A unique opportunity for the large format retail sector to get together
Large Format Retail Association Forums
The LFRA conducts national quarterly 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.
Welcome to a new year 2021, we commenced this year with a Virtual Forum which was livestreamed on Friday 29th January, 2021. All members can access the recordings and presentations via the Downloads tab.
We will shortly announce to our members the details of our upcoming LFRA 2021 Hybrid Forum.
For enquiries please contact Michelle Wong at [email protected]
Burgess Rawson LFRA 2018 VIC Forum Thursday 15th November The Forum will be held at Luminare, Level 7, 111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne and will be proudly hosted by Burgess Rawson. Our Keynote Speaker will be Richard Murray, Group CEO, JB Hi-Fi. Guest presenters will include Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities, HSBC Bank Australia; Bryan Raymond, Senior Analyst, Citi & Phil Schoutrop, Principal & Director, Buchan. Please note the Cocktail and Networking Session will be…Find out more »
Aventus Group LFRA 2019 NSW Forum Westin Hotel, Sydney Tuesday 19th February, 2019 The national quarterly LFRA Forum will be held at the Westin Sydney. The Forum will be proudly hosted by Platinum Associate Member, Aventus Group. Our keynote speaker will be Jan Gardberg, Country Manager, IKEA. Guest presenters include Darren Holland, CEO, Aventus Group, Justin Ganly, Managing Director, Deep End Services and Craig Woolford, Head of Research, Citi, Australia & New Zealand. The Forum will be followed by a…Find out more »
The LFRA 2019 QLD Forum will be held over two days; Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd, May. Tuesday 21st May - QLD Study Tour & Pre Forum Dinner We will start with an all-day 'members only' Study Tour of Homemaker Centres and Large Format Retail Precincts around the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane region. Members who register to participate in the Study Tour can choose to join the Study Tour from the Calile Hotel, Fortitude Valley at 7.45 am for an 8.00 am sharp departure,…Find out more »
LFRA 2019 NSW Forum Westin Hotel, Sydney Thursday 22nd August, 2019 The national quarterly LFRA Forum will be held at the Westin Sydney on Thursday 22nd August. Our keynote speaker will be Bill Evans, Head of Global Economics, Westpac. The Forum will be followed by a 'members only' Post Forum dinner to be held at Alpha Restaurant. Registration has opened for enquiries please call Michelle Wong at 03 9859 5000 or [email protected]Find out more »
The LFRA 2019 Overseas Study Tour will be held from Wednesday 4th - 11th September. The LFRA member delegation will commence the tour in Almhult, Sweden and will be visiting the IKEA Head Office and experience the IKEA Museum. The tour will then travel to Copenhagen and then to London. This is a LFRA 'Members Only' event, for enquiries please contact Michelle Wong at [email protected]Find out more »
The LFRA 2019 VIC Forum will be held on Thursday 28th November at Luminare, Level 7, 111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne. On this occasion as we will be celebrating the inaugural LFRA Awards Night at Crown Palladium in the evening the Forum will conclude at 3.15 pm. For Forum Enquiries please contact Michelle Wong at [email protected] or 03 9859 5000. Tickets are on sale now, LFRA members can login to register for the Forum and the Gala Awards Night.Find out more »
The inaugural Gala Awards dinner will be a celebration of the Large Format Retail Association and in particular the members who contribute to the success of the Large Format Retail sector year after year. This will include celebrating the past 20 years and what has been achieved since the LFRA was founded, current achievements and the future of our Association by fostering the education and growth of the young Large Format Retail members. It will give our members both companies…Find out more »
Study Tour Queenstown & Auckland Monday 3rd & 4th February We will commence 2020 with an informative Study Tour in Queenstown and Auckland to be followed by the Forum. On this occasion, we will open the New Zealand Forum to non members inviting local Large Format Retailers and associated mixed used tenant representatives; landlords; property owners and other key stakeholders. It will be an excellent networking opportunity. The Study Tour will commence in Queenstown on Monday 3rd February at 9am…Find out more »
LFRA 2021 Virtual Forum The first virtual National Forum will be livestreamed from Melbourne on Friday 29th January. This is purely an online event. The Forum will open with a panel discussion about 'Large Format Retail Learnings from COVID'. The panel will comprise of Glen Robinson, LFRA Alternate Director and CEO, Beacon Lighting; Michael Cherubino, Executive Director, Adairs Retail Group; Kate Warwick, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting and Stuart Harker, Chairman, AislePlus and former Warwick Shedden Award recipient. This session will be moderated by…Find out more »
LFRA 2021 VIC Forum Wednesday 26th May CANCELLED Unfortunately due to the COVID restrictions we have cancelled our first in person National Quarterly Forum since February 2020. Over 240 LFRA members and guests were to attend the Forum and Post Forum Dinner. Once available, details for our next Forum will be sent to all LFRA members and non members who had also booked for the Forum. For Forum Enquiries please contact Michelle Wong at [email protected] or +61 412 798 380Find out more »