NEW YORK-The 7 W New York showroom building will play host to the A.R.E. Retail Design Collective beginning tomorrow and extending to Dec. 7.
The event will offer conference sessions that will focus on design and visual merchandising trends. Tomorrow, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Maren Hartman, East Coast content director for WGSN, will present a session on store design and visual merchandising trends forecasts.
On Dec. 6 from 9:30-11 a.m., Anne DiNardo, editor of VMSD, will lead a panel of retail and design experts in a discussion of department-store strategies and design trends. On Dec. 7 from 10:30-11 a.m., Stylus, an online business intelligence tool, will present a look at prevailing consumer trends.
A 7 W New York statement said 34 retail display and merchandising companies have signed on to the Retail Design Collective, with showrooms and sponsorships.