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Boston Placemaking Summit

Bisnow's Annual COCKTAIL to Discuss How Neighborhoods are Developed Through Entertainment, Retail and Authentic Experience

Event Ended On: Wednesday August 28 2019

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Event Host

Events Raw Space

Warrior Ice Arena

The Warrior Ice Arena is home to the Boston Bruins practice and training facility as well as a hosting arena for college, high school, youth and amateur level hockey. The arena, which opened in 2016, has seating for over 500 spectators and is located at 80 Guest Street, a mixed-use building within Boston Landing. Boston Landing is a thriving state-of-the-art community that is not only home to the Bruins but also home to New Balance HQ, Boston Celtics, Lantera Residential, locally owned retailers and reputable office tenants like Bose, SmartLabs, Roche Diagnostics and Proteostasis.



NB Fitness Club: 3-Day Free Trial

Cambridge Naturals: 20% Off

Rail Stop: $10 Off

NB Flagship: 20% Off

Mainely Burgers: 10% Off

Flatbread: Discounted Drinks After the Event

Warrior: Informational Packet

Lantera: Hats & Promotional Flyers



Speakers and Panels

Opening Remarks

Jim Halliday

Jim Halliday

President, NB Development Group

Placemaking with Entertainment & Music Venues

Sam Kennedy

Sam Kennedy

President, Boston Red Sox
Ed Kane

Ed Kane

Partner, Big Night Entertainment Group
Josh Bhatti

Josh Bhatti

VP, Boston, The Bowery Presents
Esther Tetreault

Esther Tetreault

Co-Founder, Trillium Brewing Company

Experiential Retailtainment and Creating Authentic Destinations


Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Floor: 3rd Floor

Parking Information:

Parking at 80 Guest Street Garage for $10. Please pick up a chaser ticket from our event registration desk to ensure you receive the $10 parking rate.

Please note this event is taking place on ice. Although it is August, the arena stays around 55 degrees and the event room is 65-70 degrees. Plan to dress accordingly!


Time Activity
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Refreshments and Networking
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
Opening Welcome with Jim Halliday
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Developing Cultural Hubs: Placemaking with Music Venues & Breweries
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
Creating Authentic Destinations through Experiential Retail, Branding & Design
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Post-Event Networking & Cocktails


  1. What is placemaking and how can it be a catalyst for mixed-use retail development?
  2. How can a music venue define the identity of a neighborhood?
  3. What's the perfect recipe for brand recognition in a mixed-use development?
  4. What impact does the online social media experience have on traditional cultural experiences?
  5. How can investors calculate the next best foot traffic hub and what lessons can be learned in today's retail renaissance?