Upcoming Events 

April 2014

China Retail Focus 2014 – Shanghai

The retail industry in the world’s second-largest economy will maintain sustainable growth in the medium and long term.

It is an era of transformation! China Retail Focus will discuss the right directions, strategic opportunities and potential challenges for both domestic and global retailers in this market.

Topics to be covered during the conference include:

  • Understanding the Dynamics and Opportunities of the Chinese Retail Market
  • Innovation in E-Commerce and E-Payment
  • IT Solution and Inventory management
  • Omnichannel Retailing

Dates:  24th – 25st April, 2014

Location: Shanghai, China

 For more information go to: http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2014/crf/index.asp

To register: http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2014/crf/Register.asp


Shoptalk eCommerce Meetup – Brisbane

ShopTalk is a series of monthly eCommerce meetups for retailers to come together and share a drink, insights and a tip in a relaxed and informative environment. Each meetup features a panel of retailers who discuss their experiences and learnings from the coal face of eCommerce.

In April, ShopTalk launches in Brisbane for the first time and our guest panel discussion will focus on Loyalty and CRM – Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Members in the Omni-channel World;

As always, the event is free to attend, but you must RSVP using ShopTalk’s meetup using the link below

Date:  30th April, 2014

Time: 6.15pm-8.30pm

Location: Central Brisbane – venue details will be communicated after registration

For more information and to register to attend go to: http://www.meetup.com/ShopTalk-Brisbane/



May 2014

Vend Block Party – A Retailer’s Night Out – Melbourne

Block Party, Yeah!

The Vend family in Melbourne has recently brought on five new fresh faces, so we think now is as good a time as any to introduce you to everyone – by throwing the snazziest block party in the history of block parties!

On Friday 2 May, we’ll be holding a get together for retailers to mingle in a completely non-forced-and-awkward way. It’s going to be a casual event for Melbourne retailers to say hey, bond over delicious weiners, and get all competitive with some ping pong.

There will be pop ups for your post-work retail therapy needs, and plenty of prizes for everyone. For those of you who’re wary, we promise there’ll be no sales pitches or snake-oil salesmen in the crowd – it’s just a fun night designed to bring the Melbourne retail community together.

Retailers only please!

Date: Friday May 2nd, 2014

Location: Vend Office 2a Kipling St, Cremorne

For more information and download the invitation: http://blog.vendhq.com/post/64901825176/pop-ups-and-ping-pong

iMedia Online Retail Summit

The iMedia Online Retail Summit provides an intimate environment for senior online retail marketing executives to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face in online retail. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build lasting relationships and meet potential partners.

The 2014 summit program is comprised of international and local keynotes, as well as interactive roundtables and breakout sessions, that have been created by marketers for marketers through an advisory board comprised of senior leaders from across the industry. It is both a highly collaborative and truly collegial event environment designed to drive Australia’s online retail industry forward by assisting retailers in formulating and implementing their e-commerce strategies.

Qualifying delegates are invited to a complimentary two day/two night stay at Crowne Plaza Resort in the Hunter Valley where they will have the opportunity to learn, share and connect with industry peers and international thought leaders in the online retail sector.

Over 200 delegates are expected to attend the iMedia Online Retail Summit in 2014.

Dates: May 5th-7th, 2014

Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Hunter Valley, NSW

For further information on attending or sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Jan Barthelemy on +61 2 8923 8305 or JanBarthelemy@dmgevents.com.au


The Customer Show – Melbourne

Strategy, technology and innovation for “connecting” with the connected consumer

The Customer Show is a new style event bringing together suppliers of payments, multi-channel retail and customer engagement technologies, with a full multi-track conference, free on-floor seminar programme, dedicated technology zones and a packed expo floor.

▪ Get ahead of the competition by attending Australia’s only event covering the evolution of Commerce at the intersection of payments and financial services with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology

▪ Learn how to utilise data more dynamically to identify customer trends, respond to behaviours and successfully execute multi-channel marketing strategies

▪ Understand how to effectively partner with payment networks to successfully drive mobile payments, commerce, marketing and Big Data

▪ Harness mobile, social and location-based consumer analytics to close the loop between marketing and actual sales

▪ Learn how to ensure brand consistency and optimise the customer experience across mobile marketing, mobile apps, gamification and social to in-store technologies

▪ Get practical insights into how to create, implement, grow and sustain your customer engagement programs

Dates: May 14th-15th, 2014

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

For more information: http://www.customershow.com.au/

Register here: http://www.customershow.com.au/registration.html



8th Annual Professional eBay & eCommerce Internet Conference – Gold Coast

Serious about your online business? Then you should be at the 8th annual PeSA Internet Conference.

It is a chance to meet with hundreds of other online retailers and learn skills, new developments and get insights from major players, like eBay, PayPal, Australia Post and many more.

PeSA Internet Conference is exceptional opportunity to work ON your business, not just IN your business.

Unlike other conferences, PeSA is focused on practicality – the HOW to sell online, not the THEORY of selling online. The people behind Internet Conference are experienced online sellers, ensuring that all conference content is highly relevant to those who are in the business of online retailing.

Whilst we share some case studies and market data, the content is focused on helping people learn and immediately apply what they’ve learned to their business. This is not a future focused/trends conference (although some of this is covered) – it is what’s happening NOW in the online retail environment.

Dates: May 28th-30th, 2014

Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

For more information: http://www.internetconference.com.au/

Register now: https://www.internetconference.com.au/register/registernow.html

June 2014

2014 People & Operations Development Summit

National Retail Association’s (NRA) two-day POD Summit will feature speakers and panel discussions relevant to all people in management who play a key role in growing the business, from human resources, marketing managers, and operations managers, to area managers, store managers and business owners.

Australia’s brightest business minds will reveal the latest tools for boosting profits, inspiring employees and provide gusts with an exclusive insight into innovative business trends used by some of the country’s most successful companies.

The POD Summit features an impressive line-up of 22 speakers and 2 panels, over two days, including Todd Sampson, CEO of Leo Burnett, co-creator of Earth Hour & Australian television personality; John Anderson, entrepreneur & founder of Contiki and Peter Birtles, managing director & CEO of Super Retail Group.

When: 12th & 13th June, 2014

Where: Jupiters, Gold Coast

Early bird special price of $770 ends February 28. For more information visit www.nra.net.au.


July 2014