Online Retailer Kicks Off Next Week – Who’s Caught Your Eye?

Now in its seventh year, next week’s Online Retailer Conference, to be held in Sydney’s Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, will once again bring together thought leaders, suppliers plus hundreds of aspiring and experienced online retail professionals for three days of learning, networking and business.

Commencing with pre-event workshops on July 21, followed by a two-day multi-track conference with a plethora of free seminars, business owners will leave with a wealth of knowledge on:

  • How to get noticed and succeed in a perennially competitive market
  • How to scale their brands
  • How to put their customers at the centre of their business strategy
  • The latest commerce tools and solutions from over 150 solution providers
  • Practical and tailored advice for individual business needs

In short, Online Retailer provides the opportunity to meet one-on-one with experts and speakers brought together from around the globe, and gain competitive insight from the field’s top minds.

Additionally, with technology in retail advancing at a phenomenal rate, having access to the vast array of solution providers under one roof presents visitors with the chance to compare and demo the multitude of software and technology enablers on offer.

There are some fantastic keynote presentations lined up for next week, plus over 60 speakers there to tell some really inspiring and useful stories, including:

Also returning from last year’s Expo is the Future Store, a collaborative project that shows visitors what shoppers can expect to see as online and offline retail converge even closer in the future.

The event also serves as a prelude to the sixth incarnation of the Startrack Online Retail Industry Awards night, where Australia’s leaders in multichannel and online retail are recognised for their hard work. As part of fulfilment company Startrack’s involvement, this year’s ORIAs will also debut the new People’s Choice Awards, giving the end customer the chance to nominate and vote for their favourite retailer.

Online retail is still in its infancy when compared to traditional retail, therefore there’s still much to be learned in order to truly excel in the industry, and being able to witness some true standouts in the game is what sets Online Retailer apart from other events in the retail calendar.

Whether you’re a pureplay or bricks-and-mortar retailer with omnichannel capability, a new startup or retail stalwart, this conference is a must in your diary for next week. You can still get your passes at

Personally, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to put a face to a few names, and of course enjoy my first ever ORIAs on Thursday night. Shame the boss has me on a ridiculously early flight back Friday morning!

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