Retail Council of Canada Launches Online Webinar Series with Empire CEO Michael Medline

By Retail Insider 

Retail Council of Canada is launching an online webinar series called In Conversation with Retail Leaders in Canada. The series will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s top retail leaders. The first segment, being held Tuesday June 2 at 2:00pm EDT, will showcase a discussion hosted by Retail Council of Canada president Diane Brisebois where she will interview Empire president and chief executive officer Michael Medline. 

Tickets for Mr. Medline’s webinar can be purchased here

Michael Medline is President & Chief Executive Officer of Empire Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery retailer and food distributor. Medline is a proven leader with a strong track record of success in Canadian retail. He was appointed President & CEO of Empire in January 2017 after more than 15 years in a variety of senior retail leadership positions at Canadian Tire, including as that organization’s President & Chief Executive Officer.

In Conversation with Retail Leaders in Canada is a new online series featuring in-depth conversations between RCC President and CEO Diane J. Brisebois and Canada’s top retail leaders and industry insiders. 

The webinar series aims to assist everyone in the retail industry who has been forced to reconsider how their organization’s teams, operations, inventories and policies will need to adjust to ensure a strong retail recovery. 

Following Mr. Medline’s segment on Tuesday, the In Conversations with Retail Leaders in Canada webinar series speakers include: 

  • Greg Hicks, President & CEO Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd., June 11, 2020 3:00-4:00pm EDT  

  • Brian Hill, Founder & CEO of ARITZIA June 17, 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT

  • Calvin McDonald, CEO lululemon athletica Inc. June 30, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT

[Buy tickets to hear Michael Medline speak on Tuesday June 2]

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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