Manchester 2008

The National Retail Planning Forum
Local Government Association

Retail Planning – A Review

Midland Hotel, Manchester
22nd May 2008- (10.00am – 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 Andrew Smith, Deputy Managing Director, Goodman UK – What do the facts tell us – part 2
10.50 Professor Cliff Guy, Cardiff University, School of Regional
Studies: Do Planners have the tools for the job?
11.30 Coffee
11.45 Mario Wolf, Planning Directorate, DCLG, PPS6 & Beyond
12.15 Discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Miles Davis, NRPF/University College London: Developing
the retail planners knowledge base: 30 years of Town
Centre Change.
14.30 John Burton, Development Director, Westfield, The UK in a Global context.
15.00 Panel Discussion with: Andrew Smith, Goodman UK; Professor Cliff Guy, Cardiff University; Simon Birnbaum, Tesco; Bill Boler, USM; John Burton, Westfield; Adrian Swift, Blackburn with Darwen BC
15.45 A review of the Day
16.00 Closing remarks & Drinks