Thursday, 15th November 2012 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AMEvent Champs-Elysees room Retail
Historically, cities are places of commerce and exchange. City success in the 21st century requires the combination of many attributes to achieve sustainability, liveability, density, and competitiveness. Retail is not always recognized as a key ingredient of success in cities, but there are many reasons to consider retail a vital part of the equation.|
Firstly, good retail is now an important driver of tourism and visitors into cities, seeking a unique shopping experience.
Second, retail helps to build character, identity, and the brand of cities, making them distinctive and attractive.
Third, as cities try to build their residential populations in the urban core, new retail offers become critically important for new urban dwellers, as they contribute to overall liveability.
Lastly, retail is key to the success of urban regeneration initiatives that seek to create new locations in recycled districts, breathing new life into old parts of the city.
This Summit will address the critical relationships between cities and retail, and ask how retail works for cities, what cities must be done to leverage this important asset, and what the investors and developers think is required for more cities to use the retail asset fully.
By invitation only
Dr GRAIL Julie
British BIDs | Chief Executive
Dr Julie Grail is Chief Executive of British BIDs and Managing Director of Partnership Solutions. British BIDs is the organisation dedicated to the BID industry in Britain focused on thought leadership, research and market commentary. (www.britishbids.info)
Partnership Solutions is an innovative urban management and regeneration consultancy, which specialises in partnership development, capacity building, business engagement, and the development and review of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). (www.partnershipsolutions.org)
Julie has a broad range of experience in partnerships, town centre management and BIDs emanating from a variety of roles including her leadership of The Circle Initiative (the first UK BID pilot programme 2001 to 2006), delivery of the LDA London BIDs programme (2003 to 2011) and together with a wide variety of direct commissions in her consultancy capacity in Partnership Solutions. From a policy perspective, Julie had been a leading contributor to urban policy over the years through the ODPM steering group on BID legislation (2002 to 2004), the DCLG sounding board on Business and Town Centres (2006 to 2008), as an Expert Witness during the debate on Business Rate Supplement (2008 to 2009) and most recently working with BIS and CLG on the Portas Review and implementation.
About British BIDs
British BIDs is leading the way on the development, management, renewal and evolution of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Britain. Led by an entrepreneurial team, British BIDs is the leading source of research, development and innovation for the industry and creates a voice for BIDs through a wide variety of initiatives, networks and activities. Forging commercial partnerships with key organisations further enhances the knowledge and support available to our growing membership and, as industry leaders in demonstrating best practice, leadership and innovation, we provide highly respected training modules for developing, managing and renewing BIDs.
Barcelona Global | CEO
Mateu Hernández is the Barcelona Global CEO, a business leaders organization engaged with the economic development of Barcelona aiming to develop several strategic projects for its growth and brand improvement.
Until July 2011, Mateu was the Economic Development CEO for the City of Barcelona, where he coordinated the Barcelona policies on employment, entrepreneurship, enterprise, foreign direct investments, brand, innovation, ICT, trade, consumer affairs, and tourism. He has also been Executive VP of Barcelona Activa, Mercabana, and had executive responsibilities on the 22@ innovation district. He previously developed his career in Barcelona Activa, the local development agency of Barcelona as Managing Director and, previously, as Executive Director.
Mateu is graduated on management by IESE business school, graduated in law at the University of Barcelona, and has a Master's in Public Policy from Pompeu Fabra University and Johns Hopkins University. He has also been part of several OECD reviews on local economic development.
About Barcelona Global
Barcelona Global is private platform founded by Barcelona business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals aimed to foster economic development for the Barcelona region. After leading the Barcelona 2020 Vision Strategic Plan, Barcelona Global aims to transform plans into actions and results. Taking advantage of its advocacy role, its influence and the organization of the private sector Barcelona Global is developing an strategy to position the Barcelona brand worldwide and to align different economic sectors to deliver growth, attract new investments, jobs and opportunities for Barcelona, its companies and its citizens. Its main priorities, apart from delivering city branding, are the alignment of sectors such as sports, health, food, ICT, and high education. Created in 2010 has 250 active members.
Prologis | Managing Director, Regional Director, Southern Europe
François Rispe is Prologis Managing Director, Regional Head Southern Europe.
Mr. Rispe is responsible for directing the portfolio in France, Spain and Italy. Prior to this role Mr. Rispe was Senior Vice President, General Manager, Southern Europe at AMB, prior to that F Rispe was a Country Manager France at Eurinpro, a Belgian Pan European developer specializing in semi-industrial real estate. He was instrumental in establishing the Eurinpro platform in French. Previously, F Rispe was Commercial Director at STEF-TFE, a leading logistics service provider for chilled products in Europe and also worked at Delmas, a French leading maritime carrier, in various capacities including European commercial Director and Deputy Managing Director for the European-African trade. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and received a master's degree in Management and Economics from the University of Paris Sorbonne.
Prologis is the leading global provider of industrial real estate, offering customers approximately 55.7 million m² (600 million square feet) of distribution space in markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company leases its operating portfolio of 3,300 industrial facilities in 22 countries to manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs.
Prologis operates as a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") and invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio comprises High Throughput Distribution (HTD®) facilities - industrial properties built for speed located near key seaports, airports and major freeway interchanges. These facilities are essential to creating efficiencies in the global supply chain.
As of September 30, 2011, Prologis managed $42.3 billion in combined total assets. The company offers its customers and investors the most modern and geographically diverse platform of distribution space in the world, enhanced by unparalleled customer service and an unwavering commitment to sustainable development.
Prof. CLARK Greg
Greg Clark Ltd | CE
Greg Clark acts a 'thought leader' and 'event leader' for local, regional, and national governments, major corporations, inter-governmental and business groups on City and Regional Development, and Public Private co-investment world-wide. His work includes both a portfolio of corporate & institutional roles, and individual assignments/events.
Current institutional roles are:
- Senior Fellow, ULI, EMEA/India
- Chairman of the OECD Local Development Forum
- Chairman of British BIDs
- Member of Promote London Council and Member of London Promotion Transition Board
- Visiting Professor, Cass Business School, City of London