Profit Protection Future Forum

A new way of thinking

The next Profit Protection Future Forum will explore the concept of Total Retail Loss and the changing role of Loss Prevention on a global level. Keynote speaker Professor Adrian Beck will bring to Australia over 25 years global research into retail crime and shrinkage issues.


Since 1999 Beck has been an academic advisor to the ECR Community’s Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group. He is widely published as well as a frequent speaker at loss prevention conferences in Europe and the US.

At the next Profit Protection Future Forum: Total Retail Loss, Professor Adrian Beck will share research and workshop new ideas around:


Getting to Grips with Total Retail Loss

•             The typology explained

•             The experience of companies using total retail loss

•             Selling it to the business


The Future Role of LP: Understanding the Challenges and Building a Team

•             Changes in retailing and its impact on the LP function

•             Reviewing the landscape of loss

•             Global trends in how LP is being delivered and managed


Measuring and Controlling the Impact of Self-scan Technologies

•             Understanding the context within which self-scan systems are developing

•             Quantifying the risk associated with the various types of system being used

•             Review of methods aimed at controlling losses generated by these systems


Making Use of RFID Technologies in Retailing

•             The business case for investing in RFID

•             Key lessons and challenges when utilising this technology

•             Its potential role in controlling loss and future developments


When: 15th of May 2018 (Melbourne), 17th of May 2018 (Sydney)

Time: 1pm to 5.30pm (Melbourne), 12.30pm to 5pm (Sydney)


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Previous Events

We wrapped up another successful Profit Protection Future Forum on the 10th of October 2017, with a theme around Thinking Outside the Box.

Sessions included stocktaking differently, how to sell more and lose less, the future of loss prevention in retail, how to utilise data for loss prevention, and current and emerging risks in retail crime.


Sign up here to be informed of the next Profit Protection Future Forum to be held in 2018. As always, registration is free for all retailers.

We thank all delegates and speakers who attended the most recent Profit Protection Future Forum on May 9th at the GS1 Head Office in Melbourne.


Our agenda covered the many facets of loss prevention in the omnichannel and online space.

  • The Future of Loss Prevention in Retail - Dr Paula Dootson, QUT
An academic perspective on how organisations transition through the digital economy

  • Aligning Traditional Loss Prevention with IT Security - Mark Boyd, Next Athleisure
How traditional LP and IT Security can align their goals, with a focus on fighting Online and Click and Collect Fraud

  • Protecting the Retail Industry against Cyber Criminals - Richard Heron, Myer
 A risk-based approach to fighting cyber crime in Australian retail

  • Cyber Security Issues Affecting Australian Businesses - CERT Australia
Strategies for Australian retailers faced with cyber threats and crime


Please contact us at [email protected] if you'd like any information on the presentations.