Estates Gazette Conferences
The 4th Annual Retail Summit :: Agenda

Wednesday 8 June 2016


Registration and coffee


Chair’s introduction

Sam McClary, Deputy Editor/Head of Content, Estates Gazette

Adapting to a VUCA world

Ross Bailey, Founder and CEO, Appear Here
Rosie Ginday, Managing Director, Miss Macaroon
Ed Foy, Co-Founder, Press London
Luca Marni, COO, Finery London

What’s new on the high street?

  • What does it take to reshape the identity of the high street?
  • Case study examples of high streets that are getting it right
  • How does leisure fit into the mix in driving footfall and dwell time?
  • Innovative strategies to attract the consumer
Mark Williams, Director, Acquisitions, Finance and Investor Relations, Hark Group
Roger Wade, CEO/Founder, BoxPark
Jace Tyrell, Chief Executive, New West End Company
Stuart Harris, Commercial Director and Co-founder, Queensberry Real Estate

Refreshment break


From big data to insight-led actions

Strategic analytics, harnessing big data to better engage consumers and understand tenant requirements, is right at the top of the agenda. But how do you make the most of the data you already have? What decisions can it be used to influence? And what else could you be doing to turn data into real competitive advantage?

Robin Bevan, Director, Locations & Analytics, Javelin Group (and Managing Director, Accenture Strategy)

Retail income strategy in rail - making unique places extraordinary

Landlord perspective

  • Combined approach: asset management & shopper insight
  • Retail income drivers
  • Case study: Manchester Piccadilly station, tenant mix revision

Retailer perspective

  • Travel retail: commercial opportunities and tailored proposition
  • Case study: M&S Simply Food in rail locations
Lii Bernovski-Smith, Category Manager, Network Rail
Shan Sabendran, Franchise Space, Range and Display Manager, Marks and Spencer

Driving footfall for all demographics in shopping centres

This session explores two case studies on how clever analysis and strategies by the developer, retailer, architect and local authority has turned around two shopping centres and localities

Philip Wren, Managing Director, Wren Architecture
Tim Vaughan, CEO, Moorgarth Group
Stephen Young, Director of Development & Regeneration, Bolton Council
Peter Cooper, Director of Asset Management UK Retail, Hammerson



End of the space race

Synopsis: The plague of surplus retail space in and around our towns and cities has been well researched by the likes of BCSC, Portas and others. It is also well illustrated by the retrenchment of a number of the grocers, some away from convenience some from mega stores. So if not retail, then what? Hear from the experts, including major retailers and planning consultants on their strategies for dealing with the end of the space race

Ed Cooke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BCSC
Jeremy Collins, Property Director, John Lewis
John Duxbury, Head of Retail, M&G Real Estate
Paul Langston, Consulting Partner, CACI

Insolvency in the value sector - trend or flash in the pan?

Where is the weakness in the high street that is leading certain retailers to fail? In the wake of Brantano and others what does this tell us about the sector and in particular value retail?

Neville Kahn, Managing Partner, UK Financial Advisory and Senior Restructuring and Insolvency Partner, Deloitte

Retail and Property Landscape

  • An outline of current trends and themes in the retail market
  • How does this impact on retailers property portfolios?
  • Sainsbury's on new space, managing our estate and an update on Netto
  • Case study: Mixed use developments
  • Conclusions and Q&A
Dean Clegg, Store Development Director, Sainsbury's

Refreshment break


Market Analysis - where are we in the cycle?

James Child, Retail & Industrial Analyst, EG

Driving returns in an income focussed world

  • Achieving rental growth in a challenging occupational market
  • Capital expenditure, what pays?
  • Valuing income - the new challenges
Mark Robinson, Investment Director, Ellandi

Chair's conclusions


Drinks reception

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