The Paint & Panel LIVE conference will be delivering a top shelf array of speakers and information which is vital for the collision repair industry to ‘Secure their futures’.
PLUS we’re ﬂying in keynote speaker David Shepherd from the UK. A former bodyshop owner, Shepherd was in charge of Solera in both South Africa and the UK and he’s ﬁrmly plugged into the international repair landscape.
8.30am Opening Address
8.35am Opportunities in Adversity: How to transform your brand in challenging times
Marquee Retail Group Chairman Bernie Brookes
Australian fashion retailers are bracing for economic headwinds after navigating a period of disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. But are tough times an opportunity to pursue great ideas? Under his newly formed Marquee Retail Group, Australian retail figurehead and former Myer CEO Bernie Brookes reveals how he purchased one of the country’s biggest accessory retailers during lockdown – and put it on a path to transformation.
The Australian fashion industry has recorded a number of major retail acquisitions and investment deals in recent years. But what do retail investors look for in a good idea and a solid business strategy? This panel delves into what makes a successful fashion brand in Australia, as well as unearthing how two of the country’s most iconic labels are fast tracking global expansion with new backing.