This event was excellent, offering placemakers the opportunity to hear from professionals on the research and data that shapes our retail centres. Thank you to all the speakers for making it very interesting listening.
Annual Conference Manchester, July 2/3 2019
Wendy BensonTown and Retail Development and Growth, Durham County Council
An excellent conference from R&T – fabulous setting, a strong range of topics with some that targeted new areas for Placemakers to consider, great people and wonderful food.
Annual Conference Manchester, July 2/3 2019Storecheckers
Just like to say many thanks for the recent invitation. I must say it was well worth the long trip and I will recommend to others in the future. Lots of useful information and some great presentations.
Annual Conference Manchester, July 2/3 2019
Jo Hillier-RaikesNeath Port Talbot County Borough Council
The biggest and best conference that we have held thus far. An unmissable, memorable and valuable event guaranteed. At Revive & Thrive we bring you the latest best practice for place managers,
The biggest and best conference that we have held thus far. An unmissable, memorable and valuable event guaranteed.
At Revive & Thrive we bring you the latest best practice for place managers, by place managers and suppliers. Keeping up to date with the latest policies and briefings to and from local and central government is vitally important for any place management. However, equally important is shared learning and sharing of best practice from practitioners on the ground and suppliers who have developed their products and services to ensure we are maximising our budgets, staying up to date with the latest technology and ensuring we are engaging the right audiences in our Towns & Cities.
Networking is a vital part of place management, whether to discuss strategy, exchange ideas or to learn from the experiences of your peers. As well as a great line up of informative and engaging speakers, we have planned plenty of opportunities for you to catch up with colleagues old and new.
The conference is spread over two days with a luxurious evening meal alongside a Harrier Jump Jet right in the heart of the museum. The meal also features a special guest of honour from Bomber Command, Flight Lieutenant John Trotman DFC and Bar.
Why should you attend?
We’ll be covering hot button topics such as:
– The Role of Physical Retail in the Future
– Creative Thinking on the High Street
– Supporting Towns after Brexit
– Reducing Business Crime on the High Street
– The Future of BIDs
– Using and Implementing Digital Shopping Locally
– The Impending ‘Green Wave’ on our High Streets
– Creating a real ‘Experience’ on the High Street
Who should attend?
– Place Management professionals such as:
– Place Managers
– BID Managers & Teams
– BID Boards
– Local Authorities
– Town Centre Managers
– Anybody considering a BID or other place activity
What will you get?
Delegates will receive:
– A wealth of knowledge from leading professionals with a focus on giving you practical place management solutions
– A unique networking opportunity
– Free lunch and refreshments throughout
– Free entrance to the museum
– An impressive evening meal in the heart of the museum
– 2 days in the stunning Media City with accommodation, restaurants, shopping and transport links within walking distance
– Discounted accommodation (contact for more info)
– Free parking
Come along to this fantastic event hosted at the home of,
the BBC, Coronation Street, ITV, The Lowry Outlet. Spend
your free time, with a tour around Coronation Street, or a
shopping trip to the Lowry outlet.
As well as these fantastic speakers:
Tim Edwards, Group Profit Protection Director, JD Sports
Graham Vallis, Managing Director of Four Straight Lines
Malcolm Rigler, Retired GP and Health Policy Adviser at Partners in Health Ltd
Martin Blackwell, Business Crime Consultant
Polly Barnfield, Founder and CEO at Maybe*
Kim Cassidy, Professor of Services Marketing at Edge Hill University
Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager at Carnegie UK Trust
Catherine Mitton, Executive Director at The BID Foundation and The Institute of Place Management
Jeremy Rucker, Managing Director & Founder, City Dressing
Jeff Caplan, Managing Director, Storecheckers
Alison Bowcott McGrath, Managing Director at Pinpointer & Maynineteen
Jackie Mulligan, CEO of Award-Winning ShopAppy.com
Russell Downing, Business Development Director, Revive & Thrive
Kenneth Ballantyne, Expert and Author on Bomber Command and WW2 Aviation
Hugh Frost, Owner of Planting Ideas
Chris Fowler, High Street Account Manager at Springboard
Matthew Powell, Director of Revive & Thrive
Tammy Sleet, BID Development Manager at Revive & Thrive
Plus some essential workshops including –
Regenerating our Place – Case Studies from Ormskirk (Blachere Christmas Lights Winners 2018) and Breakland District Council
Using Customer Insight To Deliver Exceptional Service – Jeff Caplan, Storecheckers
The Impending High Street ‘Green Wave’ – Hugh Frost, Revive & Thrive
Creativity, Innovation And Resilience Through Bid Delivery – Matthew Powell & Tammy Sleet, Revive & Thrive
Reducing Business Crime In Your High Street – Martin Blackwell
Using Digital to Encourage Shopping Local – Jackie Mulligan, ShopAppy
Full agenda below…
Evening Reception and Dinner
The conference includes an amazing evening dinner event held in the heart of the Imperial War Museum
Enjoy a luxurious evening three course meal with 98 year old guest of honour Flight Lieutenant John Trotman DFC and Bar service.
HUGE New Revive & Thrive member deal
Join any of our Premium Memberships and get FREE entry to the next THREE of our events including this one (excluding the evening dinner). Simpy go here to apply for membership and we will be in touch shortly about your free tickets.
Day 1 – 2nd July 2019, 10am – 5.30pm
Registration, Refreshments & Networking
The Role of Physical Retail in Town Centres Now and in the Future – Kim Cassidy, The Grimsey Review
Future Thinking To Develop Creative Thinking For Places And Spaces – Jackie Mulligan, ShopAppy
Workshop 1A – Regenerating our Place – Case Studies – Ormskirk (How to win £10k for your town) & Breckland District Council (Market Towns Initiative)
Workshop 1B – Using Customer Insight To Deliver Exceptional Service – Jeff Caplan, Storecheckers
Supporting British Towns to Thrive after Brexit – Pippa Coutts, Carnegie UK
Lunch & Networking
What Do We Think The Future High Street Looks Like? – Polly Barnfield, Maybe*
Defining the ‘Experience’ in Place Management – Jeremy Rucker, City Dressing
UK BIDS – The Story So Far And Into The Future – Catherine Mitton, BID Foundation
Workshop 2A – The Impending High Street ‘Green Wave’ – Hugh Frost, Revive & Thrive
Workshop 2B – Creativity, Innovation And Resilience Through Bid Delivery– Matthew Powell & Tammy Sleet, Revive & Thrive
Understanding Footfall In Our More Resilient Town Centres – Chris Fowler, Springboard
End of Day Recap
Day 2 – 3rd July 2019, 9am – 1pm
The Future High Street: Reviewing your Answers – Polly Barnfield, Maybe*
Challenges Retailers Are Facing On The High Streets – Tim Edwards, JD Sports
Workshop 3A – Reducing Business Crime In Your High Street – Martin Blackwell
Workshop 3B – Using Digital to Encourage Shopping Local – Jackie Mulligan, ShopAppy
Revisioning the High Street Offer – A Doctors Prescription – Dr Malcolm Rigler
The Changing Use of Retail Space – Alison Bowcott McGrath, Pinpointer
Towns Alive – Graham Vallis, Four Straight Lines
Q&As – End of Day Recap
Close & Networking
2 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 3 (Wednesday) 1:00 pm
The Blachere Music & Lights Competition finally comes to close with presentations from all of the finalists followed by an awards ceremony. More details coming soon...
The Blachere Music & Lights Competition finally comes to close with presentations from all of the finalists followed by an awards ceremony.
More details coming soon…
All Day (Thursday)