Reaching out beyond retail. 

Bringing together the latest thinking on mixed use, repurposing, sustainability and reimaging 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



18:00 – 22:00

Welcome Party


Wednesday 18 September



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?

Opening presentation:
Mark Robinson, Revo President and Co-Founder, Ellandi

Global Data (tbc)
Followed by discussion facilitated by Miya Knights:
Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye (facilitator)
Mark Robinson, Revo President
Global Data Analyst


10:00 – 10:20

Do people matter?
Creating the vital sense of community.

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?

James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive of Timpson Ltd and Chair of The Prison Reform Trust and a Trustee of Tate

10:30 – 11:30

The real value of social value.

Explore what social value is, how it can be measured why leading businesses care about it and what they are doing to improve social contribution. Ed Dean will lead debate on engaging at a new level to create thriving communities

Ed Dean, Landsec

Guy Battle – CEO, The Social Value Portal (Chair)
Community Partner (to be announced)
Local Authority (to be announced)
Community employment candidate (to be announced)

Session supported by: Landsec

11:30 – 12.45

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 socialiising differently. But there are some basic human needs that will never change.

John Badman, Regional Manager, CallisonRTKL

Laura Poon, Digital Strategic, CallisonRTKL 
Investor (to be announced) 
Residential Developer (to be announced) 
Generation Z representative (to be announced)

Session supported by: CallisonRTKL

12:30 – 14:00 


12:30 – 13:30

CEO Roundtable Debate – TBC

A private Chatham House Rules discussion between retail and retail property owner CEOs to debate and understand the impact of consumer trend on physical retail.

Invitation Only

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.

Rob Fowler, DPD

Miya Kinights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye (facilitator)
Rob Fowler, DPD
Julian Burnett, VP Global Marketing, IBM

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

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.

14:30 - 15:30

Reimaging 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.

Chair: Mark Robinson, Revo President and Co-Founder, Ellandi


15:45 – 16:45

What can technology do for you?

Demystifying the Multi-billion dollar eSports industry and exploring how technology can connect people, drive footfall and bring new uses to vacant units.

The growth of eSports creates opportunities for retail and leisure destinations, from hosting events to engaging with 18-34 year old consumers en masse.

Dave Chadwick,

Donna Howitt, Liverpool One
Dave Chadwick,
Owner and developer (to be announced)

Session supported by: Grosvenor

17:00 - 19:00

Drinks Reception


Thursday 19 September



09:50 - 10:00

Hello and welcome to Day Two

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo

10:15 – 10:45

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

Team work makes the dream work

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

When you account for the halo impact of stores many brands (eg John Lewis, Next) that report declining instore 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

Alex Mculloch, Director, CACI

Alex Mculloch, Director, CACI
Occupier (to be announced)
Property Developer (to be announced)

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

Roger Wade, Founder, Box Park
Keith Pllinger, CEO, Light Cinemas
Jools Whitehorn, Founder, Whistle Punk


Event Closes