Conroy to host online retail forum

Feb 1, 2011 5:13 PM
Filed under Sales & Marketing

To discuss the benefits of online retailing.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will host an Online Retail Forum in Sydney this month to encourage retailers to explore online business options.

In light of the National Broadband Network and a recent public campaign by brick-and-mortar retail giants against international e-tailors, the forum would help Australian small businesses take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital economy.

Speakers included eBay, PayPal, Shoes of Prey, Gray’s Online, Australia Post, Temando, DHL, Google and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

The panel discussion covered topics such as logistics, and the searching and purchasing trends of Australian online consumers.

Senator Conroy said the NBN would bring more Australians online and allow "retailers to expand their market and enhance their online offerings".

Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Small Business was to deliver a closing keynote at the event.

The Government planned to use the Twitter hashtag #orf11 for those who could not physically attend the February 18 event.

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © CRN Australia. All rights reserved.

Conroy to host online retail forum
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Reseller CEO faces 10 years jail
Former S Central boss accused of 35 offences.
 
JB Hi-Fi beats Apple and HP in reputation stakes
Boost for bricks-and-mortar with Good Guys also in top 10.
 
ICT investment firm loses almost $16 million
Invigor Group blames dispute over failed buyout.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Are Chromebooks ready for the enterprise?

CRN Magazine

Issue: 326 | April 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.