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AFR Retail Summit

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In recent years, Australian retail has proved remarkably resilient in the face of a turbulent global economic backdrop and increased competition from overseas players. But our retailers can only stare down global challenges so long, and it seems clear that they will soon have to fight harder - and smarter - than ever before if they are to maintain current rates of sales growth. But what is the role of government, regulators and the sector as a whole in removing barriers to competition and encouraging retailers to pursue world-class productivity and innovation?

The Australian Financial Review is proud to announce its first Retail Summit (28-29 September at the Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne), a high-profile, independent and outwardly-focussed platform for retail leaders to discuss the future of retail in Australia and lay out the case for reform. We expect 200+ high-level attendees from retail and government, with extensive coverage in the AFR.

Confirmed Speakers:

Michael McCormackThe Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Small Business
Malcolm EdeyDr Malcolm Edey, Assistant Governor (Financial System), RBA
Rod SimsRod Sims, Chairman, ACCC
Launa InmanLauna Inman, Non Executive Director, Commonwealth Bank; Super Retail Group
Peter AllenPeter Allen, CEO, Scentre Group
Richard MurrayRichard Murray, CEO, JB Hi-Fi
Angus NardiMichael Ford, CEO, The Good Guys
Julie StevanjaJulie Stevanja, CEO & Founder, Stylerunner
Peter CronePeter Crone, Chief Economist, Coles
Russell ZimmermanRussell Zimmerman, Executive Director, Australian Retailers Association
Paul GreenbergPaul Greenberg, Chairman, NORA and Co-Founder, DealsDirect
Kate MorrisKate Morris, CEO and Founder, Adore Beauty
Michael HardwickMichael Hardwick, CFO, Cotton On Group
Gavin SmithGavin Dennis, CFO, eBay Australia
Martin HoskingMartin Hosking, CEO, RedBubble
Marc CoulterMark Coulter, CEO, Temple & Webster
Vanessa GarrardVanessa Garrard, CEO, E3 Style
Rebecca HardRebecca Hard, General Manager, Sussan
Lana HopkinsLana Hopkins, CEO and Founder, Mon Purse
Sarah TimmermanSarah Timmerman, Owner and Director Beginning Boutique
Jeff BoardJeff Board, CEO, JAX Tyres
Jenny WilsonJenny Wilson, Partner, Customer Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting
Jason WyattJason Wyatt, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Marketplacer
Sujata KarandikarSujata Karandikar, CEO, Unscrabble
Ben GilbertBen Gilbert, Executive Director, Consumer Sector Research, UBS Investment Bank
Craig WoolfordCraig Woolford, Lead Consumer Analyst and Head of Research, Citi Australia/NZ
Justice Iain Ross AOJustice Iain Ross AO, President, Fair Work Commission
Dave OliverDave Oliver, Secretary, ACTU
Philippa KellyPhilippa Kelly, CEO, Large Format Retail Association
Angus NardiAngus Nardi, Executive Director, Shopping Centre Council of Australia
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