Last chance for tickets to eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards

BY Australian Retailers Association
03 August 2016

DANIEL_FLYNN-01Retailers looking for opportunities to network, learn from other successful retailers and celebrate the cream of the crop in the industry are encouraged to purchase tickets for next week’s 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards.

The annual Awards breakfast, to be held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt next Wednesday, August 10, will see Australia’s top retailers for 2016 crowned, with audience members to be inspired by keynote speakers who have trodden the retail path.

Tickets for Australia’s premier retail awards and networking breakfast are still available, with retailers urged to get in quick to avoid missing out. Tickets can be purchased at http://retail.org.au/2016-retail-awards/.

Jeff Allis, Co-Founder of Boost Juice, and Daniel Flynn, Co-Founder of FMCG goods and social enterprise business, Thankyou, will also grace the stage to impart some words of wisdom, advice and motivation.

Judging of the 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards has now wrapped up, with both runners up and winners to be announced next Wednesday at the Breakfast. The event will be emceed by ABC’s Beverley O’Connor.

A record number of Award entries were received by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) this year, reflecting the strong culture of innovation, success, and hard work by Australian retailers.

Russell Zimmerman, ARA Executive Director, said the event is not to be missed.

“In 2016 we have some big names up for prizes, along with one of the strongest fields of independent retailers we’ve seen in the more than 50 year history of the Australian Retail Awards,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“This year’s Awards Breakfast is not to be missed, judging from the talent and skill of our entries, as well as the high quality of our keynote speakers and networking opportunities.”

2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards categories include eftpos Retailer of the Year, Shop For Shops Store Fitout of the Year, Temando Multichannel Retailer of the Year, Frontline Recruitment Retail Employer of the Year, Rest Industry Super Retail Employee of the Year, FCB Retail HR Rising Star of the Year, Pronto Software Retail Innovator of the Year, ARA Retail Institute Retail Graduate of the Year, and ARA Independent Retailer of the Year.

2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards Breakfast
When: Wednesday 10 August 2016, 7am to 9:45am
Where: Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins St, Melbourne
Tickets & pricing: http://retail.org.au/2016-retail-awards/
ARA members $60/guests $80
ARA members table of 10 $550/guest table of 10 $750

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