Digital Reader

10.00 – 10.20

Start of the programme

Chairman of the day: Donatello Piras

Welcome by Karel Loohuis, Mayor, City of Hoogeveen

10.20 – 10.45

In the spotlight

RetaiLink parade of innovative strategies by RetaiLink partners Mireia Sanabria, URBACT Lead Expert for RetaiLink, Céline Ethuin and Sally Kneeshaw, URBACT Officers.

URBACT is the EU programme for driving change for better cities. RetaiLink is one of the URBACT networks: ten medium-sized European cities have been working on innovative and multi-stakeholder strategies to revitalise local retail

10.45 – 11.15

The Dutch Retail Agenda leading in Europe

Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands

Henk Brink, Provincial Executive, Province of Drenthe (NL)

Christian Verschueren, Director EuroCommerce

11.45 – 12.00

Shaping a brain-pleasing city-retail solution

Lluís Martínez-Ribes, Co-founder at m+f=! (MF marketing catalysts S.L.)

12.00 – 12.15

What are the 25 success factors to promote a city center´s vitality and
viability?

Simon Quin, Director & Visiting Professor, Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch break
• Food & Drinks

• Meet & Greet

• Poster Presentations

Programme by VPNG

(Vereniging Projectmanagement Nederlandse  Gemeenten).

‘The Dutch approach’: five Dutch cities invite you to share their successes and dilemmas when it comes to managing the revitalisation of city centres. Come and meet the city managers of Gouda, Ede, Hilversum, Harderwijk and Oss.

14.00 – 15.00

Parallel sessions round 1

Session 1:

25 factors promoting a city center´s vitality and viability

Simon Quin, Director & Visiting Professor, Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

Session 2:

Retail 2030: new rules, retail rules!

Harry Bijl, Inspirator, INretail.

Session 3:

No success without engagement of local retailers

Daniel Garnier, Basingstoke

Kees Raven en Leo Hoksbergen, City Management Hoogeveen

Session 4:

How do I survive as a brick and mortar retailer?

Rob Weiss, Director, Ik onderneem! and Accountmanager Local Projects, Platform De Nieuwe Winkelstraat

Christian Verschueren, director EuroCommerce

Session 5:

Achieving Place Distinction

Roger Pride, Managing Partner, Heavenly and Visiting Professor, University of Surrey

Session 7:

How to create an urban space that is inviting and stimulation for people to visit?

Sjoerd Soeters, Urban Architect and Director, PPHP (Pleasant
Places Happy People)

Session 8:

How to make small businesses part of the city of the future

Simone d ‘Antonio, Communication and Dessemination Officer, Associazione Italiana dei Comuni Italiani (ANCI) 

15.30 – 16.30

Parallel sessions round 2

Session 9:

How do I survive as a brick and mortar retailer?

Rob Weiss, Director, Ik onderneem! and Accountmanager Local Projects, Platform De Nieuwe Winkelstraat

Session 10:

Province of Drenthe, front-runner retail approach in the Netherlands

Con Zaat (Urban Space Strategist, Province of Drenthe)

Session 11:

How to shape a good feeling that your customers would like to experience

Lluís Martínez-Ribes, co-founder at m+f=! (MF marketing
catalysts S.L.)

Session 13:

Retail 2030: new rules, retail rules!

Harry Bijl, Inspirator, INretail.

Session 14:

How to transform and compact your retail area 

Janny Rijs, Director/Owner, Broekhuis Rijs Advising

Penne Hangelbroek, Architect, West 8

Session 15:

Mobility, Parking, and Retail: an uneasy relationship?

Giuliano Mingardo, Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Winner of the British Parking Awards 2017

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