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The Conference Board of Canada, August 14, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT
Live Webinar by Michael Burt
Canada’s retail sector is in the throes of a technological revolution, affecting everything from e-commerce and online ordering, to the implementation of checkout technology. Technology is reshaping the retail experience for both customers and workers, in front of the counter and in the stockroom. To name just a few examples:
The Conference Board of Canada creates annual industrial profiles for clothing and department stores; furniture and appliance stores; grocery stores; and home improvement stores. As we head into the important back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons, join Michael Burt, Director, Industrial Economic Trends, for this check in on the Canadian retail industry.
In addition to discussing the technological revolution in Canadian retail, Michael will present the key factors shaping the industry, including:
As Director, Industrial Economic Trends, Michael Burt oversees regular forecasts for more than 30 different sectors of the Canadian economy, including an annual Industrial Profile for Canada's Retail Trade Industry. Michael joined The Conference Board of Canada in 2004. In addition to contributing to the development of the Industrial Outlook forecast model, Michael has introduced new industry-specific products and conducted commissioned analysis. Michael has a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Toronto, and has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
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