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Get ready for the 13th annual Retail Week at Ryerson hosted by the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management on November 16-20, 2020. 

Retail Week is all about engaging and connecting students with members of the industry through networking events, competitions, workshops, and panel discussions on trends in the world of retail.  

Monday, November 16

CREA Charrette

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Ready to show off your creativity? This event by the Canadian Retail Education Association, external link, opens in new window (CREA) gives students the opportunity to tackle complex problems within the retail industry by sharing their ideas and solutions. These will be presented to a panel of judges. 

Tuesday, November 17

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Retail Student's Choice Awards

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VOTE THIS WEEK! We will be celebrating our first annual Student's Choice Awards! Has your favourite retailer made an impact with their customers and the wider community? google formVote for them in various categories, external link! Winners will be announced following Retail Week. 

(12pm - 1pm via Zoom)

Join your peers for some Retail Fun and chance to win a new Amazon Tablet!

Plus you'll have an opportunity to chat with the Director of the School about the fall semester or your questions about the coming term.   google formSign up here and join us, external link for this social session to meet with your classmates outside of class.

Wednesday, November 18

Product Innovation Design Challenge

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Join this Zone Learning event where you'll learn about a variety of key topics related to product innovation, from design thinking and problem solving to critical thinking and beyond.

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Thursday, November 19

3pm - 6pm (2 sessions)

Expand your network! Meet industry professionals and school alumni by attending this networking session. google formRegister now and join us, external link for an extended Speed Networking with representatives and alumni from Adidas, Aritzia, BMO, Shopify, Nielsen, Canadian Tire, and the DMZ.

Guest Speaker Series

google formJoin us for one or all, external link of the following speaker sessions that are linked to some of our current Retail Management courses as well.

Topic: Be Well at Rexall: A Blueprint for Customer Loyalty  

Speaker: Carolyn Hynds, Vice President, Loyalty, CRM & Analytics, Rexall

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 10:00am

Topic: Panel Session - Day in the Life of Merchandise Buyers and Planners at Saks off 5th, HBC, Umbra, Walmart  

Speakers: Paula Colangelo, EVP Product Development & Sales, Umbra; Calvin Tran, Omni Assistant Merchandise Assortment Planner, Saks OFF 5th; Henry Yeh, Assistant Buyer, Men's Designer Collections, Hudson's Bay Company; Nikita Chugh, Merchandise Planner, Walmart.

Date: Friday, November 20

Time 8:10am

Topic: Lululemon: A look at Practicums, Internships and Careers

Speaker: Jill MacDougall

Date: Friday, November 20

Time 2:00pm

Retail Week Overview

November 16-20, 2020 

All Retail Week events for this year will be going VIRTUAL.  Please RSVP with the links below.

Monday, November 16

Tuesday, November 17

Wednesday, November 18 

Thursday, November 19

Friday, November 20


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Retail Week at TRSM is sponsored by the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management.

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