Organiser: Place North West
Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Petersfield, M2 3GX
With the retail sector undergoing the greatest shift seen in decades, join Place North West on 13 September to explore the current state of the market, occupier trends, and the technology set to define the future of shopping.
Sponsored by IBI Group, DAC Beachcroft and Savills, this half-day conference will debate the position of the UK retail sector, exploring a year which has seen household names go bust, e-commerce gain market share, and CVAs feature daily in headlines.
While the first half of the morning will examine the retail sector of today, the second half of the session will look at the industry’s future, examining the use of consumer data, apps, drone deliveries, Amazon Go, and virtual reality revolutionising the shopping experience. What do greater clicks mean for bricks? Can a greater focus on experiential stores lure consumers back to shopping centres?
Speakers confirmed so far:
Daniel Mead, head of shopping centre asset management, APAM
Alison Key, head of real estate, DAC Beachcroft
Jeremy Hinds, head of retail planning, Savills
Jonathan Downey, co-founder, London Union
Tom Prescott, director, Barker Proudlove
Cllr Kate Butler, executive member for economy and regeneration, Stockport Council
Matthew Thompson, head of retail strategy, Colliers International
Clive Hall, chief executive, Place Dashboard
Seamus Lennon, architect and studio director, IBI Group
Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor of Place North West
More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks
Held at a Manchester Central Convention Complex, the event is due to begin at 8am on Thursday 13 September, with networking and breakfast and an 8.30am start to proceedings. The conference will close with lunch at noon.
Tickets cost £50+VAT and all refreshments are included.