The retail industry’s most comprehensive marketing conference

The pandemic has reshaped how Australians engage with retail. Consumers are increasingly vocal about the qualities and standards they expect of brands, and the tug of war between physical and online shopping continues to wage. The Mumbrella Retail Marketing Summit is where senior marketing leaders across FMCG and retail - plus the agencies they work with - come to discuss the trends and topics shaping the industry. The way retail brands communicate with consumers has fundamentally shifted - don’t miss your chance to navigate the path towards a new future of retail.


Kate Box

Industry Director Retail, Facebook

Bio coming soon...


Mark James

CEO & Chief Strategist, Customology

Mark brings over 20 years’ experience in helping brands understand, engage and keep their customers. Mark has partnered with many leading brands including Youfoodz, Mantra Group, Suncorp, Telstra, Youi and Bridgestone to create successful customer programs.

With a key focus on understanding the customer, Mark combines strategy, insight and innovation to deliver increased customer engagement and genuine loyalty. A respected industry thought leader, Mark is an experienced and engaging public speaker and media spokesperson. Having recently featured in the Herald Sun, on 3AW693 News Talk Radio and Let’s Talk Loyalty global podcast.

Mark is also the CEO of the GJI Group, a house of brands within the marketing and creative service sectors that help their clients find, keep and grow customers.



Dr Sonika Singh

Researcher & Lecturer, Marketing Discipline Group, UTS Business School

Bio coming soon...


Jonathan Reeve

General Manager APAC, Eagle Eye

Jonathan Reeve is VP APAC for Eagle Eye, a SaaS digital marketing platform with clients including Loblaw, JD Sports, Sainsbury’s, The Warehouse Group and Woolworths. Jonathan has worked with global retailers across three continents and was part of the team that developed the operating model for Jonathan is the author of Retail’s Last Mile: Why Online Shopping Will Exceed Our Wildest Predictions.


Tim Mason

CEO, Eagle Eye

Tim Mason is CEO of Eagle Eye and has over 30 years’ experience within the grocery and retail industries, with a strong background in strategic marketing and customer loyalty. Previously Tim was Deputy CEO at Tesco and held a number of other roles within the Tesco Group including CMO. Whilst at Tesco, Tim was instrumental in the creation of Clubcard, Express, Personal Finance and Tim is the author of Omnichannel Retail: How to Build Winning Stores in a Digital World.


David Andrew

Founder & Managing Director, The No Nasties Project

Driven by innovation and creating a world where health is not a sacrifice, The No Nasties Project and Naked Life CEO and Founder David Andrew is a true entrepreneur at heart who is not afraid of disrupting the market. 

From men’s accessories, to a socks and underwear subscription, at 39 years of age David has spent the past 15 years fostering his entrepreneurial spirit. Experiencing the many highs and lows and invaluable lessons that come with the drive to innovate and “there’s always a way” attitude. 

Previously working with a global management consulting firm, David was in charge of implementing large scale innovation programs across the mining, oil and gas sectors to accelerate the development, implementation and success of new technology adoptions across the large companies. After delivering one of the world’s largest technology strategies for the global key players in the mining industry, David wanted a change and took some time away to determine what the next innovative venture would be. 

Whilst taking time off - he realised there was a real lack of better-for-you beverages that actually taste good when trying to reduce the amount of sugar intake in his own diet. ‘I had been playing in the kitchen to make my own healthier soft drinks to drink at home and then when I was overseas – I tried one of the commercial naturally sugar free soft drinks and realised that mine tasted better!!’ That was the start. Since then he has been aggressively creating new products to offer a better-for-you option without compromising on taste. 

Riding on the wave of success, David has now set his sights on removing sugar from Australian children’s diets. Expanding on his ‘no nasties’- philosophy, he launched the ‘Sugar Free-zies’- all natural, sugar-free icy poles in 2018. It took two years of formulating the product in the lab to ensure the taste was not compromised by the healthy nutritional profile. The product was quickly backed for national distribution by supermarket giant Woolworths - generating over $200,000 in sales in the first month. 

All leading him to where he is today – on a mission to remove 500 tons of sugar from Australian diets each year. Last March, he added a range of 50% less sugar cereals to the family to help change the face of food in Australia. In less than three months’ time, 100 000 boxes were sold. Committed to the cause, The No Nasties Project has pledged to donate $100 for every one-ton of sugar removed from the categories they’re playing in to a selection of not-for-profits driving awareness around better food choices in Australia. 

Innovators at heart, David and his team have now set their sights on delivering innovation in another area: Alcohol. By providing a great tasting alternative to alcohol to those looking to reduce the booze but still have a great drink. Naked Life Spirits has been born - which is a range of non alcoholic Ready-to-Drinks including a G&T, Margarita, Scottish Sour, Aperol Spritz and Negroni Spritz. These have been picked up by Woolworths and Coles nationally and it is just the beginning of this new journey. Needless to say, there are plenty of other big ‘better-for-you’ ideas on the horizon in both the food as well as drinks industry from this entrepreneurial spirit.

OCTOBER 20, 2021


"There is something for everyone, whether you’re coming from the client or customer side, or a retailer or an FMCG, there are some really good learnings."
Evgenia PapageorgiouSenior Brand Manager, Coca-Cola Far East
"There’s never a bad panel, it’s always really interesting, it’s always the most cutting edge information, it’s whatever you need to feel current and fresh and top of your game."
Julia VargiuDirector, Australia, SI Global Partners
"I would highly recommend this event. It's one of the best I've been to. Great range of speakers that were very informative across a wide range of retail topics."
Lisa DobanBusiness Manager of Customer Experience, Super Retail Group

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