National Markets Conference

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National Markets’ Conference 2017

The National Markets’ Conference 2017 was held in Melbourne on Monday 23 October 2017. The conference coincided with the World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress (WUWM) held in Melbourne on Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 October.

This was the third time that major public markets in Australia have had an opportunity to meet and share ideas, learn from local and international industry experts and work towards strengthening the position of public markets in the global retail landscape.

In 2017, we welcomed Donald Hyslop, Chair of trustees, Borough Market London, and John Turnbull, Director of Asset Management and Development, Pike Place Market USA as our keynote speakers.


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Australian Markets in the Global Landscape

The 2nd Annual National Markets’ Conference was held in Sydney in November 2015. This meeting of major Australian retail and tourist Markets encourages the sharing of ideas, learning from industry experts and working together to ensure retail markets continue to strengthen and grow in the global retail landscape.

The Conference was so pleased to have two game-changing key note speakers: Mr David O’Neil, Senior Director – Public Markets at Project for Public Spaces (USA) and Mr James Stewart – Partner at Azurium (Melbourne).

As well as the fabulous speakers, the group explored Sydney’s Paddy’s Market, had an early morning tour at the Sydney Fish Markets, visited the Sydney Wholesale Markets, The Rocks Market and Paddington Market.

The 2015 National Markets Conference was proudly supported by Tappr.

Participating markets from around Australia included:

  • South Melbourne Market
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Sydney Markets
  • The Rocks Market
  • Brisbane Markets
  • Caloundra Street Fair
  • Eumundi Markets
  • Mindil Beach Sunset Market
  • Fremantle Markets
  • Malaga Markets
  • Adelaide Central Markets

For more details about the NMC please contact:
Sophie McCarthy
South Melbourne Market
0405 365 295