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Exciting, Exclusive Deals

Dive into the excitement of our Stampede offers, tailored to power up your competitive advantage and allow your business to thrive in the ever-evolving world of retail. Don’t miss out on the chance to secure deals that can make a big impact on your bottom line!

Energizing Networking Opportunities


Power Up
your professional network in 2024! Build connections with fellow independent retailers and industry experts in Vancouver while exchanging ideas and best practices in retail.

Fulfilling Interactions with Our Vendors

 

Immerse yourself in our vast showroom, one of our largest ever! Connect with our vendor partners for innovative insights into the latest industry offerings. Explore technologies, products, and services that are powering up retail, transforming the way we work.

Fun and Entertainment

 

Of course, it’s not all work and no play! Enjoy themed social events and surprises that will add an extra layer of excitement to the convention. Plus, from its picturesque landscapes to its vibrant cultural scene, the city of Vancouver provides lots of opportunities for enjoyment and discovery.

Agenda

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Young Professionals and New Members Private Reception with Chris West (by invite only)

5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board Welcome
with Richard Wall & Michel Gaudreau

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Cocktails

6:30 p.m.

Evening on your own

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

9:30 a.m. to 
10:00 a.m.

Registration
for those not arriving Saturday evening

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Member and ELT Huddles
English & French in separate halls

11:30 p.m. to 
12:00 p.m.

Showroom Opening & CEO Remarks

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Showroom Time & Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Networking with Vendors

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Showroom Time & Cocktails

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Mega Hall of Fame Presentation and Gala Dinner
Bonaventure Hotel
(HOLLYWOOD THEME with live band – Dress up)

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Showroom Time

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Ashley Furniture Presentation

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker  Jennifer Botterill

Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Showroom Time

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Showroom Time & Lunch

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Whirlpool Presentation

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Customer First Web Strategies Integrating Digital Marketing

for Retail Triumph
with John White and Dave Meekings

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Beyond the Transaction Maximizing Revenue in Retail 

with Albert Marrache

 

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Passing the Torch  Nurturing Future Leaders for Success

with Allison McLellan and Kevin Leier


3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Data-Driven Decisions – Unraveling the Power of Report &

 KPIs
 with Mélanie Dion

 

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

People Power  Building a High-Retention Workforce

with Erika Fox

4:00 p.m.

Launch of the STAMPEDE

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

STAMPEDE

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Vendor Showroom Time & Cocktails

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charity Fundraiser Dinner
Time Out Market

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Showroom Time


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Mega Strategy
with Chris West (CEO) and Executive Leadership Team 

10:00 a.m.
Special announcement

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Tempur-Sealy Presentation

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Showroom Time

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Showroom Time & Lunch
Convention CLOSES at 1 p.m.

Speakers

Jennifer Botterill

Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist
Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada's most successful athletes. A member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for 14 years, she is a three-time Olympic champion and an in-demand NHL analyst in both Canada and the US, regularly appearing on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. When she is not sharing her knowledge and expertise of sport on air, she is empowering others to pursue excellence as an engaging keynote speaker and peak performance coach.

John White

CMO, AVB Inc.
John White joined AVB 19 years ago from Maytag, where he spent a decade forging his marketing skills as market manager. White initially led BrandSource’s appliance merchandising efforts as Executive Vice President, and within two years was promoted to his current role as Chief Marketing Officer. In that post, the North Dakota State University media grad and Kaplan MBA has helped revolutionize the group’s marketing and advertising initiatives, giving independent members a media voice that rivals the biggest box stores.

Erika Fox

20+ years in HR spans both large, multinational organizations, and small- to medium-sized enterprises.  From strategy to execution, she has experience designing, implementing, and leading HR strategies and operations. As Sr. Director, Human Resources at MEGA Group, she leads the People and Culture team and drives the building and growing of high-performing leaders, teams and culture.

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FAQ

  • How much are additional badges for The Convention?

    2 badges are included - Additional member and vendor badges are $500 each.

  • This is my first MEGA Convention. Are there any special events for newcomers?

    First and foremost, WELCOME! We will be hosting a special 1st Time Attendee Meet & Greet just for you! ON the first day of Momentum Young Professionals and New Members will benefit from a private reception with Chris West CEO of MEGA. There you will meet organizational leaders, learn about the structure of the organization, review show highlights, and have time to network with others who are new to The Convention and the group. Click here to view the agenda.

  • Where can I register?

    To register simply click on this link Register

  • Can I purchase an additional guest ticket for the Gala Dinner and RMHC Fundraising Dinner?

    Yes, each additional attendee to the dinners will need to be registered and they will be charged $150 per event.

  • What is the Stampede?

    The Stampede is a high velocity buying event that allows members to get deeply discounted, exclusive deals from our Vendor Partners. With limited quantity end-of-life products, closeouts, and other offers, dealers can expect to save big. The Stampede alone is enough reason to attend The Convention!

  • How can I cancel a room reservation or a registration of someone from my company?

    Please email info@megagroup.ca for further assistance.

  • When the early bird special will end ?

    July 14th is the last day to register and enter the draw to win flights for 2 to the convention.