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SLA 20th Anniversary in person event, 18th Oct, London

Finally we are organising our first in person SLA event for many years and we hope that lots of you will be able to join us.

We are really excited to be organising our first in person event in three years, the last one being in October 2019.

Event details

Taking place on Tuesday 18th October 2022, the event will start at 6pm as usual and will be hosted at Colliers International, 50 George Street, London, Greater London, W1U 7GA.

Colliers UK and EMEA head office is located approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Baker Street, Bond Street and Marble Arch tube stations.

What’s the agenda?

We’ll be celebrating the Location Planning industry, how far we’ve all come in the last 20 years, what’s changed and what might be ahead in the future with awards, refreshments and cake!

Agenda and further speakers will be shared shortly.

Speaker Biographies

Andy Thompson, Chairman & UK Franchisor, Anytime Fitness UK and Co-founder of Red Tiger Coaching

Andy Thompson founded the Society for Location analysis 20 years ago when he was Chairman of Geo Business Solutions. He sold this business to MapInfo (now Pitney Bowes) and went on to establish The Wendover Group and worked as Head of Location Planning at Sainsbury’s for two years. He has over 25 year experience in location analysis and store planning.


Blair Freebairn, CEO, GEOLYTIX

Blair Freebairn

Blair Freebairn founded his own location and data consultancy ten years ago and has grown the business to over 40 staff in that time. Geolytix are location-planning experts build tools and data that help our customers understand and optimise location when creating both physical and online distribution networks. His career began as Head of Market Intelligence at Rank Leisure, from where he joined GeoBusiness Solutions. Moving on to MapInfo and Pitney Bowes he held various roles in data analysis, location planning and research. Geolytix are also sponsors of the Society for Location Analysis.


Jonathan Reynolds, Chairman

Jonathan Reynolds, (Chairman)
Deputy Dean & Associate Professor in Retail Marketing at Oxford University’s Said Business School and Academic Director, Oxford Institute of Retail Management.
Saïd Business School

Jonathan Reynolds is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading academics in retail management and location planning. He took over as Chairman in 2014 from Peter Sleight who retired from the position. Jonathan’s hard work, connections and tireless dedication to the group keeps it fresh, current and forward thinking. He’s been our chairman now for over eight years and continues to drive the SLA to bigger and better contributions to the community.


Book your place

Places are limited as this in a Real-time in-person event and we expect to have a lot of interest so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Will there be an online option?

We are looking into whether we can offer this with the venue and will share details of this nearer the time.

Still have questions?

Please email info@thesla.org for more information.