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ARA Christmas Insights Breakfast

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am AEDT

$149.00 - $299.00

Get in early for the ARA Christmas Insights breakfast, which heralds in the all-important holiday trading period for our sector, featuring highly anticipated Christmas consumer spending predictions.

• How much will Australian consumers spend – and on what?
• What customer trends will influence this year’s gift purchasing?
• What are the trends to look out for around Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

An annual sell-out event, hear first-to-market seasonal data insights from our expert panel featuring MST Marquee, Roy Morgan and Afterpay, with host Paul Zahra, ARA CEO.


Craig Woolford

Craig Woolford

Senior Analyst, Consumer Sector, MST Marquee

Craig Woolford began at MST Marquee in June 2021 and was most recently the Head of Research for Citi Australia/NZ. He led a team of more than 50 staff responsible for analysing stocks, interest rates and the economy. Craig was also the lead Consumer Analyst at Citi, leading the team that ranked top three with clients in both Retail and Food & Beverages.

Craig was at Citi for 16 years and prior to that was at CommSec as a lead analyst on the Consumer sector for four years. He is regularly cited in industry journals and the media for his insights about the state of Australian retailing and performance of the major companies across the retail and food and beverages sectors. Craig also has experience in funds management and debt capital markets.

Laura Demasi

Laura Demasi

Head of Retail, Social & Consumer Trends, Roy Morgan

Laura is the Head of the Retail Practice and Social & Consumer Trends at Roy Morgan, where she works with some of Australia’s biggest retailers.

Laura specialises in identifying the trends that underpin market shifts including broader demographic, macroeconomic, social and consumer trends, and unlocking what they mean for retailers.

Paul Zahra

Paul Zahra

CEO, Australian Retailers Association

Paul Zahra is a CEO, Non-Executive Director, Board and Company Advisor and one of Australia’s most influential diversity advocates.

A leading force in the Australian Retail Industry for over 40 years, Paul’s corporate roles have included Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of former ASX listed department store, David Jones Limited as well as senior leadership roles at Target Australia and Officeworks Superstores.


16 October 2024
8:00 am - 10:00 am AEDT

$149.00 - $299.00

Fullerton Hotel Sydney 1 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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  • $ 149.00 – Member
  • $ 299.00 – Non Member