27-28 April 2021
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RESILIENCE IN RETAIL

Returning in April, 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.

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50+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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16 Keynotes
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400+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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2021 Speakers

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Lord Stuart Rose
Chairman, Ocado (UK)
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Lord Stuart Rose
Chairman, Ocado (UK)

Stuart Rose has worked in retail since 1971 when he joined Marks & Spencer as a management trainee.

After holding a number of senior positions he then moved to the Burton Group in 1989 becoming Chief Executive of the Multiples Division in 1997. He was subsequently CEO of Argos plc and Booker plc, returning to M&S as CEO in 2004. He became Chairman and CEO in 2006 before leaving the group in 2010.

He is currently Chairman of Ocado plc, Zenith Automotive, and MAF Retail in Dubai.

He was Chairman of the British Fashion Council from 2004 – 2008 and Business in the Community from 2008 – 2010.

He was knighted for services to the retail industry and corporate social
responsibility in 2008 and created a life peer in 2014.

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Alegra O'Hare
Fmr Chief Marketing Officer, GAP (USA)
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Alegra O'Hare
Fmr Chief Marketing Officer, GAP (USA)
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Sarah Hunter
Managing Director, Officeworks
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Sarah Hunter
Managing Director, Officeworks
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Katie Hunt
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, SHOWFIELDS (USA)
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Katie Hunt
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, SHOWFIELDS (USA)

Katie Hunt is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of SHOWFIELDS, The Most Interesting Store in The World. She began her career as the third employee of Warby Parker, served as Chief Brand Officer for Hinge, where she led the charge for their relaunch and rebrand, and has worked extensively with startups in branding, product development, marketing, operations and fundraising. Additionally, Katie is the Co-Founder of The Fund, which is a VC fund made up of a community of founders and operators that invests and mentors early stage companies in NYC, LA and London.

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Michael Schneider
Managing Director, Bunnings
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Michael Schneider
Managing Director, Bunnings

Michael Schneider was appointed Managing Director Bunnings Australia and New Zealand in March 2016.

Prior to this Michael led Store Operations teams across Australia and New Zealand after joining Bunnings in 2005. Before joining Bunnings, Michael held a range of senior operational, commercial and human resources roles across regional and national markets, both in retail and financial services businesses.

Michael is committed to developing diverse teams that challenge the status quo and embrace innovation to drive high performance which is critical in today’s competitive retail environment. As a leader, he is known for his collaborative, genuine and honest style and for having a real passion and energy for the Bunnings business.

This has fostered Bunnings’ supportive culture which empowers team members to take responsibility and have ownership in how the business delivers its customers’ a unique and compelling proposition.

Michael believes that team members’ ability to connect with customers and the local community is key to the business’ success and that this requires an ongoing investment in building the best team as well as creating a culture that builds trust, inspires action, develops people and drives performance.

He is a strong advocate for emerging talent and believes in giving young leaders every opportunity to realise their full potential and develop their careers across a range of disciplines within the business.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of NSW and has completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, and the Advanced Strategic Management Program at IMD.

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Andrea Farris
VP Development, Head of Solution Planning & Partnerships, Walgreens (USA)
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Andrea Farris
VP Development, Head of Solution Planning & Partnerships, Walgreens (USA)
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Elle Roseby
Managing Director, Country Road
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Elle Roseby
Managing Director, Country Road

Elle Roseby is the Managing Director of Country Road. Named the most influential retailer in Ragtrader’s Power 30, she is regarded as an authority in strategic brand development and retail management.

Elle has forged a remarkable career through fostering positive, results-driven cultures with a focus on innovation and collaboration. Over 30 years, she has risen through the ranks of some of Australia’s most respected retailers, including Myer, Sportsgirl and Supré, her tenures at the latter two cementing her reputation as someone who can orchestrate a rapid brand turnaround.

Known for her ability to redefine and reposition retail brands, Elle is regularly called upon to share her expertise and insight with audiences across Australia including Inside Retail events, WGSN, Melbourne Fashion Week, women’s leadership panels and private mentoring sessions.

At Country Road, Elle has been influential in repositioning the brand as a leader in sustainable design, both in fashion and retail environments. Her guidance in this area has led to brand partnerships with Oritain and Landcare in recent months, as well as the launch of Our World, a dedicated platform for Country Road to share its sustainability journey with the wider community. Under Elle’s leadership, the brand’s Chadstone flagship became the first fashion retailer in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Design Review rating with the Green Building Council of Australia.

The mother of two is passionate about community enterprises and has spearheaded initiatives through The Butterfly Foundation and collaborated with charities like Redkite, Headspace, Dignity Dreams and the Graeme Dingle Foundation. An advocate for local talent, Elle has been involved in the RMIT TRI Project and remains a committee member of the RMIT School of Fashion Industry Advisory Group. Her support for community-based projects has led to an ongoing partnership between Country Road and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.

Alongside these projects, Elle is busy reinvigorating the lifestyle brand famous for its quality, design and effortless style. She has embedded a fresh leadership team and delivered a clear brand vision, which aims to inspire modern Australian living every day.

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Daniel Agostinelli
Chief Executive Officer, Accent Group
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Daniel Agostinelli
Chief Executive Officer, Accent Group

At the age of 16, Daniel Agostinelli launched his career working in a music store.

From there he progressed by buying his own music store in Sydney with his business partner Brett Blundy and together they established Sanity Music, creating their first store in Daniel’s mother’s rumpus room.

In 1997 after Sanity Music was publicly listed on the stock exchange, Daniel sold his business. Then at the age of 29 he travelled to London in the hopes of finding something new. It was there that he noticed how popular ‘trainers’ were and believed that he could bring this trend back to Australia where it would thrive. He then went back to Australia and bought a business of five stores known as “Ghetto Shoes” which he then rebranded and expanded the business from only five stores to a phenomenal forty-two stores in only two years which he went on to sell.

In 2006, a wholesale supplier to Ghetto Shoes called Accent Group yearned to be apart of the retail industry and were able to obtain Daniel to be an equity partner. The Accent Group went ahead and bought eight retail stores known as Platypus to commence their business and not long after, Accent then rebranded and the business only grew. In May 2015 the business merged with RCG Group and later in March 2016, Hype DC was also purchased.

Today, Daniel is the Group CEO of Accent Group that proudly has over 500 stores.
The business has 13 retail divisions, 1wholesale divisions and 506 stores under 13 banners.
It is a publicly listed company (AX1) with sales advancing to $1 billion and a market cap of $1 billion.

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Paul Tinkler
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Lululemon
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Paul Tinkler
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Lululemon
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Stephen Younane
CEO/Co-Founder, Retail Prodigy Group (Nike Retail)
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Stephen Younane
CEO/Co-Founder, Retail Prodigy Group (Nike Retail)

Steve began his retail career at Myer/Grace Bros on the Management Development Program, where he held various roles from Stores Management to Buying during his twelve years with the company.

He then joined Nike Australia where he took on the role of Retail Director. Shortly after, Steve was offered the opportunity to move to NIKE’s world headquarters in the U.S. to head up the retail division for North America, including the iconic NIKETOWN flagship stores.

After seven years with Nike, Steve moved to eyewear giant Luxottica in Sydney to head up the Sunglass Hut brand and led the entry of the Brand into Asia.

Steve then moved to Melbourne three years later to take on the role of CEO for denim specialist Jeanswest, which was positioned as a key player in the Jeanswear market. He held that position for four years.

For the past ten years Steve has held the role of Co-founder and CEO of Retail Prodigy Group, which holds the master retail franchise for NIKE Stores across Australia and New Zealand together with the distribution rights for U.S. Brand TOMS.
Steve more recently was elected as a council member for the Australian Retailers Association and is looking forward to contributing to the growth of the Retail Industry.

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Reuben Casey
Chief Executive Officer, Kathmandu (NZ)
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Reuben Casey
Chief Executive Officer, Kathmandu (NZ)

Reuben was appointed CEO of the Outdoor division of the Kathmandu Group (global responsibility for Kathmandu and Oboz brands) in October 2019 following the Groups acquisition of Rip Curl.
Prior to this Reuben had been the Group COO and Group CFO after joining Kathmandu in 2010 as Group Financial Controller. Before joining Kathmandu, Reuben held a range of senior financial management roles including Taylormade Adidas Golf, Meridian Energy and KPMG.

Reuben has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canterbury and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD.

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Anna Lee
Chief Operating Officer, The Iconic
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Anna Lee
Chief Operating Officer, The Iconic

Anna is the COO for Australia & NZ’s leading online fashion and sports retailer, THE ICONIC. She joined in 2014 as CFO, a role she held for three years. Anna started her career journey over 24 years ago and has since paved a successful career. From ‘Big 4’ to high-growth corporate environments across Australia, NZ and APAC, Anna has focused on building best practice finance and operational functions by establishing, leading and developing high performing teams. Anna has sat on Executive teams for over 16 years managing broad remits including Supply Chain, Customer Service, Finance, People & Culture, Legal, Risk and Compliance, IT and Office Management functions.

Anna was the finalist for the Thomson Reuters Accounting Excellence Awards for both CFO of the Year and Finance Team of the Year in 2015. She contributes to the industry as brand ambassador for causes for which she is passionate including the CA (Chartered Accountants) Program and Dress for Success. She is a mentor as part of the CA ANZ Mentor Exchange Program, and the NORA Talent Network.

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Rolee Satyam
Head of Digital Analytics, WooliesX
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Rolee Satyam
Head of Digital Analytics, WooliesX
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Rick Lambell
Head of Sustainable Development, Kmart Group
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Rick Lambell
Head of Sustainable Development, Kmart Group
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Pamela Bishop
Chief Marketing Officer, Blooms The Chemist
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Pamela Bishop
Chief Marketing Officer, Blooms The Chemist

Pamela is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in retail across Ireland and Australia, primarily working across retail pharmacy operations, merchandise, and marcomms. As the CMO at Blooms The Chemist, she leads brand strategy, corporate social responsibility, events, and all aspects of marketing and communications. Pamela is known for her work ethic and her ability to stay true to a greater vision. She thrives when collaborating and implementing change.
Pamela has travelled extensively studying best in class retail and views travel as a wonderful learning opportunity to discover different markets, retail trends, businesses, and cultures. She mentors in her spare time, is an avid supporter of female empowerment, and is passionate about responsible business. Pamela is backed by an EMBA and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Outside of work, Pamela loves to travel. When she’s not globe-trotting, she can be found enjoying quality time with her family and friends.

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Jo Devery
Chief Executive Officer - Winning Retail, Winning Appliances
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Jo Devery
Chief Executive Officer - Winning Retail, Winning Appliances
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Matthew Durbin
Group Chief Financial Officer, Accent Group
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Matthew Durbin
Group Chief Financial Officer, Accent Group
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Adrian Pidgeon
Country Store & Central Fulfilment Operations Manager, IKEA Australia
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Adrian Pidgeon
Country Store & Central Fulfilment Operations Manager, IKEA Australia

Adrian Pidgeon is an experienced logistics and operations manager who has been with IKEA for a little over 22 years. He started his career in the UK in a retail store back in 1998. He has contributed in countries in the UK, namely England and Wales in different roles, and he has spent the rest of his career in Australia for the last 15 years. Adrian has had held many senior roles over the past years leading the fulfilment agenda for the country. His most recent assignment sees him leading the fulfilment operation for all units in Australia. This includes both the retail stores and various distribution centres across the country. Adrian’s experience across the business has seen him lead at a senior level for many years from both a commercial and fulfilment standpoint supporting ongoing business and people growth. Adrian has a real passion for people and continues to lead many ongoing initiatives in the business around people growth. He continues to mentor and coach many leaders across the organization to support their aspirations. He believes in freedom with responsibility, allowing those around him to take decisions and push the business forward without fear of making mistakes. His leadership is known to be open, transparent and straightforward, with a willingness to innovate and learn. His ongoing ability to challenge and drive solid KPI performance has led to sustained business results year on year. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and Geography from the UK.

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Aaron Pratt
AI & Advanced Analytics Manager, David Jones & Country Road Group
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Aaron Pratt
AI & Advanced Analytics Manager, David Jones & Country Road Group

Aaron is currently the AI & Advanced Analytics Manager at Country Road Group and David Jones. He loves to uncover what it is that makes customers tick, and strives to use his data science expertise to provide the best possible customer experience to them. Having started his career life as a Games Designer with very strong mathematical prowess in the Gaming Industry, he quickly came up with a range of creative ideas based on a range of statistical models. This has led to a variety of AI use-cases, from facial recognition time-carding to fraud detection to omni-channel personalization, now implemented throughout a number of different retailers.

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Frances Martin
Vice President, Operations & Enablement, Optus
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Frances Martin
Vice President, Operations & Enablement, Optus

Frances is the VP of Operations and Enablement for Consumer Optus Pty Ltd. She is responsible for the overall, distribution, design, operational support, compliance, communications and importantly the development and capability of the Sales Channels.
Frances has been with Optus for 8 years and has spent over 20 years in the telecommunications industry, holding roles across all sales channels, sales management, transformation and customer experience, as well as holding Board positions on industry forums. Prior to Optus, she worked with Vodafone for 15 years with several Senior Management Roles.
She is passionate about the customer experience and how we redefine our engagement via new innovation that excites and inspires and the ongoing development for employees and their personal growth.

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Paul Kennedy
Chief Information Officer, Craveable Brands
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Paul Kennedy
Chief Information Officer, Craveable Brands
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James Bartle
Founding Chief Executive Officer, Outland Denim
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James Bartle
Founding Chief Executive Officer, Outland Denim

James Bartle is the founding CEO of Outland Denim, the denim brand making jeans differently and setting a new standard in fashion manufacturing. Driven by the desire to curb the trafficking of young girls into the $99 billion illicit commercial sex industry, Bartle created Outland to generate training and employment opportunities for women vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Over six years Bartle developed a unique business model that would enable each of his seamstresses to gain a covetable sJames Bartle is the founding CEO of Outland Denim, the denim brand making jeans differently and setting a new standard in fashion manufacturing. Driven by the desire to curb the trafficking of young girls into the $99 billion illicit commercial sex industry, Bartle created Outland to generate training and employment opportunities for women vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Over six years Bartle developed a unique business model that would enable each of his seamstresses to gain a covetable skill set in tailoring while earning a living wage, receiving ongoing support and life-enhancing education, and crafting artisan quality jeans to compete in the global premium marketplace. In 2016, he took Outland to scale, securing international investment and distribution to further the company's mission to employ more young women while concurrently investing heavily in supply chain and environmental stewardship. With a background in manufacturing and start-up ventures, Bartle has taken a hands-on approach to developing Outland's signature jean styles, eschewing automation in favour of craftsmanship.

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Kurt Brissett
Director Ticketing Solutions Development, Technology and Innovation, Transport for NSW
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Kurt Brissett
Director Ticketing Solutions Development, Technology and Innovation, Transport for NSW
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Timothy DeCoster
Group Supply Chain Design & Planning Manager, Asahi Beverages
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Timothy DeCoster
Group Supply Chain Design & Planning Manager, Asahi Beverages

Timothy De Coster is currently the Group Supply Chain Design & Planning Manager for Asahi. To inform his strategies, Timothy conducts capacity and capability assessments for Asahi's vast supply chain network, taking into consideration the different economic, political and social challenges each jurisdiction brings. Timothy has 5 years’ experience in manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management in operational, tactical and strategic roles. In these roles, Timothy has been recognised for his skills in future proofing and leading continuous improvement projects for multi-echelon supply chains. Having started his career in Belgium in Europe’s largest brewery, Timothy has taken on roles in Prague and Amsterdam before joining Carlton United Breweries in Melbourne in 2017. Timothy has a Master’s Degree in Business Engineering from the University of Ghent (High Distinction) and has obtained his Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology. Outside of the office, Timothy can be found rock climbing or training for obstacle races.

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Lee Martin
Head of Shopper Engagement, Metcash
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Lee Martin
Head of Shopper Engagement, Metcash

Lee is currently leading the development of the IGA Online Shop for Metcash, a role that comes with great complexity with over 1400 independently owned and managed stores across Australia, each with their own local ranges and offering. But, with great complexity comes great opportunity and Lee loves working with independent retailers who give back to their communities and in many cases stand out from the crowd in a way chains never do. With a CV spanning marketing, loyalty, store-operations, customer service and digital transformation across Retail, Telco and Insurance on three continents Lee’s core focus always comes back to creating customer experiences that deliver on business goals.

At a Glance

Fresh Terrain: Surveying the New World of Retail
While the national economy continues to endure seismic shocks resonating from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing response from the nation’s Retail community has been remarkably energetic. Retailers have reacted swiftly to paradigmatic shifts in consumer behaviour; physical environments have adapted, digital ecosystems have flourished, supply networks have been revised, and loyal customers have been rewarded. This Session serves as a contextual platform for the Forum; we will break down the changing macro-economic and socio-political environments we inhabit to frame the progress that has been made against the challenges and opportunities facing responsive Retailers in the world today.
 
Connection and Consideration: The Mantle of Modern Leaders
Devastating bushfires, a relentless pandemic, a global reckoning on race, and the continuing, systematic erosion of facts on the world stage – the calendar year to date has not shied from issuing historic challenges to our shared social fabric. And while much has and will continue to be said of the unprecedented challenges facing businesses on a structural level, close attention must be paid to the personal toll of crisis and our shifting responsibilities as leaders in this chaotic environment. This Session will explore the strategies and structures that Retail leaders have adopted to connect and protect their people, reigniting purpose and inspiring allegiance in the age of compassion fatigue.
 
Bridging Artificial Boundaries: The New Identity of Retail
For years, the continued relevance of brick-and-mortar was under question – but no longer. As foot traffic suffers, it is becoming abundantly clear that the store is a vital space of experience and experimentation, of identity and differentiation. The new challenge for retailers is giving expression to digital interfaces, of fostering loyalty and aligning with consumers without the human touch. Our conversation will challenge attendees to reconsider the limitations of digital channels, to think more deeply on how commerce and UX can be leveraged to inspire and ignite the imagination of online customers.
 
New Product Pathways: Remobilising the Retail Sector
Flexibility had been gathering momentum as a critical factor in supply chain design well before the advent of COVID-19. Unfortunately, it has taken a global pandemic for this argument to mature. Retailers around the world are confronting their supply chain dependencies now that the vulnerability of existing models has been unceremoniously exposed. It is now clear that individual component costs are a shadow of end-to-end value optimisation. Our conversation will delve into this shift in perspective, as we advance the argument for resilience, efficiency and flexibility to become the new foundations of supply chain design.
 
Measured Acceleration: Unlocking Growth in the New Retail
The time has come to consider what lies beyond preparedness. As our operating environment corrects, Retailers will have a fleeting opportunity to harness the upswing in the consumer economy before rivals capitalise on the restored confidence of consumers. This Stream unites financial leaders that are leading through the crisis for the insider’s insight on accelerating from crisis management to secure growth ambitions.
 
The Physical Edge: Reclaiming the Store Front
Retailers and consumers have been tirelessly co-creating an experiential landscape that stretches from the physical world to the digital realm. But this exercise has assumed new meaning in the current climate. With foot traffic slowing to a halt while consumers steer towards digital channels, there is new pressure to radically accelerate in-store omnichannel integration and adapt physical environments to online drivers. Our conversation will begin with imperatives for the recovery of the physical shopfront, before diving deeper into the recalibration of brick-and-mortar operating models and the revolution of the role of the store.
 
Retail Refocussed: Realigning Your Consumer Compass
In climates defined by uncertainty, dynamic consumer insight informs an organisation’s capability to deliver across the entire value chain. Information is the foundation for action, and the ability to make early, informed decisions based on actionable consumer intelligence will be a competitive differentiator as our operating environment corrects. Our conversation will unearth the insider’s insight on consumer behaviour, unpacking the systems and structures that empower Retailers to look through the fog of crisis towards a new vision for their businesses.
 
Digitisation Destinations: Navigating Change at Pace
Many brands demonstrated enviable reflexes by adapting to the rapid state of digitally-driven Retail. Now, as our operating environment corrects and businesses begin to stabilise, stakeholder attention is returning from crisis management to strategic planning and growth ambition. This Session will interrogate how Retailers, acting on a bedrock of consumer intelligence, are consolidating end-to-end value chain digitisation, staring through the fog of crisis to secure lasting value.
 
Aligning Sustainability and Business Objectives
Climate’s primacy as a mainstream political and socio-economic issue is challenging businesses to reconceive established operating models. Parallels between the pandemic and extreme climate events have become too stark to ignore as revised risk aversion principles scale the corporate agenda. Our conversation will explore how Retailers are approaching the disruption riffling through the sector as an opportunity to align sustainability and business objectives at the core of the organisation. We will hear how – in a global business environment that values resilience – sustainability and climate management are fast-becoming essential corporate capabilities.
 
Future Frameworks: A Blueprint for Technological Advancement
From momentous strides in machine learning to consequential developments in cloud architecture and augmented reality, the technologies that underpin Retail are evolving to change the sector in unexpected and even surreal ways. While not every company has the resources to innovate and extend the frontiers of retail experience, every executive has a responsibility to position their company for the early adoption of game-changing technologies. This Stream looks at the underlying architecture Retail firms can put in place that will serve as a platform for technological competitiveness in the years that follow.
 
The Consumer Shadow: Brands that Move with Customers
The boundaries between brands and consumers are collapsing. It is no longer enough for brands to have curated independent digital ecosystems, to expect consumers to find them. The customer journey from discovery to conversion has been condensed into sharp, one-click moments of instinct and influence on digital channels, and brands must be tactically present in these instances. Our conversation will extend beyond the bare skeleton of effective e-commerce models to confront the complexity of sustaining growth and remaining ahead of the competition in highly saturated online spaces. We will consider how businesses can embed responsive, dynamic methodologies into their e-commerce engine to ensure they never run out of fuel.
 
The Art of Motion: Recalibrating Product Pathways
Reliable and rapid fulfilment is crucial for elevating consumer experiences in the Retail domain. From prescriptive analytics to warehouse automation, distribution pathways are becoming incredibly responsive to true demand. This Stream unpacks the technologies and processes that are bringing products closer to consumers, and consumers closer to brands. We will track the customer’s journey through digital corridors and physical aisles to better understand how Retailers are moving products from suppliers to shelves and from carts to checkouts.
 
Transforming Payments: Lifting the Veil on Commerce as a Creative Differentiator
When we speak of friction in e-commerce, we are speaking of affording the customer cause for hesitation, of opening an exit on the path to purchase. Historically, payments have fallen into this faction of friction, and so every effort has been made to integrate – to clear this hurdle with a single click of conviction. But what if we inverted our thinking, and framed payments not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to deliver novel and personalised consumer experiences, both in-store and online? Our conversation will challenge the audience to reconceive of payments, not as the enemy, but as an ally in a retail arena increasingly defined by flexibility, security, personality, and identity.
 
The New Retail Armory: Empowering Your People
The Retail industry has experienced physical dislocation on an unprecedented scale. As businesses accelerate into a new operating environment, it is essential that employees are brought along for the ride. Our conversation will explore the bridge between employee wellbeing and experience, and performance and profitability. Together, we will consider how Retailers are curating authentic, value-driven cultures; advancing wellbeing and experiential practices; and repaving communication highways on the path to more resilient and rewarding businesses.

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Celebrating its 10th 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.

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We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health and the ICC Sydney. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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