WRH group of companies (Ferag, Denipro, WRH Global, PMC, Valecom) headquartered in Switzerland,
is engineering systems since 1957. We design high-speed conveying technologies for graphic industries handling up
to 80,000 copies per hour as well as sortation systems for intralogistics - including software, trade machinery, consumables
and maintenance performed by our own staff.
WRH Global Australia is present in ANZ since 1986. Your partner for process automation.
JDA Software is the leading supply chain provider powering today’s digital transformation. We help companies optimize delivery
to customers by enabling them to predict and shape demand, fulfill faster and more intelligently, and improve customer experiences and loyalty.
More than 4,000 global customers use our unmatched end-to-end solutions portfolio to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase speed of
execution, and profitably deliver to their customers. Our world-class client roster includes 72 of the top 100 retailers,
71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 13 of the top 16 3PLs. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
: Monday 26th February 2018
Innovating business models to exceed customer expectations
8:00 Registration opens
8:50 Opening remarks from the Chair
Paul Greenberg, Executive Chairman and Founder, NORA
Preparing for the future in a new era of disruption
8:55 Opening Ministerial Announcement: Supporting the Australia retail industry for future growth
Treasurer Tim Pallas MP
9:20 KEYNOTE: Disrupting traditional retail for global growth
Determining the key components for retail success in 2018
Investigating disruption in the coming years and how to prepare
Disrupting traditional retail 3PL models for growth
Jack Gance, Chairman, My Chemist Warehouse
9:50 KEYNOTE: Re-focusing business capabilities to prepare for expansion
Unlocking expansion potential in a changing retail landscape
Examining how KMART is driving competitiveness in uncertain times
How operational transformation can unleash competitiveness in a tough market
Ian Bailey, Managing Director, KMART
10:20 Panel Discussion: Adapting and remaining competitive against disruptive marketplaces such as Amazon
Explore the differences between Amazon Marketplace and other marketplaces?
Leveraging the online marketplace opportunity
Achieving success on a marketplace
Sean Senvirtne, CEO, Mydeal Australia
Lana Hopkins, Founder, Mon Purse
Nati Harpaz, CEO, Catch
Philip Bonnano, Client Partner, facebook
11:00 Morning refreshments
11:30 Building a stand out cross- border capability
Determining winning strategies to establish your cross – border operations
Effectively conducting business internationally in different categories
Selecting the geographic locations that align with your offerings - Exploring US and Asian opportunities
Identifying new market opportunities India/Indonesia
Belinda Hay, Manager Trade Start and Project Lead E-Commerce, Australian Trade Commission
12:00 Strategically leading your workforce into the future
Attracting and fostering talent for the future of retail
Designing a workforce to meet the evolving demands of the future consumer
Building the ‘right’ capabilities and skills in your people
Leading the workforce through a new realm of automation
Michael Donarth, Multichannel Manager, IKEA
12:30 Networking luncheon
Transforming fulfilment operations for cutting edge delivery
1:30 STRATEGIC LEADERS PANEL
Re-focusing your business capabilities to deliver more flexible and agile fulfilment
Retaining competitiveness and market share through agile fulfilment
Integrating ‘personalisation’ and branding to create a ‘stand-out’ retail fulfillment process, across all physical and digital platforms
Harnessing the power of the mobile phone platform
Mark Ward, CEO, Officeworks
Adam Schwab, Managing Director, Lux Group
Jordan Muir, CEO, Aussie Farmers Direct
2:10 Innovating logistics in a disruptive environment
Establishing how pioneering logistics enhances competitive advantage
Exploring how marketplaces influence fulfilment now and in the future
Assessing 3PL integrations – The key considerations
Streamlining customer service and communications
Nati Harpaz, Chief Executive Officer, Catch
2:40 Afternoon refreshments
Enabling scale and cost reduction via technology innovations
3:10 Case study
Optimising growth through innovative omni-channel retail fulfilment
Managing the complexities of omni-channel fulfilment delivery
Increasing profitability through smart advanced replenishment processes
Best practices for analysing financial performance across an increasingly growing multi-channel fulfilment process
Chau Banks, EVP, CIO and Channel Integration, New York & Company – USA
3:40 Panel discussion: Open Diagnostic session: Technology focus
(Questions handed in during the two day conference will be answered by an expert panel)
Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO, Chief Technology Officer, Booktopia
Chau Banks, EVP, CIO and Channel Integration, New York & Company – USA
Peter Ratcliffe, Head of Digital, Retail Apparel Group
4:20 Keynote: Transitioning into a new realm of retail – The key considerations for future Australian retail success
Presenting the key focus points for retail success today
How the Officeworks’ journey is evolving and effectively overcoming new challenges
Investigating what’s required now to raise the bar for excellence
Mark Ward, Managing Director, Officeworks
5:00 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of C-Suite day
5:10 Cocktail networking drinks
Thought Leader Silver
PayEase is the first and foremost Online Payment Service Provider in China, established in 1998 by
the Beijing Government and widely recognized for its trustworthiness and secured nationwide bank connections.
Besides having PBOC Payment license and SAFE Cross-Border Payment license, PayEase is the first Payment Service Provider
in China having obtained PCI Certification, and ISO 27001, satisfying all international Payment Provider standards. PayEase customers
include Beijing Government, Banks, Universities and Fortune 500 corporations such as Apple, Amazon, Nike, Korean Air, HP, Burberry,
Piana，Nespresso，H&M，Yoox，China Telecom, China Moblie , and China Unicom etc…
Bonded Logistics Partner
As a subsidiary company of Henan Bonded Group Henan Zhongdamen Network Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter is referred to Zhongdamen), located in Zhengzhou Economic Development Zone, Henan Province, China, was established in April 2014 with 100 million Yuan of registered capital.
Being a cross-border e-commerce platform specialized in import and export of original goods, Zhongdamen is going to build a cross-border e-commerce comprehensive service platform integrating 020, B2B, B2C and other trading modes.
As a leader in cross-border e-commerce in China, Zhongdamen owns an excellent management team that includes many talents who have overseas study background and rich experience in cross-border e-commerce operations. Relying on the advantages of national e-commerce policies and integrated service platform for e-commerce of Henan Bonded Group, the, Zhongdamen actively carried out the creative business model, based on "Internet +", model that combines online ordering, offline display and integrated services, and innovatively introduced the cross-border bonded stocking mode of "front storehouses and backward warehouse", which build up an efficient and convenient high-speed access among the supervisory departments, suppliers and consumers. Zhongdamen provides high quality overseas commodities with favorable price, which are purchased directly from more than 70 countries and regions such as Russia, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, so that consumers are able to buy overseas commodities without leaving the country, which reduces the personal overseas consumption in trillions to cultivate new points of economic growth.
Over the past two years since its establishment, more than 100 companies have settled in Zhongdamen, and more than 30 companies have participated in the offline display. Nearly one hundred thousand SKUs of goods from more than 70 different countries and regions are sold on the online platform and offline shopping mall, including maternity and baby products, food and health care, beauty and skincare, daily care, clothing bags and light luxury goods. Up to now, the total turnover of has reached nearly 1 billion Yuan, the cumulative number of active members more than 400,000, and a total of more than 50,000 domestic and foreign guests visited. In the future, Zhongdamen will make use of the four-port linkage advantages, the location in the thoroughfares of the ten provinces and the hinterland of the Central Plains to step out of Henan province and actively promote the reproduction of O2O mature mode. In five years, Zhongdamen plans to set up 1,000 O2O stores across the country with a turnover of 100 billion Yuan.
The company invested massively to build international shopping park composed of the import pavilion, the export pavilion and the display and trading center of parallel imports cars. Consisting of the three main stores with the "Eco Botanic Garden", “Container Restaurant”, "Children Playing Space" and other theme parks, Zhongdamen becomes the first international commercial complex in Henan, and provides consumers with intimate services such as travel and tourism, shopping and leisure, entertainment and cuisine, fashion and exoticism. It is also the first multi-modal cross-border shopping experience center in China that integrates duty free shops, cross-border e-commerce and bonded display transactions.
In 2016, China (Zhengzhou) Cross-border E-commerce Comprehensive Experimental Zone, China (Henan) Free Trade Zone, and Zhengzhou Economic Development Comprehensive Bonded Zone were successively approved. Under the construction and development mission of “the overlying of three zones”, and relying on the era of Internet economy, and the advantageous geographical location of international transport hubs and huge consumer markets, Zhongdamen will effectively promote Zhengzhou's business, logistics, tourism and e-commerce industries, accelerate the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries and the process of urbanization of international business in Zhengzhou, help upgrade the economic structure of the Central Plains, and become the most prestigious online "Silk Road" of Sino-foreign trade in the Internet era!
Freshworks Inc. is the parent company behind the suite of products which includes Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales,
Freshcaller, Freshteam, Freshchat and Freshmarketer. The company’s suite of products is designed to work tightly together
to increase collaboration and help teams better connect and communicate with their customers and co-workers. Founded in October 2010,
Freshworks Inc. is backed by Accel, Tiger Global Management, CapitalG, and Sequoia Capital India. Freshworks has its HQ in San Bruno,
California and global offices in India, UK, Australia, and Germany. The company's cloud-based suite of SaaS products is widely used by
over 130,000 customers around the world including Honda, Bridgestone, Hugo Boss, University of Pennsylvania, Toshiba and Cisco.
The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) is the industry body representing sporting and active lifestyle goods
industry participants, including brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
ASGA is a leading industry voice on issues impacting the health, trade, regulation and taxation of the sporting and active lifestyle industries.
We foster market growth, provide services and advocate for increased participation in sport and physical activity. ASGA is at the forefront of
debate and leads industry opinion.
Membership of ASGA is an investment in your business and in the growth and development of the entire sporting and active lifestyle goods industry.