We at Westfield believe that the most powerful weapon in retail is knowledge. That’s why we use all our experience and resources to help the retailers who lease space in our shopping centres realise their goals. Today’s increasingly competitive market requires on-going skill development and innovative training programs to achieve consistent improvement and growth. For this reason, Westfield has developed retail education programs such as Retail Seed workshops and online training, Executive MasterClasses, Breakfast Seminar Series, Retail consultant program and study tours to help retailers stay not only in touch but ahead.
The Westfield World Retail Study Tour first took off in 1996. Since then we have explored the world of retail every year, bringing back fresh learnings and inspiration from the major markets on the planet. Each year we carefully select five of the leading retail cities on earth – to immerse you in the very latest in retail best practice over a condensed two-week period.
Designed by retailers for busy retail executives this tour maximises your time away from the office with a full schedule of learning’s and inspiration. Make the world your retail classroom by applying to attend the Westfield World Retail Study tour in May this year.
Designed for busy retail professionals. Your time is valuable, so we aim to make the most of it on the Westfield World Retail Study Tour. We schedule the itinerary so you travel the long legs overnight or on weekends, and you are away from the office for the shortest amount of time possible.
Retail stimulation, inspiration and education. The stimulation starts the moment you get on the plane. You’ll join a group of people who are just as passionate as you are about retail – senior retailers, executives, designers, marketing executives and consultants. Along the way you’ll network and share your experiences as you:
• Meet some of the world’s best retailers
• Learn firsthand how they continually refine their brands and businesses
• See the latest store formats, merchandising techniques and innovations
• Absorb case studies
• Get a picture of how new technology is being applied
• Attend workshops
• Contribute your own ideas and point of view
It’s all designed to give you fresh perspectives that you can immediately put into practice in your own business back home.
The Westfield Retail Study Tour opens doors to Retail. The secret to the success of the Westfield World Retail Study Tour is the unparalleled exclusive access you gain to leading retailers and retail experts, plus behind-the-scenes tours of retail environments. Yes, you can visit markets on your own, but you will never get the inside knowledge and insights gained with Westfield.
Like a mini MBA in retail. Previous tour participants proudly list the Westfield World Retail Tour on their CV’s, like a post-graduate qualification. It truly is a mini MBA with the difference being the world is your classroom. And just like a mini MBA, the Study Tour is tough, but rewarding work. You will be “going hard” from early morning to early evening 7 days a week, learning, observing and sharing your knowledge with your retail peers.
Who Should Attend?
• Chief Executive Officers
• Managing Directors
• Chief Operating Officers
• Marketing Directors
• Marketing Managers
• Regional and State Managers
• Merchandising Managers
• Digital/e-business Executives
This tour is for retailers from all sectors of the industry and priority is given to them. However we also accept a limited number of retail service providers.