15-16 March 2023
Melbourne
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RESILIENCE IN RETAIL

Returning in March 2023, the Retail Leaders Forum arrives at a critical juncture for the nation’s Retail community.

The industry has responded emphatically to the unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as consumer confidence builds and our operating environment begins to correct, Retail executives are accountable for securing opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

The Forum secures national and global speakers of immense authority to arm attendees to succeed in this undertaking.

Why Attend

  • The Retail Leaders Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

Gain Access

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60+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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45+ Insightful Sessions
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400+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Steven Cain
Chief Executive Officer

Coles
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Steven Cain
Chief Executive Officer

Coles
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Ron Johnson
Founder

Apple Store
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Ron Johnson
Founder

Apple Store
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Sharon Price John
Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)
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Sharon Price John
Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)
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Terry J Lungren
Chairman and CEO

Macy’s (USA)
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Terry J Lungren
Chairman and CEO

Macy’s (USA)
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Lord Stuart Rose
Chairman

Ocado (UK)
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Lord Stuart Rose
Chairman

Ocado (UK)
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Sarah Hunter
Managing Director

Officeworks
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Sarah Hunter
Managing Director

Officeworks
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Susie McCabe
Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)
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Susie McCabe
Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)
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Michael Schneider
Managing Director

Bunnings
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Michael Schneider
Managing Director

Bunnings
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Gordon Cairns
Chairman

Woolworths Limited
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Gordon Cairns
Chairman

Woolworths Limited
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Rocco Braeuniger
Country Manager

Amazon
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Rocco Braeuniger
Country Manager

Amazon
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Justin King CBE
Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)
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Justin King CBE
Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)
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Andrea Thomas
Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)
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Andrea Thomas
Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)
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Henrik Amsinck
Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)
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Henrik Amsinck
Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)
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Babak Parviz
Vice President

Amazon (USA)
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Babak Parviz
Vice President

Amazon (USA)
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Antonia Jermendy
Head of Innovation

Swarovski (CHE)
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Antonia Jermendy
Head of Innovation

Swarovski (CHE)
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Michael Burgess
President

HBC Digital (USA)
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Michael Burgess
President

HBC Digital (USA)
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Redmond Yeung
President

Gap Inc, (China)
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Redmond Yeung
President

Gap Inc, (China)
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Kate Morris
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty
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Kate Morris
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty
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John Koryl
President

Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)
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John Koryl
President

Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)
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Peter Williams
Chairman

ASOS (UK)
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Peter Williams
Chairman

ASOS (UK)
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Richard Murray
Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi
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Richard Murray
Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi
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Richard Goyder AO
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)
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Richard Goyder AO
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)
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Ken Murphy
President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)
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Ken Murphy
President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)
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Ian Moir
Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (SA)
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Ian Moir
Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (SA)
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Eric Petersen
Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)
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Eric Petersen
Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)
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Michael O’Keeffe
Chief Executive Officer

Aesop
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Michael O’Keeffe
Chief Executive Officer

Aesop
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Patrick Noone
Managing Director

Costco Wholesale
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Patrick Noone
Managing Director

Costco Wholesale
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SPONSORS

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2022 Event Partner | adobe.com/business
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2022 Diamond Sponsor | shopify.com.au/plus
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2022 Platinum Sponsor | marketplacer.com
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2022 Platinum Sponsor | relexsolutions.com
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2022 Retail Leaders Breakfast, Coffee Cart & Lanyard Sponsor | tryzens.com
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2022 Networking Drinks Sponsor | sap.com
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2022 Coffee Cart Sponsor | dashinggroup.com.au
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Retail isn’t just about buying. It’s about building emotional connections. That’s why successful retailers create personalised experiences that stand out — experiences that are in sync with the customer at every moment on any channel. And they do it with data, content and AI — all focused on the customer.
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Shopify is a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Proudly founded in Ottawa, Shopify powers over 1 million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as JB Hifi, Culture Kings, Jenny Craig, Rollie Nation and many more. For more information, visit shopify.com.au

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Marketplacer is an Australian-based SaaS business which provides market-leading online marketplace platforms to clients wanting to build scalable and innovative online solutions. Since launching Marketplacer in 2016, we have connected 11,000 businesses with platforms generating a combined annual audience of 50-million+ users.

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RELEX Solutions is a leading provider of cutting-edge retail optimization software that’s built for the age of Living Retail, where change is the only constant. We help retailers adapt to every future, faster.

Our cloud-native Living Retail Platform delivers AI across all retail functions and at retail scale, eradicating siloes, rigidities and inefficiencies along the way. We offer a fast lane to value that builds from a foundation of radically improved demand forecasting and supply chain optimization. Our customers leverage this enhanced supply chain visibility into exponential benefits — optimizing their space, allocation, workforce, promotion, and markdown strategies, all within our unified platform.

Today, RELEX is a hyper-growth company with 350+ customers who love us — ask any of them for a frank and independent assessment of our team and solutions. RELEX is trusted by leading brands including Coles, Baby Bunting, Sephora, Delivery Hero, and Bed Bath & Beyond, and has offices across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

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Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. For businesses, digital innovation continues to propel the marketing industry forward at a mind-blowing pace. And marketers rely on data, analysis, and insights to stay informed and inspired. Think with Google is Google’s way to share all of this and more with you.

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Our mission is to accelerate client success and growth across all channels, leveraging our expertise, insights and digital-first principles, to deliver compelling experiences that delight and engage your customers.
With offices in offices in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Sofia and Trivandrum, we have partnered with some of the world’s most successful retailers and brand owners including Cotton On Group, Treasury Wine Estates, Showpo, R.M.Williams, and Liberty London to provide beginning to end services that help to grow their businesses and provide the best customer experiences.

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Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry. We understand that one size fits all software doesn’t meet your business requirements. That’s why we focus on building software for key verticals that have specialised needs. Our CloudSuite™ enterprise software solutions are industry specialised to help overcome business challenges that are unique to your industry. Having invested heavily in specific industries to power our clients’ success, we are known for our best-in-class solutions across Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain and Public Sector. We provide mission-critical enterprise end-to-end applications to over 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries. Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages.

 

We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights, AI & ML to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit

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At Microsoft we help you connect your customers, your people, and your data to accelerate your digital transformation journey.

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Mirakl offers the industry’s first and most advanced enterprise marketplace SaaS platform. With Mirakl, organisations across B2B and B2C industries can launch marketplaces faster, grow bigger, and operate with confidence as they exceed rising customer expectations. Marketplace platforms offer an unparalleled competitive advantage in eCommerce, which is why the world’s most trusted brands choose Mirakl for its comprehensive solution combining leading-edge technology, expertise and the exclusive “Mirakl Connect” ecosystem which unlocks the power of the platform business model.

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Shippit is a cloud-based multi-carrier shipping software for retailers that takes the guesswork out of shipping decisions and turns deliveries into your competitive advantage. Shippit’s powerful shipping engine saves retailers time, money and provides better experiences for delivery recipients. By simplifying shipping, Shippit enables retailers to own their entire customer journey, from purchase through to delivery. From humble beginnings in Sydney, Shippit now powers deliveries for over 3500 retailers across APAC, including some of Australia’s biggest eCommerce players such as Target, Cotton On, Big W, Sephora and Temple & Webster.

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GOC Retail delivers end-to-end technology solutions to retailers.

We help retailers transform through our deep understanding of the entire technology ecosystem, expertise in seamless integration and our offering of modern end-to-end retail technology.

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  • Inventory management
  • Retail consultancy – Integration, business transformation, international expansion
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Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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Enablo helps organisations deliver the ultimate employee experience using digital workplace technology. As an Elite Workplace from Meta Partner, we help customers of all shapes and sizes implement and deploy Workplace, offering personalised solutions for every business.  

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Today, more than ever, Australia Post is at the heart of Australian communities, connecting them to each other and the world. During a time that has been the most challenging in Australia Post’s more than 200-year history, as Australia’s leading logistics and integrated services business, our objective has nevertheless remained the same: to support our customers to grow and communities to thrive, to create products that people value and trust, and to always deliver great service and value to our customers and the community.

As a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) that operates under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 (APC Act), Australia Post is a completely self-funded business with both commercial and community service obligations.

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Worldpay from FIS (NYSE:FIS) is a leading payments technology company that powers global commerce for merchants, banks, and capital markets. Processing 106 billion transactions and moving $13T annually, Worldpay gives over 1 million merchants over 300 ways to take & accept payments. Worldpay lifts economies and communities by advancing the way the world pays, banks, and invests.

We create secure and scalable innovations that connect commerce across all geographies and sales channels. The company’s integrated technology platform offers a unified and comprehensive solution set to help clients run, grow, and achieve more for their business.

With a 50+ year history in financial services, we remain ahead of the curve to outpace today’s competitive economic landscape. By delivering simple, streamlined, and secure experiences for all of our clients and their customers, we embody commitment to every aspect of the financial services industry.

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Latitude has been a leader in interest free instalment plans for 30 years, with over 2.8M customers across Australia and NZ. Our customer base are proven to spend up to 30% more than other BNPL providers & will drive a whole new demographic of customers to you, growing your business!

LatitudePay covers all your customers’ needs for purchases from $20 to $10,000, providing maximum flexibility to both businesses & customers. It takes just 3 minutes for customers to sign up to LatitudePay & customers can choose to pay in 10 weekly instalments for purchases up to $1,500, or opt for 6–24 month plans for purchases up to $10,000.

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The WorkJam Digital Workplace unleashes the potential of your enterprise workforce through agile scheduling, transformative communication, experiential learning, and tailored recognition.

WorkJam increases sales conversion, drives down labor costs, lowers absenteeism and attrition rates, improves compliance, optimizes labor in relation to demand, and improves the customer experience through a more motivated and engaged workforce.

For employees, WorkJam delivers more control over their schedule, providing work-life balance, as well as the opportunity to develop skills, improve sales acumen, and maximize their earnings to advance their economic well-being.

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Cashrewards is Australia’s leading cashback ecosystem. It provides over one million shoppers with cashback offers via its thousands of partner brands including Apple, Myer, Liquorland, Booking.com and The Iconic. It has driven more than $2.7 billion for brands, translating into more than $120 million in cashback for shoppers. Cashrewards has donated more than $900,000 to The Starlight Foundation, helping more than 23,000 sick children and their families.

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monday.com is a work operating system (Work OS) where organizations of any size can create the tools and processes they need to manage every aspect of their work. By combining building blocks, like apps automations and integrations, teams can build or customize the workflows of their dreams.

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Esendex has been delivering mobile-led solutions to businesses globally for twenty-one years. With the humble beginnings of Business SMS, we now offer a wide array of solutions, including WhatsApp for business, customisable Mobile Journeys, Mobile Payments, SMS Surveys and fully integrated Omni-Chat and conversational marketing. We make mobile messaging brilliant.

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Founded in 2016, Radaro is the Australian market leader in the evolution of shipper controlled, digital last mile across major retail brands and OEM’s.

Both traditional and online only leaders such as JB HiFi, The Good Guys, Kogan, PetStock, IKEA, Miele and Electrolux all partner with Radaro to ensure world class digital CX and an optimized last mile supply chain.

 

A Radaro implementation enables a fully integrated, end-to-end control platform for configurable digital customer experience, whilst also generating real-time supply chain data and insights for day of delivery resolutions, network performance management and supply chain design and strategy.

 

Radaro’s technology is deployed, at scale, to solve both today’s supply chain challenges, whilst also enabling future state for progressive retailers looking for a competitive supply chain edge: on-demand, same day / next day, dark stores, micro DC’s, central DC’s and 3PL control.

 

Radaro: Last.Mile Solved

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As a leader in analytic process automation (APA), Alteryx unifies analytics, data science and business process automation in one, end-to-end platform. The Alteryx APA Platform™ converges three key pillars of automation and digital transformation —data, processes and people— to enable the democratization of data, automation of business processes and the upskilling of people for quick wins and transformative outcomes. Alteryx unleashes the power of data analytics to help people everywhere solve business and societal problems. Thousands of organizations globally use Alteryx to deliver high-impact business outcomes and the rapid upskilling of their modern workforce.

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Australasia’s premier Health, Safety & Risk Management Software, ecoPortal, is dedicated to transforming the way businesses manage health and safety. ecoPortal is trusted and respected within the HSE arena, having built relationships with a variety of businesses across manufacturing, retail, agriculture, finance and many more industries. The single most important reason Health & Safety professionals and Senior Leaders love ecoPortal is its simplicity, closely followed by its configurability, which is tailored to fit your business needs. ecoPortal also offers organisations full transparency with beautiful and interactive reports that capture key metrics required by legislation. Ultimately, however, leading brands love how ecoPortal had a hand in the positive transformation of their culture; driving increased performance, reducing risk, and most importantly taking their safety culture from compliance to caring.

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SAP

As a market leader in enterprise software, SAP turns businesses into intelligent, sustainable enterprises. Our applications and services enable business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably and adapt continuously. With a global network of customers, partners, and employees, SAP helps the world run better and improvepeople’s lives. For more information, SAP.

 

Enterprise Wide

Enterprise Wide is a retail technology specialist and the leading SAP partner for retail and wholesale services. We help brands and businesses advance their interaction with their customers across every touchpoint and every channel.

Enterprise Wide’s deep understanding of end-to-end business processes (ERP through to CX) helps drive superior ROI, lower risk, and optimal customer experience for our clients. 

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Dashing is a leader in delivering retail campaigns: offering design, technology & production services.

With thirty years of experience, we have a growing team of over 100 Dashers, based across three sites in Sydney, Melbourne, and Shanghai.

We deliver premium services to many of Australasia’s leading retailers, partnering with our clients to design and deliver the ultimate customer experience, specialising in multi-outlet retail.

By influencing both the design together with the execution, we work alongside our clients to disrupt customer behaviours, drive sales and build brand advocacy.

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Why Get Involved

Retail Leaders Forum

Celebrating its 12th year, the Retail Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community.

Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with the Retail industry, the Retail Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2022



Retail Leadership Series

Designed to connect senior industry executives, the Retail Leadership Series unearths critical thought leadership and empowers brands to navigate uncertainty with greater confidence and resilience. Featuring highly contextual content from CEOs of the industry’s most iconic brands, the Series is the perfect platform to drive intimate discussion with key clients and prospects around their most pressing challenges. Dynamic media creation and distribution campaigns are available in connection with the Series.

TOPICS 2022

    • MAY: THE DIGITAL AGE
      Digital Transformation and Customer Experience: A Deep Dive
    • JUNE: THE BUSINESS OF PEOPLE 
      Leadership in the new era and how company culture impacts transformation
    • JULY: A PERFECT CUSTOMER JOURNEY
      The unstoppable rise of mobile ecommerce
    • AUGUST: FUTURE OF PAYMENTS
      Leveraging digital payments to gain competitive advantage
    • SEPTEMBER: MARKETING REVOLUTION
      Keeping pace with evolving consumer demand for an always-on, personalized experience that blends physical and digital
    • OCTOBER: EMBRACING THE POWER OF AUTOMATION
      Reimagining the Operating Model by adopting smart automation technologies
    • NOVEMBER: ENABLING OMNICHANNEL RETAILING
      Responding with agility and innovation in your omnichannel experience
    • DECEMBER: FUTURE OF RETAIL
      Creating immersive experiences to bring an in-store feel to the digital experience

 

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 09/12/2022)
$1495 + GST
$4485 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 10/12/2022)
$1695 + GST
$5085 + GST

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