The FutuRE of Retail will explore how the hard-hit but rapidly-evolving sector is responding to the steep decline in consumer spending, with buyers across the region shunning both malls and high street retail as they migrate increasingly to online channels. We will explore what is happening on the ground, what strategies physical retailers are (successfully) embracing, how the definition of omni-channel will change in the post-COVID world, and what the retail real estate concept of the future will look like.
These themes and others will be discussed by thought leaders from across the retail, real estate and investment worlds in a series of monthly webinars that focus on four main pillars — Strategy, Operations, Technology and Content. The series also forms a precursor to the ULI's 'Experience the Experience' Retail x Hospitality Forum which is currently scheduled to take place in Bangkok on 3-5 February 2021.
This four-session bi-monthly series is presented in 50-minute, at 9am HKT (UTC+8) on third Wednesday of July, September, November and January. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and Korean will be provided during the webinar.
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 | 9AM HKT (UTC+8)
Our first session kicks off with a "10,000-meter view from above" – What is going on today in the retail space, both physical and online? What are the paradigm shifts currently underway? And how and why are demographics more relevant than ever to retail decision makers?
Barrie Barton, Co-Founder, Right Angle Studio
Raymond Ding, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Co
Melanie Alshab, Chief Operating & Digital Officer, NWP Retail
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | 9AM HKT (UTC+8)(Past webinar)
We look at the current state of play for Physical Retail
in the Asia Pacific and ask: What key tactics are owners and operators adopting to mitigate lower consumer spending caused by COVID 19? What can we learn as an industry from operators across Asia Pacific? What does the future hold for brink and mortar retailers?Discussion Leaders:Jack Backen
, Director, CistriEmmanuel Farcis
, Head of Asset Management, Link REITVictor Kan
, Director and Head of Retail, Commercial Property, Hongkong LandAlison Rehill-Erguven
, Chief Executive Officer, Pradera Retail Asia (PRA)
for discussion leaders’ biographies.TechnologyWednesday, 18 November 2020 | 9AM HKT (UTC+8)(Past webinar)E-commerce and Beyond
– This webinar will focus on what real estate landlords can learn from e-commerce companies as they manage their assets through a time of crisis. Which tech solutions should operators of traditional retail real estate embrace? And how can physical and online retail not only co-exist but cooperate and thrive?Discussion Leaders:Francois Chabaudie
, Co-Founder and CEO, NeomaNed Hill
, Founder and CEO, Position Imaging (PI)Deborah Weinswig
, Founder and CEO, Coresight ResearchAaron Lau
, Chairman & CEO, Gusto CollectiveContent
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 | 9AM HKT (UTC+8)
What specific types of content should physical malls and retail spaces embrace in order to survive and thrive
? Which retailers are currently the most sought after and why? Will F&B and entertainment become the mainstream tenant of the future? And why relationships between landlords and tenants are now key to success in the post-COVID19 world.Register for this session
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The FutuRE Series
aims to help members throughout the Asia Pacific understand how real estate markets are evolving in the era of COVID-19. Explore the full programme: