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8:30am – 1:30pm

Industry Tour TBC


CEO/C-SUITE DAY

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST BUILDING


EXECUTIVE / THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SESSIONS

7:30am – 8:00am

BREAKFAST

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building


8:00am - 8:45am

Offline to Online: The Key Areas to be Investing in Your Business. Presented by Robin Sherk, Kantar Consulting

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building


8:45am - 9:30am

How Independents Can Differentiate Themselves & Future Trends with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building


9:45am – 10:00am

COFFEE BREAK


9:45am - 10:15am

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

Rooms 17, 18, 19

Workshop 1

TBC

Room 17

Workshop 2

Against a backdrop of accelerating change in the retailer environment, many retailers are grappling with the challenge of ensuring their businesses remain fit for purpose. Stewart Samuel, will share IGD’s ‘RED’ framework to prepare for the future by ensuring retailers remain: RELEVANT for shoppers; EFFICIENT to drive profitability, and;DIFFERENT to drive traffic.

Room 18

Workshop 3

Use it or lose it: Analytics – Getting it, using it.

Room 19


10:15am - 11:00am

WORKSHOPS repeated

Rooms 17, 18, 19


11:00am – 4:30pm TRADE SHOW EXHIBITION (Vancouver Convention Centre East Building Halls B & C)

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Education session

Trade Show Stage


2:00pm – 2:30pm

CDm2 Lightworks Offers Up Ways to Optimize Lighting in your Retail Space to Enhance Customer Experience. Presented by Sage Russell

Trade Show Stage

NETWORKING EVENTS

4:15pm – 5:00pm

TRADE FLOOR MIX N’ MINGLE

Trade Floor Stage


6:30pm - 7:00pm

RECEPTION

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre EAST


6:30pm

DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building

STORE MANAGERS DAY

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST BUILDING


STORE MANAGER SESSIONS

7:30am – 8:00am

BREAKFAST

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building


8:00am – 8:45am

Categories that are growing; trends & challenges with Carman Allison, Nielsen

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building


8:45am – 9:00am

COFFEE BREAK

East Meeting Rooms 1-3 - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building


9:00am – 9:45am;

REPEATED 9:45am – 10:30am

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (NOT REPEATED)

Workshop 1

HR/Staffing & The Future of Work: Recruitment/retaining and turnover reduction and future of work

Room 17

Workshop 2

Retail Design Reimagined: Perhaps no trend is shaping the emphasis on visual merchandising in supermarket departments more than this generation's quest for convenience in the form of prepared foods. The demarcations between traditional grocers and restaurants will continue to blur. Join Sam Burman, VP of planning and design at Off the Wall design firm in PA to discover how supermarkets can capitalize on this trend with dynamic design. Off the Wall has worked with Whole Foods, Target, ShopRite, Dollar General and more in the US.

Room 18

Workshop 3

From Grocerants, to QSRs, and UberEats, What Grocers Need to do to Compete

Room 19

11:00am – 4:00pm TRADE SHOW EXHIBITION (Vancouver Convention Centre East Building Halls B & C)

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Education session

Trade Floor Stage


2:00pm – 2:30pm

Education Session

Trade Floor Stage