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AFR Retail Summit

1-2 November 2017 | Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney

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Retailers & Government, Startups & SMEs Rates AVAILABLE – SEE PRICING BELOW


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 the return of its annual Retail Summit, 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.




The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure & Transport

Kate Carnell AO

Small Business & Family Enterprise Obudsman, ASBFEO

Richard Umbers

CEO, Myer

Launa Inman

Non-Executive Director, The Super Retail Group

Kate Box

Head of Retail & QSR ANZ, Facebook

Nicola Cerrone

Director, Cerrone

Chris Richardson

Partner - Access Economics, Deloitte

Libby Roy

Managing Director, PayPal Australia

Gavin Dennis

Chief Financial Officer, eBay Australia

Sean Sands

Associate Professor of Marketing, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

Andrew Gorecki

Managing Director, Retail Directions

Kelly Slessor

Founder & CEO, Shop You

Patrick Schmidt

CEO, The Iconic

Anthony Mitchell

Chief Potential Officer, Bendelta

Ray Ridgeway

Managing Director, WorldFirst

Shaun Cousins

Executive Director, Retail and Consumer Analyst, JP Morgan

Angus Nardi

Managing Director, Shopping Centre Council of Australia

Philippa Kelly

CEO, Large Format Retail Association

Nick Aronson

Managing Director Telco, Media, Entertainment & Tech and Retail, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Tom Kierath

Retail Analyst Morgan Stanley

Bryan Raymond

Retail Analyst Citi

Michael McQueen

Futurist, Author, Trend forecaster

Brock Douglas

Independent AI Adviser

Robert Lang


Pip Stocks

CEO & Founder, Brandhook

Anthony Svirskis


Carli Johnston

Co-Founder, CXO at Virtual Method and Co-Founder of Women in AR/VR, Australia

Tom Mcleod

CEO & Co-Founder Myagi

Ben Ferns

CTO, Plattar

Russell Zimmerman

CEO, Australian Retailers Association

Paul Greenberg

Executive Chairman & Founder, NORA

David White

National Retail Leader Deloitte Australia

Karen Spear

Director - Customer Practice, Deloitte Australia

Cecilia Hill

Director of Experience Design, Deloitte Digital

Michael Stutchbury

Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

Sue Mitchell

Senior Companies Reporter (Retail, Food, Beverages), The Australian Financial Review

James Thomson

Companies & Markets Editor, The Australian Financial Review

Tony Boyd

Chanticleer, The Australian Financial Review

Matt Cranston

Properties Editor, The Australian Financial Review

Simon Evans

Senior Reporter, The Australian Financial Review

when & where

01 - 02 Nov 2017

InterContinental Sydney
117 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9253 9000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Véronique Henrisson
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4054

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4425

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