Hop! The retail Summit 2023

A new perspective on today's retail

Events 26 October 2023
7:30 Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal

About the Hop!

The Quebec Retail Council is pleased to present a new edition of Hop! The Retail Summit. Our flagship event of the year is back with a fresh new format that will present innovative and strategic solutions for the development of the sector and the maximization of business relationships with decision-makers.

When and where?

The 2023 edition of Hop! The Retail Summit will take place on October 26 at the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal.

The leading B2B retail event in Quebec

The event is intended for retailers, whether SMEs or large chains, entrepreneurs, solution/service providers and organizations (governmental and non-governmental) involved in the retail sector, as well as anyone with an interest in the various aspects of retailing. In an effort to attract the next generation of retailers, the Quebec Retail Council also offers special rates for students so that they can benefit from the content offered in our programming.

Participants - Hop! The retail summit


Each year, the programming team develops content that is both rich and diverse. The Quebec Retail Council is committed to bringing in national and international speakers/experts to address current retail issues, trends and topics.

eCommerce and marketing

  • eCommerce and digital marketing
  • Social commerce and social media management
  • Customer loyalty and experience
  • Focus on tomorrow’s retail

Digital solutions and technologies

  • Payment solutions / Cybersecurity
  • Logistics and supply chain / Inventory management
  • Artificial intelligence / AR and VR
  • Digital transformation

Human resources and workforce management

  • Trending recruitment approaches and tactics
  • Human resources management
  • Employer branding and HR marketing
  • Diversity and inclusion

Ecological transition and sustainable development

  • Circular economy
  • Buy local
  • Responsible and local procurement
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

National and international speakers, retail leaders and innovators

A source of inspiration, our guest speakers are local and international retailers, experienced managers and experts of all kinds. Whether it’s to talk about the latest trends or to inspire the Quebec merchants and entrepreneurs in the audience, they come to share their knowledge and experience.

Digital marketing workshops - Hop! The Retail summit

Digital marketing “learn and lunch” sessions

New this year! In partnership with leading agencies, the event features four workshops covering various aspects of digital marketing and the growing role of artificial intelligence.

These training activities are exclusive to Hop! participants and represent an additional cost on top of your admission ticket. The price of a workshop reservation includes a meal. Number of participants per workshop: 30

Innovative solutions, efficient services and organizations to support retail businesses

As you browse the stands in our Hop! exhibitor lounge, you will discover around 40 companies (service/solution providers, start-ups, large multinationals and organizations) that support entrepreneurs and retailers.

Come and visit the Exhibitors’ Lounge and you are guaranteed to discover innovative solutions and services to help your business grow!

Have a look at our previous edition

TAG – A New Perspective on Today’s Business was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on October 5 and 6, 2022. The event was a great success with 1300 participants who enjoyed the two days of conferences, workshops and our trade show with over 40 exhibitors.

They participated in our events

Over the years, we’ve been privileged to welcome renowned national and international retailers, brands, and companies as speakers, partners, exhibitors and attendees at Hop! The Retail Summit.