Free event to showcase technology and people power

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A free event designed to showcase what adding technology to ‘people power’ can achieve in a community is coming to town.

The event will be held at the White Rock Theatre from 9.30am on Wednesday.

It is being delivered by Revive & Thrive, a UK wide town centre regeneration organisation in partnership with Hastings Town Centre Management.

Sponsored by Reward Your World this event will discuss what technologies and solutions can be implemented to build a high street of the future allowing it to compete, defend and promote itself on an equal footing with possible threats from online and out of town retail.

The event will hear from guest speakers such as Jeremy Birch, Leader Hastings Borough Council, Simon Opie, Hastings People’s Pier and Gavin Stewart, Brighton Business Improvement District Manager.

CEO of Reward Your World, Daniel Gipple, will be running a lively and interactive workshop discussing key challenges and opportunities for town centre and high streets.

As well as discussing new technologies such as e-commerce, digital communication tools, click and collect, augmented reality and incentivisation programmes, the event will also address the need for training and for a high street to feel safe and look inviting.

Mark Barnes, managing director of Revive & Thrive Ltd, who is from Hastings, said: “I am extremely excited about delivering this event in my hometown of Hastings. There is an exciting future for towns and cities who embrace technology, understand the needs of their residents and visitors as well as how to engage with them.”

Register for your free tickets and download the agenda by visiting