Liverpool One senior asset manager Rob Deacon will be speaking at Place North West's Future of Retail event. Credit: via Aver PR

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Don’t miss this chance to hear experts from Grosvenor, Allied London, the High Streets Task Force and more share how the retail property industry is navigating economic uncertainty and the changes that are being made to help this sector thrive.

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The way we shop is changing, there’s no getting around that. So how does retail reinvent itself in the face of economic uncertainty, looming business rates and e-commerce? What role can technology play in enhancing the way we experience the high street? And how can we meet business viability goals while still crafting sustainable places?

At Place North West’s Future of Retail event, we’ll explore the answers to those questions and more. This half-day conference is a chance to be at the forefront of change in this important sector, while also making valuable business connections.

Held on 15 September at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Future of Retail is sponsored by TLT and Aew Architects.

The day begins with a networking breakfast at 8am before our first panel – Retail Agility: Navigating e-commerce, business rates, and economic crisis.

We’ll delve into the current state of the market and hear how developers, retailers, asset managers and more are actually doing. Expect to hear about creative problem solving, the role of independent brands vs. big chains, and how to attract and retain footfall.

After a networking break, we’ll tackle our second panel of the day – Brave New Store: An examination on what the future holds for the retail industry.

Our experts will gaze into their crystal balls to share their thoughts on what the stores, shopping centres and high streets of the future will look like.

Throughout both panel discussions, you will be able to put your questions in front of our rockstar lineup of industry experts.

We’ll conclude the day with lunch and networking.

Confirmed speakers

  • Matt Colledge, board member & project director, High Streets Task Force
  • Danielle Purves, director, Aew Architects
  • Joe Meredith, legal director, TLT LLP
  • Rob Deacon, senior asset manager, Grosvenor
  • Gabriel Erinle, estates director, Allied London & All+ Management
  • Heather Lindley-Clapp, director, Nexus Planning
  • Vaughan Allen, chief executive, CityCo & Manchester BID
  • Stephen Tregenza, director – retail agency, Metis Real Estate
  • Laurence Jones, head of asset management & leasing, Trilogy

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