Online Retail Summit Sydney, 2012
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Mark Sebba, CEO of the world's premier online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter, will share how Net-a-Porter managed the rapid growth from start up with 40 employees to the mature expanding business it is today, employing over 1700 and turning over in excess of £300 million.
Michele Azar, VP, Emerging Digital Platforms of the global multi-channel retailer, Best Buy will reveal the strategies and tactics implemented at Best Buy on its journey to become one of the leading cross channel retailers in the world.
Gavin Merriman, Head of eCommerce of Universal Music (and former Group Head of eCommerce strategy at Shop Direct Group, the UK's 2nd largest online retailer) will draw on his experience in the UK and Australia to examine the role of social media and mobile in driving customer acquisition and conversion as part of a wider eCommerce and multi-channel strategy.
|Sam Zivot, Digital Strategist, Lorna Jane will give delegates an inside look at how Lorna Jane built one of Australia's largest and most engaged Facebook communities. Share in their successes, their speed bumps and gain insight on how to take your Facebook marketing to the next level.|
|Sean Ashby, CEO and Founder, aussieBum, has taken time out of his busy schedule running one of Australia's great export success stories to give delegates a rare insight into how to use digital to take a brand global. As founder of this iconic Australian brand, Sean took aussieBum from a great idea to a multimillion dollar global brand in the space of 9 years, winning Australian exporter of the year award in 2006 and 2009 on the way.|
|Jonathan Kerr, Associate Director Marketing & eCommerce at Budget Direct will discuss his teams approach to leveraging data, price, people, channel selection, attribution and technology to become one of Australia's leading online insurance services organisations.|
|Andy Powell is a Director at Agile Commerce Consulting. He has 26 years experience in the retail services supply chain, has delivered multi-channel retail strategies for Target, Repco, Landmark and Australia Post, and has recently advised Myer and IGA. He was Director of Multi-channel, Retail and Supply Chain at Deloitte and is expertly positioned to give an overview of the issues around Fulfilment and summarise the supplier landscape.|
|Ross McDonald is responsible for Google's sales teams servicing clients in the Local and Retail industries across Australia. He has a deep understanding of shopper behaviour, marketing and retail strategy and has been responsible for commissioning ground-breaking studies into Australian consumers and their interaction online with retailers and brands. Ross will share his expertise, focusing on how retailers can use mobile to connect with the online customers.|
|Justus Wilde co-founded Amblique in 2006 and serves as the company's Strategy Director, whilst Tim Griffin is the company's expert on Search Marketing. Justus and Tim will examine how to compete in today's environment by taking a look at the impact Pureplay online retailers have had on retail in Australia, discussing multi-channel models that have succeeded and failed including the best examples from overseas.|
|Bradley Hall, MD and head of strategy for ONQ will draw on the experiences gained from the last 6 years helping companies like (Adairs Retail Group, Lumo Energy, Mercedes Benz, Direct Connect, Dexion Office and Elite Built) "see the forest" clearly. He will examine common mistakes, review success stories and leave delegates with a clearer understanding of how to approach building a robust, agile online business.|
The iMedia Online Retail Summit
The Australian online retail market has reached tipping point. Consumers are demanding a seamless online shopping experience, and the industry is moving swiftly to ensure the infrastructure is in place to meet the increasing demand. Retailers are adapting fast and implementing robust ecommerce strategies, with stunning returns.
But it's not enough to simply create an ecommerce site and wait for the sales to come rolling in. Retailers need to be on top of the latest technologies and understand how they can affect the bottom line. They need to be aware of the latest trends and uncover which are relevant for their business. They need to develop relationships with partners who can help them keep ahead of the pack.
That's where the iMedia Online Retail Summit comes into its own. An invite-only event designed "by online retail executives for online retail executives", it brings together the sharpest minds in the industry to learn, share ideas, network, build lasting relationships and meet potential partners. It is a collaborative event focused on helping retailers formulate and implement their ecommerce strategy and drive Australia's the online retail industry forward.
Qualifying delegates are invited to a complimentary two day/two night stay at Cypress Lakes resort in the Hunter Valley.
During the iMedia Online Retail Summit, delegates will:
- Hear from exclusive international keynote speakers about their successes and pitfalls.
- Learn from leading Australian retailers about their experiences and challenges
- Participate in round table discussion groups to debate best practice and learn from each other
- Network with like-minded senior executives over breakfast, lunch, dinners and drinks receptions
- Build lasting business relationships over activities such as wine-tasting, golf and BBQ cooking school.
- Meet suppliers who will help them drive their business forward and provide competitive advantage
- Return to the office inspired with fresh ideas and valuable new contacts
iMedia would like to thank the Advisory Board for taking the time to help shape the content at the Online Retail Summit. Members of our 2012 Advisory Board are:
- Gordon Nugent, Head of eCommerce, Harvey Norman
- Daniel Roberts
- Peter Krideras, Head of eCommerce, Bing Lee
- Mark Rowland, Chief Happiness Officer and Co-Founder, Style Tread
- Luis Albornoz, Online Retail and Marketing Manager, Adairs Retail Group
- Ross McDonald, Head of Retail & Consumer Goods, Google
- Dan Ferguson, Australia & New Zealand, Vistaprint.com.au
- Shane Edwards, Online Store Manager, Anaconda Group
"It is without doubt the best conference format I have attended" Australia Post
"The premier event for keeping up to date with the people and technologies driving ecommerce in Australia" BOSE
"It's hard to weight up what is more beneficial between meeting new vendors or hearing how other brands are conducting themselves in the space" Vodafone
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"Where the industry converges and business gets done, comfortably and casually" comScore
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"High Quality delegates at a well organised event with real thought leaders" InMobi
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5 Reasons You Can't Miss This Summit
- Hear from international and local retail experts
- Share your challenges with and learn from the handpicked delegation
- Network and build relationships with the industry
- Build competitive advantage with the latest technologies and trends
- Meet the leading industry suppliers