During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chamber is offering a range of digital events and webinars to support business.

Future Edinburgh: Regeneration of the High Street

Future Edinburgh: Regeneration of the High Street

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Midlothian

25th March, 2021 09:30-11:00 Event
By 2030 the UN estimates, 70% of people will be in our global cities, the hubs of innovation and economy that today provide about 80% of global GDP (World Bank). How our cities look and operate will impact our environment, business communities and citizens.

As cities have been turned upside down by the ongoing pandemic, now is the time to open up a conversation to look at how we can prepare for a better future and ensure cities continue to be the beating heart of our economy.

As the Minister for High Streets stated “There is no point in simply chasing the traditional model of the high street – a place where people come together to shop. Retail is an important element of a thriving town centre, but it’s not sufficient. Instead, you need to re-imagine your high street and town centre, and drive towards a new future where people come together for many different reasons. Simply continuing as you are is not an option.” It is this idea and concept we would like to explore and discuss the potential Edinburgh has if it re-imagines the high street and the possible impact this would have socially, economically and on the business community.

At this event we will hear from:
  • Louise Masson, General Manager – Harvey Nichols Edinburgh
  • Jacquelyn Stewart, General Manager - Waverley Mall
  • Paul Lawrence, Executive Director of Place – The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Roddy Smith, Chief Executive – Essential Edinburgh

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