Design:Retail Network


Global Shop 2014

March 18-20, 2014 - vegas, mandalay bay convention center

Networking and Special Events

Latin Dance PartyLatin Dance Party

Hosted by:CNL Mannequins
Monday, March 23rd 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hakkasan Nightclub

Live Music, Dancing, and Open Bar
All in-house retail, brand and contract designers, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, marketers and branding specialists that support the retail design industry are welcome to attend. The design:retail party at GlobalShop, hosted by CNL Mannequins, is a private, sponsored event. Manufacturers/vendors/distributors are only permitted as guests with the approval of CNL Mannequins. design:retail reserves the right to deny entry to anyone considered a non-qualified attendee.


Hosted by: Pave
Tuesday, March 24 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay

Raise a glass and party with PAVE!  This can’t miss event combines the ultimate food and cocktail experience with the unique production and artistry of three live Cirque du Soleil performances.  It’s a one-of-a-kind night with all proceeds benefiting PAVE and their educational programs.
For sponsorship and ticket information visit or call 954-241-4834

A.R.E. Design Awards Ceremonya.r.e.

Tuesday, March 24  5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Four Seasons Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel

The anticipation is building for this year's A.R.E. Design Awards. Join the 500 industry leaders who will be a part of this exciting adventure emceed by Las Vegas entertainer, Heather Burdette. The event will keep you on the edge of your seat as the Gold winner in each category is revealed. Announcements of the Fixture of the Year, the Visual Presentation of the Year and the Store of the Year will keep your heart racing as the excitement builds. Recipients of design:retail's Markopoulos Award and A.R.E.'s Merriman Above & Beyond Award will also be unveiled. The reception preceding the ceremony is one of the best networking opportunities for the industry during GlobalShop, so don't be late; there's plenty for you to experience. In between crossing paths with the Who's Who of the industry, take time to explore an inspiring gallery of all of the best store and element designs from 2014. 

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RNDT: Retail RoundtableReeve

Presented by: REEVE
Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Room: South Pacific E
Session Number: RNDT

The Retail Roundtable 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. Roundtable “hosts” will casually talk about their perspectives on retail with attendees—switching tables every 10 minutes—offering the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives in one jam-packed session.
Register here

Taylor Alford, Manager of Retail Store Planning, Charming Charlie
Ken Chance, Director Store Design & Construction, Total Wine & More
Harry Cunningham, Head of Store Development, Vera Bradley
Erin Dengeles, Creative Director, Perfumania/Five Star Fragrance
Mel Durban, Director Visual Merchandising, Cost Plus World Market
Ray Ehscheid, Senior Vice President, Store Design and Merchandising, Bank of America
Angela Gearhart, Director In-Store Experience, Sleep Number
Nathalie Gray, Associate Coordinator, Décor, Northeast Region, Whole Foods Market
Dan Harris, Director of Visual Merchandising, rue21
Matt Kelly, Director, Nike Retail, Workplace Design, Real Estate & Corporate Services, Global Procurement, Nike
Chris Love, Vice President Architecture & Construction, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group
Gwen Newland, Architect, Innovation & Design, Chick-fil-A
Amber Rollo, Visual Merchandising Manager, REI


OMA Awards CelebrationReeve

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Four Seasons Ballroom

POPAI's Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards Competition is the premier award show recognizing the most innovative and effective in-store and point of purchase displays. Since 1958, this competition held alongside the industry¹s largest tradeshow, GlobalShop, recognizes in-store marketing programs that lift sales, make products memorable, and entice consumers to purchase products. Each year, winning displays are awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze OMA Statuettes at the Annual OMA Awards Celebration. This year, the OMA Statuette celebrates its 50th Anniversary, so a new commemorative statuette will be given to all winners.
Register Here.