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Hear from these industry leaders and many more

Dr Claire Naughtin

Co-author of the CSIRO’s Global Megatrends report

Professor Gary Mortimer

Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, QUT

Janet Menzies

Country Manager, Amazon

Mike Schneider

Managing Director, Bunnings Group

Vicki Doyle


Michele Levine

CEO, Roy Morgan Research

 Jane Kelly

Chief Human Resources Officer, Super Retail Group

Leah Rocheleau

Vice President, Mastercard Australasia

Nicole Sheffield

Managing Director Data and Digital, Wesfarmers

Angus McDonald

CEO, Barbeques Galore

Katrina Konstas

EVP, Country Manager and Head of Sales APAC, Afterpay

Paul Zahra

CEO, Australian Retailers Association

Jodie Taylor

CEO, Supply Nation

Craig Woolford

Senior Analyst, Consumer Sector, MST Marquee

Mirja Viinanen


Natalie Angel

Let Me Try Before You Buy

Sally Coates

Founder, The Retail Mentors

Fleur Brown

Chief Industry Affairs Officer, Australian Retailers Association

More to come

Meet your leadership peers at the 2023 ARA Leaders Forum – in-person for the first time following the sell-out success of our 2021 virtual event.

Network with the largest gathering of retail executives from across Australia to explore the future of retail and the most important issues facing you and your teams. 

Included in your ticket: a full day of best-of-breed global and local presenters and panellists covering agenda-setting conversations, a post-conference cocktail party and networking session, and all meals throughout the event. Last year’s event was a sell-out success – secure your tickets now!

An Agenda
to Inspire

Watch this space

Get inspired – exclusive conversations featuring:

• Leadership views from our top retail CEOs
• Exclusive keynotes from Australia’s leading innovation experts
• Unique insights into consumer trends and sector performance
• Retail as a Career
• Influencer marketing – hear direct from the influencers
• Marketing, Impact and Performance
• Next Gen shoppers, leaders and disruptors
• Our retail sustainability roadmap
• How to create inclusive workplaces
• Plus so much more

Future Vision

What does the future look like?

What does the future look like?
Don’t miss this unique scene setter for 2023 – you won’t find this insight anywhere else.

Exclusive conversations with our leading retail CEO’s, scientists, data scientists and analysts who cast an expert eye across the outlook for 2023 and the coming decade. We explore global megatrends, retail trends and predictions and real-time perspective from the coalface of retail and Australia’s very best and latest business data.

Hear from these leaders, and more – new speakers and tracks announced every week

Event testimonials​  (2021)

Sponsorship opportunities 

The ARA’s purpose is to make a positive impact to the Australian retail industry and enable retail businesses to thrive and their customers to benefit, now and into the future.     

As the peak industry body, our voice is powerful and we use it to drive positive change. We work collaboratively with our event sponsors to produce thought-leadership events and initiatives that provoke, inspire, educate and give back to our community. The ARA is the dominant retail authority across all mainstream and business media channels.​ 

As an event sponsor, your brand will be aligned with future-focused decision makers and senior business leaders, from CEO’s, CFO’s, Operations, Digital & E-commerce, Marketing & Communications, HR Managers and more.

All driving change across their business, spanning e-commerce, bricks and mortar stores, small businesses, franchises and large multinational retailers. 

To learn about our event sponsorship opportunities, please contact partnerships@retail.org.au.

Buy Tickets

Included in your ticket price is: 

  • An action-packed day of in-person conferencing – all the ideas, all the insights and all the access to the ARA Leaders Forum 2023. Best-of-breed global and local presenters and panellists covering agenda-setting conversations. ​

  • A 2-hour post-conference cocktail party and networking session​

  • All meals throughout the event 

  • OnDemand video access to the entire conference after the live event, so you can go back and rewatch your favourite sessions.

Getting there

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
1 Martin Place


Do you have a query?

For event information and ticketing enquiries, please contact events@retail.org.au.