The inaugural ARA Christmas Insights Breakfast event will herald in the Christmas trading season for our retail community. Hear first-to-market seasonal data insights and predictions from leading industry experts.

Enjoy breakfast with your team, network with key industry stakeholders and engage in meaningful discussions with the broader Australian retail community.

Hurry – limited tickets available – book early to avoid disappointment!

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Guest Speakers

Craig Woolford, Senior Analyst, Consumer Sector @ MST Marquee
Craig Woolford started Retail Mosaic Pty Ltd in 2021. Craig has over 20 years of experience analysing the retail, food and beverage industries working at both Citigroup and CommSec. He is highly ranked by institutional investor clients and regularly cited in the media and industry journals for views about the future of the retail sector.




Michele Levine, CEO @ Roy Morgan
Michele Levine was born with a passion for people and what makes them tick, social justice and an insatiable curiosity about life. Michele has made Roy Morgan a world-leading brand in market intelligence. Always a proud researcher’, she is a hands-on CEO, personally involved with the company’s core products and new product development on a daily basis.



Jo Gaines, Area Vice President @ Salesforce
Jo Gaines has spent over 20 years working for and with technology and media companies. As Area Vice President, for Salesforce Digital360 Jo leads the company’s business development and marketing efforts, focused on commerce and marketing solutions.




Jonathan Ranstrand, Vice President for Data & Services @ Mastercard
Jonathan has worked at Mastercard for over eight years. Previously, Jonathan was a Principal at Applied Predictive Technologies, a leading global SaaS analytics company that was acquired by Mastercard in 2015. Jonathan has nearly a decade of experience helping to lead companies in Australia and across Europe using data and analytics to improve decision-making and develop successful strategies. Jonathan holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Oxford.



The last couple of years saw a seismic shift in how retails use digital to connect with customers and grow their business. The next big challenge is the economy.

We believe the opportunity to use digital technology to drive market share and optimise margins better than your competitors is just as big as the opportunities of recent years.

Now is not the time to take the accelerator off the digital pedal. From machine learning to drive growth and margin, to building adjacent first- and third-party data strategies, come and here what the experts have to say.

Long COVID is a syndrome characterised by the persistence of symptoms attributed to COVID-19 which can last anywhere from weeks to months. Whilst research is still being conducted in Australia and around the world, current studies show around one third of COVID-19 cases are still experiencing ongoing symptoms months after the initial infection.

In this webinar, ARA Insurance, supported by Marsh, will take us through definitions, impact and advice on risk management practices in consideration of Long COVID.
In this interactive and open Q&A session, we will be discussing:
• An overview of Long COVID – Symptoms and prevalence
• The Long COVID organisational risk profile – Business and workforce impacts
• Long COVID in retail – Effects on the workforce
• Long COVID risk mitigation – Governance and literacy

Employees behaving badly is a common workplace issue. Employers must ensure that poor conduct is addressed appropriately, however, many don’t know where to start. This webinar will provide guidance to employers in relation to conducting a disciplinary process, and what can happen if you get it wrong.

This multifaceted workplace relations program promises to deliver trending hot topics for retailers and human resource professionals alike.

Join our experts who will discuss the key issues facing the sector, including current trends in workplace relations case law, payroll compliance, strategies for retaining talent and the gender pay gap.

This event is the perfect opportunity for collaboration and meaningful discussions over a gourmet breakfast.

Tickets now on sale. This event is guaranteed to sell out fast.

Program line up to be announced soon.

Australia’s dedicated global sourcing event provides an unmatched opportunity to meet and do business with some of the best suppliers from around the world in apparel, accessories and textiles.

If you’re looking to improve your supply chain, compare costs and services, produce your own label, diversify your brand or source from 1000s of products and ranges, then the International Sourcing Expo is the event for you.

This event is open to ARA members only.