The Cities Summit 2019: Culture in the City

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The Met Hotel

King Street

Leeds

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In an age where retail is struggling to be the footfall generator it once was. In an age where proud cities that were once global leaders of industry have suffered from de-industrialisation, where unchecked urban sprawl has weakened the social and economic fabric of our urban cores, how do we retain some semblance of civic pride?


In the 21st Century, more than ever, we need to help our communities connect with the soul of their city. We need to find creative ways to tell the stories that enhance civic pride, that highlight proud historical legacies and give communities confidence in a prosperous future.


Hosted in the city of Leeds, this event will take an innovative exploration into city growth through culture. This event takes place during Purple Flag Month in Leeds Light Night – giving delegates the chance to enjoy an unbelievable study tour and see Leeds in a very different setting.



The stage is set.



Culture in the City, Sponsored by Blachere Illuminations


11am: Welcome to the 2019 Cities Summit
Vaughan Allen, Chief Executive,
CityCo and Co-Chair, ATCM Cities Group


11.10am: The Leeds Experience
John
Ebo, Head of Service, City Centre Management, Leeds City Council


Session 1: Story Telling


11.20am: Reconnecting with our Proud Industrial Heritage Through Art
Patrick Fox, Director, Heart of Glass


11.40am: The Art of City Story Telling
Chris Gribble, Chief Executive, National Centre for Writing


12pm: 8 out of 10 Shops: How the Media Covers the High Street
Chaired by Catherine Shuttleworth, CEO, Savvy Marketing


Panellists
Samantha Fenwick, Consumer Journalist, BBC, Andrew Seddon, Head of Channels, Local TV, Mark
Casci, Business Editor, Yorkshire Post


1pm: Lunch


Session 2: A Festival of Ideas


1.50pm: Creating a City of Ideas and Innovation
Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive, LeedsBID


2.10pm: How Digital Trails can Attract Footfall, Increase Spend and Engage the Future Consumer in your Place
Sophie Hainsworth and Jason Nesbitt, Founders of LoyalFree


2.30pm: Opportunities and Key Drivers for City Cinema Development
John Sullivan, Director at The Big Picture (Cinema Advisers) Ltd


2.50pm: Quantifying Culture: Panel Debate
Chaired by Vaughan Allen, Chief Executive, CityCo and Co-Chair, ATCM Cities Group


Panellists
Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive, LeedsBID, Sophie Hainsworth, Co-Founder, LoyalFree, John Sullivan, Director at The Big Picture (Cinema Advisers) Ltd


3.20pm: Refreshments


3.35pm: Culture in the City: Panel Debate
Chaired by Ben Reed, Head of Creative Development, Wild in Art


Panellists
Paul McGuirk, City Centre Coordinator, Cork City Council, Susan Picken, Director, Cathedral Quarter Trust, Andrew Walker, Town Centre Development Unit, Fife Council, Nadia Broccardo, Chief Executive, Team London Bridge


4.35pm: Conference Closing Remarks
Ojay McDonald, CEO, ATCM


5pm: Networking Drinks and Dinner at Bibis Italianissimo


8pm: Leeds Light Night
Study Tour led by Leeds City Council


10pm: Close

Date and Time

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The Met Hotel

King Street

Leeds

LS1 2HQ

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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