Discover inspirational speakers and visionary content

Hear leading retail leaders sharing potentially ground-breaking ideas, blue-sky thought leadership and emerging trends. New interactive formats enable open discussions about your challenges and strategies to overcome them!

Being at the center of the region's leading retail hubs - Melbourne!

With massive investments from banks and major retailers anchoring the active shopping scene in Melbourne, the city has a vibrant mix of arts and culture which is set to engage you in a world class retail experience.

Honour retail pioneers and legends

The Summit looks to celebrate the success of new entrants and honour the contributions made by retail pioneers in shaping the direction of leading organisations and industries.

Get a hand-on experience of the latest technologies and innovation

With technology and innovation at very corner of the show ground, you will be immersed in experience unlike any other. Hear from innovators and disruptors at the new Tech Demo Hall and try your hand at the new innovative technology at the exhibition floor which will guarantee to shape and change the way we look at the future of retail!

Unrivalled networking

The Summit offers 4 days of unparalleled networking opportunities where you can forge new connections. This year the event app made networking a breeze both prior and during the event.

Grow your business

The Summit offers customised 1-2-1 business networking service to help you build relationships with peers and potential partners within your industry.

Benchmarking your success against the industry

Benchmark your organisation with the most advanced retailers regionally and globally to get deep insights that you can apply to your own initiatives. We recognise the importance of real-time data, so in 2018, we are offering you the opportunity to benchmark live at the event!

Exclusive c-suite programme

The Summit runs a Retail C-Suite Day which offers a unique platform for senior decision makers to get together behind closed doors to discuss on strategic challenges that are shaping or disrupting the industry.

Talior your own itinerary maximising your time out of office

The Summit offers six different streams and multiple roundtable discussion topics for you to tailor your experience and maximise your time by engaging in sessions and interactions that are beneficial to you. Bring your team to take advantage of the valuable thought leadership shared across the streams.

Hosted in a 5-star venue

The 2018 Summit returns to Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. The Hotel offers a wide range of facilities, such as Windows Restaurant, the Espresso Bar and the Atrium Bar and Lounge, a pool, sauna, and fitness centre. Situated close to the Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Aquarium and the world famous Great Ocean Road Drive, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park offers a perfect balance, combining lifestyle and design, for business and leisure.


  1. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

  2. 1 Convention Centre P

  3. South Wharf VIC 3006

Contact Akolade

  1. 02 9247 6000
  1. 02 9247 6333

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