It’s less than a week until the highly anticipated Retail Council of Canada STORE Conference 2022 that takes place Tuesday May 31-Wednesday June 1. It’s the first major retail industry event in Canada in three years. [Buy tickets here]
The two-day conference will include speakers who are the “who’s who” of retail in North America. RCC STORE 22 will also bring together more than 75 speakers and 2,000 retail delegates and business partners who will be encouraged to talk candidly about their current challenges, how to drive change, and about the future possibilities for retail.
The roster of speakers at this year’s STORE Conference is exceptional — you’ll learn from the best. The roster of speakers includes:
· Susan O’Brien, Chief Brand & Customer Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation
· Rosie Pouzar, Chief Operating Officer, Sephora Canada
· Ron Wilson, President, International, Best Buy Canada
· Gillian Stein, CEO, Henry’s
· Kate Ancketill, CEO and founder, GDR Creative Intelligence
· Dr. Hadiya Roderique, Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Journalist, Lawyer
· Dianne Buckner, Host, CBC’s Dragons’ Den
· Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist, Deloitte
· Paco Underhill, Founder and former CEO, Envirosell
· Jacquelyn Kankam, Senior Director of Sustainability & Social Impact, DECIEM
· Duncan Fulton, Chief Corporate Officer, Restaurant Brands International
· Joanna Griffiths, Founder and CEO, Knix
· Eric Morris, Director Retail, Google Canada
· Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada
The conference also provides opportunities to reactivate your network and celebrate retail excellence.
The Excellence in Retailing Award Gala on the evening of Tuesday, May 31 will announce winners in eleven retail categories as well as the Award of Distinction will be awarded to Giant Tiger’s Paul Wood President and CEO, Giant Tiger Stores Limited, and Shashi Behl, Founder and CEO, Joydrop. In addition, sixteen recipients of the RCC’s Retail Scholarship program will be announced.
The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala on the evening of Wednesday June 1 will announce the top food and non food products of 2021 ( both national brands and private label products) while also celebrating two Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Margaret Hudson, President, Burnbrae Farms and Darrell Jones, President, Save-on- Foods.
There will also be a silent auction to help Retail Council of Canda fund the scholarships of brightest retail leaders of tomorrow. You might come home from the conference with an amazing deal on some great items including electronics, appliances, patio furniture and gift baskets.
At RCC STORE 22, retailers can attend provocative “big picture” keynote presentations as well as concurrent sessions focusing on store operations, marketing, supply chain, and digital and mobile commerce. The content has been developed to ensure that each retailer, regardless of size or type, can participate in sessions that are most relevant to their business needs. There is also an exciting exhibitor floor which will feature some of the most innovative business partners, from start-ups to leading established companies. These exhibitors will be available to demonstrate their cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and retail solutions.
“Many retailers have changed their business models over the last two years to be much more responsive to their customers’ quickly changing needs, that, as we all know have been influenced by new insights accelerated by the pandemic. RCC STORE 22 will inspire with retail stories of companies and entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the new landscape to reemerge stronger and better positioned for success well into the future” said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada. “This year’s conference topics and speakers will address tough questions and provide a range of perspectives and insights that retailers can immediately bring to their teams.”
To learn more about STORE Conference, visit: storeconference.ca
To buy tickets, visit: storeconference.ca/register-now
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