Dear WUWM Members and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the World Union of Markets Congress, a global event which will be jointly hosted by the Melbourne Market Authority, Queen Victoria Market and Sydney Markets Limited in Australia from 23 to 27 October 2017.

Markets are evolving to maintain their relevance in a rapidly changing world. The way things were done in the past is unlikely to be the way of doing things in the future and management needs to be at the forefront of the latest emerging trends. The 2017 Congress these will focus on the impact  technology will have on the Market’s role in the supply chain and the customer experience under the banner of market modernisation.

An exciting mix of international and Australian speakers has been secured that will inspire and challenge you well after the Congress concludes.

Tours of Melbourne's two leading Marketplaces and the Sydney Markets will showcase initiatives to modernise market operations and innovations planned for the future.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting Congress.


On behalf of the organising committee, 


Peter Tuohey                                                           Paul Guerra                                    John Pearson
Chairman                                                                  Chairman                                       Chairman

Melbourne Market Authority                      Queen Victoria Market                 Sydney Markets