RetailWeek 2017

Date Published: August 1, 2017


The David Sobey Centre is celebrating Retail Week, October 2nd to 6th, 2017.

We will host a variety of events to bring retailers to campus and engage our students in retail-centric activities during this week.

University of Alberta and Ryerson University as well as several community colleges will celebrate Retail Week. This is the first year that this will be happening across the country.

The following are some of the major events and activities at our campus organized by The David Sobey Centre.

  • Monday - October 2nd - Retail HR Panel
    Retail executives from several leading retail companies will provide students an overview of retail careers, talk about skills needed, emerging opportunities and career paths.
  • Thursday - October 5th - Retail Innovation Awards
    The David Sobey Centre will recognize three retailers for their uniqueness, innovation and impact within their sectors. Awards dinner - 5.30-8.30pm at the Loyola Conference Hall. To register for this event, please contact: davidsobeycentre@smu.ca (tickets $50 for community and business, free for Saint Mary's students)
  • Friday - October 6th - Retail Tours
    Sobey School of Business Students will tour the Halifax Shopping Centre, meet with retailers and mall executives in the morning. In the afternoon they will get an exposure to logistics and supply chain at the Halifax Port.

Other events such as a joint initiative between Ryerson and Sobey School students are in the works.

Please contact davidsobeycentre@smu.ca for more information and to get involved.

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