ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers



Mission Statement

The purpose of The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is to advance the shopping center industry and to promote its role in the commercial distribution of consumer goods and services by:

  • Providing educational programs and publications in all aspects of shopping center development, finance, management, marketing and other specialized areas of professional interest;
  • Conducting meetings and other programs designed to promote the exchange of ideas among members and to facilitate the conduct of their business;
  • Collecting and disseminating information pertaining to the shopping center industry, including statistical data and other statistical research;
  • Developing and maintaining professional certification programs to encourage high standards for shopping center professionals;
  • Advocating the interest of the shopping center industry to local, state/provincial, federal and international governmental bodies; and
  • Publicizing to the general public promotional and educational shopping center business information.


Upon joining ICSC, all new members receive a notice on the use of the ICSC logo. This notice contains acceptable designs and a statement of rules on the use of the logo. You may download the ICSC logo. To find out the current policy on acceptable usage of the ICSC logo, call +1 646 728 3509 or see the logo usage guidelines page.

Standards for Professional Conduct

It is the policy of ICSC to provide a safe and professional environment for all staff, volunteers, and members.  All volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner at all times when representing ICSC.