Panel - How suppliers & retailers can work together to shape the future of retail!

Hear from leading retail & ecommerce thought leaders about what it takes to build brands, sell more and develop a win-win partnership between retailers and wholesalers.

--- Intimate panel discussion talking about...

  • Retail trends 2020 and beyond
  • What are the biggest obstacles that retailers and suppliers have when working together?
  • How can retailers and suppliers extend the partnership beyond the transactional experience.
  • Store design (Physical and or online) - how can suppliers help retailers to attract and engage customers, choose products and present them beautifully?
  • The best tech, Shopify and Klaviyo and how they can help your business grow and automate

Panelists include: 

Chana Imsirovic Designer and eCommerce Specialist - Owl and Monk Chana is an independent ecommerce specialist who provides strategy, design and implementation services through her studio Owl and Monk helping merchants to sell more effectively online. Chana has recently co-created a new networking group on LinkedIn called the Shopify Women’s Network to support and empower women working in commerce.

Salena Knight Retail Strategist & Founder - The Retail Academy As a multi award winning retail strategist, Salena works with independent retail & ecommerce stores all around the world, to help them scale.

Jules Buckland Project Manager- Totem Design Australia Totem Design is a boutique retail design agency with over 20 years experience in the retail sector, with a strong focus on creating store environments that offer your customers experiences to help keep them engaged and coming back.

Naomi Countryman (Guest Panelist) Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Manager - Elizabeth Richards School Supplies Experienced Digital Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in a fast-growing e-commerce business. Responsible for the digital marketing strategy of the company including all aspects of digital customer engagement through website development and management, social media channels, email campaigns, SEO, Google Shopping, customer surveys, focus groups, print marketing and more.

--- Event Supported by --- Sydney Retail Festival is a premium fashion trade event, open to all areas of the fashion, jewellery and footwear trades. Shopify is an ecommerce platform that is powerful, intuitive, and scalable and helps entrepreneurs and commerce business of all sizes sell products and build their brand online.

NORA Network is an Australian industry association and advocacy body, committed to the wellbeing and prosperity of Australian online and mobile retailers.

Rocks Brewing Co Sell their own small-batch beers and have a Southern American menu in a hip industrial space overlooking the brewery.