GlobalShop 2018 Conference Program proudly sponsored by:

Tuesday, March 27, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: W183
  • Session Number: TUE_KEY1
TBD...

    Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Room: W178
    • Session Number: TUE_GS2
    Retail is in a brave new world of 24-hour, hyper-connected, real-time culture, where individualization is expected, “intangible benefits” rule the roost, and the boundaries between retail and life’s other core services are blurring by the minute. This session will help you navigate a retail world that is constantly in motion....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Alison Gough
    Stylus
      • Room: W179
      • Session Number: TUE_GS3
      In an ever increasingly fast-paced retail world, how do you stay true to your brand, while still hitting unreasonable deadlines and wow-factor expectations? Two of sports/lifestyle headwear and apparel brand ’47’s finest, or only, retail marketing leaders, will take you on a journey through an easy three step process that... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Presenter
      Dalvet Gabrielle
      ’47
      Co-Presenter
      David Bates
      ’47

        Tuesday, March 27, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: W179
        • Session Number: TUE_GS5
        Once eschewed by developers for the suburban mall and strip center outlets, Main Street is receiving a resurgence in interest by both independent and corporate retailers. Discover the design opportunities available to the independent retailer and how this can be scaled and applied to large corporate programs....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Lauren Chipman
        Chipman Design Architecture
          • Room: W178
          • Session Number: TUE_GS4
          TBD...
          Speaker(s)
          Co-Presenter
          Brian Kavanagh
          The Hershey Company
          Co-Presenter
          Steve McLean
          Wild Blue Technologies

            Wednesday, March 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

            • Room: W179
            • Session Number: WED_GS9
            With today’s technologically immersed consumer, shoppers have access to instant inspiration from every device across all of their social platforms. This easy access to the latest styles and trends has completely transformed the home décor industry and forced retailers to quickly change with the tides. At Home’s Chief Merchandising Officer... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Alissa Ahlman
            At Home Group Inc.
              • Room: W178
              • Session Number: WED_GS8
              Chain store proliferation. The digital revolution. The information age. A communication explosion. All of these epochs have impacted retail incrementally, but we are now truly at a point of a Retail Renaissance, a revival, a rebirth, as so many areas of consumer preferences, technology and distribution are in flux. Up until... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Erin Alley
              Gensler

                Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                • Room: W179
                • Session Number: WED_GS11
                How a successful toy retailer designs a new store environment with each store to keep customers coming back for more; and how that same retailer successfully took its parent company’s online venues into brick and mortar....
                Speaker(s)
                Co-Presenter
                Bruce “Albi” Albinson
                Alliiance
                Co-Presenter
                Roberta Bonoff
                Creative Kidstuff
                  • Room: W178
                  • Session Number: WED_GS10
                  The integration of the both the physical and digital will become a more seamless experience for users in the near future. Today, technology is currently being applied as a separate layer and applied onto clothing, products or the physical space. This produces a disjointed experience that becomes outdated and devalued... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Julian Boxenbaum
                  Eight Inc.

                    Wednesday, March 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                    • Room: W178
                    • Session Number: WED_GS12
                    TBD...
                      • Room: W178
                      • Session Number: TUE_GS6
                      TBDRadio frequency identification has been around for years, but it is starting to take off in retail, particularly apparel. Analysts estimate that some 8.7 billion apparel items will be tagged this, and more than half of all apparel retailers in the United States are using RFID on at least some... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker/Presenter
                      Mark Roberti
                      RFID Journal

                        Thursday, March 29, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                        • Room: W178
                        • Session Number: THU_GS14
                        How does one open up a new location for a contemporary brand in a historic district? How can one update dilapidated structures to today’s standards, merging old aesthetics with modern expectations? And, perhaps most importantly, how does one make sure this location stays within neighborhood guidelines without losing recognizable branding... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker/Presenter
                        John Schmid
                        MBH Architects
                          • Room: W179
                          • Session Number: THU_GS13
                          TBD...

                            Thursday, March 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                            • Room: W179
                            • Session Number: THU_GS15
                            Generation Z, the 12 to 20-year-olds coming of age today, are not just another Millennial story. Far from it. They are more self-aware, more self-reliant and more driven than the generation they follow. Intuitively innovative, uber-productive, goal-oriented and realistic, they are growing to be savvy consumers and employees. Businesses hoping... Read More
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker/Presenter
                            Marcie Merriman
                            EY
                              • Room: W178
                              • Session Number: THU_GS16
                              Vertical integration has long been a business term we have used to describe creating efficiencies along a production path. New innovations in retail models are creating a new type of vertical integration. As a reaction to solely e-commerce retailers that cannot bring personalized customer experience to everyone, we are seeing... Read More
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker/Presenter
                              Jeremy Bergstein
                              The Science Project

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