Planning for GlobalShop?
Look no further.
FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, A.R.E. and GlobalShop have maintained a strong bond
through A.R.E.’s exclusive sponsorship of GlobalShop. That partnership has played a major role
in the industry’s evolution over the past 20-plus years, and is one of the many ways we connect
the industry with skilled resources and vendors—our A.R.E. member companies.
The expansion of our magazine, Retail Environments, to serve a retail audience in addition
to suppliers and designers, further supports our partnership with GlobalShop—while also
elevating the conversation between retailers and our members.
As you plan your trip to GlobalShop, this issue of Retail Environments should
prove to be a valuable tool. It features our preview of the show, beginning on page
34, including events on and off the show floor, educational sessions, details about
A.R.E.’s Design Awards reception and presentation, PAVE’s events, and more. Don’t
miss the list of more than 330 A.R.E. members who will be at the show on page 40,
and a preview of the products and services they’ll be showing, on page 42. See page
28 for a sneak peek at PAVE’s PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge finalists, which will
be on display in Booth 2833.
New this year, A.R.E.’s Little Black Book is based on A.R.E.’s many years
of answering GlobalShop attendees’ questions about where to find booths,
sessions, and more at the show. The book is conveniently sized so that you can
keep it with you on the show floor, and we are confident it will be a must-use
guide for all. With a fold-out map, the Little Black Book includes everything you
will need to find your way around GlobalShop and Chicago—including lists of
A.R.E. exhibitors, conference sessions, restaurants, and retail hot spots.
Stop by Booth 3822 to pick up your copy!
For those who prefer a digital approach, A.R.E.’s Supplier Connect mobile app is
another tool to help you plan for GlobalShop, including an interactive show floor map,
list of featured sessions, and listing of A.R.E. member exhibitors with booth numbers,
product lines, and primary sales contacts. Download Supplier Connect today from your
device’s app store and use it to connect before the show even begins!
In this issue of Retail Environments, we focus on two projects you’ll want to see while you’re
in Chicago for the show—AT&T’s new 10,000-square-foot flagship on North Michigan Avenue
and Starbuck’s new two-story flagship at Oak and Rush streets. (For more, see our list of
“don’t-miss” retail locations and restaurants in the Little Black Book.)
As design professionals, you may already have noticed that we have tweaked the look of
the magazine’s cover design and interior. Drop by Booth 3822 and let us know what you think.
Your opinion is important to us.
And you can always get more information about Retail Environments magazine, A.R.E.
events and projects, and A.R.E. member companies, at
Click on Supplier Connect on the site for details and contact info for member companies.
See you in Chicago!