Birmingham 2009

The National Retail Planning Forum
Local Government Association

“Retailing out of recession – the challenges ahead”

The Council House, Birmingham
17th July 2009 (10am – 4.00pm)

Click on the titles of underlined presentations to view them [pdf files – some are large]

09.30 Registration
10.00 Introduction – Chris Brearley CB, DL, Chairman, NRPF
10.05 Retailing out of Recession
Andrew Smith, Chief Investment Officer, Aberdeen Property Investors UK
Robin Butler, Director, Lend Lease/ New Heritage Regeneration
10.45 Discussion
11.30 Coffee
11.45 Planning for Prosperous Economies
Nick Ward/Nick Tenant, Planning for Business Team, DCLG
12.15 Discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Building the Evidence Base
Jonathan Baldock, Town Centres & Retail Planning Consultant
Martin Eade, Strategic Planner, Birmingham City Council
Mark Thurstain Goodwin, Director, Geofutures
Simon Birnbaum, Strategic Town Planning Manager, Tesco
Cllr Mike Haines, Deputy Chair, LGA Environment Board
15.00 Panel discussion
including: Cllr Mike Haines, LGA, Ruairidh Jackson, Co-operative Group, Bill Boler, BiTC, Martin Eade, Birmingham City Council and
Jonathan Baldock, NRPF
15.45 A review of the Day
16.00 Closing remarks & Drinks