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Turning up the volume: The future of retail, leisure and entertainment in cities

Tuesday 12 March 2024 - Tuesday 12 March 2024
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Session overview

This panel discussion will focus on the potential for retail, leisure and cultural investment to catalyse regeneration in city centres, asking how cities need to evolve to meet the needs of consumers in the post-COVID world.

Drawing on lessons from Newcastle, which is transforming its retail and leisure offer through anchor investments from the owners of Eldon Square shopping centre and Fenwick department store, the panel will explore how to create experiences that turn up the volume and capture the imagination of residents and visitors.

Sponsored by Eldon Square and Fenwick.


Philip Lunn, Managing Director

Pradera Lateral

Barry Cox, Director

Debenture Plc


Hugo Fenwick, Store Development Director


Michelle Percy, Director of Place

Newcastle City Council

Jon Drape, CEO

Engine No 4

Your Business. Your City. Your Future.

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