Revo Conference & Exhibit: 17 – 19 September 2019

17th September 2019

Revo Liverpool 2019 is the UK’s largest gathering of people and businesses that together create, deliver, operate and occupy great places to live, work, shop, eat and be entertained, being held at Exhibition Centre Liverpool from 17 – 19 September 2019. 

The retail Industry is changing.

2,200+ senior decision makers
500+ occupiers
260+ brands
1 community 

The way people shop is changing – no longer just for goods but for experience. An over-supply of retail space has become clear and as an industry we are re-purposing and transforming spaces and places to deliver formats and experiences that are relevant, vibrant and engaging to our customers and our wider communities. And as part of this, we are also transforming our businesses.

That means engaging with, and understanding, other parts of the real estate, infrastructure, retail and placemaking sector is critical as we move towards more dynamic, mixed-use destinations.

Why attend? No other event of its kind in the UK gives you:

  • Attendees from over 1000 influential companies.
  • An exclusive community of the most senior key decision makers, influencers and experts – as one captive audience.
  • Over 500 occupier individuals, representing c.240 different brands, including international brands not yet in the UK.
  • A first class insight and debate platform, supporting professional development and learning. Attending this event qualifies you for 19 hours CPD!
  • Competitively priced and accessible to our whole community. Tickets from only £395 and occupiers attend for free!
  • Lucky enough to be under 30? Then attend for only £99!


Reaching out beyond retail. 

Bringing together the latest thinking on mixed use, repurposing, sustainability and reimagining property for the future.  


Tuesday 17 September

Time Session

Cushman & Wakefield: Revo Ride

100k route. Contact for information.


18:00 – 22:00

Revo Liverpool 2019 Welcome Party @ Camp & Furnace

We’re kick starting our time in Liverpool with a bang!

Food, drink and a chance to catch up with other attendees before the show opens! We’ll be providing one free drink on arrival and then there will be a cash bar available throughout the party

Places are limited and we’re expecting a huge turnout, so don’t be late! Planning on attending? Then let us know by RSVP-ing here

Thank you to our fantastic welcome party sponsor Shoppertainment!


Revo Chief Executive & President Dinner

19:00 for 19:45 sitting. Invite only.


Wednesday 18 September

Time Session
 08:00 – 19:00

 Conference open

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome to Revo Liverpool 2019

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo


09:15 – 10:00

The state we’re in! Wait, what?
 The state of the nation.

Can’t afford to be missed Q&A style session will set the scene for Revo debate at #RevoLiverpool2019. Conference facilitator and Author Miya Knights seeks to get under the skin of the big economic, political and social issues facing the retail property sector.

Chair: Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye

Presentation: Maureen Hinton, Group Retail Research Director, GlobalData Plc

Maureen Hinton, Group Retail Research Director, GlobalData Plc
Madeleine McDougall, Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate & Housing, Lloyds Bank
Mark Robinson, Property Director & Co-Founder, Ellandi & Revo President


10:00 – 11:00

Do people matter?
The real value of social value.

Keynote Presentation:
Darren Burns, National Recruitment Ambassador, Timpson Ltd

What is social value and why do modern businesses care about it? Hear how the Timpson Foundation has changed lives and join Ed Dean as he leads the debate on why Landsec are leading this area, rethinking and engaging at a new level to create thriving communities.

Ed Dean, Community Manager, Retail, Landsec


Darren Burns, National Recruitment Ambassador, Timpson Ltd
Fran Findlater, CEO, Bounce Back Foundation
Anna McChesney-Gordon, Head of Consultancy, The Social Value Portal

Session supported by: Landsec

11:15 – 12:15

The ever & never changing.
What will future consumers want from place?

Exploring new generation developments. How is the retail community reinventing itself in a period of exponential change? Which is undeniably being driven by the third revolution – technology and the new, immersive consumer relationship with it.

Jessica Middleton-Pugh, Editor, Place North West

John Badman, Director, CallisonRTKL

John Badman, Director, CallisonRTKL
Mark Davy, Founder & CEO, Futurecity
Rebecca Taylor, Managing Director for BtR, Long Harbour
Justin Taylor, Co-Founder, P-THREE

Session supported by: CallisonRTKL


Regen in Practice: Local Authority Stories

Local Authority Hub 

Hear directly from Local Authorities through case studies of capital regeneration projects in town centres happening right now. The challenges faced, the solutions found, the public / private relationships forged, and what it takes to deliver regeneration in the current market. All followed by a Q&A!


  • Adrian Banks – Investment Officer (Retail), Regeneration and Environment, Doncaster Council
  • David Glason – Development Director, Great Yarmouth Borough Council
  • Steve Norris – National Head of Planning, Development and Regeneration, Lambert Smith Hampton
  • David Shepherd – Service Director for Regeneration and Property, Barnsley Metropolitan District Council
  • Adele Taylor – Executive Director of Finance (Interim), Cherwell District Council
12:30 – 13:30

CREFC Europe / Revo roundtable on the retail market

Invitation only.

Revo and CREFC Europe are committed to bringing our combined memberships together to understand trends in the retail market, the impact on retail real estate and other uses, and what this means for issues including asset pricing, long term income and financing the repurposing of existing retail schemes.

12:45 – 13:30

Those who rule logistics, rule the world.

Who is in the race for the last mile and who is in the long game? DPD share their strategy on micro distribution, property EV infrastructure and why retail property has a singular role to play. Followed by discussion and debate with IBM and KPMG on supply chain, technology, distribution and energy.

Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye 

Rob Fowler, General Manager – CSR and Technical Planning, DPD

Julian Burnett, VP Global Marketing, IBM
Rob Fowler, General Manager – CSR and Technical Planning, DPD

14:00 – 14:30

Address from the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region:
Steve Rotheram

Delivering for an ambitious, fair, green, connected and effective Liverpool City

14:30 – 15:30

Re-imagining Property Is Resi the answer?

Homes England will provide a perspective on the large scale social pressures for housing in the UK and what that means for the future viability of our towns, cities and urban environments. Revo President Mark Robinson will lead a question time style session on the issues re-orientation towards mixed-use development, delivering vibrant and sustainable future towns and cities appealing to communities they serve.

Mark Robinson, Revo President & Property Director and Co-Founder, Ellandi

Presentation: Simon DeVere, General Manager for Land, Homes England


Ian Anderson, Chief Executive, Iceni

Barry Jessup, Director, First Base Limited

Jace Tyrell, Chief Executive,New West End Company

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council 

15:45 – 16:45

How can we fix our struggling and ‘broken’ town centres. Local Authority Research Launch

Be the first to hear results from joint Lambert Smith Hampton and Revo research and explore potential options for “fixing” our centres.  The session will be followed by local authority regeneration case studies and debate on the challenges our towns, cities and urban areas are facing.

Presentation and panel discussion followed by networking event.

15:45 – 16:45

What can technology do for you?

So, technology has changed the world right?  Where does the retail property lag in its understanding of technology and its relationship to consumers?  And which technologies are really here to stay – gaming culture or facial recognition and everything in between. Technology that enables human connection now appears to be driving the revolution so what does that mean for retail and retail property?

Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP 


Linda Chandler, Director, Hyper Local Cities

Sam Jackman, Chief Developement Officer, Shared Access

Jackie Mulligan, Founder, ShopAppy

Herculano Rodrigues, Associate Director, Javelin Group 

Session Sponsored by Shared Access


Creatively commercial – developing digital brand experience in today’s retail destinations.

ADI Summer Screen Pop-Up Networking Area

Large-scale and creative digital installations are breaking the boundaries of traditional in-mall advertising to provide immersive live experiences; creating new opportunities for brand story-telling and emotive interactions.

This panel session brings in experts from across the spectrum of retail destinations, technology, brand advertising and property development to question where digital experience fits in the new world of retail.

It’s your chance to track the journey from digital billboard to dynamic, interactive experiences and see what the future holds for tomorrow’s retail destinations.

Ed Baldry, Chief Executive, Piing

Drew Burrow, Business Development Manger, ADI

Russell Levin, Group Agency Head, Clear Channel

Rebecca Ryman, Regional Managing Director, intu

Karen Telling, Director, Waterman Structures


MATCH – A Public / Private Sector Drinks Reception

It’s a MATCH. With Local Authorities more active than ever before, join us for drinks to celebrate public / private partnerships, and network with Local Authority and private sector representatives working in this growing space.

With winning drink combinations presented by Ellandi – think gin & tonic, orange & lemonade, public & private – you might just find the magic formula for your next long term relationship! Everything’s better together.

Join in the fun at our Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton.

17:00 – 19:00

Drinks Reception


Hammerson and Lunson Mitchenall party

With a live performance by the retail rock covers band Brickwork and sponsored by Shoppertainment Management. Proceeds will be going a really great cause, The Elifar Foundation.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Please note, tickets are not available on the door. 


Thursday 19 September

Time Session
 09:00 – 15:00

 Conference open

09:50 – 10:00

Hello and welcome to Day Two

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo

10:00 – 10:30

Amazon: What they don’t do well  

Amazon Go, Frictionless Payment and Just Walk Out…. Amazon is investing in physical stores. Find out why and the value of mobile tech in the online-to-offline move. Retailers need to sit up and take notice of Amazon’s pioneering efforts.

Keynote: Miya Knights Co-Author of ‘Amazon: How the World’s Most Relentless Retailer will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce’


Study Tour to Royal Albert Dock

Designed by Jesse Hartley and originally opened in 1846, Albert Dock is the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the UK, and located on the spectacular Liverpool waterfront – a UNESCO world heritage site. There is no better backdrop for the creation of a prime retail and leisure destination. The Dock was recently awarded Royal status to mark its role in the City’s maritime history.

Since acquiring the commercial element in 2016, Aberdeen Standard Investments have undertaken works to reconfigure much of the commercial space to increase its appeal and suitability to a new mix of operators. Albert Dock is a unique space and the letting strategy has been reflective of this, with quality, independent operators across all sectors having been carefully targeted to join a strong, new line-up.

Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, as it is now known, has been a tourist hot-spot since it was re-developed in the 1980’s, with 6.2 million visitors to the Estate during 2018. The ASI strategy is to create a destination which appeals to both tourists and the local audience.

Book your place here. Places are limited and we can only accept one booking per company on a first-come, first-served basis.

11:00 – 11:50

The Online Halo: How bricks are driving clicks

The narrative that online is killing the high street is well-worn and over-blown, yet we are seeing declining store sales and footfall. What is going on? As customers change how they engage with brands CACI reveal findings on the halo impact stores have on online sales, showing how stores actually help grow revenue. A presentation of the results followed by debate and discussion around what changing customer behaviours means for store.

Miya Knights,Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye

Alex McCulloch, Director, CACI


Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, Revo

Alex Evered, UK Head of Insights, Hammerson

Alex McCulloch, Director, CACI

Mary Wallace, Place & Consumer Behaviour Specialist, IBM iX Global Retail

12:00 – 12:50

Future Anchors: Breaking the mould

As traditional anchor tenants and anchor led formats evolve, how is our industry responding to the pressures and opportunities? Debate on repurposing, over-supply of department store stock and growth in demand for homes, community based assets and leisure. The panel will debate the most creative and innovative solutions and who’s delivering them.

The panel will debate the most creative and innovative solutions and who’s delivering them.

Miya Knights, Author, Editor and Head of Insights, Eagle Eye


Huw Edwards, CEO, UK Active
Keith Pullinger, CEO, Light Cinemas
Roger Wade, Founder, Boxpark
Jools Whitehorn, Founder, Whistle Punks

Tom Whittington, Director Retail& Leisure Research, Savills

15:00 Event Close


17th September 2019