Events

Retail Directions organises and actively participates in a broad range of retail industry events. We use such events to learn from the industry, create deeper engagements with our clients, and to increase the industry’s awareness about our contribution to helping retailers realise their potential.

AFR Retail Summit: 1-2 November 2017, Sydney

AFR Retail Summit: 1-2 November 2017, Sydney

Join Retail Directions at the AFR's 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’re a proud sponsor of the event, and our MD, Andrew Gorecki will deliver a keynote titled Retail Enterprise 2020 addressing 'digital' as an evolutionary force and delivering insights into how retailers must adapt to remain relevant.

Want to meet up at the AFR Retail Summit? Email us on events@retaildirections.com to arrange a time.

Retail Leaders Forum: 6-7 March 2018, Sydney

Retail Leaders Forum: 6-7 March 2018, Sydney

Join Retail Directions at the Retail Leaders Forum, the most senior and significant gathering of Retail executives in Australia.

Want to meet up at the Retail Leaders Forum? Email us on events@retaildirections.com to arrange a time.

Past Events

Shop.org: 25-27 September 2017, Los Angeles

Shop.org: 25-27 September 2017, Los Angeles

Under the auspices of the NRF, Shop.org is the annual conference for digital retail thinkers and doers. The conference’s educational program delivers insights into what’s next for the digital retail industry. In an era where constant evolution is required to stay engaged with consumers, the event features some of the most fascinating people, brands and thought-leaders who will share stories of reinvention, transformation and steal-worthy ideas for making an impact in the retail world today.

Retail Directions was on the ground at this exciting international event. If you’d like to or receive our post-event analysis, email us on events@retaildirections.com

Client Intensive - Analytics & Reporting: 1 September 2017, Melbourne

Client Intensive - Analytics & Reporting: 1 September 2017, Melbourne

Retail Directions’ Client Intensives are a series of focused workshops, which provide our clients with a forum to collaborate with us on what we’re working and what’s planned. The September event was focused on the roadmap for Data Analytics and Reporting within the Retail Directions Platform, to expand, enhance and open up our already existing analytical tool sets. A clear path to integrated, embedded and open analytics was well received by our clients.

Online Retailer: 26-27 July 2017, Sydney

Online Retailer: 26-27 July 2017, Sydney

Online Retailer is a premium conference and exhibition designed for technology-led retailers. At the event, Retail Directions presented the keynote The Science & Sanity of Accelerated Growth in the conference’s Cross-Border Expansion & Business Growth stream outlining a framework for the critical assessment of expansion opportunities and associated case studies.

Customer Centricity in the Age of Amazon: 21 July 2017, Melbourne

Customer Centricity in the Age of Amazon: 21 July 2017, Melbourne

Supported by Inside Retail, this event shared the latest information and ideas about thriving in the ever-changing retail landscape. Powered by the digital revolution, customer expectations continue to increase exponentially. To add to this challenge, we face the threat from abroad, with the likes of Amazon changing the way the industry operates. In the face of all this, it has never been more important to become a consumer-centric organisation. But, what does this mean in practical terms? And, how big a threat does Amazon pose? To get the answers to these critical questions, the event brought together an all-star panel of retail industry heavy weights including: Wai Tang, John Batistitch, Stephen Kulmar, and Andrew Gorecki.
You can read the event report here.

Seamless Conference and Exhibition: 10-11 May 2017, Melbourne

Seamless Conference and Exhibition: 10-11 May 2017, Melbourne

Seamless covered three separate areas: the world of Payments, e-Commerce and Retail. At the event Retail Directions presented a strategy Australian retailers can embrace to fortify their businesses pending Amazon’s incursion. Our presentation was ranked one of the top five keynotes out of 120 delivered over the two-day event. You can find an article summarising the key messages from the presentation here.

RetailTech ANZ: 27-28 March 2017, Gold Coast

RetailTech ANZ: 27-28 March 2017, Gold Coast

RetailTech ANZ was an invitation-only event designed for retail leaders to connect and talk about shared challenges. Technologies surrounding improving the customer experience were at the heart of the discussion. The event was an excellent platform for questions, answers and networking. We had an opportunity to talk to many prominent retailers.

Retail Leaders Forum: 7-8 March 2017, Sydney

Retail Leaders Forum: 7-8 March 2017, Sydney

Retail Leaders Forum was a significant gathering of the most senior retail executives in Australia. This created an the ideal platform from which to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and enhance business performance today.