Big Issues: Small BIDs, Shrewsbury-10th July

 

This one-day conference is aimed at all practitioners operating in towns and smaller cities and is part of a series of professional development events run by The BID Foundation in association with the Institute of Place Management. 

Leading experts will introduce some of the latest research helping you understand how your location is changing - and how to react - as well as introducing a new ‘state of the art’ review and research agenda for the BID industry.  

This will be followed by practitioner insights from across the country focusing on delivery, governance and engagement together with an interactive discussion on the current challenges and issues for managing places.

Whether you are involved in place management through BIDs or any other structure this will be an valuable opportunity to be brought up to date on current industry data, principles and practice.

Thank you to our members Shrewsbury BID for helping us host this exciting event.

Please note we will be hosting another Big Issues: Small BIDs event in the South of England in September. For more details please contact Tom: t.hindmarch@mmu.ac.uk

Event Details

Location: The Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3

Timing: 9.30-15.30

Pricing and Booking

This event is free of charge, click here to book

Full Schedule:

Session Chair: Catherine Turness, Executive Director, The BID Foundation and IPM

9:30        Arrival

10:00     Welcome
                Catherine Turness, Executive Director, The BID Foundation and IPM

10:10     BIDs in the UK
                Initial findings of State of the Art research report 
                Dr Julie Grail, SFIPM, Managing Director, The BIDs Business

10:40     Finding your place on the Town Centre Spectrum
                What kind of place are you. Why it is important to understand this
                Dr Steve Millington, Director, IPM

11:10     Developing an effective town centre strategy
                Using evidence to identify priorities and actions that work
                Simon Quin, Director, IPM

11:40     Panel Discussion
                A question and answer session

12:15     Lunch (& optional tour)

1:15        Showcasing Shrewsbury BID
                How to turn heritage into a contemporary place branding campaign
                Seb Slater, BID Manager & Aleks Vladimirov, Partnerships Manager

1:45        Research findings and recommendations for effective corporate governanace practices
                Catherine Turness, Executive Director, The BID Foundation and IPM
                Dr Julie Grail, SFIPM, Managing Director, The BIDs Business

2:15        Small BIDs, Big Ambitions 
                Practical insights from engagement to delivery
                Stephanie Kerr, Executive Director, BID Leamington

2:45        Panel Discussion
                A question and answer session

3:15        Summing Up and Close
                Catherine Turness, Executive Director, The BID Foundation and IPM

Research Findings and Recommendations for Effective Corporate Governance Practices