Placemaking Strategy Conference - Workshops

Inspired by delegate feedback, the Placemaking Strategy Conference includes 4 interactive workshop sessions (delegates can chose the 2 most relevant to them) which will allow attendees to have a much more engaging experience, digging deeper into each of the topics being presented. With smaller numbers in each session it allows for far greater audience involvement, leading to a more effective learning experience.

You can find out more about the overall plans for the day via our agenda page. Details of the workshops for the forthcoming event will be added below as soon as these are confirmed.

Jeremy Rucker

'Creating the WOW factor'

As places struggle to compete what are the tools we can employ to create the one off WOW installation or events that differentiates our place and drives social media and footfall.

This workshop will use examples to illustrate and define a WOW factor then together we will create our own WOW factor. If you attended last years Experience Workshop then this is the ultimate experience..

Tim Radley

Creating Retail & Social Destinations. The Strategy & Delivery of "The Right Shops & the Best Shops!"

Place managers, counsellors, BID Directors, town planners and all those responsible for the regeneration of town centres & high streets – the simple truth for thriving retail destinations is the right assortment of shops with each one as good as it possibly can be!

Delegates will learn how a Retail Strategy should define the most commercial number of shops and types of retailer, the correct market positioning, and the integration of retail with the wider town proposition; to deliver vibrant social destinations: and how effective Retail Management can deliver “quick-win!” cost-effective commercial successes including practical improvements to local retailers.