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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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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.
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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.
He is insightful, knowledgeable and an expert in the retail field. He certainly is the ‘Retail Doctor’!
Julie Green National Channel Manager, Newsagents ACP Magazines
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

Upcoming Events

State of the Nation 21: Strategic Planning & Leadership in Retail

Wednesday Sep 21st 2022 08:30
Join guest speakers (tba) in our 21st State of the Nation Webinar discussing strategic planning for EOY sales season, as well as leadership in retail. Register now! 

State of the Nation 23: Festive Season in Retail

Wednesday Nov 16th 2022 20:30
Join guest speakers (tba) in our 23rd State of the Nation series as we present the most innovative efforts from retailers around the world who endeavour to bring the festive experience to their customers. Register Now!

State of the Nation 22: Creating a culture-first experience

Wednesday Oct 19th 2022 08:00
Join guest speakers (tba) in our 22th State of the Nation event discussing the importance of customer experience, and how to create a unique retail experience as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach. Register your interest to attend in-person or Register for the webinar now!

State of the Nation 20: Around the World – Retail Trends and Innovations

Wednesday Aug 17th 2022 20:30
Join guest speakers (tba) in our 20th State of the Nation Webinar discussing global retail trends and the most innovative retail examples around the world. Register Now! 

State of the Nation 19: The Future For Franchising 2022

Thursday Jun 9th 2022 08:00
Join guest speakers Carlos Antonius, CEO of Chatime and Jake Bromwich, CEO and Managing Director of RAMS in our 19th State of the Nation series to give their insights about the next steps for retail and what you can do to be the best of the best in your industry. Register now for the webinar!

Past Events

State of the Nation 18: Reset – Restart – Realign

Thursday Feb 10th 2022
Join guest speaker: Ian Bailey (Kmart's Managing Director) - in our 18th State of the Nation series as we kick off 2022 with updated insights for retailers in the present and future, as well as how best to devise a successful strategy for the calendar year. This is a hybrid event.

State of the Nation 17: How to deliver game-changing customer experience

Wednesday Nov 17th 2021
Join guest speakers: Amber Manning, CEO of Just Cuts and Mahassen Haddad, General Manager of Max Brenner as we discuss the importance of Customer Experience and how retailers can effectively create a unique and enhanced experience for their consumers in our 17th State of the Nation Webinar. Register for the webinar on Wednesday (17/11) at 8:30 am. 

RDG x Oracle: Business Transformation – How to make the cloud work for you

Thursday Nov 4th 2021
This will be a discussing session organised by Retail Doctor Group and Oracle to facilitate retailers during their transformation to cloud services. During this discussion, you will hear directly from: Carpet Court and National Pharmacies Group as they share their journeys with cloud services adoption and transformation. This is also an opportunity to gain insights into the "how-to" and best practices from retail and cloud services experts from Retail Doctor Group and Oracle. Register for the webinar on Thursday (4/4) at 8:30 am. 

State of the Nation 16: Building Efficient Retail

Wednesday Oct 13th 2021
Join guest speakers: Tom Leak, General Manager at Rebel Sport, and Marcus Bartlett, CFO of Munro Footwear Group in our 16th State of the Nation series discussing how to build best in class retail. They will also bring to the table critical steps taken to create an efficient retail model from strategy to deployment. Register for the webinar on Wednesday (13/10) at 8:30 am. 

State of the Nation 15: Global Best Practice – Retail and Innovation

Thursday Sep 9th 2021
This will be a roundtable opportunity for CEO’s and senior retail leaders to communicate and discuss pressing issues during this COVID-19 crisis. Join guest speaker Anthony Heraghty, Group Director & CEO of Super Retail Group in our 15th State of the Nation series discussing the importance of innovation in retail. Register for the webinar on Wednesday (9/9) at 8:30 am. 

State of the Nation 14: How to survive through the COVID-19 lockdown

Wednesday Aug 4th 2021
YOU'RE INVITED to the Retail Doctor Group  webinar on “How to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic” This will be a roundtable opportunity for CEO’s and senior retail leaders to communicate and discuss pressing issues during this COVID-19 crisis. Join our guest speakers Natalia Brennan, Carlos Antonius, Joel Hummel, Simon Fonteyn and Belinda McPhee in our 14th State of the Nation series discussing the challenges faced by retailers during the current COVID lockdown, and how retailers can remain agile and effectively cope with the situation. Register for the webinar on Wednesday (4/8) at 8:30 am.