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iMedia Online Retail Summit: Australia May 1 - 3, 2017

This year's theme: Moving from Mobile First to Mobile Only

iMedia Online Retail Summit provides an intimate environment for senior online retail marketing executives to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face in online retail. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners.

The 2017 summit program (published soon) is comprised of international and local keynotes, as well as interactive roundtables and breakout sessions, that have been created by senior e-commerce practitioners for senior e-commerce practitioners through an advisory board comprised of senior leaders from across the industry. Here's a taste of what to expect...

If  you are a technology solution/provider or agency, you can attend as a networker by purchasing your tickets directly using the below button, or enquire through the below form to find out more or about becoming a sponsor.

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Attend the Summit



Up to 120 of the most influential online retailing executives from Australia’s leading retailers are invited to spend three days and two nights at this unique Australian Summit at the Sheraton Mirage Resort, as guest of iMedia. Our delegates comprise of:

  • Heads of E-commerce
  • Heads of Digital Marketing
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Directors
  • Senior IT Executives
  • Brand/Product Managers
  • Senior Marketing Executives

Featured Speakers

  • Eve Henrikson

    Eve Henrikson

    Online Trading Director


  • Anthony Long

    Anthony Long

    Global eCommerce Technology Lead

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Sharon Bottaro

    Sharon Bottaro

    Head of Digital


  • Dan Ferguson

    Dan Ferguson

    Marketing Director

    Trade Me

  • Gavin Merriman

    Gavin Merriman

    Global Head of Digital

    Nude by Nature

  • Justus Wilde

    Justus Wilde


    The Warehouse Group Investments

  • Martin Newman

    Martin Newman

    Executive Chairman


  • James Johnson

    James Johnson

    Director Industry Strategy for Retail & CPG


  • Tyson Hackwood

    Tyson Hackwood

    Head of APAC

    Braintree Payments

  • Tink Taylor

    Tink Taylor

    Founder & President


  • Purna Virji

    Purna Virji

    Global Evangelist and Senior Trainer Manager

    Microsoft Bing

  • John Stuckey

    John Stuckey

    Managing Director


  • Heath Barlow

    Heath Barlow

    Market Lead, Australasia


  • Andrew Buxton

    Andrew Buxton

    Chief Executive


  • Matt Rigney

    Matt Rigney

    Country Manager, APAC


  • Stephanie Byrne

    Stephanie Byrne

    Chief Client Officer


  • Yvonne Adele

    Yvonne Adele

    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer

    Yvonne Adele Studio

  • David Siegel

    David Siegel


    Step Change

  • Jeff Cooper

    Jeff Cooper

    Founding Partner

    Step Change

  • Glenn Bartlett

    Glenn Bartlett

    Head of Strategy

    Step Change

  • Mez Homayunfard

    Mez Homayunfard

    Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships

    Online Marketing Gurus

  • Matthew Pezzimenti

    Matthew Pezzimenti

    Founder & Conversion Optimisation Specialist

    Conversion Kings

  • Ben Zyl

    Ben Zyl

    VP Sales


  • Matthew Craig

    Matthew Craig



  • Junde Yu

    Junde Yu

    Managing Director, APAC

    App Annie

  • Rose Yip

    Rose Yip

    Head of eCommerce Data Analytics

    Australia Post

  • Hamish Brown

    Hamish Brown

    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ


  • Andrew Thomas

    Andrew Thomas

    Co Founder

    Intelligent Reach

  • Volker Schmidt

    Volker Schmidt

    Chief Revenue Officer


  • Francine Ereira

    Francine Ereira

    VP, APAC


  • Agenda

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Check in time is 3pm

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Check in time is 3pm

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    As part of the retailer constituency, this initial lunch is designed to 'feed' a collaborative vibe from the onset of the summit.   

    Director Industry Strategy for Retail & CPG
    3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    A compulsory event where delegates are required to request and confirm meetings prior to the Summit.The session involves 10 x 12 minute meetings designed to float top line objectives and set up subsequent meetings after exploring synergies.
    Sponsored by:
    Studio 60
    6:40 PM - 7:25 PM
    Welcome Drinks & Canapes
    Sponsored by:
    7:35 PM - 7:45 PM
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    7:45 PM - 8:20 PM
    8:20 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join us for Dinner & Networking

    Sponsored by:
    7:15 AM - 7:25 AM
    MC Opening Remarks
    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer
    7:25 AM - 8:50 AM
    Day two begins with breakfast, barista coffee and 'Stump The Strategist' in the main ballroom.
    Founding Partner
    Head of Strategy
    9:25 AM - 10:00 AM
    Global Evangelist and Senior Trainer Manager
    10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
    Morning Tea
    Sponsored by:
    12:55 PM - 5:00 PM
    Extreme Karting on the Gold Coast
    Sponsored by:
    Retail Global
    Ultimate Paintball Experience
    Sponsored by:
    Casino Games
    Sponsored by:
    Golf at The Palms
    Sponsored by:
    BBQ Like A Pro
    Sponsored by:
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    We are excited to announce our continued partnership with StarTrack – Australia’s leading provider of delivery services for online retailers – to host this year’s iMedia Online Retail Summit gala dinner. StarTrack have been a long term supporter of this occasion and each and every year we challen ... ()

    Sponsored by:
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Day three begins with breakfast and barista coffee in the main ballroom. This is great chance to compare notes from day 1 and 2 and discuss how to implement key takeaways with industry peers.
    9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
    MC Opening Remarks
    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer
    10:45 AM - 10:55 AM

    Just before we pause for tea in the lead up to they breakout sessions, we get a chance to hear in a very short 'elevator pitch' what the vendors breakouts are going to be about. This is a great way to choose the most pertinent session to partake in.

    10:55 AM - 11:30 AM
    Morning Tea
    Sponsored by:
    12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Recovery Lunch
    Sponsored by:
    SLI systems
    1:55 PM - 2:30 PM
    2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    In the Sheraton Ballroom
    Sponsored by:

    Advisory Board

  • Paula Mitchell

    Paula Mitchell

    Chief Digital Officer

    General Pants Co.

  • Faye Ilhan

    Faye Ilhan

    GM Digital Hub

    Endeavour Drinks Group

  • Ananth Sarathy

    Ananth Sarathy

    General Manager Digital Experience

    Woolworths Limited

  • Ryan Wilson

    Ryan Wilson

    Head of Online

    Pacific Brands Underwear Group

  • David Huggett

    David Huggett

    Head of Digital [Customer] & eCommerce

    Carlton & United Breweries

  • Shahrooz Chowdhury

    Shahrooz Chowdhury

    Chief Digital Officer

    Guzman y Gomez

  • Sam Wadsworth

    Sam Wadsworth

    eCommerce Optimisation manager


  • Adam McWhinney

    Adam McWhinney

    Chief Experience Officer & Co-Founder

    Temple & Webster

  • Tyson Hackwood

    Tyson Hackwood

    Head of Asia Pacific


  • Richard Sossen

    Richard Sossen

    Managing Director Australasia


  • Ryf Quail

    Ryf Quail

    Managing Director, ANZ

    iMedia ANZ

  • Lisa Powell

    Lisa Powell

    Head of Retail Practice


  • Tora Brophy

    Tora Brophy

    eCommerce Manager ANZ


  • Chris Vincent

    Chris Vincent



  • Ben Franzi

    Ben Franzi

    General Manager, eCommerce and International

    Australia Post

  • Event Sponsors

    • Acidgreen
    • Australia Post
    • Bronto
    • Demandware
    • Dotmailer
    • Microsoft Bing
    • Mindarc
    • MobileDigital
    • Online Marketing Gurus
    • Practicology
    • Startrack
    • Studio 60
    • eStar
    • Emarsys
    • Braintree
    • Brightcove
    • Temando
    • Ayden
    • clickfrenzy
    • Barilliance
    • Shoptalk
    • Tealium
    • NMPI
    • Episerver
    • SLI systems
    • Retail Global
    • App Annie
    • Intelligent Reach
    • Products Up
    • 123RF
    • Stockunlimted
    • Sparcmedia
    • Shootsta
    • Marketsoft
    • Cyberbia
    • 90 seconds
    • Upland Adestra
    • Brightcove
    • Freshfocus
    • MTSNZ
    • World Branding Forum

    You should attend the iMedia Online Retail Summit if your organisation provides any of the following services:

    E-commerce Payment Platforms, Email Marketing Solutions, Shopping Cart Solutions, Supply Chain & Freight Management Solutions, Shipping & Fulfillment Services, CRM & CMS Software Providers, Data Mining / Warehousing Solutions, Web Analytics, Web Design & Development, SEO / SEM Services, Online Security Solutions, M-Commerce Solutions, Loyalty Scheme Solutions, Shopping Cart Software, Price Comparison Software, E-commerce Systems & Software, Customer acquisition & Loyalty, Location Based Marketing.

    Ready to get involved?

      Please email us.


    Sheraton Mirage Resort
    Sheraton Mirage Resort 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
    Gold Coast, Australia

    +61 7 5577 0000

    The conference starts on Monday 1st May at 12:00pm for the Retailers-Only Lunch and this is followed by the always action-packed and exciting Business Connect (speed meeting) session at 3.45pm for all attendees. The conference will end at 3:30pm on Wednesday 3rd May with a coach service for all delegates back to the airport.

    Sheraton Mirage Resort
    71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
    T: (07) 5577 0000

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