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Forecast, Opportunities, and Best Practices for the 2020 Holiday Shopping Season.
October 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFREE
Downtowns and Christmases have a deep and nearly timeless relationship. For most cities, downtown is where we congregate to celebrate, and for most businesses in the area, a productive holiday season is critical to success. But as we know, this season is going to be different. Customer behavior has been impacted by the real and perceived consequences of sharing areas with others, and new regulations have changed how owners organize and manage their spaces. So what can we expect and what can we do?
Kicking off this free, 90-minute, live web-conference is a keynote address, during which you’ll learn the holiday season economic forecast based on the latest research by the National Main Street Center. Following that is a powerful roundtable discussion with national and regional leaders who will explore where consumers are both psychologically and emotionally, and what retailers and restauranteurs can do to accommodate them while delivering a great experience.
We will discuss space and design applications for interior environments that are flexible, inviting, engaging, and healthy. We will consider ways to redefine our downtowns’ outdoor spaces so that we emerge from this pandemic stronger, smarter, and better prepared for the future. And, we will consider what business growth opportunities might be ripe for the picking thanks specifically to this historic moment in time.
Join ULI NWA for this important and timely event.