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Digital Disruption and the Survival of Neighbourhood Retail

June 3, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT

RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg

Digital technologies are revolutionizing and disrupting the Canadian landscape on many levels, and the retail industry is no exception. With consumer behaviours closely following the digital evolution, local businesses are struggling to keep up and the digital gap between them is growing. To stay afloat, businesses need more than a website - they need to transform their business model.

Join this discussion to learn about the key role governments play in sustaining the retail industry, and hear about some of the initiatives municipalities have implemented and steps your community can take to stimulate the local retail economic sector.

Presenters:

Dayna Spiring, President and CEO, Economic Development Winnipeg
Andrea Reimer, Councillor and Chair of the Policy and Strategic Priorities Committee, City of Vancouver, BC
Michael Thompson, Councillor and Chair of the Economic Development Committee, City of Toronto, ON

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