Julien Bouyeron joins us from the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA), where for the last five years he served as Director of European Affairs. He has over 10 years of advocacy experience in Brussels. Before joining EDRA, Julien served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the French Retail Federation. Prior to that, he worked as Project Manager at EuroCommerce.

Joanna Fisher is currently the CEO of ECE Marketplaces, where she is responsible for the entire shopping centre business in the ECE Group, one of Europe’s leading shopping centre businesses. With a 50-year history, it has a portfolio of approximately 200 destinations across Germany and Europe. Joanna has been the managing director since 2014 and most recently in this function managed the centre management and thus the existing business of ECE. In addition to the management and numerous restructuring of existing properties, she was also responsible for the opening and market launch of shopping centres. From 2011 to 2013, as Regional Director Center Management, she initially looked after various regional areas. She then took over responsibility for the new markets as Senior Director and thus oversaw ECE developments in countries such as Italy, Denmark, Turkey and Qatar.