PROGRAM

MORNING SESSIONS

PLENARY PROGRAM

Explore some of the current trends impacting organisations’ digital channel execution, customer experience and inventory visibility, as well as leveraging the power and reach of marketplaces. These sessions will address business considerations for small businesses as well as large enterprises.

1:10PM I KEEPING THE CONSUMER IN FOCUS


What do consumers want from retailers and brands these days?
• Seamless experience
• Simple view of inventory
• Technology that supports both of these needs

This session will look at technology deployments from major global companies in the form of case studies. See what has been achieved, and what can be achieved when the consumer is at the heart of these deployments. Stacey Shulman (Intel USA) has had a decorated career in driving transformational change through technological deployments such as RFID. Nathan Alexander (Seafolly) and George Moenmvasitis (Solos) will share what Seafolly is currently trialing in Bondi and how this has driven deeper consumer engagement.

SPEAKERS

Stacey Shulman – Intel USA
Nathan Alexander – Seafolly
George Moenmvasitis Solos




2:00PM I SMALL BUSINESS


Small business remains the hub of Australian retail, representing 33% of industry employment and 29% of sector GDP. However, the landscape is being disrupted as international players extend into the domestic market through brick & mortar stores, and the growth of Ecommerce brings both global competition and more accessible overseas opportunity. Retail small businesses are increasingly turning to digital channels to extend their reach, either via marketplaces or direct to consumers through owned online channels reaching international markets.

Barbara Cullen will deliver the opening speech for the Small Business session at the Melbourne conference and will participate in the panel discussion. Kate Carnell will deliver the opening speech for the Sydney Small Business session and will participate in the panel discussion with representatives from Alibaba, Private Label Australia and Aloe Beauty Australia.

SPEAKERS Barbara Cullen – Business Victoria (Melb) Kate Carnell – Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) PANELLISTS Kate Carnell Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) James Hudson Alibaba Calliope Sofianopoulos Private Label Australia Michele McCulloch Aloe Beauty Australia (Syd)




3:10PM I GROWTH AND GROWTH OF MARKET PLACES


Marketplaces as a channel to consumers have been growing exponentially in recent years. Amazon & Ebay now account for 43% of total US Ecommerce Market and Alibaba accounts for 86% in China. Consumers benefit from expanded assortment, price competition and convenience. Sellers are provided with reach to a far wider, global audience. Marketplaces as a channel may not be as evolved in Australia as in other global markets, but this is changing. In this session we explore both the potential challenges and opportunity this brings for Australian retailers and sellers.

Hear from Jekin Patel (Amazon) around what is driving Amazon’s local success. He will be joined by expert panelists from Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly) and Google (Kate Conroy). In Melbourne, hear from senior experts from The Nile (Jethro Marks), Catch of the Day (Richard Whetton) and Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly).

SPEAKERS

Jekin Patel – Amazon (Melb)
TBC – (Melb)

PANELLISTS Simon Kelly Channel Advisor Richard Whetton Catch (Melb) Jethro Marks The Nile (Melb) Jekin Patel Amazon (Melb) Kate Conroy Google (Syd)




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






AFTERNOON SESSIONS

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Innovation and automation, the new world of supply chain. What does best practice look like and what’s on the horizon? Global and local industry leaders will share their insights on the changing landscape. They will also discuss how data management has become the central ingredient to most effectively manage products throughout the supply chain lifecycle for traditional retail and Ecommerce platforms.

1:10PM I THE NEW WORLD OF SUPPLY CHAIN (Automation/Innovation)


As retailers increasingly move toward warehouse automation, suppliers need to know what this transformation means for them so they can prepare for new ways of doing business. SPEAKERS James Hulse – Coles (Melb) Brad Fraser – Woolworths (Syd)




2:00PM I DATA AND DIGITAL IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPPLY CHAIN


Explore the digital challenges shaping the future of global supply chains in the Food and Beverage industry. SPEAKERS Robert Beideman GS1 and EPCglobal, Inc. PANELLISTS Robert Beideman GS1and EPCglobal, Inc. James Hulse – Coles (Syd) Matt Lowe – Lowe Creative (Melb)




3:10PM I EVOLUTION OF BARCODES 40 YEARS YOUNG


Listen to retailers and suppliers discuss the changing retail landscape and the role technological disruptions play. SPEAKERS John Bacon – Coles Liquor (Melb) James Hulse – Coles (Syd) PANELLIST John Bacon – Coles Liquor (Melb)




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






ONLINE RETAIL

Explore some of the current trends impacting organisations’ digital channel execution, customer experience and inventory visibility, as well as leveraging the power and reach of marketplaces. These sessions will address business considerations for small businesses as well as large enterprises.

1:10PM I KEEPING THE CONSUMER IN FOCUS


What do consumers want from retailers and brands these days?
• Seamless experience
• Simple view of inventory
• Technology that supports both of these needs

This session will look at technology deployments from major global companies in the form of case studies. See what has been achieved, and what can be achieved when the consumer is at the heart of these deployments. Stacey Shulman (Intel USA) has had a decorated career in driving transformational change through technological deployments such as RFID. Nathan Alexander (Seafolly) and George Moenmvasitis (Solos) will share what Seafolly is currently trialing in Bondi and how this has driven deeper consumer engagement.

SPEAKERS

Stacey Shulman – Intel USA
Nathan Alexander – Seafolly
George Moenmvasitis Solos




2:00PM I SMALL BUSINESS


Small business remains the hub of Australian retail, representing 33% of industry employment and 29% of sector GDP. However, the landscape is being disrupted as international players extend into the domestic market through brick & mortar stores, and the growth of Ecommerce brings both global competition and more accessible overseas opportunity. Retail small businesses are increasingly turning to digital channels to extend their reach, either via marketplaces or direct to consumers through owned online channels reaching international markets.

Barbara Cullen will deliver the opening speech for the Small Business session at the Melbourne conference and will participate in the panel discussion. Kate Carnell will deliver the opening speech for the Sydney Small Business session and will participate in the panel discussion with representatives from Alibaba, Private Label Australia and Aloe Beauty Australia.

SPEAKERS Barbara Cullen – Business Victoria (Melb) Kate Carnell – Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) PANELLISTS Kate Carnell Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) James Hudson Alibaba Calliope Sofianopoulos Private Label Australia Michele McCulloch Aloe Beauty Australia (Syd)




3:10PM I GROWTH AND GROWTH OF MARKET PLACES


Marketplaces as a channel to consumers have been growing exponentially in recent years. Amazon & Ebay now account for 43% of total US Ecommerce Market and Alibaba accounts for 86% in China. Consumers benefit from expanded assortment, price competition and convenience. Sellers are provided with reach to a far wider, global audience. Marketplaces as a channel may not be as evolved in Australia as in other global markets, but this is changing. In this session we explore both the potential challenges and opportunity this brings for Australian retailers and sellers.

Hear from Jekin Patel (Amazon) around what is driving Amazon’s local success. He will be joined by expert panelists from Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly) and Google (Kate Conroy). In Melbourne, hear from senior experts from The Nile (Jethro Marks), Catch of the Day (Richard Whetton) and Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly).

SPEAKERS

Jekin Patel – Amazon (Melb)
TBC – (Melb)

PANELLISTS Simon Kelly Channel Advisor Richard Whetton Catch (Melb) Jethro Marks The Nile (Melb) Jekin Patel Amazon (Melb) Kate Conroy Google (Syd)




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






HEALTHCARE

Explore some of the current trends impacting organisations’ digital channel execution, customer experience and inventory visibility, as well as leveraging the power and reach of marketplaces. These sessions will address business considerations for small businesses as well as large enterprises.

1:10PM I KEEPING THE CONSUMER IN FOCUS


What do consumers want from retailers and brands these days?
• Seamless experience
• Simple view of inventory
• Technology that supports both of these needs

This session will look at technology deployments from major global companies in the form of case studies. See what has been achieved, and what can be achieved when the consumer is at the heart of these deployments. Stacey Shulman (Intel USA) has had a decorated career in driving transformational change through technological deployments such as RFID. Nathan Alexander (Seafolly) and George Moenmvasitis (Solos) will share what Seafolly is currently trialing in Bondi and how this has driven deeper consumer engagement.

SPEAKERS

Stacey Shulman – Intel USA
Nathan Alexander – Seafolly
George Moenmvasitis Solos




2:00PM I SMALL BUSINESS


Small business remains the hub of Australian retail, representing 33% of industry employment and 29% of sector GDP. However, the landscape is being disrupted as international players extend into the domestic market through brick & mortar stores, and the growth of Ecommerce brings both global competition and more accessible overseas opportunity. Retail small businesses are increasingly turning to digital channels to extend their reach, either via marketplaces or direct to consumers through owned online channels reaching international markets.

Barbara Cullen will deliver the opening speech for the Small Business session at the Melbourne conference and will participate in the panel discussion. Kate Carnell will deliver the opening speech for the Sydney Small Business session and will participate in the panel discussion with representatives from Alibaba, Private Label Australia and Aloe Beauty Australia.

SPEAKERS Barbara Cullen – Business Victoria (Melb) Kate Carnell – Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) PANELLISTS Kate Carnell Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) James Hudson Alibaba Calliope Sofianopoulos Private Label Australia Michele McCulloch Aloe Beauty Australia (Syd)




3:10PM I GROWTH AND GROWTH OF MARKET PLACES


Marketplaces as a channel to consumers have been growing exponentially in recent years. Amazon & Ebay now account for 43% of total US Ecommerce Market and Alibaba accounts for 86% in China. Consumers benefit from expanded assortment, price competition and convenience. Sellers are provided with reach to a far wider, global audience. Marketplaces as a channel may not be as evolved in Australia as in other global markets, but this is changing. In this session we explore both the potential challenges and opportunity this brings for Australian retailers and sellers.

Hear from Jekin Patel (Amazon) around what is driving Amazon’s local success. He will be joined by expert panelists from Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly) and Google (Kate Conroy). In Melbourne, hear from senior experts from The Nile (Jethro Marks), Catch of the Day (Richard Whetton) and Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly).

SPEAKERS

Jekin Patel – Amazon (Melb)
TBC – (Melb)

PANELLISTS Simon Kelly Channel Advisor Richard Whetton Catch (Melb) Jethro Marks The Nile (Melb) Jekin Patel Amazon (Melb) Kate Conroy Google (Syd)




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






RAIL

Time to "Get on Board": Project i-TRACE is steaming ahead. Rail industry leaders have delivered a clear message that 2019 is the year to Get on Board with i-TRACE. Be prepared to be informed, educated and inspired as the industry comes together to discuss this important digitalisation initiative.

1:10PM I BUILDING DIGITAL CAPABILITY IN THE RAIL INDUSTRY


Hear how Project i-TRACE will underpin Rail’s Digital Future by providing the foundation upon which the rail industry can build its digital capabilities. This industry-wide initiative will standardise the capture of data relating to all assets and materials in the rail industry. SPEAKERS Bonnie Ryan – GS1 Australia Duncan Sheppard – ARA Brett Henderson – AusIndustry




2:00PM I PROJECT i-TRACE DIALOGUE


The Australasian Railway Association, along with GS1, are spearheading this initiative and working with industry to deliver this transformational initiative. MODERATOR
Duncan Sheppard
– ARA
PRESENTER
Stephen Baker
– Siemens Mobility PANELLISTS
Stephen Baker
– Siemens Mobility
Alexander Attard – PNORS (Melb)
Bill Steward – Sydney Trains (Syd)
Alastair McArthur – RAMP RFID (Syd)
Craig Westcott – Fusion5 (Melb)




3:10PM I SUPPLIER CASE STUDY


MODERATOR Bonnie Ryan – GS1 Australia SPEAKER
David McNeil
– Liberty Steel




3:48PM I OPERATOR CASE STUDY


MODERATOR Bonnie Ryan – GS1 Australia SPEAKER
Michael Mowat
– V/Line




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA