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STORE 2017 Conference Full Agenda now Available

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Retail Council of Canada’s (RCC) STORE 2017 Conference takes place on May 30 and May 31st, at the Toronto Congress Centre. RCC has just announced its full agenda, and Retail Insider readers get $50 off by using discount code: RI50, which expires on May 19th.

As well, tickets are available for the Grand Prix Gala as well as for the Excellence in Retailing Awards

To see the full STORE 2017 Conference agenda, click here

STORE 2017 is Canada’s biggest retail event of the year, and is the must-attend conference for the retail industry and their partners.

Packed with more than 80 speakers – representing the “who’s who” of retail in North America – this year’s two-day conference will bring together over 2000 delegates, identify critical trends and shifts in retail and provide retailers and their partners with information, contacts, strategies and tactics for ongoing success.

“What’s more prevalent this year is how the global impact of technology, changing consumer shopping preferences and political disruption is directly affecting retailers in Canada”, said Kyle Tomlin, Vice President Education and Events. “This year’s conference topics and speakers will talk to some of the really tough questions and provide a range of unexpected perspectives that retailers can immediately bring to their teams.”



The conference has been structured to provide retailers with the choice of attending both provocative keynote presentations that cover matters affecting all retailers – including a special interview with Matt Shay, President of the National Retail Federation, the largest retail association in the world – as well as concurrent sessions that focus on store operations, marketing, merchant and supply chain, and digital and mobile. Content at STORE 2017 is also developed so regardless of a retailer’s size or type, whether large, medium or and independent, mass merchant, apparel or grocery, there is a stream with relevant topics.  For example, the entire afternoon on the second day of the conference dedicated to grocery.

Speakers at STORE 2017 will include:

  • Duncan Fulton, President, FGL Sports who will talk about preparing for the new world of retail.
  • Sylvain Prud’homme, President & CEO, Lowe’s Canada, will talk publicly for the first time since Lowe’s acquired RONA.
  • Kamy Scarlett, Senior Vice President, Retail and Chief Human Resources Officer and Thierry Hay-Sabourin Senior Vice President, eCommerce from Best Buy will talk about how they built Best Buy’s “clicks and bricks” strategy by bringing vertical business lines together and the role it plays in driving staff, customers and business strategy forward.
  • Matt Shay, President, National Retail Federation will discuss global forces, times of change and their influence on retail.
  • Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet will explain how the customer journey will need to be re-invented so it is unique, multi-layer, personal and impactful.
  • Michelle Romanow, CBC’s Dragon’s Den “Dragon” and Co-Founder of Snap by Groupon will talk to three current retail disruptors about their business models, why they work and why disruption will continue in retail for the foreseeable future. Michelle will speak with Nicole Tapscott, General Manager, Casper, Deborah Poole, General Manager, Wayfair Canada, and Ben Zifkin, Founder & CEO, HUBBA.

Record numbers of participants have already registered for STORE 2017, which will be held on May 30 and May 31 at the Toronto Congress Centre.  For full information and to register, visit https://www.storeconference.ca

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Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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