Exploring the growing complexity of retail loss prevention - Retail Council of Canada

Exploring the growing complexity of retail loss prevention

March 15, 2022

As commerce and consumer habits evolve, the function of preventing loss in retail has become increasingly complex. Teams charged with protecting and enhancing retail profitability must take on new responsibilities to protect people, property, and assets.     

Retail Council of Canada’s virtual Retail Loss Prevention Forum, on April 12, 2022, will examine how retail loss prevention and risk management teams are evolving their roles, responsibilities, and empowering their staff with the new skills and approaches required to be effective in today’s retail environment.       

During this packed ½ day forum, leading retailers will share real-life, actionable examples of how new proactive tactics are outsmarting felonious activities. Some of the topics and speakers include:   

The New Risk Management Model

Chris Strongman, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Aritzia LP
Rui Rodrigues, Executive Advisor, Retail Council of Canada

Strongman will chat with Rodrigues about benefits and challenges of moving from a loss prevention to an enterprise risk management model, the strategic transformation at Aritzia, and how Aritzia’s leadership is supporting these new priorities in decision-making to protect its business. 

The Impact of Changing In-Store Experiences

Calandra Guiry, Director Loss Prevention, Sephora Canada
Paul Trickett, National Director of Asset Protection and Health & Safety, Staples Canada

Guiry and Trickett will share how their teams are shifting their focus to better support and protect new types of in-store experiences while reducing potential losses by rethinking traditional asset protection.

Mitigating the Creative Deception of Professional Fraudsters in Retail

Guy-Paul Larocque, Acting Officer in Charge, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, RCMP
Rita Estwick, Director, Security Fusion Centre, Canada Post

Laroque and Estwick will discuss returns fraud, gift card fraud, cryptocurrency red flags, and other fraud trends that are becoming even more prevalent with continual advances in technology and how consumers now shop.

Advancing Collaboration on Organized Retail Crime in Canada

Chris DaCosta, Senior Manager, Central Investigations, The Home Depot Canada
Tony Sheppard, ORC expert, and Director, Loss Prevention Solutions, ThinkLP
Supt. Robert Gourley, Halton Police

DaCosta, Sheppard, and Supt. Robert Gourley of Halton Police discuss how retailers can work together to help change perceptions and block the impact of organized retail crime at a time when collaboration between retailers, law enforcement, and justice has never been more important.

The insights shared and debated at this year’s RCC Retail Loss Prevention Forum on April 12, 2022 will shape the future of loss prevention, asset protection and risk management for retailers in Canada. Register today  to be part of these important conversations and help your teams anticipate the best ways to lead your organization through the evolving complexities ahead.    

Discounts are available for junior professionals and groups of five or more who register together.

For more invitation visit rcclpconference.ca