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Keynote Speakers


Andy joined Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (Texas) as President in 2003. DFWI operates a BID, Tax Increment Finance District, a city park, festivals and events and planning operations. He serves on the Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Boards of Directors, the Fort Worth Homeless Commission and Day Resource Center for the Homeless Board of Directors. Andy is the President-Elect of the International Downtown Association.

Andy served Shreveport, Louisiana’s Downtown Development Authority for six years as its Executive Director and while there, was instrumental in relocating City Hall back to downtown after a 40-year absence, launched a new public parking management program and authored the downtown strategic plan. Andy was Chairman of the United Way of NW Louisiana in 2001.


Peter Williams has over 25 years experience in the regeneration sector and has worked in over 50 cities and towns of varying sizes throughout the UK. In addition to consultancy, strategy development and evaluation Peter has continued to be involved in programme implementation and project delivery, ensuring that assessment is firmly based in reality. Since 2000, as CEO of Better Bankside, he has developed one of the largest and most innovative Business Improvement Districts in the UK. He has undertaken a number of auditing and evaluation assignments with the Audit Commission, Association of Town Centre Management and British BIDs for whom he is the external Auditor.

Special Interest Groups

Tuesday 12 October, 2010: 2.30 – 4.30pm

These informal sessions provide the opportunity for individuals to come together as a group to discuss a common topic or issue of interest. Special Interest Groups sessions are inclusive for full conference delegates only and should be booked via the registration form.

Special Interest Groups are as follows:

  • Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

  • Transit Oriented Design (TOD).

  • Place Making.

Further information regarding these Special Interest Groups can be found on the ICTC web site at www.ictcsociety.org then go to 2010 conference and select Special Interest Groups. Suggested topics to be discussed at these SIGs can be emailed to ictc@ictcsociety.org. It will be at the discretion of the chairpersons of the SIG’s to choose the topics to be discussed at that meeting.


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