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Join us at the University of Alberta School of Retailing’s third annual Thought Leadership Conference, which is being held on Friday, March 10 in Edmonton. There’s still time to register. The half-day event provides both thought leadership and networking opportunities, with senior management from a number of major companies attending, as listed below. 

The conference is conveniently located in a hotel/conference facility attached to Edmonton International Airport, allowing for easy fly-in-fly-out for those not living in the city. 

Senior executives from the following companies will be in attendance: 

  • Staples
  • The Brick
  • Oxford Properties Group
  • Michael Hill
  • Best Buy
  • Loyalty One
  • RBC
  • Freson Bros.
  • ATB
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge
  • Aritzia
  • Pepsico
  • Loblaw
  • West Edmonton Mall
  • Hillberg & Berk
  • Apple
  • Sobeys
  • Urban Barn
  • H&M

Tickets are still available ($225+GST) for the conference, and can be purchased here. Breakfast, lunch and parking are included. 

There’s also a hotel discount for out of town guests interested in staying at the conference venue — the funky/beautiful Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel.

The conference features speakers from across Canada, with a focus on the topic of leadership strategy. Speakers include: 

  • Brett Halliday, President of Michael Hill, who will open the day with a discussion about the ‘accidental career’,
  • Dr. Kyle Murray, Director of the School of Retailing,
  • Kamy Scarlett, Senior Vice President, Retail and Chief Human Resources Officer, Best Buy Canada,
  • There will also be an award given for Advancing Retail as a Career, with this year’s recipient being Toni Galli, Country Sales Manager of H&M Canada. Diane Brisebois, President & CEO of Retail Council of Canada will present Toni the award. 

On the evening of Thursday, March 9, an intimate cocktail networking event, sponsored by Canada Safeway and hosted by Retail Insider, will be held in ‘The Library’ at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. 

Buy tickets here and for more information, contact Emily Salsbury-Deveaux at:



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