Thursday 21 June 2018
Urbis, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park / 201 Sussex St, Sydney
From the Agora to the shopping mall, bricks and mortar shopping has been central to the experience of urban life. The shopping strip has been an essential part of urban form, the mall is synonymous with the automobile age. Shopping is an economic and social interaction that brings life, character, diversity and cachet to the central arcades and suburban strips of our cities. Now with the incursion of Amazon and other on-line retailers, changing consumer preferences and shifting modes of transport and settlement, the future of bricks and mortar retailing is under threat. Our speakers will give us an indication of where to now.
Dr Bob Solomon
Ian Shimmin Director Property Economics and Research, Urbis
Ian Shimmin is a leading retail property expert. He and his team provide economic advice on major acquisitions and developments, site location and network strategies, and shopping centre performance improvement initiatives for clients throughout Australia and overseas. Ian also leads the Urbis Overseas Retail Study Tour which explores innovations, trends and ideas around the world.
Sue Say Director Property Economics and Research, Urbis
“Consumer insights and marketing strategies”
Sue will share her international experience of the consumer insights and marketing strategies driving retail outcomes. Urbis’s international arm, Cistri, has been appointed by the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority to develop a strategy for revitalising the Orchard Road precinct and Sue will share insights from that work.
Nicolas Thioulouse Creative Design Leader, Scentre Group
“The living centre”
Scentre Group intends to engage with the future of retailing and how it will become a catalyst for future development. The group is committed to positioning the heart of cities as a new destination, establishing new international benchmarks for local and global economies.
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