Education to enhance your experience

conversation series

Conversation Series is an intimate style of seminars designed to inspire and prepare you for success.

Attend any of our Conversation Series sessions and learn from speakers presenting informative and inspirational retail education to nurture your business and push you to see retail differently. 

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

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Future Proofing Your Business: Staying afloat in a changing marketplace

Chris Tourgelis opusdesign.com.au | 11.30pm-12.30pm
Tickets: $40

What is the future of Gift stores and the Retail Gift Industry in Australia? How can you Future Proof Your Gift Business? What are the threats that you are currently facing and how can you leverage your Opportunities to meet and beat these threats? Chris Tourgelis looks at answering these questions and also helps you understand prominent retail trends that are happening all around the world. Chris will equip you with tools and knowledge that will help protect your business and give you peace of mind in a changing world.

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Men Instyle: Cutting through the market

Dave Fraser mrsimple.com.au | 1.30pm-2.30pm
Tickets: $40

It might seem like an obvious move today, but when Mr Simple launched back in 2008 the idea of building a new Australian menswear brand around classic designs with no logos was pretty bold. Unable to find what he was looking for, Dave Fraser started Mr Simple and cut through the market in the process. During this session Fraser will explore the key areas that your business can harness in order to cut through the market and hit those important touch points with your consumers.

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Conscious Consumerism

Natalie Shehata tommiemagazine.com | 3.30pm-4.30pm
Tickets: $40

When we look at the future of fashion + textiles, we have a responsibility as stakeholders - whether that is as designers, makers, suppliers + consumers - to commit to change through leadership & conscious decision making. We as individuals can choose to vote with our dollar for a more ethical + sustainable future of fashion. As it is the power of individual impact that drives large scale, positive change.
Innovation, transparency of supply chains, a circular fashion economy, diverse representation and values based shopping, are ways we can commit to a healthier fashion system, for both people + the planet.
Join eco stylist, editor + founder of tommie magazine to learn how to consume with integrity, whilst still remaining stylish!

FRIDAY 3 AUGUST

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Retail Refresh: buying right & styling right

Jetona Bajram-Giummarra & Melissa Robbins - Founders, thelotco.com.au | 11.00am-12.00pm
Tickets: $40

With over 20yrs experience in retail as owner operators, the lotco team will help you better understand your customer, buy and source the right product and style it using key visual merchandising techniques for greater impact in your store.
With Christmas fast approaching thelotco will share their tips on the right pricing strategies, the best product mix for your customer base, share creative instore displays and packaging ideas that will make your customers come back again and again!
Change is good and we guide you on how to evolve and grow your retail business. We will help you refresh your store using a cost effective approach and in turn increase sales.

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How to successfully build the Business of your dreams

Kaylene Langford - Founder, startupcreative.com.au | 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Tickets: $40

Starting and running a business will be one of the most freeing and exciting adventures you will ever embark on. But how do you transform your creative vision into a financially successful, fulfilling and kick-ass business? How do you consistently attract customers? For aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners ready to harness strategic marketing tools to immediately grow their customer base, make some serious cash and build a killer empire.

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Customer Experiences: An outside – in perspective

Sally McKinnon – Founder, styledbysally.com.au | 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Tickets: $40

It’s time for you to identify where the opportunity is for your store to adapt to meet the needs of the ever changing customer. Get a true understanding of customer buying behaviour, how your customer service can make or break a buyer’s experience with you and how to style your store in a way that keeps the customer coming back for more.

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST

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Instagram Level 1: Business Essentials

Kylie Lewis – Founder, ofkin.com | 10.30am – 11.30am
Tickets: $85

Instagram is the number one platform for growing a social audience for design driven, creative brands. If you're wondering how to make the most of Instagram for your business, this session will enlighten you on getting the basics right, understanding your content strategy and taking better photos on your phone. Part theory, part prac, we look at Instagram for retail brands who want to get it right.
Note: Bring your phone (and charger if you need), and make sure you have space to download a few apps and take photos.

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Instagram Level 2: Search, Stories, Shops

Kylie Lewis – Founder, ofkin.com | 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Tickets: $85


You use Instagram for your business but need to take it to the next level? The advanced class will take you through content planning and how to make the most of Instagram stories. Part theory, part prac, we look at Instagram for retail brands who want to get it right.
Note: Bring your phone (and charger if you need), and make sure you have space to download a few apps and take photos.

SUNDAY 5 AUGUST

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Pop-Up Shops: How, Why & Where

Jetona Bajram-Giummarra & Melissa Robbins - Founders, thelotco.com.au | 10.30am –11.30am
Tickets: $40

With over 20yrs experience in retail and wholesale thelotco will share their key tips and skills on how to open a Pop Up space.
Whether you are a brand or wholesaler looking to ‘try’ your hand at retail or a retailer wanting to expand into a second or third location, Pop Ups are the perfect low risk testing ground.
We give you all the know on how to source the right location, negotiate a space, how to add fixtures and fittings on the cheap (but it won't look that way), recruit temporary staff, install the best & most user friendly POS system and work out the best store opening times. From large shopping centres to strip shop spaces we have you covered!!

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Instagram Level 1: Business Essentials

Kylie Lewis – Founder, ofkin.com | 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Tickets: $85

Instagram is the number one platform for growing a social audience for design driven, creative brands. If you're wondering how to make the most of Instagram for your business, this session will enlighten you on getting the basics right, understanding your content strategy and taking better photos on your phone. Part theory, part prac, we look at Instagram for retail brands who want to get it right.
Note: Bring your phone (and charger if you need), and make sure you have space to download a few apps and take photos.

 

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DATES & TIMES | MELBOURNE 2018
Thursday 2 August 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 3 August 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4 August 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 5 August 10:00am - 4:00pm

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