Date: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Venue: Jones Lang LaSalle – 22 Hanover Square, London W1S 1JA
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus
Time: Registration from 6pm, Start of seminar at 6.30pm
47 site location analysts attended the SLA 10th Anniversary event in London on 24th April at Jones Lang LaSalle’s head offices. There were members attending who were around ten years ago at the founding and others who have just recently joined. Representatives from the top supermarkets and other retailers, consultancies, property companies, and universities all came together to join us in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the SLA, which has seen many changes in sponsors, committee members and focus over the years.
This event took a look back at what has changed and also looked forward to the next ten an even 25 years of the future of location analysis – it may end up being very different to what know today, or, essentially, remain pretty much the same. The theme for the evening was really that we all have to embrace technological changes and move with the times. Three very interesting presenations, all very different takes on the same theme which made for some lively discussion and networking afterwards.
Talking about anniversaries; Jonathan Reynolds will be celebrating 26 years of the Retail Location Analysis Course at Templeton College/ Said Business School this year, and we’ve asked him to talk about how things have changed over the years and what the future holds.
Watch Jonathan’s presentation online.
Blair Freebairn of Geolytix
Blair has worked in the industry for many years and will be sharing his thoughts and views on the future of the Society for Location Analysis and what it might look like in ten year’s time.
Download Blair’s presentation
Sarah Hitchcock, Head of Network and Investment Planning at Sainsburys
We are delighted to confirm that Sarah Hitchcock, Head of Network and Investment Planning at Sainsbury’s will also be sharing her experiences from a retailer’s perspective on how site location techniques have changed and what’s still as important today as 10 years ago.
Download Sarah’s presentation.
Thanks to all our speakers and everyone who came along and stayed to network and also Jones Lang LaSalle for providing the venue.