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iMedia Online Retail Summit: New Zealand May 23 - 24, 2019

2019 Theme - Retailing: Who moved our model?

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 2019 summit program will be 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 60 of the most influential online retailing executives from NZ's leading retailers are invited to spend two days at this unique Summit at the Hilton Lake Taupo, as a 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

If the above describes your role, request an invitation to attend.

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Featured Speakers

  • Naina D'Souza

    Naina D'Souza

    Group Digital Manager

    Michael Hill

  • Simon Kemp

    Simon Kemp

    Founder and CEO


  • Justus Wilde

    Justus Wilde


    The Warehouse Group Investments

  • Nicholas Kontopoulos

    Nicholas Kontopoulos

    Head of APAC & EMEA Commerce Marketing


  • Chris Wong

    Chris Wong

    General Manager Business Marketing

    New Zealand Post

  • Monica Acree

    Monica Acree

    Director, Head of Asia


  • Ben Zyl

    Ben Zyl

    VP Sales


  • Heath Barlow

    Heath Barlow

    Market Lead, Australasia


  • Tim McDonnell

    Tim McDonnell

    VP Sales


  • Travis Balinas

    Travis Balinas

    Director of Product Marketing


  • Darren Hopper

    Darren Hopper

    Head of Digital Experience, CX & Marketing GTM


  • Yvonne Adele

    Yvonne Adele


    Yvonne Adele Productions

  • Ryf Quail

    Ryf Quail

    Managing Director, ANZ

    iMedia ANZ

  • Agenda

    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Delegate Registration
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    As part of the retailer constituency, this initial lunch is designed to 'feed' a collaborative vibe from the onset of the summit.
    1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    Free Time
    2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Market Overview: New Zealand Post
    General Manager Business Marketing
    3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    A compulsory event where delegates are required to request and confirm meetings prior to the Summit. The session involves 10 x 10 minute meetings designed to float top line objectives and set up subsequent meetings after exploring synergies.
    Sponsored by:
    NZ Post
    5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Free Time
    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    6:45 PM - 7:20 PM
    Opening International Keynote
    7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us for Dinner & Networking
    Director, Head of Asia
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    Join us for a refreshing morning of Yoga. There is no better way to start your iMedia day.
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Join us for a delicious breakfast
    8:30 AM - 9:05 AM
    Opening International Keynote
    Group Digital Manager
    9:05 AM - 9:40 AM
    9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
    Grab a coffee and network with like-minded, innovative brands, sponsors and networkers.
    Sponsored by:
    10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
    10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
    Breakout with eMarsys
    Market Lead, Australasia
    How data insights is driving success for NZ Retailers
    Head of Digital Experience, CX & Marketing GTM
    11:20 AM - 11:55 AM
    Keynote: Braintree
    Director, Head of Asia
    12:00 PM - 12:35 PM
    12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
    Light Lunch
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Boating on Great Lake Taupo Cruise to the famous Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo. A full commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo.
    Sponsored by:
    4:05 PM - 4:20 PM
    Closing Remarks
    Managing Director, ANZ
    4:20 PM - 5:30 PM
    This afternoon tea session is designed to take all the learnings from the 2 days and formulate actionable insights and 'Close The Loop'

    Advisory Board

  • Gracie MacKinlay

    Gracie MacKinlay

    Chief Marketing Gorilla

    Mighty Ape

  • James Fleet

    James Fleet

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Jones Family Business

  • Lisa Powell

    Lisa Powell

    Head of Retail Practice


  • Josh Cragg

    Josh Cragg

    Digital Manager


  • Michelle Anderson

    Michelle Anderson

    Chief Digital Officer

    The Warehouse Group

  • Rick Goebel

    Rick Goebel

    Head of Digital and eCommerce

    Harvey Norman

  • Chris Wong

    Chris Wong

    General Manager Business Marketing

    New Zealand Post

  • Lara Squires

    Lara Squires

    Head of Digital Marketing


  • Keith Ching

    Keith Ching

    Global eCommerce & Digital Experience


  • Simon Billings

    Simon Billings

    Digital Marketing Manager


  • Wayne Krowitz

    Wayne Krowitz

    Group Marketing Manager, ANZ

    iMedia ANZ

  • Ryf Quail

    Ryf Quail

    Managing Director, ANZ

    iMedia ANZ

  • Event Sponsors

    • Ayden
    • NZ Post
    • Magento
    • Big Commerce
    • Paymark
    • Braintree
    • Fastway
    • Emarsys
    • Dotmailer
    • Adestra
    • Feefo
    • Brightcove
    • Adestra
    • NMPI
    • YourFilm

    If you are a media agency, creative agency, digital agency, publisher or a technology platform / solution provider, you NEED to be at the iMedia Online Retail Summit NZ:

    Ready to get involved?

    Please email us.


    Hilton Lake Taupo
    Hilton Lake Taupo 80-100 Napier Rd, Hilltop, Taupo, New Zealand

    The conference starts on Thursday 23 May at 11:30AM for the Retailers-Only Brunch. All attendees are required to arrive and register on or before 11:00am. Business Connect begins at 3:00pm which is compulsory for all attendees. The conference finishes on Friday 24 May at 5:30PM

    Hilton Lake Taupo
    80-100 Napier Rd, Hilltop
    Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
    t: 64 7-378 7080

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