Ernst & Young Retail & Consumer Products Forum – April 21

Join EY for an interactive half-day session with industry leaders and experts from the retail and consumer products sector as they share perspectives and strategies in the ever-changing world of retail. See full agenda below.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
9:00 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
EY Tower, 222 Bay Street, 30th Floor, Toronto

If you have questions, please contact Aleksandra Babic at

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8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Paula Smith, EY GTA Retail & Consumer Products Leader
9:15-10:15 a.m. Industry mogul keynote speaker
Stefan Sjöstrand
, President, IKEA Canada
10:15-11:30 a.m. Retail matchmaking: Marriages through consolidation of industry
Moderator: Graeme Deans, Partner, EY

  • Eric Claus, CEO, Red Apple Stores (formerly The Bargain Shop)
  • Mark McTavish, Managing Director, ONCAP
  • Paul Damiani, Operations Executive
11:30-12:15 p.m. Networking lunch break
12:15-1:15 p.m. Economic outlook on the retail sector
Paul Ferley, Assistant Chief Economist, RBC and
Danny Baer, EY National Retail & Consumer Products Leader
1:15-2:30 p.m. “Submit my order”: How eCommerce and omni-channels drive supply chain evolution
Moderator: Monica Chadha, Canadian Risk Advisory Retail Leader, EY

  • Bill Tracy, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Global Sourcing, Hudson’s Bay
  • Dan Chan, Vice President Logistics, Canadian Tire
  • Gary MacDonald, Supply Chain Executive
  • Kerry Oliver, Head of Direct Fulfillment Supply Chain, The Home Depot Canada
  • René Desmarais, Senior Vice-President, Parcels, Canada Post

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