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This half-day conference brings together Australia’s leading fashion CEOs, retailers and brands to discuss strategies for success including executives from Cue, Country Road, APG&Co, Harrolds and Sheike. It will be followed by special networking drinks to connect with the industry’s finest and celebrate Ragtrader’s 50th anniversary. 

Wednesday 8 June | 12:45pm - 5pm | The Ivy, Sydney

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Sessions include:

PRESENTATION: ACTA Capital founder Richard Facioni and Alquemie Group CEO Sacha Laing  

As one of the most talked about acquisitions of the year, the purchase of General Pants by ACTA Capital’s Alquemie Group presents a compelling blueprint for the Australian retail industry. Discover their formula for future success in this joint presentation.  

PRESENTATION: Meta Industry Director for Retail Kate Box 

How can Australian fashion retailers navigate the changing retail environment while driving innovation? Following a period of transformation, learn the latest trends and analysis for fashion businesses in this insights session.   

PANEL: The retail roundtable, presented in partnership with Afterpay 

Sussan GM Natalie Aardoom, Hype DC & Subtype GM Liam Robson, Brand Collective CEO Eric Morris, Sheike head of retail Gabrielle Roux 

Australian clothing, footwear and accessories operators discuss their strategies for the year ahead in this retail panel. Take a leaf from their playbook as they cover the full retail spectrum of trade, from eCommerce and bricks-and-mortar to mergers and acquisitions.     

PRESENTATION: Harrolds MD Mary Poulakis 

Harrolds has been an independent luxury retailer for over 30 years, home to the world’s leading international and Australian designer brands. Discover how this formidable fashion force continues to innovate the world of independent retail.  

PRESENTATION: Country Road Brand and Community Impact Manager Fabia Pryor 

The rise of conscious consumerism is changing the way fashion businesses operate, with Australian brands rethinking their sustainability and ethical benchmarks. As a leader in the field, Country Road reveals its CSR journey and the map ahead. 

PANEL: The leadership panel, powered by Adyen 

Cue executive director Justin Levis, APG&Co  MD Elisha Hopkinson and Oroton chief strategy and financial officer Mia Barry 

As Ragtrader celebrates 50 years in business this year, some of the country’s most iconic retail businesses share their insights on the Australian fashion industry and their retail vision moving forward.  

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Wayne Rigney  Kate Konstas


Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsor

The Retail Score


Silver Sponsors

 AP21        Checkpoint      Kornit

Panel Sponsors

Ayden         Afterpay


Supporting Partners

  Centric   estar



For sponsorship opportunities contact: michaelchristofis@yaffa.com.au