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1.00pm - Session One

The last 3 months and the next 6 months - facilitated by Catherine Shuttleworth

The Last 3 Months

The hard facts about how people have returned to offices, public transport and of course high streets and shopping centres and how have their spending habits changed.

1:00 pm Dan Parr, Vice President, CACI

Dan brings many years of experience of studying retail and leisure places and businesses to CACI’s mission of helping clients transform their businesses using data and technology so they’re ready for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

The Next 6 Months

What will the next 6 months bring in terms of how people will return to our towns and cities, how will retailers get back on their feet and what is their attitude to physical stores in a post lockdown world. Hear the key viewpoints from three entrepreneurial businesses in the thick of those challenges.

1:10 pm The next 6 months - Keynote Interview with Theo Paphitis

Cypriot born Theo Paphitis has a business empire that spans retail, property and finance. He left school at 16 with no qualifications due to his dyslexia, but soon discovered his passion for retail working for Watches of Switzerland - and the rest is history. He has been in retail for over 40 years and in that time bought and revived the fortunes of the likes of Ryman, La Senza, Contessa, and Robert Dyas and launched global lingerie brand Boux Avenue in 2011. In 2016 he added The London Graphic Centre to his portfolio. Theo is also known for his 8 years as Millwall Chairman, as well as many TV appearances, including most notably as a Dragon on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. He supports several charities, through his Theo Paphitis Charitable Trust, and is also Chancellor of Solent University.

1:30 pm Interview with Rebecca Morter, The Lone Design Club

Designer turned entrepreneur; Rebecca is passionate about rewriting the rules of retail, championing independent brands and putting sustainability and ethics at the forefront of business. Lone Design Club was founded in 2018, as an omni-channel retail platform designed to support and promote independent and sustainable brands within the fashion, beauty and lifestyle sectors. Named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30, and Drapers 30 under 30, Rebecca regularly speaks on topics around the changing face of the retail, ethics and sustainability within the industry and the platform has garnered attention from high-profile media outlets such as The Times, WWD, Stylist and BBC

1:40 pm Interview with Richard Morris, CEO UK at IWG

Richard has been with IWG for 7 years leading their UK business. Prior to IWG he was the CEO of G4S, UK & Ireland where he was responsible for 50,000 employees and leading businesses with combined revenues of £1.7bn. With locations in practically every country, city, town and transport hub, and options ranging from an hour’s coworking to multi-year office space leases, IWG enable people and businesses to work where, when and how they want. Join this session to listen to their views on how the return to the office will play out over the next six months and its repercussions on our shopping and leisure places.

See Who Is Speaking

Catherine Shuttleworth,
CEO & Founder, Savvy She

Dan Parr,
Vice President, CACI

Theo Paphitis,

Rebecca Morter,
Founder, Lone Design Club

Richard Morris,
CEO UK, IWG

2.00pm - Session Two

The Town Centre in 5 years’ time – by Revo Hub

Revo Hub, Revo’s young members organisation, presents a vision for how our town centres could and should look five years from now. The presenters will include:

Grigor Grigorov, Make architects

Grigor is an architect focusing on the role of retail in mixed use developments and the reconfiguration of existing retail places. Make is an employee-owned architecture practice founded in 2004 whose vision is to design the best places, spaces and buildings in the world.

Poppy Wilcox, Grosvenor

Poppy is a member of Grosvenor’s sustainability team. With a track record of over 340 years, Grosvenor develop, manage and invest with a purpose of improving property and places to deliver lasting commercial and social benefit.

Daniela Walker, Philippa Wagner Consultancy

Daniela is a futures analyst, who works at the intersection of insight, foresight and strategy. Philippa Wagner Consultancy (Pw/c) is a networked consultancy working with brands and business to shape new directions and drive innovation through cultural insights and strategic forecasting to help them to be ready for the now, new and next.

See Who Is Speaking

Grigor Grigorov,
Partner, Make architects

Poppy Wilcox,
Sustainability Team, Grosvenor

Daniela Walker,
Futures Analyst, Philippa Wagner Consultancy

3.00pm - Session Three

Not another panel debate about diversity: 12 ways to leverage inclusivity to contribute to your bottom line – facilitated by Howard Ebison, Operations Director, Hammerson

The benefits of diverse and inclusive workforces are well-proven, yet the property industry is still behind other sectors. So while we are searching for ways to create more value in our teams in a challenging macro environment, there is unrealised value sitting in our organisations today. Join this participative discussion to hear tangible things you can do today to derive value from an inclusive mind-set in the retail property sector. The more of these characteristics you identify with; male, white, heterosexual, able-bodied, British, degree-educated, the more this session is for you.

Amanda Clack, Head of Strategic Advisory CBRE

Executive Sponsor of CBRE’s Ability Network and co-author of “Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector”.

Subjit Jassy, Development Consultant at Frame [re] & Founder at Precedent Real Estate Advisers

See Who Is Speaking

Howard Ebison,
Operations Director, Hammerson

Amanda Clack,
Head of Strategic Advisory, CBRE

Subjit Jassy,
Development Consultant, Frame

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