1 & 2 March 2016
Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney

WELCOME

Globally recognised as the largest and most significant meeting for retail executives in the region; the Retail Leaders Forum brings together the best minds from retail, for retail.

Annually this intelligent discussion offers a comprehensive examination of industry and consumer trends and an in-depth exploration of retail strategy for growth and innovation.

Within a uniquely exclusive networking environment, executives are provided with a vital and engaging look at the retail sector, with actionable insights and vision to lead in 2016.

 

WHY ATTEND?

The Retail Leaders Forum is an event like no other – a unique opportunity that congregates an esteemed gathering of executive level retailers from across the industry spectrum and across the region.

This is your guide to Retail in 2016, a strategic event devoted entirely to the macro issues in Retail Management crafted exclusively for and delivered by key influencers in the industry.

▶ Receive the latest thinking on the economic landscape for Retailers in 2016
▶ Acquire actionable insights for your retail business in a changed & consumer-led world
▶ Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and thought-leaders from retail
▶ Hear forward insight on consumer trends and retailing imperatives
▶ Engage your entire industry in one place at one time
▶ Network in the ideal executive environment where CEOs talk to CEOs
 Balance working and learning in an a productive, executive environment
▶ Determine the year ahead in Retail

 

 

SPEAKERS


Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Wesfarmers

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury's (UK)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Tom Lamb

Chief Marketing Officer

Lowe's Companies (USA)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Ron Young

Senior Vice-President, Global

Williams-Sonoma (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Richard Umbers

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Myer

Stuart Machin

Managing Director

Target

Mark Powell

Immediate Former Group Chief Executive Officer

The Warehouse Group (NZ)

James Goth

Chief Strategy Officer

Woolworths

John Slack-Smith

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Harvey Norman

Sacha Laing

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Country Road

Launa Inman

Non-Executive Director

Commonwealth Bank

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer

Aesop

Michael Hardwick

Chief Financial Officer

Cotton On Group

David Matheson

Chief Operating Officer

Kmart

Aliza Knox

Director, Scentre Group & Managing Director, Twitter (APAC)

Scott Charters

Chief Operating Officer

Petbarn

Bruce Rosengarten

Executive General Manager Commercial

Caltex

Adam Stapleton

General Manager Merchandise Transformation

Coles

David Jordan

General Manager

Baskin-Robbins Australia

Karen Matthews

Retail Director

Freedom Furniture

Paul Fussey

Managing Director

Specsavers

Peter Knock

Chief Executive Officer

Co-op

David Fenlon

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

Blackmores

Erica Berchtold

Managing Director

Rebel Sports

Steve Cox

Managing Director

Dymocks

Helen Souness

Managing Director – Australia & Asia

Etsy

Faye Ilhan

Chief Digital Officer

Dan Murphy's

David Shafer

Executive Director

Kogan

Paul Kennedy

Chief Information Officer

APG & Co

Rob Phipps

Chief People Officer - South Pacific

Yum! Restaurants International

Julie Stevanja

Chief Executive Officer

Style Runner

Craig Woolford

Managing Director, Consumer Research

Citigroup

Senior Representative

Oracle

Senior Representative

Telstra SNP

SESSIONS



THEMES

▶ The Year Ahead: Evaluating the Prospects for Retail in 2016
▶ The New Executive: Leadership in a Changing Retail World
▶ The Brand Identity: Meeting the New Retail Marketing Challenges
▶ Smarter Systems: Retail Technology and the Transformation Opportunity
 The Human Factor: People Strategy and the Art of Customer Experience
 The Plan: Designing and Delivering Effective Retail Strategy
 The Next Step: Retail for a Changing World
 Creative Space: Reimagining the Store in an Omnichannel World
 Return on Relationships: Loyalty and the Retail Offer
 Taking Stock: the Future of Product and Merchandise
 A Global Perspective: Examining International Trends in Retail Marketing
 The Retail Challenge Ahead
 Getting Better: Insights from a Retail Turnaround
 New and Varied Geography of International Retail

AGENDA

DAY 1 · TUESDAY 1 MARCH
Registration & Networking
Official Welcome
Opening Keynote
Outlook Session
Refreshments & Networking
Partner Keynote
Leadership Session
Lunch & Networking
Marketing Technology People
Session Session Session
Keynote Keynote Keynote
Refreshments & Networking
Strategy Session
Global Keynote
Networking Drinks Reception

 RLF

DAY 2 · WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH
Registration & Networking
Opening Remarks
Headline Keynote
Platinum Keynote
Refreshments & Networking
Future Session
Global Keynote
Lunch & Networking
Store  Loyalty Product
Session Session Session
Keynote Keynote Keynote
Refreshments & Networking
Visionary Keynote
Close

SPONSORSHIP



Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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The Retail Leaders Forum is exclusively crafted for the most senior Retail executives from across all sectors of the national economy. Delivered by the industry’s elite, this event offers a powerful business agenda within an effective executive networking environment.

Being a sponsor of the event actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of decision-makers.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face time with an influential audience in a specialised closed event environment.

Vanessa McKinney Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: vanessam@connectevents.com.au

VENUE

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION

Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

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Accommodation
To receive a discount on rooms. Contact reservations directly and quote CON010316:

+61 (2) 9228 9188 or  H3665@sofitel.com

REGISTER



PRICING & PACKAGES

Early Bird
(Ends 4 December)
Standard Rate
(From 5 December)
Retailer: One Delegate $1595 Inc. GST $1995 Inc. GST
Retailer: Two Delegates $3190 Inc. GST $3990 Inc. GST
Retailer: Four Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $4785 Inc. GST $5985 Inc. GST
Retailer: Eight Delegates (Includes 2 Free) $9570 Inc. GST $11970 Inc. GST
Retailer: Twelve Delegates (Includes 3 Free) $14355 Inc. GST $17955 Inc. GST
Non-Retailer Attendance
The Retail Leaders Forum is open to retailers only. If you are a service provider and would like to attend, please contact Vanessa on vanessam@connectevents.com.au or +61 (2) 8090 4363 to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.
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Terms & Conditions

Delegate Package:
Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

Payment & Discounts:
Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

Organiser’s Rights:
Connect Events endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Events reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Events reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

Cancellation Policy:
A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

Privacy Disclosure:
We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email privacy@connectevents.com.au  To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.com.au/privacy-policy

FAQ

What’s included in my delegate pass?
A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

Is there a group booking discount?
Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectevents.com.au

Can I transfer my pass?
A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@connectevents.com.au

How do I receive my delegate pass?
Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

What is a Service Provider?
A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of the retail industry.
Service Providers are not able to attend this event unless in sponsorship. The Retail Leaders Forum is open to retailers only. If you are a solution provider and would like to attend, contact Vanessa McKinney on 02 8090 4363 or email vanessam@connectevents.com.au to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

Is media registration available?
No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

Will there be a delegate list available?
No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.