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show talk 008 Bigger IS Better DOUG HOPE FOUNDER AND SHOW DIRECTOR, GLOBALSHOP @globalshopshow R EGULAR READERS OF this column know that something big is coming to GlobalShop at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas on March 24-26, 2015. But it's not just the Centerpiece Exhibit. GlobalShop 2015 will be featuring more new products than you've seen at any event we've produced in a decade. To date, there are already 170 completely new exhibitors committed to the show-that's more new companies than we saw appear in the 2013 and 2014 shows combined. And at this moment, we still have 60 days to go-a limited time for companies to scramble for the few remaining spaces. What awaits is positively a shopping spree for your imagination with more fixtures, more seasonal prop displays and more decorative and point-of-sale innovations than you've been able to find at any one place and time since George Bush was in his first term (admittedly, I'm referring to the second George Bush). In past years, exhibitors have shared with us the astonishing advancements that have propelled their businesses-and they'll be giving us even more in 2015. As the economy has improved, so too have the R&D budgets of the industry that supply the store design buyers. We've seen pioneering GlobalShop 2015 March 24-26 Sponsored by A.R.E In cooperation with IIDA Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas | CONTACT US: 1145 Sanctuary Pkwy., Ste. 355 Alpharetta, GA 30009-4772 FEBRUARY 2015 DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM changes from the major material suppliers of wood and metal, as well as a burgeoning supply of new products in the surfaces segment. So, if you've been looking for something that's new and different for an upcoming project or rollout, your timing could not be better. A once-in-a-decade product surge is hardly the only reason to join us. Another compelling reason for the sojourn to Las Vegas is the unparalleled opportunity to network-retail's strong performance in 2014 has generated healthy marketing and capital expenditure budgets. This means that SHOW STAFF: → Founder and Show Director Doug Hope (770) 291-5453 doug.hope@ → Sales Manager Roarke Dowd (770) 291-5428 roarke. dowd@emerald → Account Executive Dreama McDaniel (770) 291-5420 dreama.mcdaniel@ → Account Executive Kerry Tyler (770) 291-5432 kerry.tyler@ the nation's largest gathering of store design professionals will be bigger in 2015 than any year in recent memory. We are seeing double-digit growth in registrations every week, which means that you will see more industry peers than in recent years and will have the prospect of meeting an unequalled number of company representatives, both on the supply side and the buying side. (Click our website's "Attendee" button to see an up-todate list of registered attending companies.) If you need additional impetus for upper management to buy in for your travel to the show, head back over to our website to review the conference program, which will help you gain insights that will sharpen your focus and deliver new thinking to your organization. And finally, if that were not enough, don't forget our Centerpiece Exhibit, the 10,000-sq.-ft. store, "The Path to Purchase: Destination Bricks & Mortar," which brings more than a dozen cutting-edge solutions to the physical/digital fusion phenomenon at the forefront of the new shopper experience. It's going to be a big year. Don't miss it. → Marketing Manager Heather Kuznetz (770) 291-5512 heather.kuznetz@ → Conference Manager Toni Ward (770) 291-5441 → Senior Operations Manager Derrick Nelloms (770) 291-5452 derrick.nelloms@ EMERALD EXPOSITIONS: → CEO and President David Loechner → CFO and Treasurer Philip Evans → Chief Information Officer Bill Charles → Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary David Gosling → Executive Vice President, Business Development Darrell Denny → Senior Vice President, Operations Lori Jenks → Senior Vice President, Digital Teresa Reilly → Vice President, Marketing Services Joanne Wheatley → Vice President, Human Resources Eileen Deady → Vice President, Corporate Operations Denise Bashem Photo courtesy of THINKSTOCK http://www.DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of design:retail - February 2015

design:retail - February 2015
Editor’s Note
Show Talk
On Trend
We Love This!
Designer Picks
How’d They Do That?
Have You Heard?
The Digical Store
Shopping with Paco
Joseph Cheaney
Countdown to GlobalShop 2015
POP Supplier Listing

design:retail - February 2015