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Retail & Leisure Development Conference

Tuesday, 4th May 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

This event will bring together influential names in the sectors to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the retail and leisure sectors.

It has been a tough year for the retail and leisure sector with enforced closures, a dramatic reduction in footfall and consequent drop in rent collection. However there are reasons for optimism, with the sector responding with innovation and new ideas as well as a slew of development projects. We will gather industry leaders, investors, developers, operators and thought leaders to discuss how they are repositioning and repurposing their existing portfolios, adapting upcoming developments and innovating to ensure they survive in the short term, and thrive as demand recovers in the coming months and years.

 Topics to be discussed include:

  • Hammerson’s plans for their 50+ retail sites
  • The 250,000 sq ft Scotch Corner Designer Village
  • New River’s 9 million sq ft retail and leisure portfolio
  • Blackpool Council’s £300m project
  • Tellon Capital’s £200m development plans
  • Major retail developer’s new hotel plans
  • AEW’s continued investment in retail property
  • Milligan’s 300 acre retail & leisure project

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Investing & Developing Retail Property

A host of major retail property funders and investors gather to share their upcoming plans, discuss how they have had adapt over the last 12 months and how there are still major opportunities to be had in the sector.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Tellon Capital; James Burchell, Partner

AEW; Rachel McIsaac, Managing Director, Head of UK Asset Management

Godwin Developments; Stuart Pratt, Group Development Director

Milligan; Stuart Harris, Chief Operating Officer

JLL; Tamsin Cottle, Director, Planning

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:45 Session Two: Retail Property's Role in Shaping Place; Sponsored by CallisonRTKL

Senior leadership from a number of developers and operators join us to explore the role retail property and development can play in placemaking, and how mixed use development will contribute towards the towns and cities of the future.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

CallisonRTKL; Lydia Firminger, Associate Principal

Hammerson; Robin Dobson, Director of UK Development & Project Management

Scotch Corner Designer Village; Sarah Hodkinson, Retail Director

New River; Justin Thomas, Development Director

12:45-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: How The Hotel & Leisure Sector Can Reimagine the High Street

Traditional retail has come under tremendous pressure recently, with drastically lower footfall and countless closures. We will explore how including hotels and leisure offerings will be vital in ensuring the continued viability of the sector.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

UKactive; Marianne Boyle, Head of Partnerships & Strategic Lead Infrastructure

PureGym; Neil Ferguson, Property Director

Blackpool Council; Nick Gerrard, Growth and Prosperity Programme Director

UK Hospitality; Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the retail and leisure sectors. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Milligan – Stuart Harris, Chief Operating Officer

Milligan is recognised in the UK and Europe as one of the most forward-thinking, innovative developers having worked on projects ranging from large mixed-use urban developments to factory outlets, airports and leisure destinations such as Centre Parcs. Stuart will discuss their current retail projects which include The Gateway at PEAK, a Derbyshire project which will include 2,000 hotel rooms, 250 lodges as well as a range of leisure, education and entertainment facilities with a total size of 300 acres.

UKactive – Marianne Boyle, Head of Partnerships & Strategic Lead Infrastructure

UKactive is the leading representative body for the physical activity sector, with more than 3,500 members from across the public, private and third sectors it facilitates partnership and galvanises stakeholders to deliver projects that support the physical activity agenda. The organisation sits on the government’s high street taskforce and is working alongside developers and local authorities to ensure that active leisure offerings are included in the UK’s post pandemic high streets so they remain relevant and viable. Marianne will discuss this exciting work, and why it is important that lessons learnt during the last 12 months are used to galvanise the high street and reduced it’s reliance on traditional retail.

Tellon Capital – James Burchell, Partner

Experts in retail investment and development, Tellon Capital have a track record of delivering high quality retail and mixed use projects. They are delivering three major schemes which include significant retail offerings including the Bargate Centre in Southampton, the Harper Centre in Bedford and the Cineham Centre in Basingstoke. James will discuss these schemes, which total several hundred thousand sq ft of retail space and over £200 million GDV, including how their plans have altered to take into account lessons learnt over the last year.

James Burchel Tellon Capital

Scotch Corner Designer Village – Sarah Hodkinson, Retail Director

Scotch Corner Designer Village is a planned £90 million, 250,000 sq ft outlet shopping and leisure destination, with 92 units in the first phase including 10 restaurants and cafes and is expected to become a top six retail outlet by expected visitor spend. The development will attract a large number of visitors to the area and drive economic growth in North Yorkshire, providing over 1,000 permanent jobs. The team behind the project have worked hard to build it’s green credentials, and are working towards carbon neutrality. With work expected to start in September and a completion date of spring 2023, Sarah will share the vision behind this exciting project.

PureGym – Neil Ferguson, Property Director

PureGym is the UKs leading gym chain and operates over 260 sites serving 1.1 million members across the UK. Last year they acquired Fitness World Group, a leading European gym and fitness provider, and the combined business now has over 500 sites and 1.7 million members. They operate both big box gyms and smaller units on high streets and in retail facilities and have plans for significant further expansion, with the long term aim of doubling their number of UK gyms. Neil will discuss how gyms can lead the way in drawing customers back to retail venues, and how including a mixed use offering including gyms and other leisure facilities is vital to ensuring the long term viability of our high streets, shopping centres and retail parks.

UK Hospitality – Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer

As the Trade Association for hotels across the UK, UK Hospitality have a clearer vision than most about how the sector will move forwards following lockdown and the pandemic. Kate will share insight into their upcoming plans, as well as what the sector needs to do to bounce back, and how this can be achieved.

Blackpool Council – Nick Gerrard, Growth and Prosperity Programme Director

Blackpool Council is working with Nikal and Media Invest Entertainment to deliver a £300 million, 17-acre leisure development on the site of the former Blackpool Central station, which will be the single biggest investment in the town for more than a century. The project, which is to be delivered over 8-9 years will see the construction of the UK’s first “flying theatre” as well as an indoor adventure park, hotels, food and drink outlets, an events square and apartments. It is is projected to attract 600,000 visitors per year with an annual spend of over £75 million and Nick will discuss how the project will move forward, as well as how it is an excellent example of leisure led regeneration and placemaking.

AEW – Rachel McIsaac, Managing Director, Head of UK Asset Management

AEW is one of the UK’s largest retail asset managers, with 37 major properties in its portfolio. They are investing heavily and over the past 12 months and have have acquired six retail properties in Bristol city centre, and are planning a major regeneration for the site, as well as a major retail location in the centre of Chelmsford. Rachel will discuss their continued commitment to retail and mixed use property and their plans for 2021 and beyond.

Hammerson – Robin Dobson, Director of UK Development & Project Management

Hammerson is a European retail property powerhouse, with a portfolio 22 major shopping centres, 15 retail parks and 20 outlet villages with a combined value of £10.6 billion. Despite the challenges of the last year they are forging ahead with several major mixed use schemes which will include significant retail offerings, including the £800 million Bisghopsgate Goodsyard scheme in London and a major project in Leicester. Robin will discuss how these schemes have been futureproofed taking into account lessons learn over the last 12 months and how they fit into Hammerson’s ambition to become net positive in carbon emissions, water use and socio-economic impacts by 2030.

CallisonRTKL – Lydia Firminger, Associate Principal

CallisonRTKL (CRTKL), a global architecture, planning and design practice, began over seven decades ago and has evolved into a cultural agency to advance positive outcomes in our local and global communities. Through a human-centric design approach our team addresses the imperatives of resiliency, wellbeing and technology and their influence in the built environment.

With over 17 years of expertise in the design and delivery of prestigious residential and mixed-use projects in central London, Europe, and South Africa, Lydia brings a particular focus on large scale masterplans that create vibrant destinations.

Lydia has a particular specialism in the repositioning of internationally renowned destinations. Her work with Capco on the repurposing of historic underutilised buildings across Covent Garden is particularly relevant now and aligns with the rise of the ‘repurpose and reuse’ of commercial and retail assets to meet the demands of the new post-pandemic landscape.

Godwin Developments – Stuart Pratt, Group Development Director

With a proven track record of delivering major developments in partnership with Lidl, McDonalds, Subway and Burger King, Stuart is an expert in the realm of retail schemes. He joins this session to share his take on how the sector has to adapt as challenges to the high street and post-pandemic life takes hold and to explore what might be next for Godwin in regards to projects.

JLL – Tamsin Cottle, Director, Planning

Tamsin is a Director with over 20 years’ experience in advising public and private sector clients on planning issues. She has a range of public and private sector clients including developers, local authorities’, institutions and the MoD and ESFA.

In Tamsin’s’ previous role she acted as a retail consultant for many local authorities, undertaking a number of Retail Studies, and advising them on submitted retail proposals. Tamsin therefore has a good relationship with many officers and local authorities.

NewRiver – Justin Thomas, Director of Development

NewRiver REIT is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust specialising in buying, managing and developing essential retail and leisure assets throughout the UK. Their £1.1 billion portfolio covers 9 million sq ft and comprises 33 community shopping centres, 24 conveniently located retail parks and around 700 community pubs. Justin will discuss their 2.6 million sq ft development pipeline and how they remain committed to their retail and mixed use model.

Associate your brand with the Retail & Leisure Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the sectors.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session Two Partner: Retail Property's Role in Shaping Place Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Retail & Leisure Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Two Partner: Retail Property’s Role in Shaping Place

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 4th May 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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