Millennials & The Impact on Retail

Millennials, aka Gen Y, aka The Plugged in Generation, whatever you call them they are the largest generation of all time and their behaviour is unlike any who have come before them. Born between 1980s – 2000, their size and influence will change the world forever! Retailers need to adapt their businesses to connect with Millennials. To do this, they …

BIG DATA – THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE BETWEEN RETAILER & CUSTOMER

It has been interesting watching the birth and growth of the phrase BIG DATA. Some see it as a big scary unwieldy ‘thing’ and other see it as the holy grail – it will deliver magical results but is illusive. A couple of definitions to help understand it: Big Data: noun Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, …

9 July @ 12.30pm: Hangout w Innovation PitchFest Winners Orbitkey & Pitcher Q&A #ReedPitch

Join Us!  Click here to view the Hangout. We are talking all things Innovation Pitchfest with Charles Ng & Rex Kuo, creators of Orbitkey www.orbitkey.com. Already entered or interested in entering? Then join us and ask away!! Leave your questions below if you are too shy to chat online and we will discuss. Designers, Inventors & exhibitors …

Inaugural Innovation Pitchfest : February 2015

Innovation Pitchfest is one of the most rewarding projects I have ever created and had the pleasure seeing to fruition! Winners of the inaugural event were the ecstatic Orbitkey creators Charles Ng & Rex Kuo, worthy winners and the crowd favourites! Pictured here with Tchibo executives, Bastian Grafe and Andreas Kulenkampf. I have the pleasure of …

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Innovation PitchFest Supporting Australian Designers & Manufacturers August 2015

  CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS & DESIGNERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PLATFORM TO TAKE YOUR PRODUCT TO A GLOBAL MARKET? What do the following innovations have in common? The black box flight recorder, bionic ear, plastic bank notes, electronic pacemaker, winged keel, Google maps and spray on skin for burn victims? Apart from being significant inventions …

NEWS ROOM: Week Beginning 16 June 2014

This page is updated during the week! To see other News Room updates please click here. **** How One Generation Was Single-Handedly Able To Kill The Music Industry http://buff.ly/1lo0883 via Elite Daily **** “Staff productivity to drop during World Cup 2014” http://buff.ly/SZoR7A > ‪#‎WorldCup2014‬ I’m not surprised at all …

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Innovation PitchFest Supporting Australian Designers & Manufacturers

Reed Exhibitions, Tchibo Germany & Magnolia Solutions are delighted to announce a world-first international collaboration to launch Tchibo Innovation Pitchfest; an exciting initiative that sets to expose Australian products to the international marketplace. This partnership showcases Reed Exhibition’s commitment to supporting Australia’s vibrant …

Talking about ‘The Connected Customer’ @ Referron: 10 Oct Sydney

Join us next Friday in Sydney @ Referron, I’m talking about the Connected Customer and how to engage them at BSI Connect. More information here.   “The Future of Now: Always On, Always Connected Communication technology unites us, relays news equally with opinion, transports us to worldwide events, and shrinks distances between our relationships. …

Talking Retail: BURST into 2015, Retail Business Booster 1 Day Workshop : Melbourne 27 Oct

Melbourne Retailers & Wholesalers are in for a treat!  I am honoured to be part of such a great lineup! Tara Dennis, Jules Brooke, Melissa Hobbs & I are talking retail for a full day at Reed Gift Fairs Burst into 2015 Workshop. Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea provided. $132.00 Not to be missed!! More information here: http://buff.ly/1rHUG3i …