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Online Retail Logistics Conference

Online Retail Logistics will focus on ways to create efficient supply chains to support the increase in online shopping

24 - 25 September 2015 | Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney

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Online retail continues to grow in Australia with an estimated worth of $22.1 billion last year, an increase of 7% on the year before. According to National Australia Bank, Australia's online retail spending increased to $17.1 billion in the 12 months to May 2015. As the market continues to grow it is also constantly evolving. Suppliers are racing to keep up with an increasingly mobile customer, to outdo their competitors and to provide impeccable customer service. The impact of this growth and evolution, of course, directly influences the logistics and distribution industries. Customers shop online for price reason but also increasingly for convenience and the timely delivery of these goods plays a critical role in customer satisfaction.

Together with an analysis of revolving commercial conditions and business models, the 2015 agenda will review the existing challenges for Australian online retailers and showcase the innovative solutions for retailers, e-tailers, fulfilment specialists and logistics companies in unlocking new potential. Central to the discussion will be the theme of - ‘Creating efficiency supply chains to serve your customer’

Topics for 2015 include:

- Australia's online retailing legislation and consumer protection laws
- The impact of Australia Post's changing business model and potential privatization
- The changing logistics model for international online retailers looking for space in Australia
- Growth of hybrid models with traditional bricks and mortar retailers expanding online presence
- The challenge of rural consumers in Australia
- Cost saving innovations and technology in logistics and warehousing
- Warehouse design and technology
- Commercial rents and the increased demand for warehouse space near urban centres
- Dealing with rapid expansion and customer service engagement

Confirmed speakers to date include:

    Kim Winter, Global CEO, Logistics Executive

    Angelo Koukos, Senior Manager; Trade Lane, Products & Sales Partners, DHL Express

    Charlie McDonald, General Manager, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics Industry, Telstra

    Phillip Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Booktopia

    Bonnie Ryan, Industry Manager - Trade & Transport, GS1 Australia

    Fran Ereira, Vice President APAC, Temando

    Mark Skipper, Chairman, Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

    Mile Sucur, Commercial Manager, CT Freight 

    Senior Representative, Playhouse Digital

 

Click here to view the presentations from the 2014 Online Retail Logistics Conference.

 

Comments from 2014 attendees:

‘Good networking event. Good level of knowledge base’ - Woolworths

‘This years conference was excellent – relevant speakers, interesting presentations’ – Holiday Trading & Co

‘A well organised event’ – Super Retail Group

‘I met some good people and picked up some good new insights’ - Camelot

‘Really enjoyed it – very thought provoking’ – TOLL

‘Great range of presentations, most of which met my needs well’ – Australia Post

‘Good event and good presentations’ - Vanderlande

‘Great content and very relevant. Fantastic speakers’ -  Australia Post

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