Organisers for the Drinks Innovation Summit, incorporating Retail Drinks Australia’s Liquor Retail Summit, have revealed additional key elements to the highly-anticipated Sydney event on 29 October 2019.

The Trade Expo room will feature the latest product offerings from around 30 beverage and services suppliers, giving retailers the opportunity to learn about new product initiatives and take advantage of exclusive offers.

Confirmed beverage supplier exhibitors include Asahi Premium Beverages, Berton Vineyards, Campari, Coca-Cola Amatil, Diageo, Garage Beverages, Lion Beer Australia, Pernod Ricard Australia, Spirits Platform, Stone & Wood, Treasury Wine Estates and William Grant & Sons.

Confirmed services supplier exhibitors include Advantage Line, Aon Insurance, HLB Mann Judd, Human Experience, Human Tribe, Kettle Chip Company and The Village Pantry, who will be showcasing the latest products, services, information and advice to delegates.

Another key feature of the Trade Expo room will be the first-ever Small Business Digital Champions Hub.

The Digital Hub will feature a range of exhibitors providing small business retailers with tailored advice on how to expand and improve their digital capabilities within their businesses.

Exhibitors include Netstripes, Urban eLearning, BBC Digital, Black Box Security, Tyro Payments and Australia Post, who will provide retailers with hands on, practical and insightful education on a range of key topics to assist with the integration of digital technologies into their businesses. The Small Business Digital Champions Hub will be focused on ensuring that retailers are equipped with the relevant tools and resources to help them become ‘digital ready’.

The topics to be covered by exhibitors in the Digital Hub include online security and data privacy, point of sale and merchant services, technology trends and adoption, digital licensing, social media and e-commerce advisory services, online training, compliance, development and many more.

The Digital Hub is part of Retail Drinks’ Small Business Digital Champions Project first announced in May this year and being delivered in partnership with the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

The last remaining tickets for the Drinks Innovation Summit are available via

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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