Montreal, March 14, 2017
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and Les événements eCOM are partnering to help companies through their digital transformation as their overall operations evolve to meet the changing needs of consumers. This agreement with Les événements eCOM will assist RCC in offering its retail members important tools such as rich and relevant content and data that will help in better understanding the real challenges and opportunities involved in the digital world.
Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO of RCC, noted that the partnership with Les événements eCOM was the next logical step. "I am delighted that we are pooling our resources to make eCOM MTL the ultimate event in the digital economy, which this year will be held in Montréal on September 13th and 14th . Combining our DTLQC. Event with eCOM MTL allows us to increase the amount and quality of digital information and tools offered to retailers. These are concrete steps that will help our small and large members succeed in this changing retail environment, added Diane J. Brisebois.
Stéphane Ricoul, founder of Les événements eCOM, saw the clear benefits in bringing Retail Council of Canada and Les événements eCom together. "We have built Les événements eCOM with a focus on value added content and the immersive experience we deliver to our participants. This alliance with RCC is no small matter—it's the first step in a growth process. The fact is that the digital age is a limitless, society-wide phenomenon. Businesses in Quebec and Canada have to look beyond basic technology," he explained.
Retail Council of Canada Retail is Canada’s largest employer with over 2 million Canadians working in our industry. In 2015, the sector generated payroll over $59 billion and $340 billion in sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline). Retail Council of Canada (RCC) members’ represent more than two-thirds of retail sales in the country. RCC is a not-for-profit industry-funded association and represents small, medium and large retail business in every community across the country. As the Voice of Retail in Canada, we proudly represent more than 45,000 storefronts in all retail formats, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants.
eCOM events: success begets growth Founded in 2010 by Stéphane Ricoul and Martin Gagné, Les événements eCOM is a meeting point for stakeholders in the digital economy. Its mission is to help businesses thrive, take their expertise to the next level and benefit from optimal conditions to succeed in the digital economy. Since its 1 st event in 2010, Les événements eCOM has been on an upward trajectory. The past 7 years have seen the creation of eCOM MTL (Montreal), eCOM SBK (Sherbrooke), eCOM RIM (Rimouski), eCOM TRV (Trois-Rivières) and OFF eCOM, bringing together some 900 businesses from various industries (transportation, distribution, food, etc.), welcoming more than 4,000 participants, presenting several hundreds of conferences and offering business opportunities to more than 500 partners and exhibitors along the way.
Jean-Luc Benoît, Director Government Relations (Québec) Retail Council of Canada
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