When: 21st and 22nd June 2022
Where: Cardiff City Centre
Highlights: Top keynote speakers, informative workshops, study tours and a special convening of the Town and City Management Industry Awards.
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Its double trouble for the high street.
Two global forces have come together to transform the way our local economies work making our high streets unrecognisable to what they were at the turn of the Century.
The first, a global pandemic which rewired the way we work, trade, play, travel and live. This has forced us to reconsider concepts such as agglomeration and density and could alter our economic geography for years to come.
The Industrial Revolution
The second might be even more profound. An industrial revolution, with digital at its heart, sits behind the pandemic fuelling the changes in the way the people and businesses engage. It has been slowly transforming our economy and society for years, with COVID-19 lighting the blue touch paper.
We are witness to significant changes in high street business models, the flourishing of the urban logistics industry and a restructuring of the relationship between traditional employment hubs such as regional cities, and their neighbouring commuter towns.