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Get ready for the 12th annual Retail Week at Ryerson hosted by the Ted Rogers School of Retail Managment on October 28 to November 1, 2019. 

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.  

Day 1 & 2: Third Annual CREA Charrette 

We start the week with the second annual CREA Charrette, external link, opens in new window: a 2-day inter-school and  interdisciplinary learning experience where teams of students with an interest in retail will develop creative solutions to a complex real-world industry challenge.  (Featuring guest speakers, a guided field trip, and more!)  

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Day 2: Oct 29th

Hear from Matt Rubinoff, the founder of Stackt Market, external link, opens in new window designed from shipping containers with 20+ vendors that include Belgian Moon brewery, Inkbox Tattoos, and Donut Monster to name a few!

Matt will share his story of how this innovative concept re-imagines the nature of retail spaces, community, and brands. 

Get your ticket to Meet Matt, external link, opens in new window!

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Day 3: Oct 30th

At the mid-point of Retail Week, join the always popular Speed Networking as 2nd and 3rd year students get a head start by connecting with recruiters early for summer employment, co-op and internships.

Confirmed Participants:
Enterprise, Hudson's Bay, PwC, Staples, Tangerine Bank, & TJX!

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Day 4: Oct 31st


Begin the day by touring the Amazon Fullfilment Centre, external link, opens in new window in Brampton. 

On this 1-hour private tour you will see how products enter the warehouse, how orders are picked and packed, the quality assurance process, robots, and more in a behind the scenes look at a best-in-class supply chain example.

RSVP today to tour Amazon. Spaces limited!, external link, opens in new window

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Soft skills... New tech... Stores or corporate... the world of work is changing. Mary Barroll, President and Natasha Reichen, Vice President of Operations at Talent Egg, external link, opens in new window look at "the Future of Work" and retail careers.  

Book your seat for this Talent Egg Talk, external link, opens in new window

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Your RSA hosts a special panel discussion to explore the experince of interns and offer tips to retail students on how to find opportunities to succeed in the internship program - featuring operations and corporate roles.

Start planning for your internship today, external link, opens in new window

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Day 5: Nov 1st

Join the studio audience for a live session of the Voice of Retail podcast, external link, opens in new window hosted by Michael LeBlanc for the Retail Council of Canada.

This edition will feature a panel discussion with opportunities for audience interaction on the topic of Black Friday: Trick or Treat on Canadian retailers?

Featured panelists will include:

Marina Strauss
Retail Reporter and Columnist at the Globe & Mail for over 20 years

Patrick Dickinson
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand Strategy at HBC 

Join the live audience!, external link, opens in new window


Retail Week Overview


Monday Oct 28 to Friday Nov 1, 2019


Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas St. West, Toronto

  • Monday October 28
    9am - CREA Charrette Kick-off

  • Tuesday October 29
    10am - Stackt Market
    1pm - CREA Team Presentations 

  • Wednesday October 30
    6pm - Speed Networking

  • Thursday October 31
    8am - Amazon Tour
    3pm - Talent Egg Talk
    5pm - RSA Intern Panel

  • Friday November 1
    11am - Voice of Retail (Live)


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

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