Event: world’s largest retail risk and loss-prevention conference

Coming to Australia for its first year, Retail Fraud – Melbourne is the only loss-prevention conference that brings together online and offline, inter-departmental decision-makers and leading experts and academics from around the world.

This year’s conference features a host of international loss-prevention talent, some drawn from the region and others flown in from other major retail hubs around the world specifically to share their experiences of emerging threats and how they are being dealt with successfully.

The conference also includes exclusive material based on the biggest global research project undertaken in the retail loss prevention space, with 200 top retailers sharing what challenges they are facing, where they consider the biggest threats are coming from and what they intend to do about it: material that is of huge significance to all major retail hubs such as Australia and cannot be obtained anywhere else.

“In Australia, as elsewhere, retailers are working together to make sure that they stay ahead of criminals, protecting their businesses and their customers,” founder Paul Bessant said. “This is essential, as thousands of organised crime gangs around the world daily make attempts to defraud retailers and their customers out of millions of dollars.

“No retailer can simply go it alone in fighting international crime. Our conference is designed to provide a unique platform for the exchange of ideas, to inspire loss-prevention executives and to help them beat the bad guys.”

The international speaker line-up comprises:

  • Topman Australia Group Risk Manager Next Athleisure – Glue Store/Topshop Mark Boyd.
  • Target Australia General Manager Finance Shared Services Carly Richards.
  • Former ‘criminal mastermind’ Tony Sales.
  • Uniqlo Risk Manager Australia Rowan Allsop.
  • TM Lewin Stock Audit Manager Louis Fouché.
  • Fraudsec CEO Sylvain Mansotte.
  • NetMap Analytics CEO John Gray.

The Retail Fraud – Melbourne conference takes place at the Bayview Eden, Melbourne on February 4, 2016. The entire day is free to retailers, academics and law enforcement personnel, including all presentations, workshops, refreshments and a hot lunch.

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