The Australian today launches the E-Commerce Summit, a two-day virtual event which will examine the booming e-commerce market in Australia.
The way Australians do business irrevocably changed in 2020, triggering an unprecedented e-commerce boom. The Australian’s E-Commerce Summit, in partnership with Australia Post, aims to unlock the secrets to success in this fast-changing environment, reveal the innovations that have seen some businesses experience record growth and tackle the policy changes needed to continue the e-commerce trend.
The two-day summit, on October 21 and 22, will feature a slate of high-profile speakers and panelists who will give valuable insights for business owners, entrepreneurs, consumers and policy-makers.
The Australian’s Editor-in-Chief Christopher Dore said: “When Covid-19 crept into our lives earlier this year, it was impossible to fathom the enormity of what was about to unfold. Overall, we adapted quickly, becoming flexible, innovative and single-minded in forging our new reality.
“The coronavirus fuelled an unprecedented digital shopping boom, an e-commerce revolution, allowing many businesses to not only survive but thrive, finding new customers and more efficient ways to operate.
“The Australian has always been at the forefront of digital innovation, so it is fitting that for the next Summit in our events series, we have gathered some of the brightest minds in e-commerce to learn firsthand how companies dealt with this dramatic and sudden shift in consumer behaviour. The adoption of e-commerce is essential if Australia is to emerge from recession a more resilient and globally competitive nation.”
Headline speakers include Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia; Christine Holgate, CEO of Australia Post; Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications and Arts; and Brad Banducci, CEO of Woolworths.
The speakers will be complemented with a series of panel discussions across the day, featuring industry leaders paving the way in the e-commerce space including, Sarah Hunter, CEO of Officeworks; Anthony Eisen, Co-Founder and CEO of Afterpay; Richard Murray, CEO of JB Hi-Fi; Jane Cay, Founder of Birdsnest; Brydie Stewart, Owner of Mary Maker; Justin Dry, CEO of Vinomofo; Mark Coulter, CEO of Temple & Webster; Erica Berchtold, CEO of The Iconic; and Matthew Swindells, COO of Coles.
Some of The Australian’s most senior editorial staff including John Durie, Eli Greenblat, Eric Johnston, John Lehmann, David Swan and Helen Trinca – together with Sky News Business Editor Ticky Fullerton – will discuss why Australia’s e-commerce revolution is only just beginning.
The Australian’s E-Commerce Summit runs from 9.00am to 12.00pm on both Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22, 2020.