CREtech Partners with ICSC to Bring the Innovation Exchange to New York Deal Making Dec 4 – 6

The Innovation Exchange will feature 20+ of the leading commercial real estate retail tech companies and include live product demos and speaking sessions

New York, NY (November 21, 2018) -- CREtech (, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate tech sector, announced that it will partner with International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) to host the second-annual Innovation Exchange at ICSC’s New York Deal Making held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on December 4 - 6. ICSC’s New York Deal Making is New York’s largest retail real estate event and attracts attendees and exhibitors from around the world for three days of industry connections and insights.

“Partnering with ICSC, one of the world's leading trade organizations, is an incredible honor for our company,” stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech. “This announcement is a wonderful affirmation of the growth and maturity of the young commercial real estate tech sector overall as THE leading association serving the global retail real estate community sees so much value and importance in bringing the best retail focused tech startups to their massive audience,” Beckerman concluded.

“We are proud to, once again, be partnering with CREtech to bring the best retail startups technologies to New York Deal Making,” said Stephanie Cegielski, vice president of public relations at ICSC. “ICSC remains focused on educating our members on the most important and innovative solutions to help them thrive in their particular businesses. With the Innovation Exchange, we ensure our organization remains on the forefront of tech innovation in the retail industry and provide our members with direct access to leading ideas and entrepreneurs in the space,” Cegielski concluded.

The Innovation Exchange will be located in the River Pavilion and will feature the most cutting-edge tech in the commercial real estate retail space, bringing robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and more to the show.

Technology innovators with live product demos include:

Accel Robotics - With Accel Robotics harnessing the power of computer vision and artificial intelligence to enable next-generation experiences for commercial spaces.

American Tower - American Tower is a provider of wireless and broadcast towers, in-building and outdoor DAS, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment. With over 170,000 communications sites, we are committed to partnering with our customers to develop customized network solutions.

DogSpot - DogSpot makes it convenient for dog owners to visit stores by creating the ultimate, dog-friendly environment. We partner with developers, property managers, and retailers to place our single occupancy, high-tech houses outside their businesses where dogs are not allowed inside.

Dor - Dor provides accurate, actionable foot traffic data with none of the hassles of cameras or break-beams.

Farmer's Fridge - Farmer’s Fridge is a rapidly growing network of 200+ automated smart Fridges stocked with chef-curated, restaurant-quality meals and snacks. We are committed to making fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar.

Farmshelf - Farmshelf builds smart indoor farms for restaurants and hotels that make farming simple. Farmshelf makes it easy to grow fresh, delicious food year-round -- in rain, snow or sleet -- right under your own roof.

Glass-Media - Glass-Media empowers brands/retailers to leverage a more holistic offline-online customer experience through unique, highly impactful projection-based digital storefronts.

Mallcomm - Mallcomm unites shopping center management, marketers, retailers and operational staff in one powerful universe facilitating instant two-way communication and effective operational procedures.

Mavatar - Mavatar is a pioneer in Omnichannel Commerce PaaS Solutions, Powered By AI & Blockchain. mCart, their core technology closes the gap between online & offline sales, shopping & advertising.

Memomi - Memomi is a high-end digital mirror for a new generation shopping experience. Using simple body gestures, on the mobile app you can control the MemoryMirror™ to see 360-degree back and side views in new outfits.

NavigatorCRE - NavigatorCRE is a cloud CRE analytics platform built to align, enrich and activate your CRE data into intellectual currency to win, analyze & collaborate.

Nobal Technologies - Nobal Technologies believes in re-imagining and re-inventing the human experience. They have re-engineering and enhancing the physical world through seamless and engaging technology.

Orbital Insight - Orbital Insight provides you with retail foot traffic, customer demographics, and consumer behavior through satellite analytics and cell phone geolocation data.

Placer - is the world’s most advanced foot traffic analytics platform allowing anyone in the retail industry to instantly generate insights into any physical place for a deeper understanding of audiences and competition.

RetailNext - RetailNext is the first retail vertical IoT integrated platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar retailers. RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience.

roOomy - roOomy provides virtual staging services across 3D, augmented and virtual reality platforms with real, shoppable home furnishings to sell your properties faster and for more money.

ShareRails - ShareRails levels the digital playing field between e-commerce stores and brick-and-mortar stores by transforming local retailers' inventory data into rich digital content that is then indexed by Google and other search engines. - designs digital & multi-touch solutions through 3D immersive experiences. Our solutions can be displayed onto shop windows, interactive tables, touch video walls, and large format touchscreens.

Truss - Truss helps small and medium businesses find, tour and lease office, industrial and retail space on our AI-enabled technology platform.

VirtualAPT - VirtualAPT builds autonomous robots to create immersive, guided, moving 360° degree video tours of physical locations. They created a new way to visit, lease and purchase properties, tour hotels, and shop online.

Wirkn - The best brands use Wirkn to build their retail, hospitality and customer service teams. Wirkn helps retailers save time and effort finding qualified candidates, reducing operational costs and building a better team.

In addition to the participating technology companies, Innovation Exchange will also host speaking sessions from industry leaders in the space including:

  • Panel Discussion from the top Venture Capitalists in the space on Investing in Retail and Real Estate Technology, moderated by J. Skyler Fernandes, Principal, Venture University, panelists include Jeffrey E. Berman, General Partner, Camber Creek, Lisa Morales-Hellebo, Co-Founder, REFASHIOND and Brian Laung Aoaeh, Co-Founder, REFASHIOND
  • Panel Discussion from leading tech companies on solutions for underutilized retail real estate moderated by J. Skyler Fernandes, Partner, Venture University panelists Ben Silver, Founder & CEO, 3DEN and Dan Lockwood, Re:Imagined Real Estate


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