• Jacques Panis, president of Detroit-based watch, bicycle and leather manufacturer Shinola, will deliver the WWD keynote presentation at GlobalShop at 8:30 a.m. on March 28 inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

    Produced in partnership with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the keynote will feature Panis remarking on “The American Experience,” followed by a Q&A with WWD Style Director Alex Badia.

    The WWD keynote will be a chance for GlobalShop attendees to hear about the experiences built in to Shinola’s stores that make it easier for consumers to appreciate the brand and its core values. “We want to give consumers a unique experience, whether they are buying from Shinola or not,” Panis told WWD. “It’s important that people understand the mission of the brand.

  • Cocktails. Networking. Golf. If you are a fan of any of the aforementioned items, you should join us at the design:retail CitySCENE Las Vegas, GlobalShop Edition. Mingle with top industry brass on GlobalShop Eve, Monday, March 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., at the newly opened Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand. design:retail will be celebrating our 30th year, in addition to the kickoff of GlobalShop 2017, at one of the most innovative new spots on the strip. Hit a few balls off the tee, grab a drink with a colleague and be a part of this pre-show celebration!

    Register in advance to reserve your spot before we hit capacity: designretailonline.com/cityscenevegas

  • Don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes! The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) continues the tradition of celebrating student education at this year’s GlobalShop Opening Night Bash. Now in its third year, the PAVE Bash will kick off the opening night of the show on Tuesday, March 28 at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Boutique Hotel. Join your industry friends from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for music, food, cocktails, entertainment and Drai’s unrivaled view of the entire Las Vegas strip—and beyond!

    For information on tickets, contact PAVE at info@paveglobal.org or visit paveglobal.org.

  • Formerly known as the A.R.E. Design Awards and the POPAI OMA Awards, the two awards programs have merged this year (and also moved to the second night of the show) as The Shop! Awards Celebration. Taking place on Wednesday, March 29 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at LIGHT Nightclub, this awards event will celebrate winning entries for the Design Awards, OMAs and Global Awards. Mark your calendars and get ready to honor the winners. Purchase tickets at shopassociation.org.

  • The GlobalShop Product Design Competition honors manufacturers and designers for advancements in innovation, function and aesthetics in product design for the retail industry. The annual competition, in conjunction with IIDA, is open to exhibitors at GlobalShop 2017. Deadline for submitting an entry is Monday, March 13.

    All winning products, manufacturers and designers will be featured on the IIDA website. In addition, all winners will be mentioned in the GlobalShop Daily.

  • The GlobalShop conference program, sponsored by Fleetwood, is full of fascinating speakers and topics. Take a look at the full line up and register today to attend a session (or three) at globalshop.org.

  • Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the show floor like shoppers experience a store with the GlobalShop Experience Journey. Throughout the show floor, participating booths will feature an impressive line-up of must-see experiences. From the popular Chalk Wall from Chalk Ink to WD Partners’ virtual reality space on the show floor, the journey will include technological innovations, interactive areas and even a few product debuts. The complete list of stops on the Experience Journey will be available at globalshop.org, along with printed maps available at registration.

  • The PAVE GlobalShop Design Challenge (booth 5501) brings together some of the best student design talent with store fixture manufacturers and their retail brand clients.

    Clients present real-life design problems to participating students who, in partnership with manufacturers, develop creative solutions. The best designs are chosen by participating companies, built by the manufacturers and displayed within a prominent exhibit at the PAVE booth on the GlobalShop show floor.

    The students who have designed the winning entries will be in Las Vegas to present their work in person.

    This year’s teams include:

    1. Puma
    The Art Institute of Colorado
    Tebo Store Fixtures

    2. Levi’s
    Santa Monica College
    Kingsmen

    3. Ann Inc.
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Bernstein Display

    4. Nike
    Humber College
    Visual Elements

  • You don’t have to fear the dreaded low-battery warning message on your phone while at GlobalShop this year. Instead, head over to the design:retail Social Hub—located in the Visual Merchandising Show pavilion at booth 5708—and juice up your phones and tablets using our charging stations while you kick back on comfy lounge furniture, check email (and maybe Instagram) and give your feet a rest. Bonus: this year we’re doing some fun giveaways each day—two giveaways daily the first two days of the show, and one giveaway on the last day. The giveaway schedule and times will be announced soon. We’ll have a few other tricks up our sleeve too, so don’t forget to visit us and say hello! Visit globalshop.org for the latest updates.

  • We love a good Snapchat filter—and if you’re addicted too, and love all things retail, then you just might be the right person to win the 2017 GlobalShop Insider prize! GlobalShop is on the hunt for someone to take over their Snapchat account to deliver live coverage of the show’s most exciting highlights. In exchange for getting Snap-happy for them, they’ll cover your hotel stay, floor pass and tickets to select events! So, how do you apply? Simply create a short video explaining what you think is the most exciting aspect of retail design today, and post it to your social page using #GSInsider (or email your video to globalshop@flyingcamel.com). Video submissions will be accepted now through Feb. 21. For more info and official rules, visit globalshop.org/show/gsinsider.shtml.

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