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Retail Leaders Forum 2017

Annually this unparalleled discussion examines the industry and consumer trends ahead, determining management strategies for retail to innovate, grow and succeed.

An exclusive, retailer-only event, where the best minds in local and international retail combine, the Retail Leaders Forum is your guide to retail in 2017.

Speakers include:

  • Ron Johnson, Founder, Apple Store & Former Chief Executive Officer, JCPenney (USA)
  • Joseph Feczko, Executive Vice-President, Chief Creative Officer, Macy’s Inc (USA)
  • David L. Bunch, Global Vice-President, Shell Brands International (UK)
  • Michael Welch OBE, Investor & Founder, Blackcircles.com (UK)
  • Michele C. Fuhs, Department Manager & Head of Premium Retail Experience, BMW Group (DE)
  • Samir Joshi, Global Retail Development, Experience & Execution, Tesla (USA)
  • Yasushi Kusume, Innovation & Creative Manager, IKEA (SWE)
  • Tony Lowings, Managing Director, Yum! Restaurants International
  • Philip Corne, Chief Executive Officer, Louis Vuitton Australia
  • John Slack-Smith, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Harvey Norman
  • Michele Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Roy Morgan Research
  • Paul Kennedy, Chief Information Officer, Greencross
  • Thorsten Wichtendahl, Chief Executive Officer, The Co-op
  • Amanda Fleming, Director Human Resources, Coles
  • Kate Morris, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Adore Beauty
  • Guy Brent, General Manager, BWS
  • Steve Arthurson, General Manager – People, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Elle Roseby, General Manager, Supré
  • Lou Jardin, Managing Director, SPAR Australia
  • Michael Gordon, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Steinhoff International Holdings
  • Evan Hutton, Managing Director, Australia, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  • George Dymond, Marketing Director, Coles
  • Helen Souness, Managing Director, Australia & Asia, Etsy
  • Peter Crone, Chief Economist, Coles
  • Pieter van der Merwe, Chief Information Security Officer, Woolworths
  • Shaun Ruming, Chief Operating Officer, McDonald’s Australia
  • Sam McDonagh, Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand, Airbnb
  • Cory Hedin, Chief Retail Officer, Good Guys
  • Susan MacDonald, Head of Retail, Mirvac
  • Dion Stojsavljevic, General Manager, Market Development & Innovation, TIC Group, solvup


Tel: 02 8004 8590 or Email: team@connectevents.com.au



March 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am
March 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel
61-101 Phillip St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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