ARA Leaders Forum 2021  -  On Demand

About the 2021 ARA Leaders Forum

 

2020 had an historic impact on retail. From bushfires to a global pandemic, we witnessed the resilience of our sector.

As we journey towards retail recovery, how do we shift from survive to thrive? 

During this unmissable event, held on Wednesday 17 March 2021, leaders from Australian Retail, Business, Innovation and Government tuned in to hear exclusive keynotes from the most influential voices in our sector. Thoughtfully curated panel discussions addressed the challenges on the top of the industry’s agenda, with tactical takeaways and peer learning from Australia’s retail leaders​. Cutting edge start-ups joined global experts as we explained, entertained and explored the new world of retail. 

Features: 

·    Leading retail CEOs and the industry’s leading innovators and influencers

·    Six exclusive keynotes 

·    Dynamic discussion panels and real-time Q&As

·    Never before seen industry research and data 

·    Talk show style lounge interviews, professionally produced 

·    The Microsoft Innovation Club website

·    The opportunity to book appointments with Microsoft Executives

·    Curated online networking and experiences

·    Plus, re-access the content on-demand anytime after the show

STATE OF THE SECTOR

Paul Zahra  CEO  Australian Retailers Association

Brooke Corte  Host of Money News  on radio 3AW, 2GB, 4BC and 2CC

OPENING ADDRESS

Senator  The Honourable Michaelia Cash  Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

REPUTATION OF THE RETAIL SECTOR

Oliver Freedman  Managing Director RepTrak

2021 RETAIL AGENDA

Ian Bailey  Managing Director Kmart

Erica Berchtold  CEO  The Iconic

Rowan Hodge  CEO  Andersens & President, ARA

Sarah Hunter  Managing Director  Officeworks

Facilitator: Sue Mitchell  Senior Journalist  Australian Financial Review

NRF 2021 RECAP: TAKEAWAYS AND GLOBAL TRENDS

Matthew Shay  President & CEO National Retail Federation

RETAIL INNOVATION REFRAMED

Gareth Jude  Co-founder ThinkUncommon

Andrew Smith Co-founder ThinkUncommon

Facilitator:  Eli Greenblat  Senior Business Reporter  The Australian

UNLOCKING RAPID INNOVATION THROUGH CROSS-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

Brenton Gill  Managing Director Radaro

Joseph Peck  Head of Partnerships & Business Development Observa

Hilary Watson Product Lead black.ai

Facilitator:  Marcy Larsen Industry Executive Microsoft Australia

THE RE-BIRTH OF RETAIL

Prof Gary Mortimer  QUT Business School & Chair ARA Research Committee

LEASING: THE WAY FORWARD

Olivia Hitchens  Principal Hitch Advisory

Facilitator:  Dominic Powell  Business Journalist  SMH & The Age

CBD REIMAGINED

Caleb Brown  CEO  Brand Collective

Leanne Lang  Head of Human Resources Heinemann Australia

Sally Capp  The Lord Mayor of Melbourne City of Melbourne

Facilitator:  Brooke Corte  Host of Money News on radio 3AW, 2GB, 4BC and 2CC

THE PURPOSEFUL CONSUMER

Paul Bradbury  CEO TBWA Australia & New Zealand

Scott Fyfe  CEO David Jones

Catherine Ross  COO  i=Change

Grace Forrest  Founding Director  Walk Free

Facilitator:  Dr Jana Bowden  Associate Professor Marketing  Macquarie Business School

FUTURE OF THE RETAIL WORKFORCE

Richard Murray  CEO JB Hi-Fi

Carl Hartmann  Co-founder & Chairman Compono

Caryn Katsikogianis  Chief People Officer  Woolworths Group

Facilitator:  Rachel Kelly  EVP Sales ANZ & Global Instore Afterpay

TRANSFORMATION WAS JUST THE BEGINNING: THE TRENDS SHAPING RETAIL IN 2021

Sonia Nazaretian  Director Industries  Microsoft Australia