It's time for our annual #CMPTO retail show! We have a brand new venue (thanks, Hotel Ocho!) and we'll be hearing from creative entrepreneurs who are busy making things, addressing challenges of access to information, community-driven growth models, and creating engaging in-store experiences.
Our speakers are:
Ben Zifkin - Founder and CEO of Hubba (http://www.hubba.com/), a brand-management platform that makes it easy for retailers and brands to manage and share their consumer-ready product information.
Joe Lasko - Program coordinator at Story Planet (http://storyplanet.ca/), a non-profit writing centre that offers free workshops to support children and youth (ages 6-18) in becoming creative and effective communicators. Story Planet is inspired and mentored by 826 (http://www.826national.org), a national writing centre for children founded by author, Dave Eggers and educator, Ninive Calegari.
Wendy MacKinnon Keith - Founder and CEO of Digital Retail Apps (http://www.digitalretailapps.com/), which recently launched a prototype of SelfPay, an app that lets retail customers pay from anywhere in-store using their smartphones.