GlobalShop, the largest annual event for retail design and shopper marketing, returns to Las Vegas for its 22nd year. Contract’s sister publication, design:retail, formerly DDI, will host the event at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, March 18–20, 2014.
The show features six market-focused pavilions—the Store Fixturing Show, the Visual Merchandising Show, Store Design and Operations, the Digital Store, the At-Retail Marketplace, and Retail Marketing Services.
Last year, more than 14,000 industry professionals attended GlobalShop at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Nearly 7,400 representatives of the world’s top brands and retailers also attended the show—resulting in a year-over-year growth of 15 percent.
This year, GlobalShop will unite thousands of the industry’s top retail suppliers with design professionals for three days of networking. The A.R.E. Design Awards and the Opening Night Party will kick off the show. Later, the POPAI Awards celebration will begin with a cocktail reception and lead to the announcement of the Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Award winners.
At the conference, education tracks will cover consumer, in-store, international, and independent retailer trends. Kip Tindell, chairman and CEO of The Container Store, will lead the keynote address on the morning of March 18. Other speakers will address topics such as: “Bridging Digital and Physical Experiences,” “Big Ideas from EuroShop,” “Any Retailer Can Get Consumers,” and “Unraveling the Mystical Power of Data.”
The popular Retail Roundtable will provide participants the opportunity to meet with retail VIPs and learn from first-hand accounts of today’s retail landscape. Attendees will meet with directors, managers, and leaders in store design and planning who work for top brands in the industry. Roundtable “hosts” will share their perspectives on retail with attendees and switch between tables every 10 minutes. “The 2014 show brings together more opportunities than any year before,” says Doug Hope, GlobalShop show director.
Visit globalshop.org to learn more and to register.