Retail Loss Prevention Forum

November 10, 2020

| 2:00pm - 4:45pm ET | 1:00pm - 3:45pm CT | 11:00am - 1:45pm PT

Join us for the Retail Loss Prevention Forum to find out the latest insights and strategies for retailers in a COVID world. Register now

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Members: Free
Non-Members: $49.00

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2:00 pm – 2:05 pm Welcoming Remarks
2:05 pm – 2:30 pm Keeping up with Frauds and Scams in Canada

With the surge of eCommerce shopping and increasing health and safety concerns Canadian retailers need to be vigilant to fraud trends and cyber-crime. RCMP Anti-Fraud Centre shares details of their latest updates and what retailers need to know to protect their brands and secure their assets.

Sgt Guy-Paul Larocque, RCMP Anti-Fraud Centre

Rita Estick, Director, Security Fusion Centre, Canada Post

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Securing Retail: Trends in Loss Prevention

Retail loss prevention professionals gather to discuss the current state of the industry and how recent global events have changed their priorities and concerns. How do employment practices safeguard the brand? How can customers be confident in a safe shopping experience or feel secure with delivery? Discover these answers and what new analytics need to be considered in this rapidly evolving sector.

Julianne Prokopich, Manager, Intel, Investigations & Risk, Canadian Tire Corporation

Patrick Jandard, Country Security Manager at H&M, Hennes & Mauritz Inc

Rui Rodrigues, Divisional Vice President, Loss Prevention & Risk Management, Holt Renfrew

Bob Riddell, Founding Chair, BOMA Toronto Security Risk Management Advisory Council (SRMAC), Moderator

 3:00 – 3:05 pm Fast Five Sponsor Highlight
Intelligent retail solutions addressing today’s needs and tomorrow’s demands

Across Canada, retailers have been forced to adapt — keeping customers safe, protecting staff, enforcing physical distancing all while continuing to operate as effectively as possible. Rick Snook from Axis Communications discusses how intelligent retail solutions can be leveraged effectively to address these demands, and how they can play a pivotal role in the future.

Rick Snook, Business Development Manager, Retail & Banking, Axis Communications
3:05 am – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 – 3:45 pm Loss Prevention Prepares for the Holidays
Holiday shopping events in 2020 bring new challenges with health and safety and changes in consumer priorities. This session quickly looks at key issues loss prevention professionals should evaluate as the busiest time of the year ramps up in retail. As chair of the RCC Loss Prevention taskforce Paul Trickett also shares insights on recent discussions.

Paul Trickett
, National Director of Asset Protection, Staples Canada
 3:45 – 4:15 pm Protecting your Business against Cyber Threats

Cyber risk as grown in tandem with the increasing adoption of eCommerce this year. In this session we discuss measures retailers can take to protect themselves with data security, identifying new phishing scams and actions you can take to avoid charge backs.

Gord Jamieson, Head of Payment System Risk, VISA

 4:15 – 4:45 pm De-Escalating Hostility in the Workplace

Front line workers have a new role enforcing health and safety practices but who is protecting them? Two years ago, London Drugs identified a trending increase in hostility and violence which continued to escalate in 2020. Learn how the multi-pronged approach, that includes training, new procedures, and reporting processes, is creating positive change and safer environments for customers and team members.

Tony Hunt, General Manager, Loss Prevention, London Drugs Limited

Rich Batchelor, Chief Change Agent, Capillary Consulting,  Moderator

 4:45 pm Closing Remarks

Times listed above are in Eastern Time.




Bob Riddell, Founding Chair, BOMA Toronto Security Risk Management Advisory Council (SRMAC)
Gord Jamieson, Senior Business Leader, Canada Risk Services Visa Inc

Gord is a Senior Business Leader at Visa and is responsible for Canada Risk Services. His goal is to differentiate Visa from competition, reduce risks of regulatory impact and support core growth by engaging Canadian clients to minimize payment system risks. Prior to joining Visa, Gord served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 20 years. Gord has over nine years of experience investigating organized crime involvement in forged credit card manufacturing and distribution. Gord is recognized by the Canadian courts as an expert in this field of investigation. In 2002, Gord graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University with his Masters of Science degree in Economic Crime Management. Gord has held positions as both the President and Vice-President of the Central Canada Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and presently is a member of the IAFCI Board of Advisors.

Patrick Jandard, Country Security Manager at H&M, Hennes & Mauritz Inc

Patrick is the Country Security Manager for H&M Canada for the last 15 years. In this role he is responsible for all life & safety, business continuity, physical security, data privacy and loss prevention policies, processes and equipment country wide. Additionally, he also re-structured the H&M security department in the USA and supported new stores openings in Moscow and Tokyo. Prior to his H&M career, Patrick was the Director, Resources of Protection for Roots Canada. He is an A.S.I.S. board Certified Protection Professional.

Paul Trickett, National Director of Asset Protection, Staples Canada
Rich Batchelor, Chief Change Agent, Capillary Consulting
Rick Snook, Business Development Manager, Retail & Banking, Axis Communications

Rick Snook is the Business Development Manager for Retail and Banking at Axis Communications. In this role he provides support and education and assists with providing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to our large end users while protecting our channel partners. Rick joined Axis in 2015 as a Key Account Manager for end users support for the Central Canada Market. He has over 36 years of sales, marketing, technical and design experience in the electronic security industry. Mr. Snook has been involved with industry leading associations such as CANASA, ASIS, Security Industry Association for many years. He was awarded The RA Henderson Award for his achievements within the security industry and making significant contributions to the advancement of the interests of the entire industry. Mr. Snook holds a Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification from ASIS International, Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) from the Loss Prevention Foundation, CPTED Level 1 as well as an Axis Certified Professional (ACP) designation from Axis Communications.

Rita Estick, Director, Security Fusion Centre, Canada Post

In her capacity as Director, Security Fusion Centre at Canada Post, Rita is continuing to develop new security capabilities to respond to emerging threats impacting corporate and customer security interests and ensuring the required security imperatives are provided in order to drive the company’s future security program. Throughout her career at Canada Post, Rita has established strategic partnerships with both the business and law enforcement communities where she has placed an important focus on information-sharing and preventative strategies to support risk reduction strategies. Highly regarded for her ground-breaking efforts in the security community, Rita is a frequent speaker at educational conferences. Rita has been recognized twice on the cover of Canadian Security Magazine and was awarded the inaugural Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award from Retail Council of Canada.

Rui Rodrigues, Divisional Vice President, Loss Prevention & Risk Management, Holt Renfrew

Rui is the Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention & Risk Management at Holt Renfrew. He is an accomplished leader who has built effective programs in areas of Loss Prevention, Inventory Management, Health & Safety, Operational Audit, Risk Management and Physical Security in various retail companies including Holt Renfrew as well as Staples and Best Buy. A mentor within the industry known for innovative leadership with a strong ability for building successful teams and sustainable programs that deliver best in class results.

Tony Hunt, General Manager, Loss Prevention, London Drugs Limited

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