New to Retail Design Collective attendees is a tour of the city’s holiday
windows by A.R.E. partner Windows Wear PRO.
See the latest visual and display products
showcased in style at the A.R.E. Retail
Design Collective. Taking place Dec. 3-5 at
the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City
and at showrooms throughout Manhattan,
this year’s show
is aptly themed “There’s Nothing Like It.”
Conference sessions during the Collective
give further insight into industry trends.
New this year is a fashion window walking tour with A.R.E. partner
Windows Wear PRO. The two-hour tour reveals how iconic brands
design their windows and offers fashion retail insights. Registrants
receive a discount on the tour. Hotel space is limited, so book early.
Find details at www.retaildesigncollective.com.
Retail Design Collective: Now with a windows tour!
PAVE Gala: The place to see and
be seen in December
Plan now to join us Dec. 3 for the PAVE Gala
at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. It’s the
industry party of the year benefiting the future
of retail through the Planning and Visual Education
Partnership (PAVE). The annual fundraiser celebrates retail design and visual merchandising
with a reception, dinner, awards ceremony,
• Winners of PAVE’s 2014 Student Design Competition,
sponsored by REI
• The PAVE 2014 Rising Star Award
• VMSD awards for Excellence in New York
Visual Merchandising and Design
• design:retail Winning Windows Awards
In addition to individual tickets, you can sponsor a student to
attend, reserve a table, or sponsor the event. Sponsorships and tickets
are available at http://bit.ly/1oavB0I.
Call for PAVE Rising Star nominations
Do you work with true visionaries? Here’s
your chance to tell the world. PAVE is
accepting nominations until Oct. 8 for its
8th Annual Rising Star Award to recognize
up and coming leaders. Nominees may
be designers, visual merchandisers, store
planners, or project managers employed by retail, design, or industry
Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals.
Finalists will be recognized and the winner presented with the award
during the PAVE Gala, Dec. 3, 2014, at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City.
The nomination form is available at www.paveinfo.org.
Scholarships, Student Aid programs foster future talent
Want to give back to the retail industry while also helping to ensure a
future talent pool? That’s what the Partnership scholarship programs
are all about. Wrapping up applications
this month are two scholarships for
outstanding college students. The 2014
Christine Taylor Collection Scholarship
recognizes leadership among visual
merchandising students through a
$5,000 award, while the 2014 Callison
Scholarship recognizes leadership among
interior design and architecture students through a $3,000 award.
In addition, PAVE is now accepting applications for its 2014 Student
Aid program, assisting students in programs that prepare them for
careers in retail environments. The program helps ensure a future
talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to study. The funds
help students who are experiencing financial difficulties.
The following opportunities are available due to generous contributions from companies in the retail environments industry:
• The American Installation Companies PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Carlson Co. Inc. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Crown Metal Manufacturing Co. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Elevations Inc. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Flexecution PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Goebel Fixture Co. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Kingsmen Projects Pte. Ltd. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Reeve Store Equipment Co. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Showbest Fixture Corp. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The Stylmark Inc. PAVE Student Aid Fund
• The TJ Hale Co. PAVE Student Aid Fund
Want to contribute to PAVE’s Scholarship or Student Aid programs?
Contact Dash Nagel, 954-241-4834, firstname.lastname@example.org.