Format innovation & retail real estate, London, 5th October, 2016

Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP, 100 Fetter Lane, London DAC Beachcroft LLP, 100 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BN
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start; 8.00pm networking

This is a joint SLA/SPR event. This October meeting will explore some of the physical & spatial consequences for retail real estate of the innovation and transformation of the sector. With innovations ranging from pop-up stores to reconfigured & refurbished shopping centres; and new distribution and logistics requirements for the omnichannel, the task of understanding the evolving footprint of the retail ecosystem becomes ever more complex. Three speakers will present their perspectives on this topic and the session will conclude with a panel discussion.

Speakers include:

Download the presentations

SLA Undergraduate Awards

We will also take the opportunity of awarding this year’s SLA Student Undergraduate Awards at the meeting. This is an opportunity to reward final year undergraduate students who have achieved excellence in the broad field of location analysis. The awards are open to final year students registered at UK Universities in the 2015/16 academic year and undertaking dissertations or extended projects involving location analysis. You can read more here:

SLA is sponsored by CACI and Geolytix. We are grateful to them and to DACB for providing the venue for this meeting.

To reserve your place to attend this free event please email

Speaker’s Biographies

Ben Dimson, Head of Retail Business Development, British Land
Ben Dimson is Head of Retail Business Development at British Land, having joined the company in 2011 as a Strategy Executive. Prior to that, Ben worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, having completed an MBA at London Business School. Ben also sits on the board of Broadgate Estates, a property management company owned by British Land.