1) What are the experiential offerings some of the larger brands are undertaking in their fit-out, which may shape the requirements of future properties?
2) How do retailers determine where to take space, what are their concerns, and what drives their commercial decisions?
3) How do you design for the customer experience and create sustainable offerings that appeal to diverse consumer groups?
4) How does the rise in e-commerce affect Dublin’s brick and mortar industry and infrastructure?
5) What is the current state of Dublin's industrial market, including vacancy rates, rental values, major entrants & players, and areas to invest?
6) With consumers looking for increasingly immediate delivery times for online orders, what are the challenges in warehouse and delivery infrastructure and how is the industry adapting to these?
|7:30 AM - 8:15 AM||
Breakfast & Networking
|8:15 AM - 9:00 AM||
Redefining The Retail Landscape In The Age Of Experience
|9:00 AM - 9:15 AM||
Stretch & Coffee Break
|9:15 AM - 10:00 AM||
Going Digital: The Effects of E-Commerce On Retail & Last Mile Delivery
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM||
Post Panel Networking
Dublin's city centre retail development scene is showing signs of reawakening after a 10-year slumber. Confidence has been boosted by retailer Next's decision to take 35K SF at 7-9 Henry St. Given the rapid growth and increase in retail transaction around Grafton Street and Henry Street, it is plausible that further refurbishments and redevelopments will take place in the future. Additionally, Irish shoppers are spending again and there is a real demand for a greater retail offering. The question is if the developers with the best portfolios are able to tune out the noise around the future of retail?
While e-commerce is steadily growing and affecting Dublin's logistics landscape and infrastructure, brick and mortar is not dead. Dublin retail is not fit for purpose and needs a rethink. Market analysis shows that Dublin shops are overwhelmingly small, many are multilevel and there is a need for a richer F&B and leisure offering.
Come join Bisnow for our Future of Dublin Retail and E-commerce Revolution event when we discuss how e-commerce, retail innovation, and the 2019 shopping entertainment experience will affect retail investment decisions and strategies in 2019. The aim of this program is to dive deep and hear from active real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and tenants about their thoughts on retail and e-commerce real estate in Dublin and the wider country.
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