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Mar 2018
Mar 2018


McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago , Illinois 60616
Tel: (312) 791-7000
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GlobalShop 2018






$70 - $1,195


Event Overview:

The Best of Store Design & Shopper Marketing in the Retail Industry

For 25+ years, GlobalShop has served as the nation’s largest retail design industry trade show. GlobalShop is the only annual event that combines store design, visual merchandising, retail technology and shopper marketing leaders under one roof.

Highlights of the Show:

  • Face to face networking opportunities with 10,000+ retail industry professionals
  • Pavilions addressing your individual buying needs
  • Fresh ideas and innovative solutions to optimize your store design
  • Insightful educational sessions led by thought leaders in the industry

The Latest in Retail Technology for Store Design

Companies drive results at GlobalShop by exhibiting in front of the key decision-makers throughout the purchasing process including: retailers, brands, procurement agencies, IT, contract architects and store designers.

Companies attending GlobalShop will find the latest innovations and solutions while networking with the leading industry suppliers.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

Experience the Newest Innovations and Shopper Insights

As a retail expert, you impact the customer experience. Whether your focus is design, planning or marketing - your success hinges on keeping up-to-date with the latest knowledge and using the right tools to connect with changing consumers.

GlobalShop is your source for what’s new in retail design and shopper marketing. Through education, peer networking and interaction with retail suppliers, you’ll return with results to build your brand and create a more effective retail environment. Hundreds of the industry’s top retail suppliers will be displaying the latest solutions to help you stay competitive. Get hands-on with the newest consumer insights & innovative products. Discover new retail vendors. Meet your current business connections. See, touch and experience cutting-edge products to make informed purchasing decisions. 

Learn About Emerging Retail Trends

Looking to gain insight into upcoming retail trends and evolving consumer behavior? Join industry leaders and retail experts for a consumer insights conference program brimming with ideas you can use to improve your business. You’ll find practical takeaways in every session.

Build Your Business Contacts

This is an event that brings together retail suppliers and design professionals from across the globe for three days, all under one roof. It is an unbeatable opportunity to expand your business network through social events, directed discussions and networking. With a professional audience of 10,000+, GlobalShop is the industry’s top networking destination each year.

Who Should Attend?

Retailers, consumer product companies, retail contract designers and architects focused on:

  • Retail Design
  • Shopper Marketing
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Store Design & Planning
  • Innovation
  • Consumer Insights
  • Store Operations
  • Retail Architecture
  • Buying/Purchasing
  • Technology

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit

Where Retail Designers & Buyers Connect

MEET the new players in the industry. BUILD your existing relationships. LEARN about the industry. CONTROL your message… all face-to-face.

GlobalShop is the only trade show that combines retail design, merchandising, shopper-facing technology & marketing. It is the only annual industry event that puts you in the same room with 10,000+ industry professionals.

Drive results by putting your company and products in front of each of the decision-makers throughout the purchasing process; retailers, brands, procurement agencies, IT, contract architects & designers.

If You’re in Retail, You Need to Exhibit at GlobalShop

If you supply or service the retail industry market, GlobalShop is where you need to be. It is quite simply the largest annual gathering of retail buyers and brands - your customers, converging in one place to find suppliers for new projects and expansions.

For 25+ years it has served the retail industry as a vital platform for growth and innovation – your prospects, customers and partners, converging in one place.

Retail buyers make GlobalShop their priority destination each year because of the sheer scope of products and services available.  Whether they are looking for store display fixtures, visual merchandising, digital solutions, in-store marketing, flooring, lighting or more… It’s all available.

We’d love to speak with you about how GlobalShop can help you meet your objectives and generate new business. Don’t miss out on one of the most effective marketing opportunities of the year!


Mar 27   

Tuesday, March 27, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Kendra Scott: Inspiring Brand Loyalty, One Store at a Time Presented by WWD

Room: W183

Session Number: TUE_KEY1

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

Beyond Reality

Room: W179

Session Number: TUE_GS3

Liquid Retail

Room: W178

Session Number: TUE_GS2

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

The Main Street Comeback

Room: W179

Session Number: TUE_GS5

Virtually Amazing: Virtual Reality’s Potential in Experiential Retail

Room: W178

Session Number: TUE_GS4

Tuesday, March 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bringing the Dead Back to Life: The Rise & Fall of Malls in America and What It Means for the Future of Retail

Room: W178

Session Number: WED_GS12

What Store Designers Need to Know about RFID

Room: W178

Session Number: TUE_GS6


Mar 28   

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

Home Decor's Fast Fashion

Room: W179

Session Number: WED_GS9

Innovation Town Hall

Room: W178

 Session Number: WED_GS8

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

Retail Revival: Improve the Flatline with Smart Design

Room: W179

Session Number: WED_GS11

Why the Future of Retail Design Will Be Physical

Room: W178

Session Number: WED_GS10

Mar 29   

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

A Storied Past: Creating Contemporary Retail Spaces in Historic Districts

Room: W179

Session Number: THU_GS14

Retails Transformation (and How to Come Out on Top When the Dust Settles)

Room: W179

Session Number: THU_GS13

Move Over Millennials: How Gen Z is Reshaping Retail

Room: W179

Session Number: THU_GS15

The “New New” Retail Vertical Integration

Room: W178

Session Number: THU_GS16

Keynote Speakers

Tom Nolan

Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer Kendra Scott LLC

Tom Nolan is Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer at Kendra Scott LLC, the Austin-based fashion and lifestyle brand with 75+ stores across the United States. He is responsible for driving strategic revenue growth for the company and oversees all aspects of marketing and creative. He is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of building brands and leading teams. 

Prior to joining Kendra Scott, Mr. Nolan founded Prospect Brands LLC in 2012 and served as President & Chief Executive Officer. Prospect Brands is the parent company of Duck Head, Gyde, and Crittenden. Gyde is an outerwear brand and leading provider of wearable technology. Duck Head, acquired in 2013, is an iconic apparel lifestyle brand founded in 1865, and Crittenden, acquired in 2014, is a luxury menswear brand. 

Before founding Prospect Brands, Mr. Nolan was a Senior Vice President at Ralph Lauren, where he ran the golf and tennis divisions, overseeing sales, marketing, public relations, manufacturing, merchandising, distribution, and overall business growth in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Prior to Ralph Lauren, Nolan was a Vice President & Publisher at Conde Nast, where he had P&L responsibility for Golf World Magazine, the nation’s oldest golf publication. 

Mr. Nolan is a former member of the board of directors at Kendra Scott as well as Non-Executive Chairman of Summit Golf Brands. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Piedmont Triad Foundation, board of directors for William Murray Golf LLC and the board of trustees at The Southern Golf Association. He holds a B.A. in business, finance, and communications from Fordham University, where he played both baseball and golf. He received his MBA from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.


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