Matt Newell

Position: Executive Strategy Director, The General Store

Matt Newell is a global speaker and innovation strategist who works with business leaders around the world to turn information into insights, and help businesses develop high impact customer experiences.

In 2012, he founded the retail strategy and innovation company, The General Store, which has been recognised globally including winning the coveted ‘Store Design of the Year’ award at the World Retail Awards in Paris (beating Karl Lagerfeld and Puma’s flagship in Osaka).

He also sits on the advisory board for the Masters of Marketing program at Swinburne University.

Matt’s has worked with some of the leading retailers in Australia like Woolworths Ltd, BMW, Rebel Sport, Shoes of Prey, Temple & Webster, Glue Store, BCF (Boating Camping Fishing), Hamilton Island, Retail Food Group and Supercheap Auto.

His regular world study tours deliver a global perspective covering international trends, cultural insights and cutting edge innovation. And his engaging and energetic style delivers highly motivating sessions for retail and sales focussed businesses.

Topic: Retail Heavy Weights Tackle Retail’s Biggest Questions

  • What are the key drivers of change in Australian retail?
  • Where are retailers investing now, to secure their future?
  • How will customers shop retail in the future?