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iMedia Online Retail Summit: Australia April 29 - May 1, 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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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 Grand Mirage Resort, 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.

Featured Speakers

  • Megan Scott

    Megan Scott

    Global E-Retail Performance Manager

    Moet Hennessy

  • Luke Calavassy

    Luke Calavassy

    Head of Innovation


  • Paula Mitchell

    Paula Mitchell

    Chief Digital Officer

    General Pants Co.

  • Simon Kemp

    Simon Kemp

    Founder and CEO


  • Jody Turner

    Jody Turner

    Strategy Director, Creative Consumer Intelligence,

    Culture of Future

  • Adam Skinner

    Adam Skinner

    Chief Data & Technology Officer

    Fitness and Lifestyle Group

  • Chris Grow

    Chris Grow

    Global Marketing Manager


  • Caroline Swarbrick

    Caroline Swarbrick

    Chief Digital Officer


  • Shane Lenton

    Shane Lenton

    Chief Information Officer


  • Lisa Newport

    Lisa Newport

    Senior Digital Project Coordinator

    Forever New

  • Leon Saliba

    Leon Saliba

    Co-Founder & CEO


  • Ben Mifsud

    Ben Mifsud

    Group Manager – Channel Innovation


  • Yosuke Hall

    Yosuke Hall

    Managing Director


  • Tink Taylor

    Tink Taylor

    Founder & President


  • Graham Jackson

    Graham Jackson


    Fluent Commerce

  • Nicholas Kontopoulos

    Nicholas Kontopoulos

    Regional Head of APAC Marketing


  • Katie Hui

    Katie Hui

    Head of Account Management ANZ


  • Joe Ayyoub

    Joe Ayyoub

    SVP Customer Experience

    Unbxd Inc

  • Michel van Aalten

    Michel van Aalten

    Country Manager, ANZ


  • Cezwan Ceron

    Cezwan Ceron

    eCommerce Consultant


  • Matthew Pezzimenti

    Matthew Pezzimenti

    Founder & Conversion Optimisation Specialist

    Conversion Kings

  • Heath Barlow

    Heath Barlow

    Market Lead, Australasia


  • Mez Homayunfard

    Mez Homayunfard

    Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships

    Online Marketing Gurus

  • Hamish Brown

    Hamish Brown

    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ


  • Richard Taylor

    Richard Taylor

    Senior Account Executive


  • Damian Naughton

    Damian Naughton

    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ


  • Travis Balinas

    Travis Balinas

    Director of Product Marketing


  • Nigel Poole

    Nigel Poole

    Managing Director

    Matter Design

  • Chris Hughes

    Chris Hughes

    Head of Digital Specialised Sales

    Visa Asia Pacific

  • James Johnson

    James Johnson

    Director Industry Strategy for Retail & CPG


  • Mark Van den Haak

    Mark Van den Haak

    VP of Sales, APAC

    Dynamic Yield

  • Kate Musgrove

    Kate Musgrove

    Managing Director, APAC


  • James Gibson

    James Gibson

    eCommerce & CRM Manager


  • Patrick Rechsteiner

    Patrick Rechsteiner

    General Manager E-Commerce

    Brand Collective

  • Yvonne Adele

    Yvonne Adele

    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer

    Yvonne Adele Studio

  • Ryf Quail

    Ryf Quail

    Managing Director, ANZ

    iMedia ANZ

  • Agenda

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
    Chief Digital Officer
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Check in time is 3pm

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Free Time
    3:30 PM - 5:45 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:
    5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
    Free Time
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Network and mingle ahead of our official opening remarks
    7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Managing Director, ANZ
    7:15 PM - 7:35 PM
    8:10 PM - 10:00 PM
    After a delicious dinner, there will be a relaxed vibe, allowing time to meet the entire delegation.
    Sponsored by:
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    Join Moustache Republic for a refreshing morning of Yoga on the pristine grounds of the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. There is no better way to start your iMedia day.
    Sponsored by:
    Moustache Republic
    7:30 AM - 8:35 AM
    Day two begins with breakfast and barista coffee.
    Sponsored by:
    9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
    Head of Digital Specialised Sales
    Sponsored by:
    9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Grab a barista coffee thanks to Sitecore
    Sponsored by:
    11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
    12:15 PM - 12:50 PM
    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ
    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Extreme Karting
    Sponsored by:
    SLI systems
    Ultimate Sky Experience
    Sponsored by:
    Mixology Masterclass
    Sponsored by:
    Golf at The Palms
    Sponsored by:
    BBQ Like A Pro!
    Sponsored by:
    Sailing in paradise
    Sponsored by:
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Free Time
    6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us for Dinner & Networking. We are stepping it up this year - it will be one for the ages.
    Sponsored by:
    8:30 AM - 9:30 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.
    Sponsored by:
    10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
    Each table will have a topic. A leading Australian retailer will moderate a session of discovery and collaboration while comparing notes on mutual pain points and success stories. A crowd favourite.
    11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
    Grab a barista coffee thanks to Sitecore
    Sponsored by:
    11:40 AM - 12:05 PM
    12:40 PM - 1:15 PM
    1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
    Closing Remarks and Ultimate Networker Prize Draw
    Sponsored by:
    1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
    As part of the constituency, this final lunch is designed to satiate any final questions a and close the loop on the summit.
    Sponsored by:

    Advisory Board

  • Paula Mitchell

    Paula Mitchell

    Chief Digital Officer

    General Pants Co.

  • Merline McGregor

    Merline McGregor

    General Manager, Australia


  • Naina D'Souza

    Naina D'Souza

    Group Digital Manager

    Michael Hill

  • Shane Lenton

    Shane Lenton

    Chief Information Officer


  • James Johnson

    James Johnson

    Director Industry Strategy for Retail & CPG


  • Lisa Powell

    Lisa Powell

    Head of Retail Practice


  • Michel van Aalten

    Michel van Aalten

    Country Manager, ANZ


  • Susie Sugden

    Susie Sugden

    Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

    Temple and Webster

  • Lance Eerhard

    Lance Eerhard

    Head of eCommerce APAC South

    South ZX Ventures

  • Brett Raven

    Brett Raven

    Chief Information Officer

    Big Red Group

  • Tora Brophy

    Tora Brophy

    Retail Market Lead, Google Marketing Solutions


  • Elle Kuiters

    Elle Kuiters

    Head of Ecommerce & Digital

    M.J. Bale

  • Julie Mathers

    Julie Mathers

    CEO & Founder

    Flora & Fauna

  • Cameron McPherson

    Cameron McPherson

    E-Commerce Manager


  • Sam Shennan

    Sam Shennan

    Managing Director


  • Event Sponsors

    • Salesforce
    • Ayden
    • Sitecore
    • Optimizely
    • Episerver
    • SLI systems
    • Mindarc
    • Conversion Kings
    • Online Marketing Gurus
    • Brightcove
    • clickfrenzy
    • Tealium
    • Cybersource
    • Purecomm
    • Dotmailer
    • Magento
    • NMPI
    • Big Commerce
    • Bazaarvoice
    • Fluent Commerce
    • Usabilla
    • Emarsys
    • Moustache Republic
    • Acidgreen
    • Criteo
    • Cnetric
    • Alpha Digital
    • Marketplacer
    • SmartOSC
    • UNBXD
    • Intelligent Reach
    • AKQA
    • Attraqt
    • Brightcove
    • NMPI
    • YourFilm

    You should sponsor 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 Grand Mirage Resort
    Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
    Gold Coast, Australia

    +61 7 5577 0000

    The conference starts on Monday 29th April at 12:00pm for the Retailers-Only Lunch and 3:45pm for Business Connect. Sponsors and networkers are required to arrive and register on or before 2:00pm in time for Business Connect. The conference finishes on 1st of May at 2PM.

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

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