SM China scored four wins in the Mall China 2017 Golden Mall Awards for SM City Xiamen, SM Lifestyle Center, SM City Tianjin, and SM City Chengdu at the recently concluded awarding ceremonies on September 20, held at the Marriott Financial Centre, Chengdu in China.
SM City Xiamen won the Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 City Advancement Award for its 16 years of successful operation in Xiamen City and leading new style in the industry. SM Lifestyle Center was given the Mall China Golden Awards 2017 Marketing Award for its Paper Art event, an innovative, experiential, and socially relevant activation. While SM City Tianjin received the Mall China Golden Mall Awards 2017 Commercial Plan Innovation Award for its design excellence and environment-friendly architecture, SM City Chengdu bagged the Mall China Community Shopping Center Awards 2017 Key Study and Demonstration Project for excellence in project planning, tenant mix, and sustainable development.
SM Supermalls is the sole shopping mall brand that received four honors for different projects in the Mall China 2017 Golden Mall Awards. Other well-known shopping mall brands that won this year include Shanghai Changning Raffles City, Beijing Chaoyang Joy City, and Aeon Mall Nantong.
Since 2006, the Mall China Golden Mall Awards has been recognizing outstanding shopping malls and initiatives that have made meaningful contributions to China’s shopping mall industry. The Awards are conferred by Mall China, the largest shopping center retail organization in China. As the first non-profit organization of China’s retail property industry, Mall China has over 700 corporate members of operators, retailers, developers, investors, and relevant-service agencies.
On September 21, the Annual Conference of Mall held the International Symposium and Asia-Pacific Shopping Center Service Competitiveness Summit, gathering leaders from Asia-Pacific shopping centers with new visions and ideas. SM Supermalls’ Steven Tan was invited to be part of a panel discussion with the theme, “Views from Decision-makers: Key Factors for Enterprise (Shopping Center) Competitiveness,” where Mr. Tan shared insights on how SM embraced innovation in mall operations in the Philippines and in China.
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