Place North West, in association with Civic Engineers and Hill Dickinson, would like to invite you to Future of Town Centres, a full-day conference to examine the state of the retail and leisure markets and debate ideas for remaking the high street.
Future of Town Centres on Wednesday 27 November will take place at Bruntwood's conference centre on the 24th floor of City Tower in Piccadilly, Manchester.
The event will include expert presentations from a cross-section of property specialists covering such topics as the rise of food and beverage on the high street, prospects for secondary towns, public policy around development finance and supporting retailers, destination marketing, and future cinema designs.
The speakers confirmed so far feature:
Lisa Durkin, North West Town Team & Portas Pilots Advisor, Association of Town Centre Management. Update on this high-profile initiative to turn around ailing centres
Simon Bedford, Partner, Deloitte Real Estate. How should Greater Manchester boroughs respond to challenges facing high street?
Keith Davies, Director of Development & Regeneration, Bolton Council. Latest on Greater Manchester Town Centre Strategy and Bolton's regeneration priorities
John Sullivan, Director, Dcinex. Can cinema-led regeneration transform town centres?
Stephen O'Malley, Director, Civic Engineers. Reclaiming the heart of our town centres
Mike Horner, Regional Director, Muse Developments. Perspective from developer active today in Stockport, Chester, Blackpool, Warrington
Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Future of Town Centres is a full-day event starting at 9am and will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
This is a paid-for ticketed event at £59+VAT per delegate.
City Tower is next to Metrolink stops in Piccadilly Gardens on Mosley Street and within walking distance of Manchester Piccadilly station. There is parking beneath City Tower in New York Street.