MEDIA ADVISORY - Don't miss STORE 2017 - Canada's Biggest Retail Conference and Event of the Year

TORONTO, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ -


May 30-31, 2017


Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON


THE one conference where the BIGGEST names in retail will discuss the latest issues affecting RETAIL in Canada. STORE 2017 retail conference will tackle how retailers in Canada can thrive in a global environment affected by technological and political disruption and skyrocketing consumer demands.                       

Also, at the end of each day of STORE 2017, delegates enjoy a cocktail reception and a gala dinner and awards presentation

 Excellence in Retail Awards Gala Dinner– May 30. 2017

 Canadian Grand Prix Awards Gala Dinner– May 31, 2017


80 well-known thought leaders speaking over 2,000 conference delegates


Speakers and guests 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, of the US 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-layered, 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.

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About Retail Council of Canada:

Retail is Canada's largest employer with 2.2 million Canadians working in our industry. The sector annually generates payroll of $60 billion and approximately $350 billion in sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline). As of 2016, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) members represent more than two thirds of retail sales in the country. RCC is a not-for-profit industry-funded association and represents small, medium and large retail business in every community across the country. As the Voice of Retail™ in Canada, we proudly represent more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail formats, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants.

SOURCE Retail Council of Canada

For further information: Branka Stavric, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications,, 416.467.3772, Retail Council of Canada,


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