There’s been one fixture on the Institute’s events calendar since it was founded in 1985: the annual Retail Location Analysis executive education workshop. The 29th programme took place in late April this year. We have always tried to offer a deliberately small format in which participants interact closely with speakers and each other, and share experiences and ideas…the opposite of the usual one-day “sales” and data-oriented events. I have directed the workshop for the past 10 years, with Dr David Rogers, from DSR Marketing.
“Fantastic experience. Great in-depth learning from presentations and interactions with fellow students.” (Marketing Manager, food retailer)
Over the past few years, the programme has become more and more international. This year’s participants were drawn from eight different countries: China, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudia Arabia, U.K., and the USA. Over three days, we covered an enormous variety of topics, and heard invited practitioner speakers from Land Securities, Sainsbury’s and Piper Private Equity. I’m indebted to David Rogers for a summary of his highlights from the course:
This year, for the first time, we were able to welcome two academic participants, from the University of Cambridge and the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, courtesy of bursaries from the ESRC’s Consumer Data Research Centre, of which the Institute is a founding member. We are very grateful for their support.
You can get a flavour of the sessions on the 2015 programme below. If you’re interested in hearing about details for next year’s programme, contact Claudia Seiler (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Institute.
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