Online Retailer 2016 Opening
It was a pleasure to officially open Online Retailer 2016, Australia’s annual online retailer expo.
In its eighth year, the three day event at Moore Park showcases the best Australia has to offer in the burgeoning online retail sector, as well as giving Australian entrepreneurs exposure to worldwide leaders in this space.
In a short period of time we have witnessed online retail become second nature for consumers globally. Online shopping has been one of the great disruption of the world economy and Australians have shown their capacity to adapt and prosper to this new way of doing business.
Walking through the expo I had the chance to speak with a number of impressive operators, many of whom have taken the leap and gone into business for themselves. This entrepreneurial spirit is what will create the jobs and growth of the future, and something we in government must continue to support.
Thanks to Paul Greenberg, Grant Arnott, and the whole team at Online Retailer for inviting me along and I look forward to next year.