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Western Canadian Retail FM leaders gathered in Vancouver, October 18 to be inspired by Codi Shewan, learn from David Ian Gray and make valuable industry connections. The event kicked off with networking over coffee and quickly moved into the General Session where Codi Shewan, challenged attendees to get “comfortably uncomfortable.” Shewan’s dynamic delivery inspired the audience to expect “business unusual” and to step out of their comfort zone to evolve, innovate and grow.
Following a short break, David Ian Gray, a noted retail strategist with DIG360 Consulting, Ltd., dove into the retail transformation and retail’s response to turbulent times. He discussed the implications of current retail trends on the future, and debunked commonly held myths by citing examples of retailers who are “doing it right.”
He helped attendees understand the “why” behind retail changes and provided solid advice on how retailers and suppliers can adapt to better support their businesses. He specifically explained how suppliers must understand the changes retailers are experiencing and create new value-added services that boost the bottom line and improve service.
The Canada Quick Connect & reception kept members engaged during the afternoon. During the Quick Connect, suppliers could easily engage with potential new clients and retailers could share their specific needs with multiple suppliers. A relaxing reception wrapped up the event and helped pave the way for future PRSM events.
Following the event, one PRSM Supplier reported, “I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the event but it was great”. I thought if I could get one good contact I would be happy, but I got 3 great contacts! The speakers were great and spot on. This was a GREAT event and well worth my time”.
Some attendees enjoyed the event so much they plan on attending the Canada East event, Oct. 25, to continue building their network of PRSM connections.
To see photos of the Canada West event click here. PRSM’s Canada East event will take place October 25 in Toronto, and will feature the same exciting speakers and lineup. If you have not registered for Canada East you can do so by clicking here.