On Thursday 11 May 2017, ACROSS magazine and The Leisureway hosted the second in a series of Retail & Leisure Talks. The previous event was held in London, and attended by those in the sector wishing to gain insights into how leisure is shaping the retail experience, and becoming an increasingly important component in place making and creating destinations.
This time the focus was on Warsaw and the CEE region. Discussion was lively and centred on trends in Poland. Julie Fitzsimmins, Director of Lodestar, facilitated and introduced the evening. Gastón Gaitán, Founder of The Leisureway, gave a conceptual presentation on leisure; highlighting some of his key projects and how they can enhance the centre offering. Reinhard Winiwarter, Publisher of ACROSS Magazine and Owner of ///RW Winery introduced and gave guests the chance to sample some of Austria’s finest wines as well as providing a broader perspective on the evening’s themes.
Lodestar, having worked with ACROSS on several previous activities, project managed the event. The event was well received and will be followed by more in the series across different European cities.