Global Sourcing Expo 2024
Call for Presenters

The Global Sourcing Seminar Series is held biannually with the Global Sourcing Expo in Sydney and Melbourne. It has an enviable reputation and attracts high quality speakers and thought leaders. For 2024 we are calling for speakers to express interest in presenting in the Global Sourcing Seminar program.


  • Sydney – 12 to 14 June 2024 at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC)
  • Melbourne – 19 to 21 November 2024 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)


If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest to present, please complete our online form below.

We are looking for sessions around the following themes:

  • AI in Retail
  • AI in Brand Manufacturing
  • Buyers Panel
  • Circular Fashion
  • Fashion Tech
  • Future Trends
  • Global Sourcing & Supply Chain
  • Import and Export Strategies
  • Online Retail
  • Sustainability
  • Strategic Partnerships – Sourcing
  • The Living Wage


Sessions which are 50 – 60 minutes in duration will form part of a seminar program held across the three days of the event. They can be a Keynote, Q&A, Panel Discussion or Workshop. Our audience is made up of high end retailers, buyers, designers and wholesalers.

Do you have an innovative, exciting, and contemporary idea to share? If so, we would be delighted to receive your submission.

Accepted presenters must be willing to lock in the date, sign a speaker agreement and help promote the program to their networks, via a variety of means.

Each submission is reviewed using the following criteria to assess your submission’s suitability for the event:

  • Relevance to our audience
  • Engagement for the audience (new, contemporary, innovative)
  • Links to practical application or research


Presenters receive complimentary registration to the three-day program, social media promotion of their session and profile, and a VIP code to invite their networks to attend their session. 

If you chose a Panel Discussion please indicate in the form who you would like to join you on the panel.


  • Call for Presenters open – Tuesday 5 December 2023
  • First round of submissions contacted – by Tuesday 30 January 2024
  • Second round of submission contacted – by Tuesday 27 February 2024


We expect to publish the first draft of the Sydney program before the end of February 2024 with Melbourne following.

We look forward to hearing from you before Tuesday 30 January 2024 when the first round of submissions will be reviewed and approved.

Please note that as we expect a large volume of submissions, we may take some time to get back to you – please be patient with us.

Should you have any questions about presenting please email our Creative Director, Margo Metcalf –

    Which Show are you interested in presenting at?*

    Which theme would your session fall under?*

    First Name*






    Twitter* (if you have one)

    Instagram* (if you have one)

    LinkedIn (if you have one)

    Facebook* (if you have one)

    Photo* (for the Speaker Portal)

    Bio* (short and sharp)

    Session Name*

    Session Description*

    Session Type*

    If you chose a Panel Discussion who would you like to join you on the panel?

    Additional Comments

    Should my session be accepted I agree to help promote my session and the event to my networks *

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