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.