Retail Speakers

Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander sleepwear has grown from a single man operation on a living room table to an internationally recognised sleepwear business and brand name. Peter Alexander started his own business at 24 after working for four years in the retail industry. He decided it was time to be his own boss. With the support of his parents, Peter began making women's pyjamas for the wholesale market, working ...

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Peter Irvine

Peter is one of the two Australian leaders behind the success of Gloria Jeans Coffee. After oil, coffee is the most traded product in the world. And in Australia, the popularity of coffee shops is ever increasing, with the biggest slice of the market controlled by Gloria Jean's. Following numerous awards, Gloria Jeans Australia has now set its sight overseas, purchasing the global brand from its o ...

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Peter Morrissey

Elaborating on what has formed the Peter Morrissey the world knows today, Peter speaks to corporate groups and functions on the incredible lessons that life has brought him. Taking inspiration from the tribulations of modern life, Peter shares universal lessons on becoming a stronger, better person. Peter believes that he can not only enhance people's lives through fashion, but he also has insight ...

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Pippa Hallas

Ella Baché is a respected skin care brand revered across the country. You may think you know its story, but there’s so much more to this brand than meets the eye.

It all started with a bold woman, a pot of wax and the decision to stand out in the foyer of David Jones.

Now, for the first time, CEO Pippa Hallas is opening up about the journey behind the brand, the disruptions, the innovations, the mistakes, the risks - and what it really takes to steer an 80 year old business through a rapidly changing world.

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Ray Scicluna

Ray Scicluna works with businesses and their team to get the best outcome! It's not how far he fell, it's how Ray Bounces back that is inspiring and the true meaning of success. Today Ray's businesses include franchising, business consulting, retailing, manufacturing innovations, event management and training and he is passionate about sharing what he has learnt. Ray knows his stuff. Speaking f ...

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Rick Segal

Rick Segel is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), consultant, and nationally recognized expert on the topics of retail, marketing, customer service, and downtown redevelopment.
A seasoned retailer of 25 years and the author of over seven books, including How to Become a Preferred Vendor, Laugh & Get Rich, and the best-selling Retail Business Kit for Dummies, Rick is a walking, talking ...

Roy Larke

Roy Larke has more than 20 years of experience working in Japan both as an academic and consultant. Currently, Mr. Larke is based in Tokyo, working as Professor of International Marketing and Japanese Business at Rikkyo University. Rikkyo is the eighth ranked private university in the country, but the recently opened College of Business ranked third in its first year. He is also a leading retail a ...

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Ruslan Kogan

Ruslan Kogan is a serial entrepreneur, having created and run many successful businesses. He is one of the pioneers of online retail in Australia, and his Internet ventures have expanded to include a global footprint. His companies have operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, with much more international expansion planned. His tremendous success has made him Australia's wealthiest ...

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Russel Howcroft

Through his appearances on ABC1s hugely successful show The Gruen TransferRussel has become the very public face of brand marketing and advertising in Australia. In fact according to media mogul, Harold Mitchell, Russel Howcroft has become a brand himself. ...

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Scott Bales

A technology guru, Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting edge arena known as "The Digital Shift", encompassing innovation, culture, design, technology and mobility in a world gone digital. A thought leader through and through, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technology innovations. Previously Chief Mobile Officer for Mo ...

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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