Eva Pascoe | Digital Retailer
  • Nov 24, 2019
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Eva will be attending the IGen conference on the 28th November 2019 email for invitations

Sponsored by: Nuveen Real Estate

8.45-9.15 REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9.15-9.30 WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Mark Faithfull, Editor, Retail Property Analyst

Myles White, Head of European Retail, Nuveen Real Estate

SESSION 1: CONSUMERS

9.30-10.00 MODERN LIVES: Work, live, shop

Microsoft’s new European flagship in the heart of London is not only reflective of its own business eco-system but also represents a sea change in the way we live, work and shop. Lara Marrero, of Gensler,who led the Microsoft project,explains why our blended and digitally-influenced lives are increasingly shaping why, how and where we spend time. 

10.00-10.25 REFRAMING: Why good guys will win

As expectations rise for organisations to deliver value within the constraints of a finite planet, Nils Rage of Landsec looks at the role of the real estate industry and how innovation and climate action can bring new opportunities. 

SECTION 2: BUSINESS

10.25-10.50 INVESTMENT: Show me the money

As retailers and shopping centre owners reassess the role of the store and physical places, Denizer Ibrahim of LGIM considers why investors and developers need to step back from traditional metrics and reset how schemes are conceived, operated and run for the long-term.

10.50-11.15 SUSTAINABILITY: Green means business

A lot has been discussed about sustainability but an increasingly discerning and activist consumer base now expects the businesses they use to reflect their own ethical values. Munish Datta from the UK Green Building Council explores how companies can implement genuine sustainability programmes to create positive change.

11.15-11.40 REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

SESSION 3: DIGITAL INNOVATION

11.40-12.05 LOCATIONS: Space, place and the digital inside

Shopping centres’ have been all but replaced by multi-use, experiential locations targeting visitors for everything from culture to co-working, a night out to a night in a hotel. Jack Sibley from Nuveen Real Estate examines how technology is changing the landlord-tenant relationship, how advances in data capture are driving an evolution in retail management and how digital innovation can enhance consumer experience. 

12.05-12.30 GAMING: Reaching out to generation X Box The incredible global success of e-sports and gaming has captured a generation and become a genuine phenomenon, yet is a genre largely ignored by retail destinations.  Nicky Wightman of Savills explains why it’s time to get in the game.

12.30-12.55 CONNECTIVITY: Driving change in transportNot only are destinations changing, but the cities and urban locations in which they are set are changing too. With radical changes in connectivity – both digital and physical – Mike Savage of Arup considers how our technology-driven evolving cities will reshape retail and leisure.

12.55-13.00 SUMMARY: Mapping the Future

Mark Faithfull, Editor of Retail Property Analyst, provides a quick summary.

13.00-13.45 LIGHT LUNCH AND NETWORKING

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