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11th Annual National Retail and Consumer Markets Summit




February 25, 2021

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We are delighted to invite you to the 11th Annual National Retail and Consumer Markets Summit. This year’s Summit format will be a little bit different, while continuing to feature our usual industry-focused content! Designed for legal counsel and business leaders, this year’s Summit will feature the latest industry trends and legal developments in the sector. We will offer practical tips for addressing timely issues facing retailers and consumer-facing businesses today. There will be time for discussion at the end of each session.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Keynote Speaker: Contextualizing the COVID Journey
    Dr. Alain Poirier, Eastern Townships Public Health Director and former national public health director and Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the province of Québec
  • Post-inauguration Debrief: A focus on the Biden Administration’s legislative agenda as it impacts your business, highlighting points of tension and opportunities for collaboration in the Canada-US relationship
  • What’s Next in Retail: Issues related to loyalty programs, rich content channels, premium online customer experience and the associated privacy considerations

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Feature Panel: A discussion of performative allyship and authenticity – why it’s critical to demonstrate your commitment to EDI in your suppliers and service providers in 2021
  • Vaccination Roll-out: Employment, human rights and privacy considerations
  • ESG Issues in the Supply Chain: Proposed forced labour legislation North and South of the border, and the manifestation of ESG concerns in stakeholders’ demands

This series qualifies for up to 4 hours of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This series contains up to 4 hours of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.

If you have questions about this series or are interested in attending, please contact [email protected]


11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (ET)
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (MT)
8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (PT)

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