Want to learn 12 ways to grow sales and succeed in a hostile retail environment?
Ragtrader Live is a full-day conference for brands, businesses and retailers who want to achieve just that.
Here are the 12 presentations that will help your business grow sales, diversify, change and succeed.
1. Future-proof your business
If the death of retail is sitting still, then change is the lifeblood of international giant Pandora. With year-on-year sales growth in the Australian market, the jewellery chain reveals how it stays ahead season after profitable season.
Mikael Kruse Jensen - Pandora Australia and New Zealand Managing Director
2. Operation Innovation: building blocks for better business
Since its $2 billion takeover by South-African based retail group Woolworths, David Jones has been in a state of operational change. These transformational blocks offer key learnings for retailers big and small.
Aaron Faraguna - David Jones, Group General Manager - Retail Operations. Jacq Vuleta - David Jones, Regional Manager for the North East & New Zealand
3. Break the global market, not the bank
International expansion is fraught with big risks and even bigger opportunities. As Australian brands start to rocket outside the Southern Hemisphere, learn how Honey Birdette is taking its first steps offshore.
Eloise Monaghan - Honey Birdette, Managing Director
4. Retail reimagined: beyond the bottom line
With over 1000 international stores across seven brands, Cotton On is a true Australian retail success story. But can business go beyond borders? Start the day with an inspirational look at how Cotton On is merging profitability with philanthropy.
Tim Diamond - Cotton On Foundation, General Manager
5.Commercialising creativity: the secret to smarter design
Don't become another designer fatality. From cashflow management and best-practice production to harnessing retail and eCommerce channels, the creative journey can be empowered through commercial nous.
Gabrielle Manning - Manning Cartell co-founder. Robert Moore - Alice McCall MD
6. Restructuring for the new retail economy
How can brands readapt and reinvent their offer for an everchanging trading environment? Discover how changing your product proposition can cement your place in the new retail economy.
Matthew Keighram - Hugo Boss, Managing Director for South East Asia and the Pacific
7. The art of designing for the longevity
In an age where designer fashion brands fall as quickly as they flourish, Ginger & Smart has defied the odds to build a sustainable retail empire. Grasp the inner workings of this family-run success story.
Alexandra and Genevieve Smart - Ginger & Smart, Founders
8. How to scale your business for success
Backed by L Capital Asia, a private-equity fund sponsored by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, RM Williams is on a path to rapid retail expansion. Discover the secret to scaling channels and markets without diluting brand integrity, sales and profitability.
Raju Vuppalapati - RM Williams, CEO
9. Creating a network of influencers
The power of digital ambassadors can take a brand from zero to http hero. With a client list spanning Selfriges and Moët Hennessy, Tribe taps into the science of social influence.
Jules Lund - Tribe, Founder
10. Delivering the goods in a data-driven era
Australian consumers have more power than ever before to shop across multiple channels, brands and segments. These key trends and insights can help you deliver on time, every time.
Rebecca Burrows - Australia Post, General Manager
11. Putting the passion back into product design
In this special video presentation, Sass & Bide's Sophia Berman takes you through the creative journey of design. Because ideas should never run cold.
Sophia Berman - Sass & Bide, Head of the Design Collective
12. Digital disruptors: the next phase of the retail revolution
Digital is the toddler of retailing: it never stops disrupting. Be a better parent and learn some proven strategies to grow your online business, now and into the future.
Fran Ereira - Temando APAC VP. Courtney Sanders - Well Made Clothes, co-founder. Georgia Wright - Pepper Mayo, Managing Director. Andrew Buxton - eStar CEO