RCC STORE 23 Conference Returns May 30 – 31 2023, in Toronto

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What is “next” in retail is becoming “now” at stunning speed. How retailers can continue to adapt and thrive at a time of constant change and transformation will be the focus of this year’s RCC STORE 23 Conference, May 30-31 in Toronto.  

With an outstanding lineup of 75+ speakers, participants will learn the latest insights from Canada’s most influential retail leaders, world-renowned visionaries, and passionate entrepreneurs who will be encouraged to talk candidly about their challenges, how they are driving change, and about the future possibilities for retail.

RCC STORE 23 mainstage speakers include:

Jarvis Sam – Founder and CEO, Rainbow Disruption (previously led DEI at Nike Inc)

Doug Stephens – Founder, Retail Prophet

Michele Guimond – Vice President Marketing, Mountain Equipment Coop

Eric Morris – Managing Director and Head of Retail, Google Canada

David Shing Digital Prophet

Jan Kestle – President and Founder, Environics Analytics

Afdhel Aziz – Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love

Kostya Polyakov – National Industry Leader for Consumer and Retail Practice, KPMG Canada

Tamara Szames – Executive Director, Industry Advisor, Canada Retail, The NPD Group

Andrew Grantham – Executive Director & Senior Economist, CIBC  

There will also be an exhibitor floor at RCC STORE 23, which will feature some of the most innovative business partners, from startups to leading established companies. These exhibitors will be available to demonstrate their cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and retail solutions.

“We’ve designed this year’s conference to not just inspire the over 2,000 participants but also ensure there are lots of opportunities for everyone to interact and learn from one another and really network,” said Michelle Ribout, Vice President, Education & Partnerships at Retail Council of Canada, and key organizer behind the RCC STORE 23 Conference. “Many retailers have adapted, or entirely reinvented their business models over the last few years; this is an outstanding event for everyone to hear about what is working and where the new opportunities will be going forward.”

More information can be found on the RCC STORE 23 website at storeconference.ca.

RCC STORE 23 will also host two gala awards shows and dinners. On the first evening, the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala will recognize the best in retail innovation and creativity in 12 distinct retail categories. There will also be special awards of distinction given to prominent retail leaders in Canada that have led companies to remarkable business success, consistently demonstrating community commitment and support.

On the second evening, the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards Gala  will celebrate the best new products of 2022. The awards recognize excellence in food, non-food, and private label categories. Entrants represent national and regional brands as well as private label.

To buy tickets to RCC STORE 23 in Toronto, visit: https://storeconference.ca Take advantage the advanced rates by booking by April 17, 2023 and save $100.

*Retail Insider partnered with Retail Council of Canada for this announcement.

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