Completely Retail Marketplace — Innovation Studio – London, UK – April
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Session 1: Empty Rates Burden: Navigating the New Landscape

Even in an election year, politicians remain quiet on the ‘faceless tax’ of empty business rates, leaving the industry to fend for itself.

This panel looks at problems facing retailers and landlords burdened by business rates, and the potential solutions.

9:20 am till 09:35

Session is approx.15 minutes long

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See Who Is Speaking

Shaylesh Patel ,
Founder and Director , ASTOP

Bassam Mahfouz,
Director, Refugee Action Kingston Cabinet Member for Safe & Genuinely Affordable Homes, Ealing Council , Ealing Council

Christina Beggan ,
Director of Asset Management, Ellandi

Session 2: Creating communities within retail

The face of our high streets and shopping centres has a seen a drastic change over the last few years, as an increasing amount of community services appear within retail spaces.

This panel will explore how developers and retailers can continue to adapt their environments to serve local communities in the future.

10:05 am till 10:20 am

Session is approx.15 minutes long

See Who Is Speaking

Julie Holden ,
Community Director,

Chris Jukes ,
Director of Liverpool One , Grosvenor

Diane Shawe,
Owner, also Steering Group Member, Dudley Town Centre Partnership, Need a Hair Makeover

Session 3: The evolution of leasing in the 2020's

After the battering of the 2010s, a leaner and fitter retail marketplace is looking at new and innovative ways to occupy bricks and mortar space.

This panel looks at the future of leasing and the shifts in strategies shaping the retail and leisure real estate landscape.

3:00 pm till 3:15 pm

Session is approx.15 minutes long

See Who Is Speaking

Lucy Stainton ,
Commercial Director, LDC , LDC ( Local Data Company )

Hannah McNamara ,
Co-founder - CEO , P-THREE

Dan Mason ,
Managing Director, MultiRealm

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