3 Days, Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2018 (MCEC)

What was on 2017

What was on 2017

Inside Retail Live’s Festival of Retail Ideas took place for the first time ever in March 2017. It was jam-packed with exciting ideas, brilliant speakers and the latest technologies. On the mainstage, speakers shared illuminating insights into retail trade. The relaxed atmosphere of the festival space provided the perfect backdrop for networking and sharing new ideas.

This festival is about bringing together the brightest minds and biggest talents in the retail industry. Inside Retail Live is dedicated to generating new ideas, partnerships and friendships as we boldly face and embrace an uncertain future with technology at its core. Next year’s Festival is sure to host even more exciting opportunities for retail traders, so make sure you express your interest today and keep an eye out for updates.

2017 Stages

Main Stage

This is the heart of the show. Expect compelling keynote presentations, short-sharp panels and interviews where internationals & experts share unique perspectives and opinions.

With audience participation, a jam packed line-up, great agenda and entertainment the main stage is a must. Be quick though, seating is limited - although there's always room to stand!

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Retail Theatre

Short, highly tailored and specific sessions for a smaller audience of up to 100 people. These sessions do not coincide with the main stage, so attendees won’t miss anything ! Expect to hear key retailers discuss specific stories with support from retail facilitators.

Topics include Al and machine learning, payments & POS, recruitment strategies and much more!

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2017 Events

Top 50 People in E-Commerce

Celebrate with Australia’s biggest talents in the e-commerce industry at the Top 50 People in E-Commerce launch party. Selected by Internet Retailing and our panel of e-commerce experts, the annual Top 50 People in E-Commerce launch party recognises the brightest Australian talents in the e-commerce industry.

Join top E-Commerce providers, suppliers and retailers on the first evening of Inside Retail Live. The event will feature a panel discussion and Q&A, before the party begins with live entertainment, drinks, food, a chance to live out your DJ dreams and much more!

Retailer Awards

The Retailer Awards celebrates the best retail practices around Australia. Providing an unbiased and objective point of reference, Inside Retail and a team of judges score hundreds of entries across multiple categories to showcase the very best in retail.

The Retailer Awards will be held at The Westin Sydney Hotel on Thursday the 30th of March. This annual Gala Awards dinner showcases the very best of Australian retail in a vibrant night celebration and networking.

2017 Showcases

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Our physical and digital environments are melding, creating new experiences and ways to interact. At this showcase, increase your understanding of the implementation and ease of use of these technologies. Expect live demonstrations of the latest in VR and AR.

Technology

Technology

Technology developments enable more sophisticated retailing. With artificial intelligence becoming increasingly prevalent, product recommendation engines keep improving. These advancements are being introduced into the physical retail space. Expect to see and use these latest technologies, such as the smart mirror that reads customer’s facial expressions and offers real-time recommendations.

Visual Merchandising

Visual Merchandising

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Cardboard is dead. Or is it? Experience the newest in visual merchandising, where digital and physical meet to create customer experiences and interactive displays. Visual merchandising has crossed into the so called “phigital”, merging of physical and digital showcases. Expect to see, touch and experience the latest displays representing the best of instore visual merchandising.

Shopfitting

Shopfitting

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Walk through a prototype store of the future, designed by Gibson Shopfitters. The experience includes the unveiling of Australian “firsts” in product design and store creation.

2017 Round Tables

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.”
– Joseph Joubert

Join the waitlist to be selected for our highly coveted Round Tables sponsored by industry leaders and innovators. Our roundtable discussions cover a wide range of topics from how to ignite millennial’s in the workforce to what the future of retail looks like.

Places are strictly limited and by invitation only. To express your interest you must register and purchase tickets. For more information on topics and sponsors click on the link below.

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Game Zone
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Game Zone

What’s a festival without some fun and games? Take a break from the jam-packed schedule and let down your hair. Play some arcade classics, enjoy the velcro fly wall, chocolate wheel and VR games in this laid back networking environment.

Meeting Lounge
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Meeting Lounge

Sponsored by online payment provider eWay, network, relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. This is the place to find a moment of solace from all the experiences of the festival. Come sit, mingle and use the free Wi-Fi access to quickly answer those “urgent” emails.

Charge Bar
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Charge Bar

We’ve partnered with Just Wines to give you the ultimate recharge experience. Enjoy great wine tasting as you charge your phone. It’s literally a “Charge Bar”!

Innovation Lab Tour
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Innovation Lab Tour

Join Commbank for scheduled tours throughout the day and take a look at their state of the art innovation lab. Just a 150m walk away, it showcases new forward-thinking technologies that are helping retailers.

Start Up Zone
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Start Up Zone

We’ve proudly partnered with KPMG to bring you the best retail startups. Get a chance to meet with the new startups that are redefining the retail landscape.

Pitch Fest
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Pitch Fest

A showcase of exciting new startups pitching innovative ideas and solutions in the retail/FMCG or franchise space.