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co ur t e s y o f I n f oc o m m Int l.
s h ut t e r s t o c k

old money. But, says Larino, local retail geared
toward younger folks is also popping up.
Obstacles and Opportunities
Hurricane Katrina was 12 years ago, but it
still tends to dominate the conversation.
"Scars remain that can be traced to the
storm," says Larino. "There are many residents who never returned. Rising rents in the
city are driving many of the remaining lowincome families farther from the urban core."
Downtown retail, she says, is a mixed bag:
"New Orleans is still very much a drive-in,
nine-to-five worker type of area in the city.
And rents are high, so trendy central business
district restaurants and shops geared toward
locals tend to come and go."-Steve Kaufman

InfoComm 2017 and TIDE Recap:
Creating Engaging Experiences

T

He VMSD TeAm HeADeD SOuTH
this past June to experience InfoComm Intl.'s 2017 trade show, held
June 14-16 at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., as well as the organization's inaugural TIDe conference.
Planned by the Fairfax, Va.-based global
trade association for the commercial audiovisual and information communications
industries, both events focused on innovative professional AV experiences across
retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and
events, among other industries.
The TIDe (Technology, Innovation,
Design and experience) conference was
held June 13 at a Hyatt Regency across the
street from the convention center. Throughout the day, strategic discussions were held
surrounding the potential of AV to create
memorable experiences, with an emphasis
on how technology can enhance storytelling.

Speakers ranging from Pixar Story
Veteran matthew Luhn to Jason Crusan,
NASA's director of advanced exploration
systems, engaged the audience with examples of how physical environments can be
blended with augmented and virtual reality
to create the ultimate user experience.
The show floor at InfoComm featured
the latest technology for attendees to view,
and in many cases, interact with. For retailers, product categories of interest included
digital signage and displays, lighting, video,
furniture and content creation platforms.
Those looking to increase their knowledge
could also register for training, with more
than 200 courses, workshops and seminars
available.
InfoComm 2018 will be held June 2-8 at
the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more
information, please visit infocommshow.org.
- JA

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VMSD- August 2017
Contents
From the Editor
VMSD Editorial Advisory Board
The Goods
Next Store
Best Dressed
The Sounds of Music
Come Together
The Feeling of Fresh
The Spirit of New Orleans
Showroom
Showroom
Ad Index
Checking Out
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VMSD - August 2017 - Contents
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VMSD - August 2017 - From the Editor
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VMSD - August 2017 - VMSD Editorial Advisory Board
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VMSD - August 2017 - The Goods
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