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of the Center, notes Doug Hope, VP of con
tent at Emerald Expositions. In addition
to addressing that issue and representing
what’s happening in retail today, the sub
strate of the NanoLumens solution is light
weight enough so that it can be rigged in
the overhead structures of Mandalay Bay
without any modifications.
Also new is a partnership between the
International Design Association (IIDA)
and GlobalShop 2015, offering additional
networking and educational opportunities
including conference sessions and provid
ing judges for product competitions such as
Best of GlobalShop.
“The new partnership between Global
Shop and IIDA represents an unprece
dented opportunity for the retail design
industry—combining store design with
interior design,” Hope says. “Retail design
is increasingly moving toward lifestyle
design, creating interiors where consumers
feel truly comfortable. “
This kind of cross pollination of the
design sectors is vital as we look to the
future of the design industry as a whole,
says Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP,
EVP and CEO of IIDA.
PAVE has evolved its exhibit of built
student designs into an interactive sensory
Looking toward the future is a key theme for
the entire show. The hightech mastery at
the entrance sets the tone for the expo floor.
“While instore fulfillment and show
rooming are not new, the way in which
retailers are approaching and embrac
ing technology is at a critical point,” Hope
says. “Brickandmortar retail is becoming
more dynamic than ever, and GlobalShop
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Tuesday, March 24
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
MARCH 24–26, 2015
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
GlobalShop’s exhibition floor is divided into five pavilions: Store Fixturing Show, Visual Merchandising
Show, Store Design and Operations, Digital Store, and At-Retail Marketplace. At the core of the
show floor, the Path to Purchase centerpiece will provide retailers with solutions for the evolving