Hear from DAC Beachcroft on how leisure brands continue to take over retail spaces, IBI Group on how technology is transforming the design and experience of units, and Stockport Council on ways it is revitalising the town centre for a new era of shoppers, at this half-day event on 13 September.
With the retail sector undergoing the greatest shift seen in decades, attend this event to explore the current state of the market, occupier trends, and the technology set to define the future of commerce.
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 a bigger 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 in 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
Cllr Kate Butler, cabinet member for economy & regeneration, Stockport Council
Seamus Lennon, studio director at IBI Group
Jonathan Downey, co-founder, London Union
Matthew Thompson, head of retail strategy, Colliers
Clive Hall, chief executive, Place Dashboard
Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor of Place North West
The event will also feature a VR kit, hosted by IBI Group, available for guests to try out.
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.