How retail property is responding to changing consumer behaviour will form the basis of this dedicated breakfast briefing on Thursday 7 September in Manchester.
Current topics in the rapidly evolving retail landscape that are likely to feature in this panel debate include:
Data: the new footfall
Future of department stores, are they still the anchor of choice?
Fickle consumers, flitting between brands on social media
Convenience stores and edge-of-centre markets
Leisure concessions in store
Physical environment – where can brands express themselves?
Staying relevant: the role of shopping in communites
Future of Retail is sponsored by DAC Beachcroft, The Co-op and Lambert Smith Hampton.
Speakers confirmed so far:
- Stephen Proudley, head of retail, Lambert Smith Hampton, adviser to retailers and landlord developers, has acted for Next, Primark, Ikea among others
- Jennifer Carmichael, portfolio strategy and insight manager, Co-op Food, on the role of retail in creating successful communities
- Toby Sproll, head of retail and leisure at Bruntwood, set to expand the retail part of its estate significantly in the coming years
- Tim Vaughan, managing director of national developer and retail specialist Moorgarth Properties, active on projects from £2m to £80m including repositioning Market Place in Bolton
- Paul Batho, projects director, St Modwen, listed regeneration group with live developments in Kirkby and Crosby town centres and Great Homer Street Liverpool
- Jane Sharrocks, Manchester BID chair and general manager at Selfridges, Exchange Square
Tickets are priced at £50+VAT and include breakfast and refreshments.