Retail Day - March 23rd, 2018

The Disruption of Retail

Retail Day - The Disruption of Retail was an all-day conference on the retail industry and its exciting future.

Students taking part in this day had the opportunity to hear from some of the the top players in retail as well take part in a unique case competition in collaboration with Nespresso.

Date & Time: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Location: Armstrong and Bronfman Buildings, McGill University

Registration is now closed

Registration was free but there was limited space.

This event was open to all BCom students. McGill students from other programs who registered were placed on a waiting list.

Speakers

Keynote speakers

  • Marie Josée Lamothe, MD Consumer Products & Automobile - Canada and MD Quebec, Google
  • William George, VP, NextXP & Retail Transformation, McKesson
  • Jamie Armstrong, Head of Retail Sales and Partnerships, Shopify

Nespresso Case Competition

Nespresso Canada animates a unique live case model.

Panels

The Career Roundtable

Moderated by Anna Martini, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Club de Hockey Canadiens Inc. et Evenko

Martina Gimenez-Comas, Director, Omnichannel Strategic Projects, ALDO Group
Jared MacKay, Vice-President & Chief Retail Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Jony Tabuteau, National Marketing Manager, Kiehls, L'Oréal Canada
Christine Boivin, Marketing and Communications Director, Bonlook

The Entrepreneurship Panel

Hosted in collaboration with the award-winning McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Moderated by Nick D'Urbano, VP & GM, International, Spring

Sophie Boulanger, CEO, Bonlook
Christophe Bourque, Principal, WhiteStar Capital
Chris Magnone, CEO, Temple Lifestyle
Shonezi Noor, Co-Founder & CEO, Will & Zack
Guillaume Racine, Co-Founder & CEO, Return Magic

Schedule

Time Activity/Speaker & Topic Location
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast Donald E. Armstrong, 3rd Floor
3420 McTavish Street
9:00 - 9:30 am Welcome to Retail Day
Dean Isabelle Bajeux
, Desautels Faculty of Management
Aldo Bensadoun, O.C., C.Q,  Founder of the ALDO Group
 
9:30 - 10: 00 am The Transformation of Retail
Marie Josée Lamothe
, MD Consumer Products & Automobile - Canada & MD Quebec, Google
 
10: 00 - 10:20 am Disruption: A Major Retailer's View
William George
, VP, NextPx & Retail Transformation, McKesson
 
10: 20 - 10:30 am Nespresso Break  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Live Case Presentation by Nespresso and Case Crack
Jean-Luc Valleix
, President, Nespresso Canada
Alexis Giguère, VP Retail, Nespresso Canada

Students will be assigned groups and work rooms.

 
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Case Presentations

Student groups will be assigned specific times and rooms to present.
 
2:00 - 2:20 pm The View from a Disrupter
Jamie Armstrong,
Head of Retail Sales & Partnerships, Shopify
 
2:20 - 2:50 pm Careers in Retail Roundtable
Moderator: Anna Martini, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Club de Hockey Canadien Inc. et Evenko
Martina Gimenez-Comas, Director, Omnichannel Strategic Projects, ALDO Group
Jared MacKay, Vice-President & Chief Retail Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Jony Tabuteau, National Marketing Manager, Kiehls, L'Oréal Canada
Christine Boivin, Marketing and Communications Director, Bonlook
 
2:50 - 3:20 pm

Disruption in the Food Retail Industry
Professor Saibal Ray,
Academic Director, Bensadoun Retail Initiative


Professor Nathan Yang, Assistant Professor in Marketing, Desautels Faculty of Management


McGill Food Analytics Club with Oren Klempner, Thomas Bayzelon, and Isabelle Ghelerter, Desautels Faculty of Management BCom Students

 
3:20 - 3:30 pm Nespresso Break  
3:30 - 4:00 pm Retail Entrepreneurship Roundtable
Moderator: Nick D'Urbano, VP & GM, International, Spring
Sophie Boulanger, CEO, Bonlook
Chris Magnone, CEO, Temple Lifestyle
Shonezi Noor, Co-Founder & CEO, Will & Zack
Guillaume Racine, Co-Founder & CEO, Return Magic
 
4:00 - 4:30 pm Nespresso Case Finals
Finalist teams will be called upon to present.
 
4:45 - 5:00 pm Announcing the New BCom Retail Management Concentration
Professor Saibal Ray
, Academic Director, Bensadoun Retail Initiative
 
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Cocktail & Prize Awards

Samuel Bronfman Building, 2nd Floor

McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, H3A 1G5

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