These will include:


For further information on the work that ECSP does and for all membership enquiries please contact:

These will include:

Julien Bouyeron
Secretary General

Joanna Fisher
Chairwoman of the Board

Brussels Calling

Welcome to Brussels Calling, the European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP)’s bimonthly newsletter for the European retail property sector. Every two months we share the association’s latest news and views, relevant policy updates and a selection of upcoming events and interesting reads.

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