2014 Canadian Retail Research Seminar

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2014 Canadian Retail Research Seminar

CSCA partnered with ICSC to present the Canadian Retail Research Seminar that was held in June at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. This day-long conference had exciting speakers contributing to panel sessions that included:

  • Canada's Retail Leasing and Investment Market
  • High End Retailing - What Are The Limits?
  • Canadian Consumers Drag Retailers into the E-commerce and Omni-channel World
  • Big Data is Good, Good Data is Better: The Canadian Data Landscape Now and in the Future 
  • The New REITs in Canada 
  • What's New in Retail Development

Program Planning Committee

  • Tony Hernandez, Program Planning Committee Chair, CSCA, Ryerson University
  • Maureen Atkinson, J C Williams Group
  • Marco Biasiotto, Oxford Properties
  • Hermann Kircher, Kircher Research Associates Ltd.
  • Tony Lea, Environics Analytics
  • Susan Williams, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Date & Location

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2014
  • Ted Rogers School of Management | Ryerson University
  • 55 Dundas Street West, 7th Floor | Toronto, Ontario

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Program Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

Michael Niemira
Vice President / Chief Economist / Director of Research International Council of Shopping Centers

Steven Murphy
Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson

9:00 – 9:45 am

Canada's Retail Leasing and Investment Market 2014

John Crombie (Speaker)
Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

9:45 – 10:45 am

High End Retailing – What Are The Limits?

Hermann Kircher (Session Chair)
President, Kircher Research Associates Ltd.

Susan Williams (Panelist)
Senior Director, Strategic Insight, The Cadillac-Fairview Corporation Limited

Anthony Casalanguida (Panelist)
Director – Retail, Oxford Properties Group

Tony Grossi (Panelist)
President, Wittington Properties Ltd.

10:45 – 11:00 am

Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Canadian Consumers Drag Retailers into the E-commerce and Omni-channel World

Suthamie Poologasingham (Session Chair)
Senior Consultant, J C Williams Group

Drew Green (Panelist)
Partner, CEO and Founder, shop.ca

12:00 noon – 1:15 pm

Buffet Luncheon Served

12:45 – 1:15 pm

Big Data is Good, Good Data is Better: The Canadian Data Landscape Now and in the Future

Jan Kestle (Speaker)
President, Environics Analytics

1:15 – 2:15 pm

The New REITs in Canada

Marco Biasiotto (Session Chair)
Director, Asset Research – Retail, Oxford Properties Group

John Morrison (Panelist)
President and CEO, Choice Properties REIT

Louis Forbes (Panelist)
SVP and CFO, CTC REIT

Neil Downey (Panelist)
Managing Director, Global Equity, RBC Capital Markets

2:15 – 3:15 pm

What’s New in Retail Development?

Tony Hernandez (Session Chair)
Director, CSCA, Ryerson University

Ruby Paola (Panelist)
Director, Development Leasing, Ivanhoe Cambridge

Jordan Robins (Panelist)
SVP, Planning and Development, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

Tom Smith (Panelist)
SVP, Development and Leasing, SmartCentres

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Tony Hernandez
Director, CSCA, Ryerson University