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2022 RECONNECT Convention

Mega Group is excited to organize what retailers have been asking for; an opportunity to RECONNECT with friends and colleagues to celebrate how we make independent retailers stronger and continue to strive towards excellence in the ever-changing retail world.

September 12, 2022  |  By Katherine Kocur

The 2022 RECONNECT National Convention is your chance to RECONNECT with your peers and transform your business with powerful insights from the latest in today’s market.

RECONNECT will take place October 12th-14th at the at Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, and attendance is free* for retailers who register!

RECONNECT will strengthen how we can collectively embrace the changes initiated or accelerated by the pandemic – together. We will be hosting educational sessions and sharing the latest products for today’s consumers in our vendor showrooms. Come interact with our department heads in a live setting as they present our Mega services, programs and tools and how they work for you. AVB Marketing will also be present, solidifying their partnership with – and commitment to – Mega retailers.

Participate in exclusive vendor panel discussions with leaders in furniture, appliances and bedding.  This is your opportunity to learn about the latest trends in our industry and get an inside look at how collaborative co-creation helps us serve you, our members, better.

“Our ability to accelerate the momentum we have built is fueled by our drive to be the force behind our members’ success, and RECONNECT is the perfect forum to engage and respond to their evolving needs directly,” stated Interim President/CEO Kevin Leier.

Chairman of the Board Richard Wall adds, “RECONNECT will kickstart our 2023 objectives, in which we focus on being more inclusive in our approach and incorporate more feedback garnered from member input.”

RECONNECTing in person has a value that we can’t ignore. Experience member huddles without background distractions or failed internet connections. Use the open forum to learn how your peers are adapting to the opportunities triggered by an accelerated shift to ecommerce and buying local.

How is our sector changing its approach to human resources in today’s difficult labour market? How can we, as a group, further benefit from the migration away from urban markets? Our two keynote speakers tackle these questions and more with their unique perspective and insight. Bestselling author and founder of the global consultancy Retail Prophet Doug Stephens will be on hand to discuss how the technological revolution will shape the years to come, and how to stay ahead of the curve. At Mega’s Gala Dinner, Matt Havens will present how to put perspective into action, enhancing the connections we have on both a professional and personal level.

Finally, the Stampede makes its return on Friday, October 14th with our best offers yet – available only at RECONNECT, so make sure to take advantage of your FREE registration today!