Reaching out beyond retail. 

Bringing together the latest thinking on mixed use, repurposing, sustainability and reimagining property for the future.  The programme is being confirmed as we type but let’s have a shifty at how the topics and sessions are shaping up.

19 Hours CPD available!


Tuesday 17 September




Cushman & Wakefield: Revo Ride

100k route. Contact for information.



18:00 - 22:00

Revo Liverpool 2019 Welcome Party @ Camp & Furnace


Revo Chief Executive & President Dinner

19:00 for 19:45 sitting. Invite only.


Wednesday 18 September



 08:00 - 19:00

 Conference open

09:10 - 09:15

Welcome to Revo Liverpool 2019

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo

09:15 - 10:00

The state we’re in! Wait, what?
The state of the nation.

How will the traditional retail and the retail property sector be affected by the current and future economic and political environment?

Chair: Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye

Presentation: Maureen Hinton, Group Retail Research Director, GlobalData Plc

Maureen Hinton, Group Retail Research Director, GlobalData Plc
Madeleine McDougall, Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate & Housing, Lloyds Bank 
Mark Robinson, Property Director & Co-Founder, EllandiRevo President


10:00 - 11:00

Do people matter?
The real value of social value.

Keynote Presentation:
Darren Burns, National Recruitment Ambassador, Timpson Ltd

Timpson are the biggest recruiters of ex-offenders in the country. They believe retail is a service business and that the people serving customers are the most important people in the business.

Can an employee-centric philosophy help retail soar into the future? Can it help create that vital sense of community, no matter what background your staff come from?

Panel discussion:
What social value is, how it can be measured why leading businesses care about it and what they are doing to improve social contribution. Caroline Hill will lead debate on engaging at a new level to create thriving communities.

Ed Dean, Community Manager, Retail, Landsec 

Anna McChesney-Gordon, Senior Consultant, The Social Value Portal
Fran Findlater, CEO, Bounce Back Foundation
Darren Burns, National Recruitment Ambassador, Timpson Ltd 

Session supported by: Landsec 

11:15 - 12:15

The ever & never changing.
What will future consumers want from place?

Explore new generation developments through the lens of ever and never changing elements which are shaping and challenging the retail community as it reinvents itself. We are living, working, shopping and socialising differently. But there are some basic human needs that will never change.

Jessica Middleton-Pugh, Editor, Place North West

John Badman, Director, CallisonRTKL

John Badman, Director, CallisonRTKL
Mark Davy, Founder & CEO, Futurecity
Rebecca Taylor, Managing Director for BtR, Long Harbour
Justin Taylor, Co-Founder, P-Three

Session supported by: CallisonRTKL

12:30 - 14:00 


12:30 - 13:30

CREFC Europe / Revo roundtable on the retail market

Invitation only.

Revo and CREFC Europe are committed to bringing our combined memberships together to understand trends in the retail market, the impact on retail real estate and other uses, and what this means for issues including asset pricing, long term income and financing the repurposing of existing retail schemes.

12:45 - 13:30

Those who rule logistics, rule the world.

Who is in the race for the last mile and who is in the long game.

DPD share thoughts on micro distribution, property, planning and transport policy and EV infrastructure. Followed by discussion and debate with IBM, and KPMG on supply chain, technology, distribution and energy.

Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye 

Rob Fowler, General Manager - CSR and Technical Planning, DPD

Julian Burnett, VP Global Marketing, IBM
Rob Fowler, General Manager - CSR and Technical Planning, DPD
Natasha Patel, Associate Director, KPMG

14:00 - 14:30

Address from the Metro Mayor of Liverpool:
Steve Rotheram

Delivering for an ambitious, fair, green, connected and effective Liverpool City

14:30 - 15:30

Re-imagining Property

Re-orientation towards mixed-use development, delivering vibrant and sustainable future towns and cities appealing to communities they serve. Creating community through asset mix that works from the ground floor up – setting the tone and adding to ‘talent’ attraction and retention for office and resi developments.

Mark Robinson, Revo President & Property Director and Co-Founder, Ellandi

Presentation: Simon DeVere, General Manager, Homes England


Ian Anderson, Chief Executive, Iceni

Barry Jessop, Director, First Base Limited

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council 

15:45 - 16:45

How can we fix our struggling and ‘broken’ town centres. Local Authority Research Launch

Shopping centres are facing significant challenges to their performance, vitality and viability. 
Lambert Smith Hampton and Revo reveal results from joint research and explore potential options for “fixing” our centres.

Presentation and panel discussion followed by networking event.



15:45 - 16:45

What can technology do for you?

Exploring how technology can connect people, drive footfall and bring new uses to vacant units.

Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP 


Herculano Rodrigues, Associate Diector, Javelin Group 


17:00 - 19:00

Drinks Reception


Thursday 19 September



 09:00 - 15:00

 Conference open

09:50 - 10:00

Hello and welcome to Day Two

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo

10:00 - 10:30

Amazon: What they don’t do well  

Amazon Go, Frictionless Payment and Just Walk Out…. Amazon is investing in physical stores. Find out why and the value of mobile tech in the online-to-offline move. Retailers need to sit up and take notice of Amazon’s pioneering efforts.

Miya Knights, Co-Author, ‘Amazon: How the World’s Most Relentless Retailer will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce’


11:00 - 11:50

Could physical stores be the silent hero of online sales? Exploring the halo effect

Where customers buy has moved, but where they shop remains in physical place.

When you account for the halo impact of stores, many brands (e.g. John Lewis, Next) that report declining in-store sales are actually growing revenue generated by store.

CACI reveal findings on the halo impact a store has on online sales followed by debate and discussion.

Miya Knights,Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye

Alex McCulloch, Director, CACI

Alex McCulloch, Director, CACI

Alex Evered, UK Head of Insights, Hammerson

12:00 - 13:00


12:00 - 12:50 

Future Anchors: Breaking the mould

As traditional anchor tenants and anchor led formats evolve, how is our industry responding to the pressures and opportunities? Debate on repurposing, over-supply of department store stock, growth of demand for elderly/care homes and community based assets.

The panel will debate the most creative and innovative solutions and who’s delivering them.

Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye

Keith Pullinger, CEO, Light Cinemas
Roger Wade, Founder, Boxpark
Jools Whitehorn, Founder, Whistle Punk



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