Much has been written about e-commerce and Internet retailing but less has been directly said on how emerging tech trends will change the way physical shopping centres are managed and developed.

In a major new report commissioned by Addleshaw Goddard and BCSC, written and edited by Blackstock, leading figures from the tech and real estate world will come together to give views on some of the emerging technological innovations.

The launch event will feature presentations from an array of experts from the likes of Samsung, Hammerson, Nokia, Gamar and Musicmetric.

Register to attend here, although places are limited:

With many of these trends involving new ways of collecting and sharing data, a myriad of new risks emerge around data protection, privacy, crisis management, financial regulation and reputation. Many of these things are untested in courts and may yet prove problematic given the grey areas often thrown up by emerging technology.

The report explains eight emerging trends and showcases some of the innovators turning ideas into reality with briefings from an array of start-ups.

It also looks at property policy initiatives – such as business rates incentives- which could encourage more investment in tech infrastructure and looks at how EU laws on human rights could make it more difficult to do some of the things technology makes possible.

The trends covered include:

  • Augmented reality – overlaying real world visuals with computer-generated info/graphics
  • Big data – the collection of and trend analysis drawn from large collections of data
  • 3D printing – using layered printing devices to reconstruct complex products
  • Mapping – cloud-based apps making it easy for people to navigate
  • Beacons – Bluetooth-connected devices designed to send and receive notifications
  • Wearables and fashion tech – from smart watches and Bluetooth jewelry to Robocopy-style compterised visors, wearables are computers dressed up as accessories
  • Digital wallets – payment mechanisms conducted via mobile devices
  • Biometrics