Design:Retail Network


Global Shop 2018

Experience Defines You

March 27-29, 2018 - vegas, mandalay bay convention center

Networking and Special Events

In addition to the tradeshow and conference there are many must-attend events. Please check back fall of 2017 for 2018 updates!

-2017 Events listed below

Shop! Members Welcome Reception
Monday, March 27, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
House of Blues Nightclub | Mandalay Bay

Let’s get GlobalShop 2017 off to a great start with the Shop! Welcome Reception at House of Blues. What a perfect way to connect with industry leaders, colleagues and fellow Shop! members in a casual setting. Come as you are — grab a quick drink and hors d’oeuvres after setting up your exhibit. Catch up with old friends and make new industry connections. 


design:retail CitySCENE
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Topgolf Las Vegas | MGM Grand Casino & Hotel

Join design:retail at Topgolf’s new flagship property in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Casino & Hotel. Grab your entire team and come meet new people and reconnect with your old industry friends. Just a casual evening of networking and ‘golftainment’!

RSVP to attend!

Women's League Program
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lagoon I/J, Mandalay Bay 

Guest speaker Joan Insel, Vice President at CallisonRTKL, presents, It’s a Brand New You!, insights and inspiration on creating your own personal brand.The Shop! Women’s League is a community whose members come together to gain career development and pursue growth opportunism while being supported and mentored by other experienced professionals. 

RSVP to attend.


Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location: Drai’s Beachclub | Nightclub at the Cromwell Boutique Hotel, Las Vegas

In one of Las Vegas’ premier venues, the GlobalShop Opening Night Bash Supporting PAVE returns for a third year, and this is a party you don’t want to miss! The Bash will combine music, food, cocktail, entertainment and Drai’s unrivaled view encompassing the entire Vegas Strip.

Purchase ticket here.

Retail Roundtable 
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ballroom F, Mandalay Bay
Moderator: Alison Embrey Medina, Executive Editor, design:retail Magazine

Presented by:

The Retail Roundtable, presented by Christine Taylor Collection, enables GlobalShop attendees to sit at the same table as a retail VIP and get a first-person account of today’s retail landscape from the retail leaders themselves. Attendees will meet face to face with directors, managers, VPs and SVPs in store design, planning, architecture, construction and visual merchandising, from some of the retail industry’s top brands. List of participating VIP’s will be available at a later date – check back for updates! 


Shop! Awards Celebration
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: LIGHT Nightclub | Mandalay Bay

Join your industry colleagues as we recognize the best in retail design and experiences. For the first time, the Shop! Awards Celebration will include the OMAs (the most innovative and effective in-store and point-of-purchase displays) Design Awards (excellence in retail design) and Global Awards (the “best of the best” in point-of-purchase, from previous Gold Winners from around the world).

Shop! Awards Celebration at LIGHT Nightclub will merge cutting-edge technology with extraordinary music and visuals to produce a high-energy, unforgettable party experience for award winners and guests alike.

To purchase tickets and for additional information please click here