Retail Disruption & Innovation


24 August 2018

Technology is making it both the easiest, and most difficult time to be a retailer. It can predict our behaviour and preferences, delivering what we want, to our door, just in time. 


Future-focused retailers must look for ways to reshape their business to best serve today's selective, time-poor, tech-savvy consumers. 

Learn. Understand. Lead

This intensive, full-day workshop is designed to help leadership teams in the retail and logistics sectors successfully prepare their businesses for the future.

  • Gain insight into the impact and speed of technological change

  • Examine new innovations and emerging technologies that are redefining what and how we sell

  • Explore global and local trends

  • Discuss key changes in buyer behaviour and expectations

  • Take away ideas and opportunities for the future of your business 

Are you going to win the retail race? Are you even in the running? Join Frances Valintine on 24 August 2018 to find out.

The workshop helped me better gauge what the near and longer term future will bring. I now understand the opportunities and challenges and feel match fit as a director.

Mai Chen 
Chen Palmer, Founding Partner & BNZ, Director

It was really fantastic. It was an insightful view into the near future and how people, business and the world may operate. It was a real mind-opener into the reality of what the future may bring.

Jacob Faull
Owner, Nature Baby

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Workshop details

Who’s it for?

Business leaders, government policy makers and entrepreneurs who want to step into the future armed with the knowledge, skills and capability to succeed.

When is it?

24 August 2018 from 9am-5pm


What’s the cost?

$895 +GST (includes lunch and refreshments)

Book by August 17 for a 10% early bird discount.

Use the code EARLYBIRDRETAIL when booking.


As an approved service provider under the NZTE Capability Development Voucher scheme, your business could be eligible for up to 50% off our workshop through ATEED. For more information, visit the website or get in touch with the team:

Topics covered
  • How exponential technologies are redefining our future

  • Automation and its impact on retail and logistics - including distribution of goods, bricks and mortar stores, and the role of the customer

  • The most significant technologies driving change, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics; blockchain and cryptocurrencies; cybersecurity; data analytics and new forms of interaction, including mixed reality

  • The government's role in creating a future-focused environment

  • Threats and opportunities created by the exploding global population and changing demographics

  • The role of resources, including energy, water and food production, with a look into how New Zealand competes with automation, scientific advances and increased demand and competition

  • An overview of the future of jobs, careers and skills


How to take on Amazon

Are New Zealand retailers missing an opportunity, as the arrival of Amazon looms large? Instead of waiting to see what impact Amazon will have, retailers should focus on how they can re-shape their offering for today’s selective, time-poor and tech-savvy consumers.

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New Zealand

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