30 May 2024
The Timber Yard



The largest showcase of retail real estate assets & projects: high street, shopping centres, parks and outlets, travel hubs, hotels and more


Build alliances with franchise partners, cities, innovation and logistic players to support your new retail space


The whole retail property industry will be in attendance; from the most influential leaders to leading brand decision makers


Monitor the latest trends and hear what is happening in the and wider retail market

Meet the Industry Leaders

These are just some of our exhibitors
Retail Property Marketplace – find your next retail space
Retail Property Marketplace – retail leasing

RPM Agenda

9am - RPM Opens
10am - Session 1
Shopping Centre Initiatives, supporting new and upcoming retailers

Calling all emerging retailers.

Are you ready to bring your brand to life within a shopping centre environment but not sure where or how to start?

Join our panel discussion where we bring to the stage our shopping centre gurus who share their knowledge and expertise to give you simple tips to get started.

Expert Panelists

Scott Moore, General Manager – Scentre Group / Brandspace

Lisa King, National Manager – Stockland / S-Connect

Sally Harding, Head of Alternative Income – QIC / BrandIQ

Moderator: Marguerite Bell – Retail Life

We discuss challenges faced by emerging retailers as they embark on growing their brand into a physical bricks and mortar space, share lessons learnt and showcase the benefits of being part of a shopping centre community.

Ready to know more? Make sure you register to attend RPM.

11am - Session 2

We’re proud to introduce our Emerge stage – a platform that provides smaller and new brands a voice in market. With a free 6-minute slot, we’re providing eligible businesses with the opportunity to pitch your requirements to an engaged audience of property professionals. 

2023 Brands

Leaf Cafe – David Kwag

Choice Pharmacy – Rami El Kaderi

Wit Blom – Jacinta JVR

Expresso Lane Drive Thru Coffee – Martin Stepien

Royal Nut Company – Sanjay Mirchandani

Fifth Harvest – Marco Gritti

12pm - Session 3
Get Leasing Savvy!
Strategic Leasing for Business Growth

Are you ready to grow your retail brand footprint?

Secure your seat to hear from retailers and landlords as they share advice on growing your bricks and mortar store portfolio.

Expert Panelists

Leif Olsen, Head of Retail Leasing – CBRE

Mel Green, Head of Real Estate – Country Road

Andrew Danson, Director – The Leasing Collective

Moderator: Marguerite Bell – Retail Life

We’ll unpack the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to navigating retail leasing. Join Marguerite Bell from Retail Life as she seeks out advice and tips so that you can approach your strategic leasing with eyes wide open.

Our collaborative conversation between landlords and tenants aims to showcase the need for strong partnerships that are focused on achieving best outcomes for all parties.

Don’t be disappointed, book your seat and Get Leasing Savvy!

12:30pm - Lunch
2pm - Session 4
Get Design Savvy!
Effective design and use of retail space for successful trading

Are you stuck in the middle between creative store design and functionality?

Are you planning on opening a new retail store, undergoing a store refurbishment or re designing your retail store design strategy?

Well you can’t afford to miss this micro session at Retail Property Marketplace.

Expert Panelists

Jason Holmes, Director – TRG


John Grinham, Portfolio Retail Design Manager – QIC

Karyn O’Brien, Owner – Setting Up Shop

Moderator: Marguerite Bell – Retail Life

Innovative and effective design needs to capture changing consumer behaviour, deliver memorable customer experiences and optimise trading performance. Gain valuable insights as we decipher what it means to achieve creative yet functional design that supports optimal trading capabilities.

Book your seat by simply registering to attend RPM.

3pm - Session 5
Changing to a hybrid workspace - Present by IWG

Hybrid working is helping to create the foundation of a more sustainable future.

The future of work will revolve around the 15 Minute City. A place where work, home shops, entertainment, education and healthcare are all available, by foot or bicycle within the same time a commuter might once have to have waited on a train platform.

IWG will showcase how your retail precinct can benefit from this global trend.

Expert Panelist

Aleisha Byles, Partnership Sales Manager, IWG

4pm - Session 6
International leasing trends and how they can transfer to local markets

Do you want your leasing portfolio to stand out and meet the needs of the ever-changing and evolving retail landscape?

Hear from industry experts as they discuss the international trends driving and impacting retail and how those trends do and don’t translate into the Australian market.

We also bring to the table what leasing roadblocks need to be overcome to bring international brands to life in our Australian retail landscape.

Expert Panelists

Zelman Ainsworth, Managing Director – Ainsworth Property

Leighton Hunziker, Director – Retail Services, Savills Australia

Kristina Hetherington, Managing Director – Design Clarity


9am - 4pm - The Retail Clinic (Booth #202)
Free 25 Minute 1-to-1 Consultantion Sessions

At Retail Property Marketplace we are focused on supporting retail and leisure occupiers not only to network, discuss potential opportunities but to provide support to expand your business. 

Our Retail Solutions Marketplace will be offering complimentary 25 minute 1-to-1 Q & A sessions where you can ask the experts questions, seek out advice or gain insights for your retail business. Whether you are embarking on your first bricks and mortar store or looking to expand your brand footprint our Solution Sessions are here to help you.

Bookings are limited, so secure your spot today!

Leasing Support with Euan McGonigle – Starling Retail Advisory

Get Retail Equipped! Retailer Best Practice Operations with Marguerite Bell – Retail Life

City of Melbourne Business Concierge and Incentives & Grants with Sheanis Chong, Shumon Khan and Emma Rayner – City Of Melbourne

4pm - 6pm - Networking Drinks Reception

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