Thursday, 8th November 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMKeynote HKCEC, Level 5, Hall F-G, Ruby Room Retail Summit
- The story of how a simple idea became one of the world’s most
PPR Group (France) | Worldwide Real Estate Director
Carmine Rotondaro is the Worldwide Real Estate Director of the PPR Group, for which he has been serving for the last ten years. In such a capacity, he coordinates the real estate needs and projects of all the PPR Group brands and divisions.
He is author of several articles and keynote speaker at various congresses and conferences including the Financial Times 2006 Commercial Property Conference held in London, the 2007 edition of the Asia Luxury Property Conference held in Hong Kong, the 2007 edition of the World Knowledge Forum held in Seoul, the 2008 and 2010 editions of Leaders in Luxury Middle East held in Dubai, the 2008 and 2010 editions of the China Luxury Summit held in Shanghai, the 2009 edition of the Global Opportunities Conference held in London, the 2009 edition of Luxury Interactive held in London. He served as a Member of the Grand Jury of the 2008 edition of the Mapic Retail Awards, as a Member of the Jury of the 2008 CEE Retail Awards and as a Member of the Jury of the 2009 edition of the Global Retail & Leisure International Awards.
About PPR Group:
PPR nurtures a group of high-growth global brands distributed in more than 120 countries. In 2010, PPR generated revenues of €14.6 billion and had over 60,000 employees at year end. The PPR share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, PRTP.PA, PPFP).
To explore the PPR brand universe, please visit www.ppr.com: the Luxury brands (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Girard Perregaux, JeanRichard, Sergio Rossi and Stella McCartney), the Sport & Lifestyle brands (Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn), Fnac and Redcats.
Subway Real Estate | President - Director
Photo credit: Sydney Griffin
John Devine began his career with the Subway franchise organization in 1987 after graduating from Law School. John has held numerous positions within the real estate group for Subway Corporation and has participated in the phenomenal development growth of the international restaurant chain watching as it grew from a small sandwich shop franchise in North America to the current #1 Franchise with over 37,000 restaurants in 100 countries. John assumed the position of President and Director of Subway Real Estate in 2005.
About SUBWAY ® Restaurants
Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY ® chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey - one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business.
With over 37,000 locations in 100 countries, the SUBWAY ® restaurant chain is the largest restaurant chain in the world, providing fresh, made-to-order submarine sandwiches and salads at a great value, in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The chain provides over 370,000 jobs worldwide and plans to add 25,000 more in 2012, fostering job support in local communities.
The chain's commitment to corporate social responsibility is demonstrated through a variety of "green" initiatives serving to make restaurant operations as environmentally responsible as possible. Sustainability efforts include packaging, energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and the construction of SUBWAY ® Eco Restaurants.
For more information about the SUBWAY ® chain, visit www.subway.com
Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/subway
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/subway
SUBWAY ® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.
RLI C/O Paramount Publications Ltd | Publisher & Joint MD
Jayne Rafter is the Publishing Director of RLI, the world's only global retail and leisure magazine. Jayne has 24 years experience in the sector and a proven track record for publishing well-respected, high-quality magazines. Jayne has presented at awards and conferences around the world and is renowned for her public speaking. She has previously been secured as a key speaker at many events including the India Retail Forum, Mumbai, Retail City, Dubai and MAPIC, Cannes. Jayne is an excellent networker and has enviable contacts and relationships with retail and leisure CEOs globally. She has also regularly assisted with the coordination of numerous conference and panel sessions for many international event organisers.
RLI, the world's only global retail and leisure magazine, has become the voice of the global retail and leisure sectors, providing analyses on an extensive variety of topics and in-depth articles on the industry's leading operators. Circulated monthly to 20,000 individually named CEO's, Directors and key decision-makers internationally, the magazine is dedicated to the retail and leisure market.
Working hand-in-hand with both the BCSC and ICSC, which have dedicated pages within every issue, RLI is also the preferred Media Partner of almost every major global retail event.
Retail & Leisure International is also the organiser behind the highly regarded and much-coveted Global RLI Awards - one of the hottest tickets on the industry calendar.
For further information on RLI, log onto www.rli.uk.com or contact Jayne Rafter Publishing Director on +44 (0) 1706 212200.