Want to know what the future of retail looks like?

Retailers that are looking to brush up on their knowledge, the latest trends and newest technologies can’t miss the upcoming Online Retailer exhibition and conference in Sydney.

Held on 25 and 26 July at the ICC, this year’s event will see visitors hear from keynote speakers including co-founding executive of Netflix, Mitch Lowe (US); chief operating officer of The Iconic, Anna Lee (Australia); group general manager ecommerce of Cotton On, Brendan Sweeney (Australia) and many more from leading brands across the globe.

Focusing on trends such as the impact of artificial intelligence on retail and best practice when selling on marketplaces, topics will include gaining power through personalisation, chatbots and cross channel logistics.

In its biggest year yet, this 10th edition will feature a strong female contingent, with more than 50 per cent of speakers to date being women.

“We’re so excited to be heading into our 10th year of this highly respected event, and this year promises to deliver new, innovative and exciting initiatives for retailers,” says Online Retailer event director, Alice Kuepper.

“We’re delighted to have such high-profile speakers on board. The breadth and importance of these key players in the ecommerce space is telling of the level of information delegates will be exposed to over the two days.”

Other features include:

• AI & future tech zone: year on year the future zone delivers ground breaking, interactive and innovative technologies to industry insiders, paving the way for the future of retail.

• Live podcast studio: in an Online Retailer first, NORA and Mouth Media will bring a live podcast studio to the show floor with attendees able to listen in to a host of voices from the conference and more.

• Tech talks: these free informative workshops will allow visitors to hear all about the hottest topics industry wide.

• Live website review sessions: learn on the spot how to improve your website to drive engagement, boost traffic and generate sales.

Registration is open for Online Retailer Expo & Conference held from 25 to 26 July 2018. Book your place now.

By Marion Gerritsen