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Future of the high street

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What does the future of UK High Streets look like? Boarded up shops and clearance sales implies change, but instead of taking a pessimist view, we’ve decided to go on a positive quest to understand the reasons behind changing behaviours, look at new habits and see if there’s a bigger picture we should be taking note of. Is this an opportunity for us to reflect on the commercial practices of big profit-focused retailers and compare them to the everyday needs of our community? Are they offering what everyday people actually need? Is shopping about ticking items off a grocery list or about social exchanges and positive experiences in the community which create a sense of belonging and pride? Which retailers are adding social value today? Creating a fun experience, bringing neighbours together to spend their time and money locally? Join the conversation on Thursday 21st November and get inspired by Expert Speakers sharing their vision for the future of the UK high street. Participate in our panel discussion and together lets envisage a high street that works for everyone and then do our bit to make it happen.

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Speakers

Neil Duffy

CEO of Retail Trust

Neil Duffy

CEO of Retail Trust

Robin Osterley

CEO of Charity Retail Association

Robin Osterley

CEO of Charity Retail Association

Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, the UK’s only membership association for charity shops, and frequent charity shopper

Who is Attending (2)

Theo Coyne

Head of Marketing and Events
at Smiley Movement
  • Offers: Marketing

Christina Medici

Head of Global Partnerships
at Smiley Movement (CIC)
  • Interests: Gender Equality
  • Offers: Business Development
  • Needs: Writing & Journalism
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