Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series: Lee Tappenden, President & CEO, Walmart Canada Corp. (Suppliers & Vendors ONLY)

8:30am - 9:30am

Toronto Congress Centre – South Building

Leonard Cohen Room

650 Dixon Rd
TorontoON M9W 1J3


7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Presentation

The Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series provides an exclusive and unique opportunity for vendors and suppliers of goods and services to hear directly from senior leaders of Canada’s biggest retail brands – with none of their fellow retailer competitors or media in the room.

No other program offers direct access to some of the most successful leaders in Canadian retail in such an intimate setting. Bring your entire team to hear first-hand business strategies from these important retail leaders


Lee Tappenden,
President and CEO,
Walmart Canada Corp


Lee was named President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 15, 2016.

Lee previously held the position of Chief Operations Officer since July 6th, 2015. He is responsible for Walmart’s growing network of 405 discount and supercentre operations and the integration of the customer experience.

Lee was the Chief Merchandising Officer for Walmart Canada, leading a team of buyers and responsible for driving the company’s general merchandise, food, health and wellness and apparel businesses.

Lee joined Walmart Canada, as Senior Vice President, Merchandising Operations in 2010. He previously served as Chief Merchandising Officer for Walmart’s Japan. He spent the first few years of his career working at the Mobil Oil Company before joining Walmart’s U.K. based subsidiary, ASDA, in 1996. He later transferred to the United States to accept a position with the Walmart global sourcing team. Lee continued to move through a series of progressively senior roles within the U.S., Japan and Canada before assuming his current position.

Lee studied business at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom.

Please note, this event is only open to the supplier/vendor community

Click here to download the Leaders in Retail Series Registration Form

Member, Non-Retail $199.00 | Non-Member, Non-Retail $349.00

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