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14th Annual National Retail and Consumer Markets Summit




February 29, 2024

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We are delighted to invite you to the 14th Annual National Retail and Consumer Markets Summit. 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. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Keynote address: Exploring Retail’s Transformation – Analyzing Key Trends Reshaping the Industry with Don Unser, President of Thought Leadership at Circana
  • CORE Update – The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise’s Actions, Strategies, Outcomes and Likely Priorities in 2024
  • Employment Update – Developments Affecting Retail with Lindsey Taylor, Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, Head of Employment at Lululemon
  • Responsible AI Governance – Anticipating the AI Regulatory Impact on the Retail Sector 
  • McCarthy Quick Takes:
    • Gift Cards – Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls
    • French Language Compliance – What’s Happened Since the Adoption of Bill 96
    • Privacy Pulse – Recent and Imminent Privacy Law News
    • Key Changes and Updates to Consumer Protection Legislation

Note: The presentation will take place live in our Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver offices and will be given in English only. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.

If you have questions about this series, please contact [email protected].

This program qualifies for up to 3.25 hours of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education:This program contains up to 3.25 hours of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.


11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
Toronto, Montréal (Lunch 11:30 a.m., Program 12 p.m., Reception 3:30 p.m.)

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT
Vancouver (Breakfast 8:30 a.m., Program 9:00 a.m., Reception 12:30 p.m.)