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Thursday 12th May 2016, 17:30 to 19:30, Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS2 9EN


Where is the retail market going now, in location, development and acquisition, what market trends are identified for new developments or retail opportunities, what is the impact on the high street, and the future for the independent retailer?



Cathy Barnes –  Director and Professor of Retail Innovation, The Retail Institute, Leeds Beckett University
Gerald Jennings –  President Leeds Chamber and York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, formerly Portfolio Director, Land Securities (North & Scotland)
New Speaker:-
Will Smith – Vice President of Property and Market Development, Asda Walmart
Julian Dobson –  Director Urban Pollinators Ltd, author of ‘How to Save Our Town Centres: a radical agenda for the future of High Streets’ published by Policy Press 2015
Followed by Q & A with the Panel