Join the movement

This is an opportunity for the industry to meet in Australia’s retail capital for 5 days of leadership development, collaboration and most importantly, action. Retail Week is about pushing beyond individual organisations, it is about establishing a retail movement.

Get inspired

Expect over 10,000 delegates, 10+ events, 100+ speakers. From a 3-day festival of retail ideas, the annual Retail Fulfilment Summit, the Top 50 people in e-Commerce launch party, retail tours and more – we have it covered in one week. Pick and choose or attend all.

Be a retail champion

Every part of your business needs to buy into your vision, so invest in education today to reap huge rewards tomorrow. Let’s use this week to develop brand heros that drive the change you want to see. We are the movement. Are you in?

Retail Week Overview

With events, inspiration and education for every aspect of retail, from customer service to the CEO to developers and marketing teams and all those in between. Retail Week has the retail industry covered, to set up for the year ahead and thrive during disruptive times.

The goal?

  • Collaborate: Retail is a massive industry. Combined we have a larger reach and a powerful influence. Retail Week is about pushing beyond individual organisations, it is about establishing a retail movement.
  • Advocate: Let’s use this week to showcase APAC retail to the world.
  • Educate: Our aim is to create retail champions – people at all levels who are not satisfied with the status quo and who simply want to know and achieve more.
  • Build better teams: Timing is perfect to kickstart the year and drive better EOFY results.

Do you consider yourself a retail game changer, rebel or big thinker? Then this is for you. Come and play.

We are the movement. Are you in?

Week 1

Akolade – C-Suite day – Retail Fulfilment Summit

09:00 AM Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

To mark the launch of Retail Week 2018, we are delighted to host the stand-alone Retail C-Suite Day, gathering retail evangelists from across the sector to investigate the drivers for change in global retail. The C-Suite agenda has been crafted to provide an uncompromising exploration of the future pathways to growth and will establish the leadership qualities now required to navigate disruption . This progressive, relevant gathering is not to missed by the industry’s emerging and established decision makers.

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Akolade – Retail Fulfilment Summit

09:00 AM Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

This summit will provide insights to shape the future of retail fulfilment, supply chain, customer experience and deliver powerful best practice and innovation benchmarking and networking opportunities.

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Akolade – Retail Fulfilment Awards

07:00 PM Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

First of its kind, Akolade’s premier Retail Fulfilment Awards will recognise, empower and showcase the greatest fulfilment achievements from the retail sector nation-wide.The Retail Fulfilment Awards offer an unprecedented opportunity for retailers and their partners to highlight industry benchmarks, best practice and shine a spot light on fulfilment excellence.This is an opportunity for you and your team to share your retail journey successes and be recognised for your achievements on a national platform!For more information for categories and how you can nominate, please contact us at [email protected]

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Women in Leadership Breakfast presented by Zip

07:15 AM Melbourne Town Hall

Invitation only: Women in Leadership breakfast
Join Inside Retail, social think tank Remodista and a select group of inspiring female leaders from Australia and the US at a breakfast event.
We have a truly impressive lineup of guest speakers, who will share stories of their success and how they’re working to be diverse leaders in today’s modern retail environment.

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Inside Retail Live – Festival of Retail Ideas presented by JD.com

08:30 AM MCEC Melbourne

Explore a new world of ideas at the Festival of Retail Ideas. Over the course of 3 days, you’ll find new, different, and thought-provoking ideas from experts and innovators. Most importantly, you'll leave inspired, energized, and ready for action!

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Akolade – Retail Fulfilment Summit

09:00 AM Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

This summit will provide insights to shape the future of retail fulfilment, supply chain, customer experience and deliver powerful best practice and innovation benchmarking and networking opportunities.

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ARA – ER Briefing – Year in Preview

10:00 AM Rest Industry Super Boardroom level 31 140 William St Melbourne, VIC 3004

In our first briefing of 2018, ARA will set out the key developments that will impact on how retailers deal with their workforce in the coming 12 months. Issues that will be covered are:

  • Upcoming changes to awards
  • Minimum wage increase expectations
  • Legislative amendment and its impact on retail
  • Developments in unfair dismissal claims
  • The impact of recent decisions on employment contracts
  • Fair Work Ombudsman activity and focus

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General Assembly – Tech And The Future of E-Commerce and Mobile Advertising

06:00 PM GA Melbourne

Key topics for discussion include:

  • How data is informing content strategy and marketing campaigns in the e-commerce sector.
  • Deciphering customer behaviours and trends with data to inform future strategies.
  • The role of new consumer behaviours and industry response e.g mobile optimisation.
  • Data driven social media, analytics and insights to make predictions, build authenticity and increase brand loyalty.
  • New and better forms of engagement that drive conversions and ultimately, revenue.
  • An emerging landscape of technologies that use data and algorithms to automate and optimise audience targeting strategies.
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    Internet Retailing – Top 50 People in eCommerce

    07:00 PM Ms Collins 425 Collins St. Melbourne VIC 3000

    The Top 50 launch party celebrates Internet Retailing’s annual Top 50 People in E-Commerce report, recognising the biggest and brightest talents in Australia’s e-commerce industry.

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    NRA – Retail Training & Education: How to develop retail leaders

    07:00 AM BDO Melbourne, Level 18

    Join retail experts from LUSH cosmetics, Retail Dr Group and Salvos Stores for an in depth, practical discussion about fostering and developing leaders in retail. Learn more about emerging skillsets and training, gain insights into current practices and find out how to keep your staff engaged. Anyone interested in retaining and motivating staff will enjoy this lively discussion, guided by the National Retail Association.

    Register for this free event here

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    Inside Retail Live – Festival of Retail Ideas presented by JD.com

    08:30 AM MCEC Melbourne

    Explore a new world of ideas at the Festival of Retail Ideas. Over the course of 3 days, you’ll find new, different, and thought-provoking ideas from experts and innovators. Most importantly, you'll leave inspired, energized, and ready for action!

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    Franchise Intelligence: Think Tank Round Tables by FCA

    10:00 AM Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    The FCA Retail Week session will be opened by Bruce Billson, Bruce will give an overview of the franchising sector which will be followed by our round table discussions. Topics for the roundtables will be released shortly.

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    Inside Retail – Retailer Awards presented by Intermarketing Agency (an Advantage Smollan company)

    07:00 PM Melbourne Pavilion

    In their third year, the Inside Retail Retailer Awards continue to inspire, empower and showcase Australian and New Zealand retailers that are excelling across different areas of their organisation. The Retailer Awards are a key opportunity for retailers and businesses to showcase their best work, highlighting best practice of the industry and setting benchmarks of excellence in their retail growth journey.

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    Inside Retail Live – Festival of Retail Ideas presented by JD.com

    08:30 AM MCEC Melbourne

    Explore a new world of ideas at the Festival of Retail Ideas. Over the course of 3 days, you’ll find new, different, and thought-provoking ideas from experts and innovators. Most importantly, you'll leave inspired, energized, and ready for action!

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    Inside Retail – Pitchfest presented by Mirvac

    01:40 PM MCEC Melbourne

    Presented by MIRVAC – PITCHFEST ’18, has expanded this year to include 2 state based qualification rounds, to broaden the reach and offer greater opportunity for startups to showcase their talent.

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    Week 2

    Gala Runway

    07:30 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by David Jones, Supported by Vogue Australia.

    Join the glamour of the Festival’s most anticipated runway with David Jones Ambassadors, models, celebrities and familiar faces at the 2018 Gala Runway presented by David Jones supported by Vogue Australia. Featuring the largest designer line up and showcasing collections from the country’s best designers – this is an event not to be missed.

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    Runway 1

    07:30 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by vogue.com.au, Supported by Priceline Pharmacy

    One of the Festival’s most highly anticipated runways showcasing leading Australian contemporary designers.

    Designer line-up: Albus Lumen, bassike, Bianca Spender, CAMILLA AND MARC, Dion Lee, Scanlan Theodore, and VIKTORIA WOODS

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    Runway 2

    09:00 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by ELLE Australia, Supported by Priceline Pharmacy

    Shop the looks straight from the runway with the season’s must-have pieces from these Australian it-girl labels.

    Designer line-up: Acler, Anna Quan, Arnsdorf, BY JOHNNY, C/MEO COLLECTIVE, Hansen & Gretel, and Morrison

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    Runway 3

    07:30 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by Harper’s BAZAAR, Supported Priceline Pharmacy

    See Australia’s most prestigious designers take to the runway with a focus on sophistication, femininity and elegance.

    Designer line-up: Carla Zampatti, KACEY/DEVLIN, macgraw, Manning Cartell, and Rachel Gilbert

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    Runway 4

    09:00 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by Harper's BAZAAR Brides, Supported by Priceline Pharmacy

    Be inspired by the craftsmanship, talent and beauty of each garment in a line up of luxury Bridal and suiting designers.

    Designer line-up: Dom Bagnato, Grace Loves Lace, M.J. Bale, Pallas, Rachel Gilbert, and Steven Khalil

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    International Women’s Day Forum

    08:00 AM Long Room, Immigration Museum 400 Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000

    Presented by MIMCO, marie claire and AMP Capital Shopping Centers

    A panel of dynamic and inspiring speakers will provide plenty to think about over a breakfast panel conversation. The event calls upon all to help forge a better working world, a more inclusive gender equal world so women can continue to unleash their limitless potential.

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    An Evening With: Women In Media

    05:00 PM Long Room, Immigration Museum 400 Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000

    Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres, Supported by Deloitte

    Uncensored. Real talk. Acts of Courage and Determination.

    As part of International Women’s Day we are celebrating high profile women in media who have pushed the boundaries and have made their mark in a changing media landscape. This is a unique opportunity to hear from these women as they get real discussing career progression, industry developments, social media impacts and current challenges and opportunities for women in media today and tomorrow.

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    Runway 5

    07:30 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by InStyle, Supported by Priceline Pharmacy

    Discover the most-wanted buys and unearth your A/W18 style from these ready-to-wear designers.

    Designer line-up: alice McCALL, Kate Sylvester, Misha Collection, Nicola Finetti, Thurley, and Yeojin Bae

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    Virgin Australia Grand Showcase

    09:00 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by marie claire, celebrating 20 years of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

    Showcasing one of Australia’s most successful and globally recognised designers, GINGER & SMART, will take to the Runway with their A/W18 collection.

    This collection takes influence from technology exploring the tension between future and nature and the magic created by the balance of these contrasts. Expect graphic line work and futuristic florals and textural 3-dimensional fabrics.

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    Business Seminar

    01:00 PM Long Room Foyer, Immigration Museum 400 Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000

    Presented by Visit Victoria and AMP Capital, Supported by Wish Magazine

    The annual, international connection platform where global thought leaders take to the stage, exploring current and innovative themes in the fashion, creative and design industries.

    Creative and commerce platforms are developing almost at the speed of light with technology at the forefront. Get set to learn, connect and be inspired by global leaders in their field at this years Business Seminar.

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    National Graduate Showcase

    07:30 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by Target, Supported by Fashion Journal

    The National Graduate Showcase is a prestigious runway celebrating the next generation of Australian fashion design talent. Handpicked from renowned design institutions and universities across the country. See Australia’s brightest graduate talent shine under the Royal Exhibition Building dome.

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    GQ Australia Menswear Runway

    09:00 PM Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053

    Presented by Asahi Super Dry

    Curated to be the essential Autumn Winter looks, discover this season’s best street-style from outerwear to edgy suiting combined with the hottest GQ Australia talent.

    Following the runway, join designers, celebrities and VIPs in a glamorous after party at Spice Market the where the fashion industry will celebrate in style.

    Designer line-up: Autonomy, bassike, Chris Ran Lin, Jac+ Jack, P.E NATION

    Presentation by: Strateas Carlucci

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