Digitising down under

How UK retailers should sell to shoppers in Australia and New Zealand
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at 2PM BST

With buoyant economies and shoppers who value British brands, Australia and New Zealand are key expansion targets for UK retailers seeking overseas growth.

But many retailers have fallen foul while trying to crack new markets. As ever, the key to success lies in proper planning and that’s where Retail Week can help.

We’ve gathered a panel of experts on retail Down Under to discuss the opportunities, hurdles and best strategies for expansion to help you nail your Antipodean adventure.

Tune in to our webcast at 2pm on Wednesday September 19 to find out:

  • > What shoppers Down Under expect in terms of price, products and delivery
  • > What is the best route to enter the Australian and New Zealand markets
  • > What stumbling blocks to avoid
  • > What marketplaces you should be selling on
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    John Bovill

    Chief Digital Officer

    WHL Australasia

    John was promoted in September 2017 to Chief Digital Officer, WHL Australasia and joined the Regional Executive Committee.  With responsibility for Digital transformation (inc full profit and loss) across David Jones and Country Road Group (Country Road, Mimco, Politix, Trenery, Witchery). John has an executive MBA, is an RSA fellow, Associate of the Institute Wine and Spirits.

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    Chris Vincent

    Global Chief Executive


    Chris leads global ecommerce consultancy Practicology, whose Australian division works with brands including Nike, Converse, David Jones, Country Road, Kikki K, Rip Curl and Rodd & Gunn. He has been responsible for delivering change projects within consumer businesses around the world for more than 20 years.

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    Håkan Thyr

    Director of Strategic Partnerships, EMEA


    Håkan Thyr is Director of Strategic Partnerships, EMEA at ChannelAdvisor. He is responsible for maintaining ChannelAdvisor’s strong strategic partner relationships and leading initiatives to establish new channels and opportunities for ChannelAdvisor sellers. Prior to joining ChannelAdvisor, he held roles as COO at Firmstep and Partnerships Director at Bazaarvoice. Håkan holds an MSc from Chalmers University.