Retail Speaker & Retail Expert – Brian Walker

Australia’s ‘fittest’ retail presenter, author and commentator

Described as ‘inspiring’ and ‘insightful’ retail expert speaker Brian Walker understands what makes retailers and brands successful and he passes this knowledge on as an energetic, engaging and informative retail speaker.

_MG_3221 (2) - Copy“He is an outstanding presenter.  If you’re in business, of any kind, and you get the chance to hear him, then grab it.  He is among the best of the best.”
Alan Fitzgerald Principal, Fitz Consulting

Brian Walker, ‘the retail doctor’, is CEO and founder of leading retail consultancy Retail Doctor Group. Over the years he has also become a leading media commentator and author on retail issues, regularly appearing on TV, radio and print including ABC, Channel 9 News and A Current Affair, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review.

Drawing on his 20 years of experience in retail senior management with leading retailers such as The Athletes Foot, Optus, Angus & Coote, Westfield, KFC and Woolworths, Brian Walker has become Australia’s most sought after headline retail speaker on all aspects of retail.

Generously sharing his proprietary “business fitness” consulting tools, Brian’s speaking topics are original, engaging, motivational and educational.

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Known by many as ‘The Retail Doctor’, Brian strives to redefine the future of retail.
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‘Inspiring Retail Speaker’

Brian Walker Retail ExpertBrian Walker’s insightful and entertaining keynote presentations are highly regarded at retailer and franchise conferences, trade fairs, industry conferences, as well as corporate events or retailer support programs (run by shopping centre management). Using real retail examples and success stories to inspire and motivate audiences.


“It is my mission to ensure audiences leave inspired with key takeaways and valuable insights on how they can improve their own performance, or as I like to call it, improve their ‘Business Fitness™’!”


Presentations are tailored to ensure original material including topical issues based upon current retail and economic environments both domestic and global. From retail strategy speaker, operations, sales and customer insights to merchandising and technology, Brian engages audiences to bring them the best ‘business fitness’ tips on how to understand their consumers and develop systems to improve return on investment.

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Awards and Speaking Accreditation

Brian Walker has been awarded and nominated for an array of national and local awards including:

  • BRW Fast starters 2009PSA
  • International Retail Leadership Award: Asian Retail Congress
  • Nominated Business Leadership Award: CPA Awards 2008
  • Nominated Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008: Ernst & Young
  • Nominated Telstra Business Awards
  • National Scholarship Winner – Australian Institute of Management
  • 50 Unsung Business Heroes 2015

Brian Walker is a professional member of Professional Retail Speaker Australia (formerly The National Speakers Association of Australia)

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International Retail Industry Events that Brian Walker has presented at include:

International Retail Congress 2015 (Keynote – Peru)
World Department Store Forum (Shanghai)Seminarium 2
Retail Solutions World Asia (Singapore)
Retail Australasia (New Zealand)
Australian Retail Symposium
South American Retail Conference 2009
Latin American Retail Forum
Council of Small Businesses
National Small Business Summit
The National Retailers Forum
The Asian Retail Conference (India)

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Kookai“Brian Walker was a guest retail expert speaker at our National Managers Conference. His presentation was extremely relevant, and pitched perfectly for our audience in an easy to understand format. The audience were engaged and captivated and no doubt left with a clearer understanding of insights into retail trends along with tips to implement in their own businesses.”

Kate Cruickshank, National Retail Coordinator – Kookai


bp solar“Brian’s personal delivery style was very adept at getting our retailers on side…We asked Brian to present the findings from the research and key findings  to a room of 350 of our installer network at the annual conference – he had them captivated, engaged, thinking, enthused and in some cases embarrassed (and rightly so).  Be warned, however, as he was a pretty hard act to follow!”

Douglas Smith, Sales and Marketing Manager – BP Solar

Speaking Accolades

Trinar Solar

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Australian Retailers Association

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Congratulations on such a great event, and it was wonderful to […]

Outdoor Furniture Specialists

Retail Doctor Group were described by many of our franchisees as a highlight of […]


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Howards Storage World

The session was fantastic, I think the delegates received a lot of information which […]

BP Solar

BP Solar engaged the services of Retail Doctor Group to assist us in a […]


Tyres4U, Australia’s largest independent tyre wholesaler, identified they needed to broaden their distribution channel […]

Reed Gift Fairs

Brian Walker presented on the steps to retail business fitness for Reed Gift Fairs.


Fruit At Work

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“Thanks so much for putting the seminar into my radar! It […]