Connecting Students & Industry
Each year since 2008 the Ted Rogers School of Management connects leading Canadian retailers and industry professionals with our students - the retail leaders of tomorrow - presenting an opportunity to engage and learn from the insights and experience of experts in their field.
This event is all about student engagement and each year we are proud to invite our alumni to return as guest speakers, mentors or audience participants.
Here are some highlights from past events.
- Michael Belcourt Lecture Series
Over the years we've been proud to welcome speakers including Kenneth Cole (Founder, Kenneth Cole Inc.), Bonnie Brooks (President, HBC), Joe Mimran (Founder, Club Monaco & Joe Fresh), Don Green & Michael Budman (Co-founders, Roots), Rosann Williams (President, Starbucks Canada), Norman Jaskolka (President, Aldo), Tony Chapman (Founder, Capital C), Tom Stemberg (Founder, Staples) and more.
- Retail Gives Back
In one session, students and executives from the Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire charitable foundations discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies and initiatives.
- Harry's Life Lessons featuring Harry Rosen
Leagendary retailer Harry Rosen shared his lessons after decades of experience in men's specialty retailing.
- Brand Reinvention with Jackman Reinvents
Learn from Joe Jackman as he takes us through the brand reinvention process and see how a retailer can be transformed and revamped.
- Annual Speed Networking Sessions
Introducing students and employers from a cross-section of the retail industry through a series of 10-minute round table discussions.
- "Ted Rogers Retail Conference" hosted by the RSA
This student-led event features guest speakers and case judges including past participants from executives at Loblaws, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Groupe Dynamite, and more.
Every year we feature different types of sessions, themes and speakers.
Join us for the 12th Annual Retail week. We look forward to seeing you this October!