Agenda

We are thrilled to offer in-person, virtual (livestreamed) and VIP passes this year. Regardless of the pass you choose, main stage sessions (in blue) will be available on our web platform for two weeks following the live event.

Talking Shop Agenda

Saturday, September 14, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am
Welcome & Check In
Sign in, grab refreshments, and explore the exhibition hall.

10:00 - 10:30 am
Keynote: The Future of Mystery Shopping
It's time to kick off our 2024 Talking Shop event! Carey Medina, Senior Vice President of iShopFor Ipsos, will take the stage to discuss the future of mystery shopping and your part in it.

10:30 - 11:00 am
Finding Your Hustle
Mystery shopping expert Diana Paone walks you through partnering with different mystery shopping providers and how to navigate some common spaces.

11:00 - 12:00 pm
Filing Taxes as an Independent Contractor
As a mystery shopper, you work as an Independent Contractor, so your taxes look a little different. Join tax expert, Shannon Hall, EA, to learn how to make the most of your deductions.

10:30 - 12:00 pm
VIP Exclusive Breakout: Electronics Retail Audits Intensive (Option 1)
Learn the ins and outs of our largest ongoing audit program. Get a hands-on demonstration of the unique parts of the audit and leave with your certification in-hand.

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 pm
Hot Seat Panel
Got questions about mystery shopping? Our expert panel is ready to answer them - even the tough ones.

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Speed Shopping
Speed date some mystery shopping offerings we’re running throughout the US. Find your new favorite gig & get certified on-site.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Product Testing
Try new products before they hit the shelves with our new Product Testing programs. Learn what they're all about and how to get involved.

3:00 - 3:15 pm
Break

3:15 - 4:00 pm
Retail Petroleum Audits: Sponsored by Marathon
Gas stations offer more than just fuel. Ipsos' Oil & Gas programs audit the full gas station experience - from fueling up, to interacting with associates, and even checking on food safety measures. Retail petroleum expert, Silvana Daehn, walks you through what these brands care about and how to capture it. Emily Barns, Field Coordinator, joins her to share where to find these opportunities with iShopFor Ipsos.

2:30 - 4:00 pm
VIP Exclusive Breakout: Electronics Retail Audits Intensive (Option 2)
Learn the ins and outs of our largest ongoing audit program. Get a hands-on demonstration of the unique parts of the audit and leave with your certification in-hand.

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Video Mystery Shopping
Learn all about video mystery shopping, the tools you need and where to find opportunities.

4:30 - 5:00 pm
The Great Mystery Shopping Game Show
Now that you’re a mystery shopping pro, come answer some questions and win prizes as we wrap up the workshop.

After the event, feel free to stay awhile! The iShopFor Ipsos team will be around to connect with you and answer any other questions you have.

VIRTUAL & LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, CA | SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 | 9AM - 5PM PST

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