presents

1 day forum in Sydney and Melbourne
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

08 May – Sydney
CommBank
Level 20, 11 Darling Park 1
201 Sussex St, Sydney

10 May – Melbourne
CommBank
Level 19, 727 Collins St
Melbourne

Time:8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Regular Price – $249.00

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Closing the Gap between the Haves and Have Nots 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.

Retail in Australia has stagnated over the last 3 years, according to former Myer CEO, Bernie Brookes who we heard from as our opening keynote speaker at Inside Retail Live.

What can you do in your organisation or industry to create disruption, change and a prosperous future landscape?

Event details
– Full day of interactive retail education
– Business Matchmaking Lunch
– Interactive Round Table discussions with industry experts
– Millennial workforce forum with 10 millennials joining us to share their insights
– Introduction of CommBank Innovation Monitor Tool to test and grade your organisation

Key Takeaways
– Convert data into a strategy
– Learn new ways to reach your customers
– Tap into a millennial mindset and insight
– How to use education to disrupt an industry

Ideal for
– Founders, Owners and Operators of Retailers and Suppliers to retail
– Marketing Managers
– Brand Managers
– HR Managers
– Retail Managers
– State and Area Managers
– eCommerce Managers
– Learning and Development Managers
– Information and Data specialists

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

Agenda

Sydney – Tuesday 8th May

8:30 AM – Registration

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

As the leader in retail news and insights, Inside Retail unpacks the current retail climate and the forecast for the future through the lense of trends in corporate health, making informed decisions and the industries that are outperforming the ASX average.

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

CommBank has been out and about drawing insights from 500 retailers and 1500 consumers to create a deep dive into Differentiation in Retail. Highlighting what differentiation activity is prevalent in retail today and how this resonates with customers and whether retailers are meeting the expectations of customers when it comes to differentiated experiences.

10:05 AM – John Batistitch – How Amazon and Alibaba are Redefining Retail

10:35 AM – Routes to Market Panel

This dynamic panel discussion will look at multiple routes to market from marketplace, online, bricks and mortar and the how to support these decisions with data driven insights.

  • Nati Harpaz, CEO Catch Group
  • Danny Gilligan, Co founder Reinventure
  • Claire Morris, Co- founder Prezzee
  • Natasha Ritz, Brand Lead, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

11:05 AM – Morning Tea

11:30 AM – Round Table discussions

The Round Table discussions are hosted in rotation giving every attendee the opportunity to connect and engage with each of the discussions. The sessions are dynamic and engaging. Expect to get involved, share business cards and contribute to a robust conversation.

  • CommBank – Closing the gap with the smart use of data
  • Linked In – Arianne Ritz – Cut through the noise with your content marketing
  • Fluent Commerce – Jamie Cairns – Battleground convenience: how to be the easiest and fastest to shop with

1:00 PM – Business Matchmaking Lunch

Grab a lunch box and meet someone new by connecting with people beyond your round table discussion groups.

1:45 PM – Millennial Workforce Forum with 10 Millenials hosted by Hays Recruitment

Bringing together 10 Millennials from the Australian workforce in an open discussion and forum to gauge insights on Talent Acquisition, New roles, Management and Digitisation in the Workplace.

2:15 PM – Fireside Chat – Vanessa Tindale – Supré Foundation – creating the emotional connection to build a brand with purpose

With a deep dive into the Supré Foundation, this Fireside chat shares how an authentic voice, standing up for what they believe and practicing what they preach has created a brand with purpose.

2:35 PM – Active Workshop – ‘Peaking the peaks’

  • How SurfStitch & PeriscoPe used data & insights to maximise marketing effectiveness during peak periods.
  • Martin Corr and Clover Chambers, PeriscoPe Co Founders, Dane Patterson, Surfstitch

3:35 PM – The Journey from data zero to data hero, Aaron Wallis, Lexer

You can have the best data and tools in the world, but if people don’t know how to do things with them, it’s not a data-culture, it’s information technology.
In this presentation, we’ll take you through the five most common stages of data culture that we’ve observed in the industry today, and how we’re seeing companies fast-track their progress to the next level.

3:55 PM – Why education is important when disrupting an industry? Claire Morris, Prezzee

Understanding an untouched industry like digital gift cards has highlighted for Prezzee that education is the key to disrupting an industry by taking consumers along the journey and changing behaviours to gain authority and cred.

4:15 PM – Top 5 Google tips to support Retailers win in the latest digital world – Colin Barnard, Google

4:45 PM – Closing Remarks – Catherine van der Meulen, Inside Retail

 

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

Melbourne – Thursday 10th May

8:30 AM – Registration

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

As the leader in retail news and insights, Inside Retail unpacks the current retail climate and the forecast for the future through the lense of trends in corporate health, making informed decisions and the industries that are outperforming the ASX average.

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

CommBank has been out and about drawing insights from 500 retailers and 1500 consumers to create a deep dive into Differentiation in Retail. Highlighting what differentiation activity is prevalent in retail today and how this resonates with customers and whether retailers are meeting the expectations of customers when it comes to differentiated experiences.

10:05 AM – John Batistitch – How Amazon and Alibaba are Redefining Retail

10:35 AM – Routes to Market Panel

This dynamic panel discussion will look at multiple routes to market from marketplace, online, bricks and mortar and the how to support these decisions with data driven insights.

  • Nati Harpaz, CEO Catch Group
  • Danny Gilligan, Co founder Reinventure
  • Mandi McPherson, Facebook

11:05 AM – Morning Tea

11:30 AM – Round Table discussions

  • CommBank – Closing the gap with the smart use of data
  • Career One – Jo Farrugia – The Career Journey
  • Fluent Commerce – Jamie Cairns – Battleground convenience: how to be the easiest and fastest to shop with

1:00 PM – Business Matchmaking Lunch

Grab a lunch box and meet someone new by connecting with people beyond your round table discussion groups.

1:45 PM – Millennial Workforce Forum with 10 Millenials hosted by Hays Recruitment

Bringing together 10 Millennials from the Australian workforce in an open discussion and forum to gauge insights on Talent Acquisition, New roles, Management and Digitisation in the Workplace.

2:15 PM – Fireside Chat – Vanessa Tindale – Supré Foundation – creating the emotional connection to build a brand with purpose

With a deep dive into the Supré Foundation, this Fireside chat shares how an authentic voice, standing up for what they believe and practicing what they preach has created a brand with purpose.

2:35 PM – Active Workshop – ‘Peaking the peaks’

  • How SurfStitch & PeriscoPe used data & insights to maximise marketing effectiveness during peak periods.
  • Martin Corr and Clover Chambers, PeriscoPe Co Founders, Dane Patterson, Surfstitch

3:35 PM – The Journey from data zero to data hero, Aaron Wallis, Lexer

You can have the best data and tools in the world, but if people don’t know how to do things with them, it’s not a data-culture, it’s information technology.
In this presentation, we’ll take you through the five most common stages of data culture that we’ve observed in the industry today, and how we’re seeing companies fast-track their progress to the next level.

3:55 PM – Discretionary Disruptors – Bec Brideson – Navigating this future $28 trillion market

The economic rise of the female consumer, and how business can leverage a simple, low-cost ‘gender lens’ to survive the future retail landscape.

4:15 PM – Top 5 Google tips to support Retailers win in the latest digital world – Mike Scutt, Google

4:45 PM – Closing Remarks – Catherine van der Meulen – Inside Retail
*Please note that the agenda is ever evolving, please refer back over the coming weeks for speakers and topics being updated