Forgot to get your ticket for the industry party of the year? There are still a few seats left for the
18th edition PAVE Annual Gala if you hurry. The event takes place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014—conveniently while the industry’s best and brightest are in town for the A.R.E.
Retail Design Collective. The Gala celebrates retail design and visual merchandising while raising money
to support the industry’s future through the Planning and Visual Education Partnership. The evening’s
festivities include cocktails, dinner, music, and awards. For ticket information, visit www.paveinfo.org.
Get your PAVE Gala ticket before it sells out
Learn economics for marketers
A.R.E. University’s “Marketing in a New
Age of Media” webinar series wraps up in
December with “Marketing by the Numbers,”
presented by ITR Senior Economist Danielle
Marceau. Learn which economic indicators
are important to marketers and how to
apply economic trends to drive sales. This
expanded webinar is designed for C-level
managers and marketers.
Webinars are free for A.R.E. members and $50 for non-members.
For information on registering for the webinar or watching videos
of the archived ones, visit www.retailenvironments.org/events/.
for your design adventures
Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, and Captain
Jack Sparrow may entice folks to the box
office, but great design entices them
to the big boxes and all the other retail
genres. Share your adventures in retail
design and get recognized for your best projects. An A.R.E. Design
Award brings a sense of pride to your whole team and can even
attract shoppers in this Instagram era.
Not too shabby on your resume, either.
A.R.E. Design Awards include 25 categories for every retail genre
and store design element as well as a special category for sustainability. Winners of all levels will be announced in February, with
Grand Prizes and big winners presented at the awards ceremony
in Las Vegas on March 24, 2015 during GlobalShop.
Enter by Dec. 15 to save $200 per submission; A.R.E. members
receive additional discounts. Final entry deadline: Jan. 14, 2015.
Visit www.aredesignawards.com for details and to enter.
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