ARA: Have you got your ticket to the 2018 Retail Realm?

TICKETS are now on sale for the Australian Retailers Association’s (ARA) 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards – The Retail Realm.

These prominent Awards are renowned for being the country’s largest and longest running national retail awards program with last year’s Awards being crowned the best retail awards in the country.

Russell Zimmerman, ARA executive director, said this year’s Awards breakfast will be held at the iconic Mural Hall in Melbourne, a venue rich with retail history and known for its revolutionary nature.

“This year’s Awards are themed around the Retail Realm and focuses on retailers who think outside the shop, because it’s crucial for retailers to not just think of the shopfront in today’s marketplace,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“With retail now touching every aspect of consumers lives, this year’s ARA Retail Awards will search for retailers who encompass every element of the Retail Realm within their business as the dynamic nature of retail means businesses needs to engage with consumers through a myriad of channels.”

With the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards touching on every element in the retail sphere, retail businesses across the country have already started submitting their entries.

“We’ve had small, medium and large retailers around the country already submit their entries across our three Award categories - customer experience, retail workers and industry leaders,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“This year’s Awards breakfast will celebrate the breadth of talent across customer experience, technology, payments, sustainability, employee development, supply chain management, business growth and corporate social responsibility within the retail marketplace.”

The 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards will be held on Thursday 18 October at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne in front of 500 guests. With 13 awards up for grabs, the ARA believe this symbolic venue will draw a variety of retailers around the country to learn and share their insights on the Retail Realm.

“Our keynote speaker, yet to be announced, knows a lot about the Retail Realm and thinking beyond the shopfront,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“Not only is she an icon in the retail world, she has a strategic mind for business and I think retailers across the country will try to get tickets just to see her in action.”

The 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards will be held on Thursday 18 October at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. 

The ARA encourage retailers of all sizes to submit an entry, nominate an influential leader or instrumental employee before Friday 10 August via the 2018 eftpos ARA Retail Awards platform. To secure your seat for the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards buy tickets here.

The Retail Realm.


About the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards:

First held in the 1970s, the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are the nation’s longest running and most prestigious retail event, recognising and rewarding outstanding retail businesses, innovations, and individuals across all sectors of retail. Relaunched in 2008, the annual 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards breakfast will commence on Thursday 18 October at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. For more information regarding the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About the Australian Retailers Association:

Founded in 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is Australia’s largest retail association, representing the country’s $310 billion sector, which employs more than 1.2 million people. As Australia’s leading retail peak industry body, the ARA is a strong pro-active advocate for Australian retail and works to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 7,500 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. For more information, visit or call 1300 368 041.


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