Described by The Australian Retailers Association as ‘inspiring’ and ‘insightful’, the Retail Doctor Group Fit for Business™ Breakfasts and exclusive CEO networking breakfasts are an annual series of well-respected and high profile events in the retail calendar.

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CEO Networking Breakfasts

This exclusive invite-only series of events provide an opportunity for the sector’s key leaders, drivers, and innovators to discuss key topics and trends of the moment, build internal support networks, and help develop and strengthen the future of retail in Australia.

With the goal of opening discussions around retailing of the future, Retail Doctor Group regularly invites speakers from our country’s leading innovators and retail disruptors to join the conversation and push the boundaries of the future of retail in Australia.
If you’re a Director, Executive or CEO of a retail business, click here to find out more and register your interest in our CEO Breakfast Events.
He is insightful, knowledgeable and an expert in the retail field. He certainly is the ‘Retail Doctor’!
Julie Green National Channel Manager, Newsagents ACP Magazines
I was at the event with Guy Russo, he was a breath of fresh air to listen too. The event was extremely well organised.
CEO - My Pet Warehouse
The morning was fabulous, I headed to the office inspired, invigorated and ready to tackle everything – and guess what??! A great day all round! Inspiration can be a big motivator.
CEO - Top3 By Design

Upcoming Events

Australian Retail Innovators Awards 2023

Tuesday Mar 28th 2023 12:30
Join us in celebrating all the innovation and talent in the Australian retail industry at our fourth annual Australian Retail Innovators Awards. Our awards ceremony will be held at Retail Fest on the Gold Coast, with 7 categories full of inspiring retailers - come and listen to their stories of success on March 28th, 2023. Find out more and purchase your tickets here.

Past Events

State of the Nation #22: What’s Ahead for Australian Retail in 2023

Wednesday Mar 8th 2023
Join our guest speakers Michael Schneider (MD of Bunnings), Bernie Brookes AM (Chairman of Direct Group and ex CEO of Myer), Adrian Lemme (Director, Gaming and Research at Citi) and Retail Doctor Group's CEO Brian Walker and COO and Head of Insights Anastasia Lloyd Wallis at our 22nd State of the Nation CEO Networking Breakfast Event where we discuss what lies ahead for the Australian retail industry in 2023. Register your interest here!

State of the Nation 21: Global Retail Innovations

Thursday Oct 6th 2022
Join our guest speaker Blaine Callard, CEO of Freedom Australia and Retail Doctor Group's CEO Brian Walker and COO and Head of Insights Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis in our 21st State of the Nation CEO Networking Breakfast Event as we discuss top global retail trends and how you can implement them for your business. Register your interest here!

State of the Nation 20: Consumer and Retailer Sentiment 2022

Wednesday Jul 13th 2022
Join us at the 20th event in the State of the Nation series on Wednesday 13th July at 8am at Kirribilli Club with Retail Doctor Group's CEO Brian Walker and COO Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis for the 20th State of the Nation CEO breakfast. We will delve into the latest insights from RDG proprietary research into Consumer and Retailer Sentiments. Register Your Interest Here 

State of the Nation 18: Reset – Restart – Realign

Thursday Feb 10th 2022
Join guest speaker: Ian Bailey (Kmart's Managing Director) - in our 18th State of the Nation series as we kick off 2022 with updated insights for retailers in the present and future, as well as how best to devise a successful strategy for the calendar year. This is a hybrid event.

State of the Nation 19: The Future For Franchising 2022

Thursday Jun 9th 2022
Join guest speakers Jake Bromwich, CEO and Managing Director of RAMS, Richard Thame, CEO of Couriers Please and Anthony Grice, CEO of Clark Rubber in our 19th State of the Nation series to give their insights about the next steps for retail and what you can do to be the best of the best in your industry. Register now for the webinar!