Evolution of Shopping

Evolution of Shopping Event

Date And Time
Fri, 22 February 2019
18:00 – 19:00 GMT

Charles Darwin Shopping Centre Shrewsbury

Whilst political uncertainty and the growth of online shopping may be two of the latest challenges in the retail industry, our towns and city centres have always been shaped by a series of technological, social and political revolutions.

The purpose of this talk by Prof Simon Quin is to examine how, after many years of mono-functionality focused upon retailing, our centres are experiencing something of a renaissance, and remerging as multi-functional ones, supporting leisure and recreation, employment, tourism, heritage, culture, housing, employment, education, health and wellbeing as well as retail. But how should retail adapt to this new normal?

Simon Quin is a recognised international authority on urban place management. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the field, working as a consultant, researcher, place manager, advocate and industry leader. Simon is co-founder and co-chair of the Institute of Place Management.