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WE ARE BACK

LIVE & IN PERSON

Join us live and in person this year at The Star, Gold Coast on Friday, 16 September to celebrate retail's biggest achievements.

COVID-19 has shown that retail is essential to the Australia's economy, and everyone who works in this industry deserves to be recognised and celebrated! So keep a look out for when the awards criteria is released and prepare to register for the biggest gala event of the year!

2022 GOLD SPONSORS

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DOMINIQUE LAMB

CEO, NATIONAL RETAIL ASSOCIATION

Dominique Lamb is the CEO of the National Retail Association and Director of NRA Legal, who has extensive experience providing industrial relations and employment law advice to a range of small, medium and large businesses across a range of industries. Dominique is also a Chair on the Retail Doctor Group Advisory Board, and Board Member on the Bleu Australia Advisory Board.

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GUEST MC

EMILY JADE O'KEEFE

RADIO HOST, 102.9 HOT TOMATO

Emily Jade O’Keeffe is the Gold Coast Breakfast host of the breakfast show on radio station 102.9 Hot Tomato. Celebrating 25 years in the radio industry this year, Emily Jade has hosted breakfast radio shows from Tasmania to Brisbane; presented television weather reports and kids shows, appeared regularly on The Footy Show and spent five years as the Queensland correspondent for Mornings with Kerri-Anne. She also wrote for many years for the Courier Mail and hosted the blog Emily Everywhere. She loves social media and is prolific on Instagram and Facebook and is now attempting to Tik Tok, to the embarrassment of her 8-year-old daughter.

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2022 JUDGES

DOMINIQUE LAMB

CEO, NATIONAL RETAIL ASSOCIATION

Dominique Lamb is the CEO of the National Retail Association and Director of NRA Legal, who has extensive experience providing industrial relations and employment law advice to a range of small, medium and large businesses across a range of industries. Dominique is also a Chair on the Retail Doctor Group Advisory Board, and Board Member on the Bleu Australia Advisory Board.

DR JASON PALLANT

SENIOR LECTURER, MARKETING, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Dr Jason Pallant is a lecturer in Marketing at Swinburne University of Technology. He is an applied researcher in the areas of consumer journey and decision making, multi-media, and evolving behaviour. He is currently the pillar leader of Service Innovation for the Customer Experience and Insight (CXI) Research group. His academic research has been published in a variety of outlets including Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and the Australasian Journal of Information Systems, and received the ANZMAC Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper award in 2015.

PETER KNOCK

Non-Executive Director, Specialist Advisor & Mentor

As a senior retailer with rich industry experience in omnichannel, cultural and digital transformation, Peter is passionate about finding innovative ways to advance growth initiatives. Peter has elevated business performance and results in a variety of retail and business environments by leading transformational changes in culture, e-commerce, marketing, merchandising and business development.

FRANCINE EREIRA

Non-Executive Director, Specialist Advisor & Mentor

Francine is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in information technology, services and retail. Francine is skilled in management, marketing, negotiation, business planning, sales and business development. With proven experience in leading companies to success and delivering results, Francine is a well respected leader across the industry. 

FRANCINE EREIRA

Non-Executive Director, Specialist Advisor & Mentor

Francine is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in information technology, services and retail. Francine is skilled in management, marketing, negotiation, business planning, sales and business development. With proven experience in leading companies to success and delivering results, Francine is a well respected leader across the industry. 

NATHAN BROWN

CFO, Click Frenzy

Nathan is the CFO of Global Marketplace, the parent company of two leading eCommerce brands, Click Frenzy and Power Retail. With experience working in large and small businesses, Nathan has a track record in leading growth and transformation of businesses he works in or advises. This has included successful launch of new products from idea to go-to market, major technology upgrades, capital raisings and acquisition and integration of businesses.

TORA BROPHY

Strategic partner manager, google

Tora Brophy is a Direct to Consumer specialist with 10 years’ industry experience across the eCommerce and Retail sector. Starting his career on the shop floor, Tora has progressed to lead complex eCommerce and physical retail strategies for multiple global brands across Australia and New Zealand. Tora’s career journey has taught him to keep the customer at the centre of all decisions, and the value of creating winning team environments where everyone gets better together.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL RETAIL ASSOCIATION

The National Retail Association is a not-for-profit organisation that represents the interests of retailers across Australia.

We exist to support, inform, protect and represent the interests of retailers and fast food businesses. We understand the issues and opportunities facing retailers every day.

NRA Members can expect to receive the latest industry information, the fastest news updates and the best range of industry insights to help their business grow and succeed.

The retail industry plays a huge role in Australia’s economy, employment and greater livelihood and we are dedicated to helping unite retailers and stakeholders for the success of the industry now, and for the future.

Visit nra.net.au to learn more about how we can help your business.