Upcoming opportunities to engage, learn and network with industry peers.


Creating seamless customer experiences

Webinar // March 22nd

Effectively using mobile to create seamless customer experiences across channels

Brief- In today’s retail environment, successful retailers have come to realise it’s not enough to have multiple channels, but they need to ensure those channels work together to provide great customer experiences. An easy way to achieve same is through Omnichannel Retail Systems and Mobility. OMNICHANNEL and Mobility is about creating a shopping experience that enables your customers to purchase when, where and how they choose – online, from a mobile device or in-store.

Learn how implementing omnichannel, customer-centric capabilities and delivering personalized and seamless shopping experiences across all retail channels, helps you gain an edge over your competitors. Our session will help you explore how iVend Retail can help you grow your retail operations and deliver great customer experience

Speaker: Paula Da Silva – Senior VP of Sales for The Americas and Asia Pacific, CitiXsys


Women in Retail and FMCG Leadership Summit 2017

Partner Event // 21 – 24 March

ARA is proud to support the 4th Annual Women in Retail and FMCG Leadership Summit 2017 which brings together female aspiring, emerging, and accomplished leaders. Delegates will be provided the opportunity to hear uplifting and inspiring testimonies from successful women in this space. This annual two day conference will be comprised of case studies, expert commentaries, and panel discussions that will divulge the critical skill sets required of female leaders.

This is an outstanding networking and development opportunity not to be missed!

Featured Speakers:

  • Gaelle Boutellier General Manager Marketing and Category Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Therese Kallie Director, Communications and Marketing Excellence Nestle
  • Rosanna Iacono Chief Operating Officer Freedom
  • Sandy Mellis General Manager, ANZ RB
  • Alison Merner General Manager, Human Resources, Big W Woolworths Limited

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE to view the complete speaker agenda.

Contact us & register:

Phone: +61 2 8239 9711
10% discount off the Standard rate for ARA members with the code WRF0317A Q2


Inside Retail Live

Partner Event // 29 – 31 March

Inside Retail Live is a Festival of Retail Ideas. This is a celebration of Australian retail and a partnership of suppliers to showcase the most exciting new developments in the retail landscape.

The main stage; the life blood of the festival, will host a journey of content that provides new and compelling insights into all aspects of retail. Handpicked local and international speakers from diverse professional backgrounds will challenge and inspire you. This isn’t just another ‘exhibition’ or ‘conference.


Retail HR Workshop

Half-day event // April 18th

The Australian Retailers Association invites you to the upcoming RETAIL HR half-day workshop. Designed for retailers – by retailers – the event will cover current industry insights from leading professionals who will provide an update, industry trends, and best practices from a wide range of topics.

We are proud to present speakers and topics to give an update before an expert panel that will be facilitated by ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman.

Learning & DevelopmentGarry Terrill
ARA Retail Institute, Director

Employee Relations– Nick Tindley
Executive Retail Manager, FCB Group

Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Keith Govias
National Health and Safety Manager, The Reject Shop

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