9-10 November 2022
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
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Commerce 2022 is dedicated to accelerating the revolution of the consumer economy. Over 200 of the nation’s leading brands, retailers and consumer businesses will unite for 2 powerful days of case-based exploration and international vision.

Together, we will interrogate the evolution of the e-commerce and payments landscape and explore the creative ways brands are integrating commerce to create differentiated experiences, across the physical site and the digital domain.

Why Attend

  • We consistently secure the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask them the questions that matter to you.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the event. We dive deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focussed agenda, and balance the programme with dedicated networking opportunities.

Gain Access

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35+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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12 Keynotes
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200+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Jeff Swearingen
Global Senior Vice President

PepsiCo (USA)
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Jeff Swearingen
Global Senior Vice President

PepsiCo (USA)
CURRENT ROLE: Jeff Swearingen is currently the Global Senior Vice President of PepsiCo’s Demand Accelerator, Venturing and Global Business Services. His teams are responsible for accelerating granular demand across PepsiCo’s portfolio through the creation or acquisition of transformational services and capabilities in commercial insights, analytics, sales and marketing.

CAREER WITH PEPSICO: Jeff has a broad range of marketing, sales and commercial analytics & insights experience, including Senior Vice President, Marketing, Group Vice President, National Sales, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Frito-Lay Canada, Vice President of Marketing, Quaker Snacks, and Sr. Marketing Director for iconic PepsiCo brands like Doritos. He is a 27-year veteran of PepsiCo, having joined the Company in 1994.

PRIOR TO PEPSICO: Prior to Frito-Lay and business school, Jeff spent four years in corporate banking, with Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME: Jeff is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events, including TED-X. He also frequently contributes to industry publications. Jeff has a Finance degree from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Hayley Worley
Co-founder

The Sheet Society
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Hayley Worley
Co-founder

The Sheet Society
Co-founder of trailblazing bed linen label The Sheet Society, Hayley Worley has combined a tactile passion for working with fabric, colours and trends, and a desire to craft a universally ‘wanted’ product with flair. After identifying that bedding was a category in need of (desperate) innovation, she began to grapple with the idea of revolutionising the way consumers shop for their sheets. Born from her frustration with myriad flaws in the linen market, Hayley envisioned a label in which shoppers could ‘see’ what they were buying properly, rather than touring packets of folded linen in department stores. In 2017, The Sheet Society stripped the beds of Australians clean and refashioned them with considered, indulgent, playful ensembles. Since then, Hayley and partner Andy have forged a feel-good, expertly sophisticated and unbeatably luxe line that has grown to a medium size business in just four years.

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Professor Lee Bogner
Global eCommerce Business Architect & Strategist

Mars (USA)
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Professor Lee Bogner
Global eCommerce Business Architect & Strategist

Mars (USA)
Lee Bogner is a US-born, eCommerce and digital business strategist; Global eCommerce Architecture Leader at Mars, Inc.; master in information systems and quantitative analytics; and Hofstra University professor of eCommerce. His tenure includes senior and leadership roles at Accenture, J&J, Bed Bath & Beyond, IBM, The Research Board think-tank (now Gartner), multiple digital startups, and as consultant to diverse global 1000 firms including top CPGs such as Kraft-Heinz, P&G, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Pepsi and more. Passionate about building the future of safe, new-normal commerce; eRetail, eGrocery and last mile logistics – Lee focuses on advising, teaching, speaking, writing on innovative business models, architectures, strategies and technology; and counseling businesses on digital transformation. He is a specialist in driving change for world-class D2C and B2B brand manufacturers, and retailers, that strive to lead and excel in managing, growing and engaging consumers in online and O2O (online-to-offline) experiences.
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Gregory Morris
Senior Brand Research Manager

Formula One (UK)
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Gregory Morris
Senior Brand Research Manager

Formula One (UK)
Greg is Senior Brand Research Manager at F1, having joined the company in May 2017 with a remit to deepen F1’s understanding of their fan base and how they engage with their sport. Greg freely admits he was something of a lapsed F1 fan himself – personal experience which he hopes is proving valuable in trying to increase audiences in the future! Greg has 15 years’ experience in research, mostly at Media owners such as Sky, Fox and RadioCentre.
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Andreas Athanassopoulos
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Transformation Officer, Digital & Retail

Eurobank (GR)
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Andreas Athanassopoulos
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Transformation Officer, Digital & Retail

Eurobank (GR)
Mr. Andreas Athanassopoulos is Deputy CEO and an Executive Board Member of Eurobank. He holds the position of Group Chief Transformation Officer and he is also responsible for the Group Digital Banking and Retail Banking Business. He has an extensive experience of over 20 years in banking and the financial sector. From 2018 to 2020 he was Group Chief Customer Officer and CEO Financial Services of DixonsCarphone at the Group headquarters in London. From 2013 to 2018 he was CEO and Vice President of Kotsovolos - DixonsCarphone in Greece, where he successfully implemented the transformation of the company’s operations with tangible results in reviving profitability, expanding market shares and achieving remarkable results in customer satisfaction. During 2008-2013, he held a position of General Manager of Retail Banking in National Bank of Greece, while from 2003 to 2008 he served as Deputy General Manager of Small Business Banking in Eurobank where he contributed to the successful expansion of the Bank’s operating model both in Greece and in SEE. Before joining Piraeus Bank as a Consumer Credit Director (2000-2003), he followed an academic career as a Senior Lecturer in Warwick Business School, UK (1992-1996) and as a Professor in Financial Services in Athens Graduate School of Business, ALBA (1997-2001), with significant research work and publications in recognized academic journals. He has received multiple awards from both academic and business institutions. He holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from University of Patras, Greece, an MSc in Statistics and Operational Research from University of Essex, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from University of Warwick and a Post-Doc in Decision Sciences from London Business School.
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Gabby Leibovich
Co-founder

Catch Group
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Gabby Leibovich
Co-founder

Catch Group
Gabby Leibovich is a serial Entrepreneur and co-founder of Australia’s no.1 eCommerce group, The Catch Group. He is also author of Catch Of The Decade, a book that reveals how Gabby and his brother Hezi have built, launched, merged, and sold some of the most disruptive businesses in Australia today. Gabby Leibovich co-founded catch.com.au with his brother Hezi from a garage in 2006, building up to a point where it was fully acquired by Wesfarmers in Aug 2019 for $230m. Gabby also co-founded deals site Scoopon and online food delivery service Eat Now, which famously went on to merge with Menulog and was sold to The Just Eat Group in early 2015 for $855m.
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Virginia Wheway
Vice President , Data and Analytics

Koala
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Virginia Wheway
Vice President , Data and Analytics

Koala
Virginia is an expert in analytics, data mining and developing business strategies for data and analytics functions. She has over twenty years’ experience across many industry sectors, including aviation, retail, transport, mining, manufacturing, medicine and futures trading. Virginia helps businesses solve their problems through the use of analytics and data mining. She is skilled across the whole spectrum of data and analytics; from developing and deploying data strategies, to establishing data ecosystems, and data science and visualisation. She has the ability then to translate complex concepts into relevant business language and communicate this clearly. She has particular depth of experience in data visualisation, text data mining and developing new data analysis methodologies that can adapt to each organisation’s unique data. Virginia is currently VP, Data and Analytics at koala and has held this role for 1 months. Before entering the world of retail and e-commernce, Virgina set up the Data Science and Analytics functions within Thiess & BHP. She also spent thirteen years of her career with The Boeing Company, where she held the roles of research statistician, Chief Mathematician (Australia), and Director (Boeing Australia Holdings). Virginia also previously led the NSW government’s Bureau of Transport Statistics, where she had responsibility for leading a team of over 50 analysts. In her time at koala, Virginia has developed the Data Strategy, and led the data re-platforming to a single source of truth and a customer 360 data warehouse. She has also run successful projects using this data - on click stream analytics, modelling effects such as COVID lockdowns, and gaining a deep insight into the voice of koala's customer. Virginia holds a PhD in data mining (statistics and computer science), a BMath (Honours) and a GradDip in Epidemiology She has also undertaken postgraduate study in Executive Management at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).
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Katie Mcnamara
Chief Strategy & Customer Officer

Super Retail Group
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Katie Mcnamara
Chief Strategy & Customer Officer

Super Retail Group
Katie is passionate about bringing the voice of the customer to life across all areas of the value chain. She joined Super Retail Group, a leading Australian retailer, in April 2019 from IBM where she was leading Digital Strategy & iX across Asia Pacific. She has responsibility for corporate and business unit strategy, analytics, marketing and customer strategy. Katie has over 20 years of consulting and senior executive experience, focused on developing and implementing strategy, growth, innovation and large-scale transformational change. Katie has worked extensively across Asia, developing market entry strategy, defining and implementing digital transformation with a particular focus on the customer facing elements of the business, primarily in Retail, FMCG and Pharma, through her time at McKinsey & Company and as Chief Strategy Officer for Foster’s Group / Treasury Wine estates.
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Wayne Baskin
Deputy CEO

Booktopia
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Wayne Baskin
Deputy CEO

Booktopia
Wayne Baskin started as Booktopia’s first developer in 2008, having spent 4 years at GE Commercial Finance. In his first 5 years he built the company’s bespoke website, their custom Warehouse Management System and was responsible for the implementation of the business’s pricing and inventory algorithms. Today in his position as Deputy CEO, Wayne is responsible for the overall business strategy, vision and customer experience while also overseeing logistics and the businesses pricing and inventory strategy. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Wayne oversees all R&D for both Booktopia and Angus & Robertson which includes all system development and the business’s integrations into external systems and third-party channels. Wayne recently co-founded the fintech startup Superhero. Superhero is an online trading platform giving people access to trade on the ASX with a clean and easy user interface with all the functionality of, at a much lower cost than, the current players in the market. The business grew to 10,000 members within the first 3 weeks of launching, blowing away the 12 month goal and continues to be a runaway success. Wayne continues to work in both businesses full-time. In 2017 and 2018, Wayne was a finalist for the Online Retail Industry Recognition Award, taking out the award in 2019. He has also been named in Inside Retail’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce for five years, in 2019 and 2020 being awarded Number 8 on the list, as well as being a finalist for the BRW’s Best Rising Star Award. Wayne sits on the board of Booktopia, an advisor to a number of other businesses and is a Director of Car Next Door.
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David Pisker
General Manager, Strategy & Innovation

Officeworks
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David Pisker
General Manager, Strategy & Innovation

Officeworks
David has been a member of the Officeworks team for more than eight years. Having joined in 2013 as General Manager of Customer Experience and Ecommerce, he was appointed the role of General Manager of Strategy and Innovation in June of 2020. After a secondment at parent company Wesfarmers in 2021, David will be returning in 2022 to take on the role as General Manager Geeks2U, Officeworks' Information, communication and technology services provider. David has more than 20 years’ experience delivering customer-focused solutions across a variety of industries, both locally and internationally. Starting his career at McKinsey & Company, David also has experience on the agency side running Tribal DDB, NetX, and IE. A long-time contributor to the ecommerce community in Australia, David is passionate about the advancement of careers and opportunities for students. He has worked with RMIT to co-create the RMIT Online Short course e-Commerce Strategy & Experience and was a mentor for participants in this course, providing guidance and real-world practical advice.
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Jackie Kallman
Head of Payment Industry and Engagement

ANZ
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Jackie Kallman
Head of Payment Industry and Engagement

ANZ
Jackie is the Head of Payments Industry at ANZ. Commencing her career in consulting, Jackie joined ANZ in 2010, and has worked in several roles across Product, Innovation and Industry. Within these roles, Jackie has managed payment products, and supported the development and management of ANZ’s strategy, standards, and thought leadership in the Industry. Jackie’s strengths include a depth of payments knowledge and experience, combined with a collaborative and strong customer centric approach. In her current role, Jackie leads ANZ’s collaboration across the payments industry to influence its strategic direction, while ensuring ANZ’s business is in touch and connected into the broader payments ecosystem. She is a Director on the Board of the Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet), represents ANZ on SWIFT’s Australian National Member Group, and is a member of the Women in Payments Advisory Board in Australia.
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Dan Ferguson
Chief Marketing Officer

Adore Beauty
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Dan Ferguson
Chief Marketing Officer

Adore Beauty
Dan has extensive experience growing and leading eCommerce, multi-channel and online retail businesses, serving in various online & eCommerce leadership roles over the past 15 years including CMO at Adore Beauty & DesignCrowd, Marketing Director, Trade Me (NZ), Director, Vistaprint AU/NZ/SG, Head of Online Business, Myer, General Pants & Officeworks.

Dan is able to share deep local Australian e-commerce market knowledge alongside insight gained from work and success in the world's best US e-commerce & online brands. With numerous accolades against his name, Dan has been involved in key industry events including the AIMIA Digital Summit, ADMA Data Day, ad:Tech, the IAB Australia Awards and Online Retailer 2010-2019 & Industry Awards. Dan holds an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney.

At a Glance

EMBEDDED COMMERCE: Understanding and infiltrating  consumer ecosystems
Territory, shared sentiment, group identity – these are all signs of traditional community that have translated to digital spaces. For brands and retailers, these hyper-specialised and engaged online communities are a highly attractive target. So what happens when these organic sites of discovery morph into points of purchase? Commerce is condensing the customer journey, and businesses must be there to take advantage. This Session explores how you can get where you need to be.
 

PERSONALISED COMMERCE: Pushing the boundaries of omnichannel experience
While consumers are never truly lost, dissonance between physical and multi-platform digital experiences is a shortcoming in today’s omnichannel world. By de-siloing digital and physical sites into one interconnected, cross-channel strategy, organisations can present a seamless, creative front that resonates personally with consumers. In this Session, we’ll discuss the tangible and practical methods businesses can adopt to ensure the way consumers see them – as one unified entity, not as separate physical and online presences – is an accurate reflection of their business model.
 

ELEVATED COMMERCE: Lifting the veil on commerce as a creative differentiator
For years, commerce has strived to become the invisible thread connecting all aspects of the consumer’s experience. Framed as an obstacle on the path to purchase, the unabridged priority has been to remove friction in the pursuit of pure convenience. Only now are priorities beginning to shift. Together, brands, retailers and platformers are realising that commerce provides unseen opportunities to deliver novel and personalised consumer experiences. They are experimenting, and consumers are noticing. This session explores the innovative ways organisations are elevating commerce to create immersive customer experiences.
 

EVOLVED COMMERCE: Navigating dynamic shifts in the payments landscape
Seismic change is erupting across the payments industry. Brands and retailers must provide consumers with a raft of flexible and secure payment options to guide consumers down the last mile of the conversion funnel. This Session explores consequential developments in the payments space – from the emergence of buy-now-pay-later options to the use of smart contracts to manage trust in payments automation – so that you can embark on your own payments transformation with greater clarity and certainty.

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SPONSORS

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2021 Diamond Sponsor | snap.com
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2021 Diamond Sponsor | ekata.com
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2021 Platinum Sponsor | juniper.net/us/en
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2021 Gold Sponsor | marketplacer.com
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2021 Gold Sponsor | akeneo.com
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2021 Gold Sponsor | sap.com/australia
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Ekata Inc., a Mastercard company, is a global leader in digital identity verification solutions that provide businesses worldwide the ability to link any digital interaction to the human behind it. The Ekata product suite is powered by the Ekata Identity Engine, comprised of two data assets: the Ekata Identity Graph, a proprietary data store of over 7 billion identity elements that validates digital identity and their interlinkages; and the Ekata Identity Network, a collection of over 5 billion digital interactions and machine learning models that surface patterns of their use online. Ekata’s award-winning global product suite includes high-scale and low-latency APIs used in transaction, monitoring, and customer onboarding, along with its Pro Insight SaaS solution for manual fraud review. These solutions empower over 2,000 businesses and partners, like Alipay, Equifax, and Microsoft, to combat cyberfraud and enable an inclusive, frictionless experience for their customers in over 230 countries and territories.

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Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security, and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability, and equality.

It’s not enough to just make sure Point of Sales is working. Patrons are looking for self-checkout, just-in-time coupons, and in-store navigation. Retailers are looking to create the most efficient asset tracking systems for warehouses, reducing truck rolls to stores, and even the ability to map customer or associate traffic paths to improve store planograms and schedule planning.

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Marketplacer is an Australian-based SaaS business which provides market-leading online marketplace platforms to clients wanting to build scalable and innovative online solutions. Since launching Marketplacer in 2016, we have connected 11,000 businesses with platforms generating a combined annual audience of 50-million+ users.

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Akeneo is a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) solutions that help merchants and brands deliver a compelling customer experience across all sales channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, and retail points of sale. Akeneo’s open source enterprise PIM, and product data intelligence solutions, dramatically improve product data quality and accuracy while simplifying and accelerating product catalog management.

Leading brands, including Myer, Haircare Australia, Auckland Airport, Forever New, Legend Corp, and Warner Music Group, trust Akeneo’s solutions to scale and customize their omnichannel and cross-border commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo, brands and retailers can improve customer experience, increase sales, reduce time to market, go global, and boost team productivity.

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Simplify selling and buying processes on a modern, agile e-commerce platform. With the scalability and reliability of the SAP Commerce Cloud solution, you can build customer loyalty with meaningful experiences anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Unlock business agility with a fast cloud deployment optimised through serverless microservices
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Streamline your business and keep up with shifting market demands through intuitive product content and catalogue management
React to changing customer needs by effectively connecting incoming demand signals with your supply chain.

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Why Get Involved

Commerce 2022 is driven by an ambitious business agenda, attracting a driven and diverse audience of digital, CX, marketing and payments professionals. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this forward-thinking business community.

Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience. As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with influential digital, customer, marketing, and payments professionals, Commerce 2022 offers unrivalled cut-through.

Venue/Accommodation

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Pl, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Accommodation Offer at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney:

Please contact reservations at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney to organise a 10% discount on accommodation for the event at fsy.reservations@fullertonhotels.com

 

Accommodation Offer at Novotel Sydney Darling Square

To book, please email H3021@accor.com or call +612 8217 4000 to speak with reservations.

Delegates are required to quote ‘CONNECTMED22’ to receive a 10% discount on our Best Flexible Rate. This discount is valid for attendees of the Commerce 2022 held on the 9th & 10th Nov 2022.

General Information

Discounted rates are available 1 day pre and post event for all the above. Rates are valid until 14 days to arrival date. Rooms are subject to availability and rates will be quoted at the time of booking.

  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card valid at the start of your stay, unless otherwise specified.
  • Check-in is available from 14:00 on the day of arrival.
  • Check-out required by 11:00 on the day of departure.

Cancellation

  • No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00, up until 30 days prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.
  • Prior to this time, cancellations made in writing will be accepted via email sent to H3021@accor.com.
  • Cancellation fees will be charged to your credit card (or to any other proof of guarantee provided).

 Payment & Check-In

  • Desired method of payment is required during check-in. If your booking was guaranteed by a credit card, the card must be sighted by Reception during check-in.
  • At the time of check in, a pre-authorisation of your credit card will be taken to extend you a line of credit so you can use the hotel facilities at your leisure.
  • All credit card transactions incur a 1.3% surcharge in addition to the amount payable. Pre-paid rates are excluded from the merchant fee.

Pre-Paid rates may be available subject to availability. Separate terms and conditions will apply to this type of booking. All times stated are local Sydney time. This offer is for direct non-commissionable bookings only.

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 12/08/2022)
$995 + GST
$2,985 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 13/08/2022)
$1195 + GST
$3,585 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to commerce professionals, please email jessicaef@connectmedia.com to register.

COVID 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority. Please click here to find out more.

 

For any other questions, please contact team@connectmedia.com.

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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