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
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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