Retail Commerce Forum


6 Apr

09:30 AM -

03:30 PM


Southport Yacht Club
1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach
Gold Coast, Queensland

Getting to Southport Yacht Club

Event Details

The Retail Commerce Forum is a full-day targeted business event focused on leading businesses and exporters locally, nationally and from across the Commonwealth in the food and pharmacy supply chain.

This event is set against the backdrop of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, in the heart of the Games precinct at the beautiful Southport Yacht Club overlooking their world class marina.

The Retail Commerce Forum will connect professionals in the industry including leading retailers, food buyers, wholesalers, distributors, exporters and manufacturers all in one place.

You will also hear from global industry leaders on topics covering retailing, manufacturing, exporting and distribution, and gain insight into the top trends affecting the supermarket and pharmaceutical marketplace.

This will be your opportunity to find new distributors, hear from and connect with industry leaders and suppliers within retail, wholesale, distribution, importation, export, manufacture and other qualified buyers within the industry and meet decision makers face to face.

If you are looking at expanding your product distribution, increasing your footprint within international and national markets or looking at current and future trends in global markets and how to penetrate the supply chains, then this will be the day not to be missed.

There will be ample opportunities to network and link with key industry leaders and through our interactive panel analysis, discussion and Q&A.

The event is comprised of the following sessions:

Keynote speech – Chris Morley, Retail Global’s Chief Commercial Officer

Chris Morley will provide a presentation on growing brands and how other emerging technologies such as e-commerce are shaping the new retail environment.

Keynote speech – Nassif Lawand, Lawand Trading Founder

Nassif Lawand will provide a speech on distribution networks and how to open a supply network to feed into supply chains. He will discuss what the future trends are in logistics, the challenges and opportunities.

Power Panel Session

An informative discussion with leading retail brands on current trends and issues in emerging global markets. Moderated by Craig Ford and audience Q&A keeping the panel on its toes with questions from the floor. What does it take to reach new markets, building strategic partnerships and selecting countries for expansion? Always informing and not to be missed!

Panellists will include Andy Chang from FairPrice Singapore, Patrick Nestel from, Anil Patel from New World Limited Fiji, Alice Lau from GCH Retail Malaysia, Cheryl Stewart from Morlife and Chris Norden from Amazonia. Further panellists are yet to be announced.

Lunch and Networking

Keynote Speech – Simone Lee, TIGAS Berjaya CEO and Founder

Simone will present on the Malaysian pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, and the opportunities in the consumer market.

Keynote Speech – Paul Jaffar, ChemPro External Relations Manager

Pharmacy Panel Session

This will be an interactive panel session with a number of major international pharmacy chains and distributors and local exporters.  Hear firsthand future projections, opportunities and challenges that face exporters, importers and distributors.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions from this experienced panel.

Panellists will include Edgar Liong, Director Asia Health Care; Ian Goh Ching Yang, Founding Director of Yanling Natural Hygiene Malaysia; Steve Probert, Managing Director and owner, ChemPro Chemists; and Mr Brian Siebert, Founder and CEO of BJP Laboratories.

Who should attend?

• Distributors
• Australian retail majors
• e-Commerce platforms
• Multipliers
• Leading export champions
• Businesses interested in export opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical sectors

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