KNOWSHOW PARTNERS WITH RETAIL ASSEMBLY TO PRESENT INDUSTRY LEARNING SESSIONS
Tradeshow Buying Workshop Aims to Improve Canadian Retail Profit and Productivity
Vancouver, BC - (July 8, 2013) KNOWSHOW is pleased to announce a partnership with Toronto based industry educators, Retail Assembly, for the return of their industry learning sessions to the tradeshow this summer.
Building on their reputation as Canada’s premier lifestyle tradeshow, KNOWSHOW will be offering attendees the chance to maximize their experience through a morning workshop on Tradeshow Buying at the Vancouver Convention Center West on July 30th at 10 AM.
"Because of the distinct, focused vision of every brand, supplier, and retailer at KNOWSHOW, it's the perfect place to create a conversation and offer up a workshop. Partnering with Retail Assembly is helping us fulfill our mandate of facilitating connections and supporting the Canadian retail scene", says KNOWSHOW General Manager, Perry Pugh.
The workshop will be led by Jennifer Pilkington, an instructor from Ryerson University who brings a wealth of industry experience from her work as a buyer for The Bay, Artizia and Holt Renfrew. The session is designed to give retailers and buyers the tools and resources to help recognize opportunities, move key accounts along and improve the profit and productivity of buys in Canada’s shifting retail landscape.
"The retail landscape in Canada is transitioning and a lot of really strong international retailers are entering our market which will give the big guys a great push to evolve. At the same time, the emphasis on provenance, local and diverse experiences, are all resonating with a mass audience. This is where the opportunity is for brands and retailers today and what KNOWSHOW does really well", says Pilkington.
Interviews with Jennifer Pilkington, Perry Pugh, and representatives from local retailers are available pre and post event. Additional information and interviews are available upon request.
Established in 2006, the KNOWSHOW is a privately held bi-annual trade show catering to Canada’s top lifestyle, fashion and action sports retailers and brands. Each January and August wholesalers of selected brands and their reps premier new products to the nation’s best retailers and media during a three day show held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
NEXT KNOWSHOW DATES:
July 30 - August 1st, 2013
Tuesday / Wednesday : 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
West Hall A 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
ABOUT RETAIL ASSEMBLY:
Retail Assembly is a group of top educational and retail professionals gathered together to develop a new, intelligent, light, ENGAGING way to teach the fundamentals of the retail industry. We are redefining professional development through curated content, and the flexible online tools with which the user learns the principles & fundamentals required for each job. Retail Assembly is the result of those collaborations.
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