1 day forum's in Sydney and Merlbourne
8th and 10th May 2018
Hosted at CommBank

Tools for Retailers to Work Smarter

Inside Retail Academy brings together retailers and suppliers to connect and be educated by key industry leaders, brands and thought leaders on a focused subject relevant to the challenges being faced in the industry.

The aim of the Academy is to educate, inspire and empower Australian retailers to build organisations of the future.

Inside Retail Academy is part of a series of events alongside Inside Retail Live.

Event Details

Level 19, 11 Harbour St, Darling Harbour

Level 19, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

Time: 830am – 430pm

Closing the Gap between the Have’s and Have Not’s in Retail

The 1 day forum hosted in Sydney and Melbourne brings a new dimension of knowledge and education to the retail industry through the exploration of a key topic presented by industry experts and influential retail brands.

The forum features keynote presentations, round table discussions and workshops to get your retail teams involved in active learning.

Featured Speakers


“Invaluable sessions full of latest trends and insights! Attended with my 2IC and next time will bring my entire team!”
– Mark

“A great networking day with valuable workshopping sessions and speakers.”
– Maria

“The Inside Retail Academy workshop was very informative and validating that all in the retail industry are managing the same challenges for transformation. Guest speaker insights were extremely valuable and beneficial in understanding retail marketing, innovation and company culture. It was a great day with some key take-outs.”
– Anita

“A fantastic event, the perfect venue to facilitate discussions on innovation in Retail.”
– Jemma

“Inside Retail provides great professional development opportunities. The learnings and variety of information provided is invaluable to any business leader. I often attend sessions that might not be specific related to my role at work, but I always find key takeaways from the sessions.”
– Rachel

“I liked the relaxed environment for a great half-day workshop in which I actually learned a lot. Great mix of keynotes with more hands-on sessions and awesome staff & catering, too!”
– Victor

Country Road & David Jones
Winning Appliances
Dashing Group
Sunglass Hut


Event Information

Preliminary Agenda

8:30 AM – Registration

9:15 AM – Introduction – Inside Retail State of Play – Catherine van der Meulen

9:25 AM – Differentiation Study presented by CommBank – Jeremy Macey

10:05 AM – John Batistitch – Future Proofing your brand

10:35 AM – Routes to Market Panel

– Nati Harpaz, CEO Catch Group
– Danny Gilligan, Co founder Reinventure

11:05 AM – Morning Tea
11:30 AM – 3 Round Table discussions

– CommBank
– Inside Retail

1:00 PM – Lunch

1:45 PM – Active Learning Workshop

2:45 PM – Fireside Chat

3:05 PM – Creating the emotional connection to create retail growth

3:25 PM – Keynote Presentation

4:30 PM – Closing Remarks

*Please note that the agenda is ever evolving, please refer back over the coming weeks for speakers and topics being updated