Date: 06.03.15

Design consultancy, Portland, has launched its first ‘Wake Up Call’ series of seminars.

Taking place in London on 23rd April 2015, and entitled “AFTERSHOP”, it will explore the future notion of the shop.

Managing Director, Ibrahim Ibrahim comments: “After many years of speaking at conferences and seminars, we thought the time had come to create our own series of events that will explore how brands, retailers and developers can ‘future-proof’ their businesses
The consultancy which specialises in insights-driven, people-centric design, will investigate the new notion of the shop and the future of the high-street by analysing how brands, retailers and developers can navigate the societal, technological and cultural changes that are shaping our new shopping ecosystem. 

Portland’s Head of Strategic Insights, Elisa Cecilli says:  “it has been very exciting curating our own event and I hope that people will enjoy a morning filled with lots of new ideas and thought-provoking discussion”.

The morning event will comprise speakers from Portland, Holition (a specialist digital creative studio) and Idea Couture (a strategic innovation and experience design firm) which will be followed by a Q&A session, chaired by retail expert Bill Grimsey.
The event will kick off with breakfast at 0830 and will end at 12.30pm and will take place at The Electric Cinema, in Shoreditch, East London.

The link for the event is:



About Portland

Established in 1987 and with offices in London, Dubai and Istanbul, Portland is an
award- winning design consultancy specialising in the retail, leisure and travel sectors. We are a consultancy of around 35 staff and work
 internationally with some 70% of our revenue arising from outside the UK.

Portland is a creative collective of individuals strong on research and insights,brand
communications, retail masterplanning, public realm design, signage and wayfinding and retail and F&B design.

Clients (past & present) include: - Aelia/British Land/Diageo/Nestle/Corio/Unibail-Rodamco/TfL/Heathrow/J Crew/Coach/Dufry/Hammerson/Hamburg Airport/Lindt/
Westfield/BAA/Gatwick Airport/Grandi Stazioni/SSP/Ajmal/Inter-Ikea/David Clulow
and CNN-Turner Communications.
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