Agenda Items & Guest Speakers Include

Peter James Ryan – Red Communications

Peter James Ryan is a strategic retail business consultant with over 25 years of marketing and business experience. Having worked in roles as diverse as business management, marketing management, consulting and creative services through a myriad of categories and businesses, Peter James Ryan has a unique perspective on how to apply marketing thinking to the retail field. Acknowledged as a passionate advocate of the retail industry, his love affair with the category can be traced back to family involvement in the ownership and operation of various retail businesses.

He has been responsible for the development of some of Australia’s leading retail innovation, retail brands, retail environments and retail service initiatives.

Andrew Ross, Founder & Executive Chairman URBNSURF WAVE PARK GROUP

Andrew Ross is the founder and Executive Chairman of URBNSURF and will give us an overview of the projects and progress as they look to roll out locations in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in 2018.

“Bringing the Cove to Australia is the realisation of four years’ work in the Australian market. We’re excited to finally be able to share this amazing new technology with everyone, and to commence the rollout of URBNSURF in the near future. We want to make it possible for anyone to learn to surf, and to give greater opportunities for Australia’s 1.5 million surfers to simply surf more.” Andrew Ross (Founder | Exec Chairman), URBNSURF.

Roundtable Discussion; The changing consumer – What does it mean for us?

SBIA President Anthony Wilson will walk through factors influencing consumer behaviour and explore what is being called “the 4th Industrial Revolution” and “New Consumerism”.

Clint Fraser from Davidsons will facilitate an interactive Roundtable discussion to flesh out what it means for both retailers  and industry brands.

SBIA Update

What’s instore for SBIA in 2018?

– Calendar of events

– New Banquet / Awards Night date

– Awards categories review

– Proposed Retail Membership value proposition

– Sub Committees

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