ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme: The FutuRE of Retail (À La Carte)


July 22, 2020 - January 20, 2021
9:00am - 9:50am HKT

Registration Fees for Individual Sessions
ULI Members: USD25/session
Non-members: USD40/session

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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.

Included sessions:

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?

Discussion Leaders:
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)

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, Cistri
Emmanuel Farcis, Head of Asset Management, Link REIT
Victor Kan, Director and Head of Retail, Commercial Property, Hongkong Land
Alison Rehill-Erguven, Chief Executive Officer, Pradera Retail Asia (PRA)

Click here for discussion leaders’ biographies.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 9AM HKT (UTC+8)

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?

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.

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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:

Visit the ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme page for details of upcoming webinars across the region and globally.