Message From The Acting Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Melbourne is home to a thriving, diverse and prosperous retail and hospitality economy.

The retail trade sector accounts for 4.5 per cent of total employment in the city and it contributes $2.13 billion in Gross Local Product to the city’s economy.

By fostering growth of unique and innovative concepts in the heart of the city, Melbourne delivers a rich, diverse, creative and unique shopping experience.

We know that the retail landscape is constantly evolving which is why the City of Melbourne is proud to support Inside Retail Live 2018 – The Festival of Retail Ideas.
This is the largest gathering of Australasian retailers and suppliers and provides a remarkable opportunity to hear about the trends and topics that will impact your business and the global retail scene.

The convention will once again be held at one of Melbourne’s premier event spaces: the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 100 exhibitors are expected, more than 80 speakers, attracting crowds of more than 3000.

The City of Melbourne is committed to supporting our local retail industry and showcasing Melbourne as Australia’s unrivalled retail destination.

Arron Wood
Acting Lord Mayor