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Dr Julie Grail (UK): Shaping places through Business Improvement Districts

October 24, 2018

24 October, 2018
Kindly Hosted by PwC

Dr Julie Grail is a leading expert in partnerships and place management. Her expertise extends across many types and scales of place and partnership, including in providing inspired leadership and guidance in place-shaping and place-making.

As Chief Executive of The BIDs Business, she has been involved in managing places for over two decades, including the establishment of the town centre company in Kingston; leading the first BID pilot programme ‘The Circle Initiative’ in central London and establishing and leading the first regional BIDs programme ‘London BIDs’. The Business Improvement District model has helped to build partnerships between the public and private sectors to drive regeneration, improve the urban realm and brand and market town and city centres.

Dr Grail delivered a keynote address to the Committee outlining her global experience working with improvement districts internationally and reflecting on how Sydney could use the model to better plan and invest in local areas. Her presentation was followed by a panel discussion which also included:

– Kylee Anastasi, Partner, PwC
– Stephen Moore, Director, RobertsDay

The Committee would like to thank PwC for generously hosting this event.

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