Festival of Retail Ideas Day 1

Here’s a snapshot of Day 1 at the Festival of Retail Ideas in MCEC, Melbourne.

Before the Festival officially started, we had a Women in Leadership Breakfast.


The doors officially open and excitement builds at MCEC.


Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis officially opens the #FestivalofRetailIdeas.


Former Myer and Edcon CEO Bernie Brookes on Retail 2018: State of play.


PANEL: How can retailers survive the new world trading environment?

Australian Retail Association Executive Directors Russell Zimmerman moderates the discussion and shares the stage with  Louis Vuitton Australia Non-executive Director Philip Corne, ANZ Australia Senior Economist Joanne Masters, UBS Executive Director Ben Gilbert, and Zendesk Director of Sales ANZ Rod Moynihan.


JD.com President of International Winston Cheng talks about JD.com’s growth story.


Comm Bank Retail Lead Jerry Macey shares his unconventional take on innovation in retail.


PANEL: Is retail disruption more hype than substance?

Edible Blooms Managing Director Kelly Jamieson, Forever New CEO Dipendra Goenka, Vicinity Centres Non-Exec Director Wai Tang, Google Industry Head Sean McDonell and Retail Doctor Group CEO & Founder Brian Walker lays out on the table what retail disruption is for them.


First half of Day 1 finishing strong with Revlon CTO Chau Banks on tips from a leading US retailer.


Just some of the exciting things happening at the expo space.


Former Sears CEO Steve Dennis on why it’s a really bad time to be boring for retailers.


A panel discussion on online marketplaces.


Fusion Retail Brands Phil Scala chats with KPMG Gayle Dickerson on how to turnaround a retail company.


Tumi CDO: If you are parallel shipping, stop.


Anne Moore capping off Day 1 on the future of work.


The fun doesn’t stop at the presentations! Inside Retail’s sister publication, Internet Retailing launches the top 50 in e-commerce.