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Health & Beauty Conference – Speaker Spotlight: Mr. Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet

In preparation for the joint CHP Canada and CCTFA Health & Beauty Conference taking place
September 17-19, 2014 at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa,
we will be providing a weekly Speaker Spotlight.

Each Spotlight will highlight details of one of our conference speakers and provide you with an
outline of who they are and what they will be presenting based on the Conference theme of
The Evolving Retail Landscape in Canada.


Mr. Doug Stephens
Retail Prophet


Presentation date: Thursday, September 18th
Presentation time: 9:15 am – 10:30 am

About Doug:
Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of North America’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Home Depot, Disney, Microsoft, Citibank, Razorfish, Intel and WestJet. In 2013, Doug was voted one of retail’s top global influencers by

Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Doug spent over 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international roles including the leadership of one of New York City’s most historic retail chains. Doug is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism. He is also the consumer technology contributor on the acclaimed international television series App Central, as well as the syndicated retail columnist for CBC Radio. Doug also co-hosts the popoular web series, The Future in Store and sits on the advisory board of the Dx3 Digital Conference.

His unique perspectives on retailing, business and consumer behaviour have been featured in many of the world’s leading publications and media outlets including The New York Times, The BBC, Bloomberg Business News, TechCrunch, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Doug speaks regularly to major brands and organizations across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

What You Will Hear:
Keynote title: The Future of Retail

Are we witnessing the death of the retail store, or its astonishing rebirth and the beginning of the true Golden Age of retailing? It’s a topic of ongoing and passionate debate. One this is certain, the shopping trip of the future will be vastly different. In this fascinating talk, Doug Stephens will show you the store of the future, from staffing and store design to technology and marketing – and how each will change dramatically in the months and years ahead. You will gain essential insights into how technology is blurring the lines between the digital and physical shopping experience, and the visionary brands that are leading the revolution.

Join us at the
Health & Beauty Conference
September 17-19, 2014
at the
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
1050 Paignton House Road – Minett, ON

Click here for more information and registration!