RDG Events

Described by The Australian Retailers Association as ‘inspiring’ and ‘insightful’, the Retail Doctor Group Fit for Business™ Breakfasts and exclusive CEO networking breakfasts are an annual series of well-respected and high profile events in the retail calendar.


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CEO Networking Breakfasts

This exclusive invite-only series of events provide an opportunity for the sector’s key leaders, drivers, and innovators to discuss key topics and trends of the moment, build internal support networks, and help develop and strengthen the future of retail in Australia.

With the goal of opening discussions around retailing of the future, Retail Doctor Group regularly invites speakers from our country’s leading innovators and retail disruptors to join the conversation and push the boundaries of the future of retail in Australia.
If you’re a Director, Executive or CEO of a retail business, click here to find out more and register your interest in our CEO Breakfast Events.

Past Events

How to implement an effective Click and Collect model in your business

YOU'RE INVITED to the Retail Doctor Group and Mindarc exclusive webinar on “How to implement an effective Click and Collect model in your business”. When: Tuesday September 22, 8:30 am Registration link: http://ow.ly/i5dT50Bs0KJ. As part of the growing demand for 'Click and Collect', the following questions become important for retailers as they build out their omnichannel strategy. Will your BIS platform support Click & Collect? Are you trying to enable Click & Collect? How are you integrating the physical experience? I will be joined by Mindarc's Director Matthew Craig to address the importance of the above questions and Australian Retail's technological shift in order to meet the demands of the changing consumer.

STATE of the NATION – October

We will be holding our second CEO “STATE of the NATION” online summit with leading experts in the industry. Due to high demand and the success of our first summit, we will make this a fortnightly event. We're in this together and during this time it is essential we stay alert and updated. This will be another roundtable opportunity for CEOs and senior retail leaders to communicate and discuss pressing issues during this COVID-19 crisis. Spaces are limited to ensure open and proactive conversations can be held. Register your interest here to participate in the summit: https://www.retaildoctor.com.au/state-of-the-nation-ceo-summit/ We will review your details and send you a link to participate upon approval.

World’s Best Practice Retail – February 2020

While online is testing brick & mortar grounds, learn how to stay ahead in what you’re already good at. Our guest speakers (TBA), are the best of the best. They excel in branding, omnichannel operations and making the most of their retail investment. Stay tuned for information on RDG's first event of 2020.

Limbic Insights – Neuroscientific Consumer Personality Profiling

At Retail Doctor Group we leverage the latest research on human decision making to create actionable competitive advantages for retailers and brands.​ We combine classic market research with consumer neurosciences and specialist retail knowledge to tell you what your customers cant.​ We help unlock your customer's 'WHY?' What is the one thing you wish your customers could tell you? Limbic Insights™ can unlock the answers and show how you can implement this to grow your retail business.

CEO Breakfast | Transforming retail with emerging technologies

Abhishek Vohra from Okkular and Scott Ward from Microsoft will be leading this event. They will discuss technological advancements persisting at a rapid pace and how hyper-connectivity of the digital age is forcing traditional retail methods into disruption.​ Access to the world and new offerings now sits in the hands of people with effortless swipe and tap gestures. Several industries have experienced major transformation, particularly with the rise of new and innovative technology solutions. Retailers must leverage this technology to advance their position in the market.

Australian Retail Innovations 2019

The 2019 Australian Retail Innovators embrace the unpredictable evolution of Australian retail and successfully transform to always be one step ahead. Therefore, Retail Doctor Group recognises them as a Finalist for the inaugural Australian Retail Innovators 2019 award. To further celebrate their achievements we are hosting a breakfast event to showcase the retailers in the five specially chosen retail categories. Click here to RSVP and learn from the best of the best in Australian retail.

Amazon: Compete or Collaborate? | Breakfast Event

The Insights division of Retail Doctor Group conducted research in 2017 in partnership with Lightspeed to see what consumers and retailers thought of Amazon before it launched in Australia. Last year, we looked at how the launch of Amazon had affected customers behaviours in retail and how retailers had adapted to the changing retail landscape. Now, over a year later, we delve in again to see how consumer behaviour has evolved in relation to Amazon, and how this has impacted physical retail.

Hairhouse Experiences Conference – August 2019

Hairhouse 2019 is a celebration of shared excellence, connecting franchisees, managers, team-members and leaders during an insightful and inspired two-day event. Our CEO, Brian Walker, will be a Guest Speaker. Brian will be offering revolutionary insights on key metrics and retail imperatives for growth, and will share steps to take your business from ‘striving’ to ‘thriving'.

Singapore Retail Industry Conference & Exhibition – August 2019

The 28th annual Singapore Retail Industry Conference & Exhibition will be held on Friday 16 August 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, an international retail event offering unparalleled levels of information, insight and networking opportunities. Our CEO, Brian Walker, will be a Keynote Speaker and will bring his expert insights and exciting energy. Click here to find out more.

State of Retail Nation – July 2019

The landscape of retail is ever changing. Learn how to stay in-line with developments in the industry by way of the three E’s – expression, execution and evolution. Our CEO, Brian Walker, will be a Keynote Speaker and he will discuss the ever changing retail landscape.

Wendys Conference – July 2019

Our CEO, Brian Walker will be a Key Note Speaker at the 2019 Wendys conference. Brian has improved the 'business fitness' of over 500 retailers to date and is guaranteed to deliver best practice retail in an entertaining and informative way. Click here to find out more.

How To Build An Effective Retail Ecosystem – June 2019

Join us at this invite-only breakfast for an intimate discussion on How To Build An Effective Retail Ecosystem. We are delighted to have Paul Greenberg, Founder of NORA Network, join us for an in-depth discussion on how to build an efficient retail ecosystem that's ready for the future of retail.

Global Consumer Report – June 2019

Breakfast Event: With ever-increasing globalisation and the related changes in consumers’ global outlook, trends and tendencies emerge across borders. Our 2019 Global Consumer Report studies consumers in different markets across the world to uncover their behaviours and attitudes.

Taking Australian Retail to the World – May 2019

Exclusive CEO Breakfast: Intimate discussion with T2's CEO, Nicole Sparshott, on "Taking Australian Retail to the World: The T2 Experience" at our exclusive invite-only CEO Event. Learn how to implement these key insights to build a 'fitter' business.

How To Grow A Global Franchise Network – April 2019

Exclusive CEO Breakfast: Intimate discussion on How To Grow A Global Franchise Network. We are delighted to have Carlos Antonius, Group General Manager at Greater Eastern Food Collective, join us for an inside look at Chatime's extraordinary journey to becoming Australia's fastest growing retail franchise.

Global Retail Trends and Innovations – February 2019

We are proud to present the dynamic findings of our 2019 Global Retail Trends & Innovations Whitepaper at a series of exclusive breakfast events. We evaluate more than 40 innovative cases from over 18 countries to bring you the four hottest trends of 2019, and their impact on both consumer behaviour and the retail marketplace.

Navigating Change in Retail Strategy – February 2019

Exclusive CEO Breakfast: Intimate discussion on Navigating Change in Retail Strategy with Rory Scott, General Manager of Group Strategy at Super Retail Group. We will also be discussing the key trends and innovations in global retail for 2019 with the launch of our exclusive whitepaper on Global Retail Innovations.

Crystal Ball Forecast for 2019 – November 2018

Retail Doctor Group CEO Breakfast – September 2018

Let’s talk Amazon research results – August 2018

Fit for Business™ Breakfast – July 2018

Retail Future Trends Breakfast – May 2018

How to win in the post Amazon world – October 2017

Franchising Expo – March 2017

Bendigo Business Excellence Awards – March 2017

NRA State of the Retail Nation – March 2017

Omni Channel Retail Summit – February 2017

The Transformation of Australian Retail – November 2016

I was at the event with Guy Russo, he was a breath of fresh air to listen too. The event was extremely well organised.
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The morning was fabulous, I headed to the office inspired, invigorated and ready to tackle everything – and guess what??! A great day all round! Inspiration can be a big motivator.
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