Good things happen 


when you partner with the ARA

“Never underestimate a simple boardroom event, where you can just meet and chat with people. It’s helped us make the right connections, generate new relationships, as well as cement old ones.”

Strategic Partnerships

In the spirit of true partnership, we tailor mutually beneficial models where we focus on partner synergies. We’re keen to understand what’s important to you, your business mission, brand values and objectives and how we can support each other’s purpose and mission.


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 whilst facing the unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 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 strategic partners to produce and support a calendar of thought-leadership events and initiatives throughout the year that provoke, inspire, educate and give back to our community.  


We provide our members access to these events via a range of virtual and face-to-face experiences – including executive lunches, briefings, conferences, gala awards, forums, webinars, roundtables, workshops, training and other special events and co-created initiatives. On occasion, the ARA partners with leading industry brands to produce comprehensive whitepapers or e-books on specific topics or key issues surrounding the sector. These white papers vary across retail subsets including, shipping fulfilment, retail sustainability, workplace compliance, OH&S, WH&S, security and payments.

Partner Benefits

As a partner, your brand will be aligned with future-focused decision makers and senior business leaders, from CEO’s, CFO’s, Operations, Marketing & Communications and HR Managers – all driving change across their business, spanning e-commerce, bricks and mortar stores, small businesses, franchising and large multinational retailers.

  • Align your brand with the leading retailer association in Australia

  • Position your company as an industry thought-leader

  • Engage with our retailer ecosystem – network and build new business relationships, develop new business markets and channels

  • Raise your profile, increase visibility and build awareness of your brand, products and services

  • Launch a new product and showcase your expertise

  • Stimulate discussion and extend management thinking on issues that will improve the retail industry

Chat to the ARA Team

If you’d like to work alongside the ARA and make a positive difference to the Australian retail industry, please get in touch. We’d welcome the opportunity to understand your vision and develop and program where you will receive the maximum exposure and benefit from your investment. 

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