Keynote named for fashion business series


fashionexposedFormer GM of David Jones, David Bush, has been named as this year’s keynote speaker of the Fashion Exposed Business Seminar program.

To be hosted at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from February 22 until February 24, the 2014 Fashion Exposed Business Seminar Series’  lineup includes a broad mixture of industry speakers who will share their knowledge across topics including social media, leasing, brand development, and fashion buying.

Bush, currently director of DBC Consulting, will also present at the Fashion Exposed Business Breakfast on how to create more engagement with customers to increase sales.

Fashion Exposed Business Seminar lineup:

Brian Walker, founder and CEO of Retail Doctor Group
Katharina Kuehn, director of RDG Insights
Bringing retail insights to life in store

Richard Evans, CEO, TFIA
The changing fashion market: opportunities and challenges for our industry in 2014

Tim Krotiris, director, Social Media Servants
How social media is evolving retail
Social Media – Live, interactive session with real world examples and all questions answered

Lauren Jones, womenswear buyer, General Pants Group
How to shop – fashion buying fundamentals

David Bush, director, DBC Consulting
Creating a winning business model: becoming a retailer of difference in a competitive market

Jim Antonopoulos executive creative director, TANK
Exploring the changing communications landscape for new brands

Carol Hanlon, CEO, TCF Global
TCF Australia: energy efficient opportunities to save costs in your business
TCF Global opportunities for designers and retailers

Natalie Coulter, principal designer, Belle Flaneur
Creating an inspiring and immersive customer experience
Using unlikely treasures – the art of repurposing discarded materials in visual merchandising

Alison Hendriksen, CFO, Specialty Fashion Group
Customer rewards – turning buyers into loyal supporters

Melissa Brown, CEO, Accounting & Taxation Advantage
The essential, fashionable financial healthcheck

Julie Lantry, founder, Artisan Culture
Building sustainable relationships with artisans
Artisans of fashion – forming high fashion micropartnerships with artisanal creators in India

Kevin Moore, chairman, Crossmark Asia Pacific
Building a strong brand presence in the current Australian fashion retail market

Tim Davies, manager, Seller Education & Engagement eBay
Online selling fundamentals – case study with eBay

Chris Vincent GM Asia Pacific Practicology
Reducing the risk of ‘taking a punt’ through intelligent use of data

Lee Trevena, CEO, LeaseEagle
Finding the perfect shop for your business

Margaret Porritt, founder and designer, Feather’s Boutique
Retailer case study

For more information on the seminar series, click here.


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