3rd Annual CREA Charrette
This two-day Charrette, presented by the Canadian Retail Education Association (CREA), external link, opens in new window is an intensive, interdisciplinary, team learning experience.
Last year, student teams tackled a surprise challenge focused on identifying unique retail concepts for the re-development of Toronto's Union Station, external link, opens in new window led by Beauleigh Retail Consulting, external link, opens in new window and the retail developer Osmington.
After teams were introduced to the problem, students conducted a site visit, heard from industry experts on demographics, real estate, and design considerations, before preparing their solutions for a final presenation to a panel of judges.
This year will feature a new surprise challenge with a complex real-world retail problem!
Teams are formed on the first day of the event with and interdisciplinary mix of 4-6 students from college and university programs with a focus on retailing.
All participants will recieve a 1-year complimentary membership in CREA as part of the registration fee in the Charrette.