Incorporating the Liquor Retail Summit

Hyatt Regency Sydney, Tuesday October 29, 2019

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ABOUT THE DRINKS INNOVATION SUMMIT

From sweeping shifts in consumer tastes, demographic movements, technological advancements and new market trends all the way through to emerging brands, disruptive digital and social media innovations and smart and intelligent packaging – the Australian liquor market is evolving at breakneck speed.

The Drinks Innovation Summit explores the challenges and the many opportunities this age of change offers everyone involved in the liquor sector – suppliers, marketers, wholesalers, retailers and publicans.

The event incorporates the Liquor Retail Summit, hosted by Retail Drinks Australia, and includes the Digital Champions Hub, where retailers can learn about the latest digital technology and get low capital entry to e-retail.

KEY SPEAKERS

Michelle Grujin

Managing Director, Retail
Accenture

Matthew Brennan

Co-Founder & Managing Director
China Channel

Suzie Shaw

Managing Director
We Are Social

Matt Michalewicz

Managing Director
Complexica

John Kollaras

Managing Director
Kollaras & Co

Jamie Cook

Executive Chairman
Fermentum

Travis Fuller

Global Fine Wine Director
Pernod Ricard Winemakers

David Smith

Managing Director Australasia
Diageo 

Mauricio Vergara

Managing Director
Bacardi-Martini Australia

Gavin Saunders

Chief Executive Officer
Liquor Marketing Group

Cathi Scarce

Acting Chief Executive, Liquor
Coles Group

Rod Pritchard

General Manager Merchandise
ALM, Metcash Limited

THE AGENDA

 

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING DRINKS INNOVATION SUMMIT

Identify emerging consumer trends and innovations that are shaping the Australian drinks industry.

Gain a competitive advantage by embracing disruptive digital and social media innovations to increase brand interactivity and engagement.

Understand best practices in cultural alignment among organizations.

Explore effective sustainability measures in managing water, waste and energy management to reduce CO2 emissions.

Learn how to showcase your product with smart and intelligent packaging using smart technology like AR, AI, Blockchain and IoT to drive consumer engagement.

Adapt winning formulas in alternative packaging to grow your market share in the Ready-to-Drink (RTD) market.

Examine the use of Equity Crowdfunding to raise funds and brand awareness at the same time.

Strengthen your omni-channel retail strategy through the use of Big Data and AI to drive profitability through better consumer insights.

Uncover the strategies and initiatives behind the liquor retail banner groups that are championing successful independent retailers.

Visit our Digital Champions Hub. Stay up to speed with the latest digital technologies, evolve or create your e-retailing strategy, and find out how to make your business digitally enabled.

Dive deep into your category of choice by customising your own agenda and registering for Wine, Beer and Cider or Spirits and Cocktail streamed sessions presented by industry experts.

HIGHLIGHTS

MORE THAN 50 SPEAKERS

Over 50 speakers – suppliers, retailers, industry experts and trendsetters – will present their insights and share their knowledge in the form of plenary keynotes, panel discussions and fireside chats.

 

THREE STREAMS

Choose to focus on innovations in wine; beer and cider; or sprits and cocktails. Our streamed sessions in the afternoon allow a deep dive into the category of your choice.

LIQUOR RETAIL SUMMIT

The Drinks Innovation Summit incorporates the Liquor Retail Summit, hosted by Retail Drinks Australia, and includes a panel discussion with the CEOs of four banner groups plus category immersion workshops for retailers.

THE FUTURE – NOW

Learn all you need to know about AI, AR, Big Data, e-commerce, smart packaging, proximity marketing, blockchain, cutting-edge marketing strategies and more.

 

DIGITAL CHAMPIONS HUB

Stay up to speed with the latest digital technologies, evolve or create your e-retailing strategy, and find out how to make your business digitally enabled.

SELL DIFFERENT SELL SMARTER

Enjoy a working lunch surrounded by the latest product offerings from drinks and technology suppliers; and take advantage of exclusive offers from exhibitors.

 

SPONSORS

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us to discuss our sponsorship packages. Call Raj Anand on 0406 145 555 or email [email protected]

SILVER LANYARD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

PLATINUM SUPPORTER

GOLD SUPPORTERS