THE FUTURE HIGH STREET
After a successful debut in 2014, the Future High Street Summit is returning in 2019 to offer councils, town teams, business improvement districts (BIDs) and solution providers the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences for a more prosperous future high street.
In response to delegate feedback we’ve altered our format. The Digital High Street, taking place on 19th March 2019, introduces the audience to the innovations and technologies that are shaping the future of high streets, towns and city centres.
The Future High Street Summit was the brain-child of Clare Bailey, was Clare Rayner, consumer champion and a passionate high street campaigner. At a time when the media almost constantly proclaimed ‘the death of the high street’, Clare felt that there was simply too much talk and too little action.
By connecting with several individuals from town teams and industry bodies across the UK, it became clear that there were fantastic examples of towns, communities and high streets implementing projects with a significant positive impact – and often at a modest cost. Unfortunately, there was little opportunity for such success stories to be shared with others.
HERE'S WHAT PREVIOUS ATTENDEES HAVE SAID ABOUT THE FUTURE HIGH STREET SUMMIT
I got a great deal out of FHSS in terms of listening to inspiring speakers, sharing expertise and know-how in a friendly, permissive environment, conducive for collaboration and exchange. The live Twitter feed really adds to the event too!
Dave Palmer-BarnesFounder and Director at Events Inspire Ltd
I really enjoyed attending this summit. I learnt an awful lot (especially in the context of Worcester BID), met some good contacts and really enjoyed listening to 'Clare Rayner's' passionate resumes at the end of the day. It was a really good summit, very professional and well put together.
Stuart BaileyCommercial Solicitor, Director, Worcester BID