- Where to from here? – A guide to the digital future of fashion – James Boston, Editor Boston Publishing and ATF (Australasian Textiles and Fashion) Magazine
While the internet still only accounts for around 10% of fashion sales in Australia, it has significantly changed the playing field as both traditional and pure play retailers experience mixed success in the online space. For some in fashion the internet, ecommerce and social media is the panacea, for others it is simply part of the mix, however companies are learning hard and sometime expensive lessons as consumers change their behaviour. James will look at the local and global fashion market as it stands, the opportunities, the threats and will inspire you with some case studies of local achievers who have carved a global niche for their fashion labels.
- IBM Smarter Consumer Study 2013 – From Transactions to Relationships: Connecting with the Transitioning Shopper - Stephen Shaw, IBM Retail Consulting Practice
The year ahead will be a tipping point for ecommerce in Australia as the marketplace matures. How can business capitalise on this shift and what opportunities exist for them to offer differentiating customer experiences to remain competitive. Now in its fourth year, the IBM Smarter Consumer Study is based on surveys conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value with more than 26,000 consumers from 14 countries. This research included surveys with 1,937 Australian consumers across nine product categories. It explores how the changing consumer landscape is transforming Australian retail business both online and offline.
- MyCollection MyStore – Susan Olivier, VP, Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Strategy, Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 80 countries.