We are excited to be planning our 2024 Forums to bring together the LFRA members

The LFRA conducts three annual national Forums for its’ members.  These Forums offer a unique opportunity for the Large Format Retail sector to get together to share information and ideas, address current issues and promote the needs of the Large Format Retail industry.

A typical Forum agenda sees an ‘in-camera’ session for LFRA Retail Members in the morning followed by sessions open to Associate members, followed by a luncheon and afternoon session for members and guests. The sessions feature guest speakers such as state planning ministers and high level industry leaders.

Each Forum is followed by a cocktail and networking session where LFRA members, government representatives and guests can share ideas and views in an informal setting over drinks and canapés.

To conclude the Forum a ‘members-only’ Post-Forum dinner is held.


Tuesday 12th March
Melbourne Forum & LFRA Explore, W Hotel
Post Forum Dinner, Port Melbourne Yacht Club

Wednesday 13th March
Emerging Leaders Event, COVA Group

Tuesday 14th May
Perth Domestic Study Tour
Pre-Forum Dinner, Venue TBC

Wednesday 15th May
Perth Forum, Crown Towers

Wednesday 4th September
Emerging Leaders Event

Thursday 5th September
Sydney Forum, Crown Hotel
Post Forum Dinner, Venue TBC

Thursday 28th November
Gala Awards Night, Melbourne, Crown Palladium

LFRA Forums & Events


Overseas Study Tours

Annually, the LFRA conducts a members-only overseas study tour.

The tours are led by Buchan Principal & Director, Phil Schoutrop.

Past Overseas Study Tours have visited the following cities:

2023 Amsterdam, Eindhoven & Dusseldorf

2022 San Francisco, San Jose & Los Angeles

2019 Almhult, Sweden, Copenhagen & London

2018 Osaka & Tokyo

2017 Chicago & Los Angeles

2016 Berlin, Paris & Lille

2015 Denver & New York City

2014 Vancouver, Seattle & Dallas

2013 London, Amsterdam & Brussels

2012 Los Angeles & San Francisco

2010 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur

If you are not a member and wish to enquire about attending an LFRA event, please call Michelle Wong at 03 9859 5000 or [email protected]

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