Education: Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

It’s a new year and Retail Therapy is back to equip you with all the skills you need to take your business to the next level. In a retail world that is constantly evolving and developing, it’s essential to have all the tools of the trade at your fingertips.


We’re thrilled to announce that Maggie Pana, our most requested Retail Therapy speaker is joining us again to deliver her expertise on all things social, as well as our new partner, Marguerite Bell bringing her sound knowledge to deliver a workshop on simple yet effective ways to drive your store’s sales.



Sunday, 3 February
10:30am - 12:30pm - Get Visually Savvy Sunday
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Instagram Masterclass

Monday, 4 February
10:30am - 12:30pm - Get Visually Savvy
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Instagram Masterclass     

Get Visually Savvy - Free to attend*
Instagram Masterclass - $40.00 and reserved seating

*You must be registered to attend Retail Quarter Melbourne 2019 to enter the session



Get Visually Savvy

Sunday, 3 February and Monday, 4 February
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Marguerite Bell
Founder, Retail Life

Are you ready to create a store environment that allures customers and stimulates them to buy?
Find out how to:

  • Attract more customer to your store
  • Inspire them to browse more products
  • Encourage them to purchase more
  • Entice them to purchase more
  • Drive more repeat & loyal customers

The Retail Life team will inspire you to take action and drive your retail sales higher.
Discover what motivates your customers and learn how to maximise the power of the silent sales performance.
Roll up your sleeves and create your own unique displays with your new skills, using the workshop activity kits.

Throughout the session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Construct model fixtures and packaging
  • Merchandise sample products
  • Create eye-catching displays


Get to know more about Marguerite...

With more than 30 years' retail experience, Marguerite founded Retail Life to ensure Australian retailers meet and exceed the demands and expectations of contemporary shoppers. Marguerite's retail career began at Big W in regional NSW where she completed management training before becoming an Area Manager for Suzanne Grae. Following this and after spending 4 years at Pretty Girl Fashion Group, in 2009 Marguerite became a sought-after independent retail consultant. During this time she has worked with diverse retailers across industries and project type, including Sheridan Australia, W. Lane, Dymocks, Interflora, Mindil Beach Sunset Market, Harbour Town Adelaide, Precision Group of Companies, and Charter Hall shopping centres.

In October 2018, Retail Life was announced as a key partner in Wodonga TAFE’s new Retail Connection project which won a $1.99 million grant from the Victorian government's Workplace Training Innovation Fund. A dynamic keynote speaker, Marguerite leaves her audiences energised and motivated with practical tips, actionable ideas and the impulse to create change from the minute they leave the room.

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Instagram Masterclass

Sunday, 3 February and Monday, 4 February
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maggie Pana
Founder, Kreo Inc.

The jury has spoken: Social media for business is no longer optional – it’s essential and one of the most popular and ever-growing platforms is Instagram.

In this 2-hour session dedicated to getting the best out of Instagram, Maggie Pana, founder of digital agency and online store Kreo Inc., will guide you through all things Instagram - the etiquette, tips & tricks you didn’t know you needed to know.

If you want to learn how to deliver targeted content, connect with your customers and how to develop a supercharged Instagram strategy then this is the session for you.

Maggie's sessions often sell out so don't miss out and book today!


Get to know more about Maggie...

Maggie Pana is the Founder of Kreo Inc. Kreo Inc. was a homewares store whose sole purpose was to seek out and showcase quality, quirky, and somewhat unusual homewares with an edge, from all over the world as well as showcasing talented Australian designers. Maggie is passionate about supporting the local handmade movement in Australia as she’s seen first-hand the struggles Aussie designers and makers are up against. Kreo Inc. evolved from an online store to a digital agency early in 2018 in order to assist Australian creatives in their business journey through means such as, social media marketing, websites and becoming market and trade show ready.

Maggie has a world of knowledge and experience within the retail and social media industries with a hands on, fun and friendly approach.

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