Retail Industry Fellow - Deakin University Graduate School of Business

I first met Steve Ogden-Barnes when he introduced me as the keynote speaker at a retail conference in Sydney. He's a learn'ed man of retail, a specialist in the dynamics of customer 'promotions', a brilliant lecturer and most importantly, the owner of a wicked sense of humour - I was delighted to receive this note from him:

Martin Butler: letter of recommendation

To whom it may concern,

I am pleased to be able to recommend Martin Butler as an excellent author, speaker and 'subject matter' expert in global retail and consumer trends. Martin spoke here in Australia at the 2010 National Retail Forum, and in addition, recently accepted our invitation to speak at a Deakin University Alumni event to mark the 30th year of the MBA program at Deakin. Audience feedback on both occasions was very positive.

Martin’s presentations are refreshingly structured and intelligently delivered with the easy authority and relaxed, engaging style, that are his professional trademarks. Based on in-depth interviews with ‘hard to get to’ senior global retail leaders, Martin is able to present a unique ‘insider view’ of the greatest retail organisations - offering both depth and detail in his insightful sessions.

I have no hesitation in recommending Martin as a great speaker for conferences, seminars, executive workshops and strategy development forums, and appreciate the time and effort Martin invests to ensure his messages are relevant for specific audience groups.

I look forward to seeing Martin present here again very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Ogden-Barnes

Retail Industry Fellow
Deakin University Graduate School of Business