The Convenience U CARWACS Show 2023 Session Spotlight: Anne Kothawala, CICC

On your corner. In Canada’s corner: The importance of telling the convenience industry’s story.
Anne Kothawala in a blue suit
Anne Kothawala

Be there March 7-8, 2023 at The Convenience U CARWACS Show when industry leaders share valuable insights at the C-Store IQ Conference!

New this year, the Conference will run two mornings, and will be followed by the trade show floor opening at noon each day. 

We are thrilled to welcome Anne Kothawala, president and CEO of the Convenience Industry Council of Canada, to Day 2 of the Conference on Wednesday March 8.

Founded in 2019, the CICC is a national, not-for-profit council that represents more than 25,000 convenience retailers nationwide, as well as industry vendors and distributors. One of the organization’s key mandates is advocating for the diverse and dynamic convenience channel by representing their interests at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. 

Session: $54 billion in sales. 201,000 jobs. 23,500 stores. Canada’s convenience industry matters and is an important element of the national economy. Yet, there are a number of headwinds facing the industry including contraband tobacco, credit card interchange fees, taxation as well as enabling the channel to diversify its product mix. As a national united voice of the entire c-store supply chain, join Convenience Industry Council of Canada president and CEO Anne Kothawala in conversation with Convenience Store News Canada editor Michelle Warren, as she discusses the big issues and how CICC turns these challenges into opportunities to tell our story to stakeholders to ensure the future success of our industry. 



The Convenience U CARWACS Show runs March 7-8, 2023 at the International Centre. New this year, the event will feature a two-morning conference with an array of valuable and inspiring speakers, as well as exclusive research and insights. Attend both days!

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