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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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Let’s Talk Amazon Breakfast

The lead up to the launch of Amazon Australia sent the retail industry into disruption. Retail Doctor Group has tracked shifts in consumer perceptions and behaviours prior to and following Amazon’s launch to provide industry-leading insights:

  • 1 in 3 Australians have shopped on Amazon – How has this impacted your customers’ behaviour?
  • What strategies can you implement to stay ahead of Amazon?

Join us over a complimentary breakfast to hear and discuss the full research findings and learn how to implement key insights to build a “Fitter” business.

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Wednesday 29 August | 7:15 – 9:00 am
Thursday 30 August  | 7:15 – 9:00 am

Fit For Business™ Breakfast

Retail Doctor Group’s renowned Fit for Business™ Breakfast series has successfully run for over six years. A well-respected and high profile event in the retail calendar, the Retail Doctor Group Fit for Business™ Breakfasts have previously hosted high profile guest speakers such as Bernie Brookes (former CEO) of Myer, Peter Birtles of Super Retail Group and Stuart Machin of Target.

One of our Guy Russo CEO of Kmart, sold out in record time following the announcement of Guy Russo’s promotion by Wesfarmers to run both Kmart and Target.

See below for upcoming event dates.

Retail Doctor Group’s Fit for Business™ Breakfast conferences are proud to support some great Australian charities…

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.

Last October, we were joined by Chris Kyvetos, co-Founder of Sneakerboy, where we gained some fascinating insights into his ‘store with no stock’. This May we were joined by Luke Baylis, CEO of SumoSalad who was recently awarded Australian Innovator of the Year by Ebeltoft Group for his ‘Green Label’ store concept. In July we were joined by Andrew Smith, Director of Retail Operations of Telstra, who revealed some fascinating insights on the Telstra Discovery Store.

Our CEO Breakfasts are held four times a year and are invite-only events. If you’re a Director, Executive or CEO of a retail business, contact us to receive your invite.

Past Events

Fit for Business™ Breakfast 2018

How to Win in the era of Amazon, Trump & Empowered Customers Global disruption presents both a challenge and an opportunity to Australian retailers. Come along to our acclaimed Fit for Business™ Breakfast to prepare for this new era in retail of globalisation, digitisation and empowered customers. Plan ahead and set yourself up to win! Limited tickets available for single seats or tables. Register – Sydney 3 July, 7-9am

2018 Retail Future Trends Breakfast

What are the hot retails trends of 2018? What's the big picture snapshot of what's to come? How can I use them to elevate my business?

As Ebeltoft Group's Australian elected member, we are proud to present the winning entries of the Retail Innovations 2018, which showcases the best in global retailing. Join us over breakfast to dive into the trends and strategies shaping today's retail marketplace to help you stay current, plan for the future and inspire greater innovation.


Breakfasts are held from 7:15-9am. Register your spot now:

Thursday 3 May | Wednesday 9 May | Tuesday 15 May | Thursday 17 May​


Dates TBC. Register your interest and be the first to know.

Omni Channel Retail Summit – February 2017

On the 15th & 16th February 2017, the Omni Channel Retail Summit will deliver practical advice on what needs to be done to become a true Omni channel retailer. From culture, to change management, to technology advancement; this is an ideal opportunity for Bricks and Mortar retailers to hear case studies from leading organisations including The Disney Store USA, Schuh UK, Officeworks and Coles and have all of their core questions answered.

2017 Bendigo Business Excellence Awards – March 2017

Brian Walker will be joining the line up for the 2017 Bendigo Business Excellence Awards. His masterclass will take participants on a practical and informative journey to retail success, with takeaways you can implement right away.

NRA State of the Retail Nation – March 2017

State of the Retail Nation is a new quarterly forum which will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and online, every 3 months. Each forum will provide a comprehensive update of current issues in the retail industry and give retailers the chance to have their voices heard and questions answered by leading experts. The focus topic for the March forums is FAIR WORK INSIGHTS, covering:
  • understanding the recent penalty rates decision & how it affects your business
  • the proposed Vulnerable Workers Bill & its effect on franchise groups
  • accessorial liability & how it affects you
  • issues within the Fair Work system, and whether it’s working against Aussie businesses
  • exclusive insight ‘behind the curtain’ from a Fair Work Commission insider
  • plus more…

Franchising Expo – March 2017

You are invited to hear Brian Walker present his keynote ‘Steps to Business Fitness’ at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in Sydney on Sunday 26 March.

I was at the event with Guy Russo, he was a breath of fresh air to listen too. The event was extremely well organised.
CEO - My Pet Warehouse
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.
CEO - Top3 By Design