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Designed 2 Disrupt

Strategies for successful retail
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney



Ragtrader Live: Designed2Disrupt explores the leading-edge business innovations and innovators that challenge the status quo of the Australian fashion landscape.

Australia's fashion landscape is in a state of revolution. Are you and your business prepared for what's ahead?

Learn successful strategies from all sectors of the industry. We've rounded up the best tech start-ups, established retailers and national department stores to reveal their secrets for success.

Prepare to hear how they have introduced new initiatives to outpace new and existing competitors.

Discover how they have instituted change across their business, from supply chains to in-store technology, to stay ahead.

And lastly, learn how to future-proof your business against the next tide of change.

From small businesses to international retailers, these are the essential lessons to survive and thrive that you will only get at Ragtrader Live: Designed2Disrupt.

Speakers include…

David-Slade Lana Hopkins Patrick Schmidt Collen Callander
David Slade Lana Hopkins Patrick Schmidt Colleen Callander
Australian Director Founder Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer
Topshop Mon Purse The Iconic Sportsgirl
Daniel-Bracken Nick-Molnar James Stewart 155x180px Jenny Fuchs
Daniel Bracken Kath Purkis Amanda Gore
Simon Burrett
Chief Merchandise Founder Motivation, General Manager -
& Customer Officer, Her Fashion Box communications and Marketing
& Deputy CEO   performance expert Harris Scarfe
Jenny Fuchs Natalie Kingham Jenny Fuchs Jenny Fuchs
Lisa Doban Natalie Kingham Jenny Fuchs Aisha Bennett
Business Manager Buying Director Buyer Buyer
Visual Merchandising Bergdorf Goodman
Super Retail Group      
Nick-Molnar Nick-Molnar Jenny Fuchs James Stewart 155x180px
Nick Molnar Julie Stevanja Andrew Dalziel James Stewart
Co-founder & CEO Founder Senior Industry Partner
Afterpay Stylerunner and Solution Strategy Azurium
    Director Infor  
Nick-Molnar Sean Sloan Jenny Fuchs Courtney Miller
Paul Fanthorpe Sean Sloan Andrew Buxton Courtney Miller
General Manager Manager Chief Executive General Manager
Customer Research & Omni-Channel & RFID eStar Australian Fashion
Insights GS1 Australia   Chamber
Australia Post      
…plus more to be announced

Sessions include…

International Disruptors: Insider their competitive strategies
The arrival of global brands such as Zara, Topshop and H&M has changed the local retail landscape forever. But what gives them the winning edge? Their strategies revealed.

High Street Disruptors: Why reinvention is essential
In a borderless retail economy, Australian businesses must adapt age-old systems in order to survive and thrive. Iconic retailer Sportsgirl reveals its thrilling revolution.

Activewear Disruptors: Arm yourself for the future
The global sports apparel market is set to grow to $178 billion by 2019. Despite the arrival of new entrants, rebel reveals how tech-focussed strategies are giving it the winning edge.

Department Store Disruptors: Inside the department stores of the future
Your brand, your power. Myer is investing $600 million in a disruptive strategy to win back customers. Learn how your brand is now more important than ever before.

Independent Disruptors: small businesses, big ideas
The independent retail and wholesale landscape is not dead. Discover how innovative start-up operators are pushing back against the tide of mass market disruption.

…plus more to be announced.



Standard tickets: $355 (incl GST) per ticket

Ragtrader Live
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Registration: 8am
Conference: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Networking drinks: 4.30pm
Event concludes: 5.30pm


Platinum Sponsors:

Star Track

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Gold Sponsor:

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Silver Sponsors:




Joint Checkpoint



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