About Shop!

Shop! is the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences. Shop! represents more than 2,000 member companies worldwide from 30 countries. The association brings value to the global retail marketplace through our industry leadership, research programs, industry certification, education and networking events. Shop! produces the award-winning magazine, Retail Environments, offering business-focused content to retailers, brands, designers and suppliers throughout the industry. Insights from our publications and programs help position members as experts on the shopper experience.

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2018 Shop! Officers

Chairman

Richard Nathan
RTC
2800 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Vice Chairman

Joel Katterhagen
B&N Industries
1409 Chapin Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010

Treasurer

Jerrold Fox
Bish Creative Display
945 Tesler Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Weiss
Shop Environments Association
4651 Sheridan Street, Suite #470
Hollywood, FL 33021

Chief Operating Officer

Todd Dittman
Shop Environments Association
4651 Sheridan Street, Suite #470
Hollywood, FL 33021

Past President

Bob Rosean
TJ Hale Co.
W 139 N9499 Hwy. 145
Menomonee Falls, WI 53052
2015 – Nov. 2016

Shop! Team

Senior Leadership Team

Steven Weiss, CEO
312-863-2919
sweiss@
shopassociation.org

Todd Dittman, COO
954-241-4805
tdittman@
shopassociation.org

Leslie Melvin, VP Finance
954-241-4826
lmelvin@
shopassociation.org

Global Development

Leo van de Polder, MaRC
Global Development Director,
Global Education Manager,
General Manager POPAI Benelux
+31 (0)6 5108 2565
lpolder@
shopassociation.org

Publisher / Editorial

Jo Rossman
LEED AP ID+C, Editor
954-241-4821
jrossman@
shopassociation.org

Education & Research

Madeline Baumgartner, MaRC
Director of Education & Research
312-863-2917
mbaumgartner@
shopassociation.org

Membership

Yajayra M. Wojtas
Manager Member Relations
954-241-4831
ywojtas@
shopassociation.org

PAVE

Dash Nagel
Managing Director, PAVE
954-241-4834
dnagel@
shopassoication.org

Events & Meetings

Todd Dittman
954-241-4805
tdittman@
shopassociation.org

Marketing & Communications

Karin Pryor
Director of Marketing
954-241-4823
kpryor@
shopassociation.org

Sales: Advertising & Sponsorship

Susan Kimelman
Director of Advertising &
Sponsorship Sales
954-241-4812
skimelman@
shopassociation.org

Global Reach

Retailing is a global business and Shop! serves the global retailing community with members from 30 different nations.  Through our global awards, international events, exclusive research and reports, and comprehensive professional development resources, Shop! is committed to advancing the retail industry around the world.

 
 
 
 
 
 
1

North America

United States & Canada

Steven Weiss, CEO
email: sweiss@shopassociation.org
website: www.shopassociation.org

2

South America

Argentina

María Teresa Codolosa, Manager
email: countrymanager@popai.com.ar
website: www.popai.com.ar


Brazil

Raquel Strojsa, Manager
email: raquel@popaibrasil.com.br
website: www.popaibrasil.com.br

3

Europe

Austria

Petra Zientek, Secretary
email: zientek@popai.de
website: www.popai.de


Belgium

Leo van de Polder, Manager A.I.
email: lpolder@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


Czech Republic

Daniela Krofianova, Manager
email: dkrofianova@popai.cz
website: www.popai.cz


France

Sandrine Jean, Manager
email: sj@popai.fr
website: www.popai.fr


Germany

Petra Zientek, Secretary
email: zientek@popai.de
website: www.popai.de


Hungary

Ildiko Kaatai, Manager
email: ildiko.katai.popai@gmail.com
website: www.popai.hu


Ireland, United Kingdom

Phil Day, Managing Director
email: phil@popai.co.uk
website: www.popai.co.uk


Luxemburg

Leo van de Polder, Manager A.I.
email: lpolder@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


Netherlands

Leo van de Polder, Manager A.I.
email: lpolder@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


Portugal

Fernando Ribeiro, Manager
email: Fernando.ribeiro@popai.pt
website: www.popai.pt


Slovakia

Daniela Krofianova, Manager
email: dkrofianova@popai.cz
website: www.popai.cz


Spain

Ignasi Cusi, Manager
email: master@popaispain.org
website: www.popaispain.org


Switzerland

Petra Zientek, Secretary
email: zientek@popai.de
website: www.popai.de


Turkey

Volkan Keskinoglu, Manager
email: vkeskinoglu@popaitr.com
website: Under Construction

4

Africa

South Africa

Josephine Tshabalala, Manager
email: jo@popai.co.za
website: www. poppa.co.za

5

Asia

China

Cherry Chen, Manager
email: chen@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


India

Jubilee Cardozo, Manager
email: info@popai.in
website: www.popai.in


Russia

Anna Lebedeva, Manager
email: pr@popairussia.com
website: www.popairussia.com

6

Austrailia

Australia, New Zealand

Carla Bridge, Manager
email: carla@popai.com.au
website: www.popai.com.au

Board of Directors & Councils

Teri Mascotti
Stylmark, Inc.
6536 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Phone: (763) 574-8701
Email: tmascotti@stylmark.com

David Plante
Target Stores Inc.
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-696-5456
Email: david.plante@target.com

Francisco De Jesus
Universal Display & Fixtures
726 E. Hwy. 121
Lewisville, TX 75057-4159
Phone: 972- 829-2406
Email: fdejesus@udfc.com

David Mueller
EMI Industries LLC
1316 Tech Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: 813-626-3166 X238
Email: dmueller@emiindustries.com

Chief Executive Officer

Steven Weiss

Mike Haddon
American Installation Companies
15600-28th Ave North
Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 612-807-5416
Email: mhaddon@nfi-usa.com

Cindi Kato
CallisonRTKL
1420 Fifth Ave., Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 623-4646
Email: cindi.kato@crtkl.com

Dan Evans
Goldsmith
Penthouse, 501 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Phone:212-366-9040
dan@goldsmith-inc.com

Denis Gibney
Frito Lay Inc.
7701 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024
Work Phone: 972-334-5174
Email: denis.p.gibney@pepsico.com

Bruce Barteldt
Little
5815 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
704-561-3461 Fax: 704-561-8700
Email: bbarteldt@littleonline.com

Ed Tchai
Tchai International
Kolenbranderstraat 24
GC Ridderkerk 2980
Netherlands
Phone: 011-31-0180-48-4444
Email: etchai@tchai.nl

Mike Schliesmann
Great Northern Instore
1800 South Street
Racine, WI 53404
Phone:(715) 7381-1370
E: mschliesmann@greatnortherncorp.com

Chris Bull
Spectas
1249 Glen Ave
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: (856) 793-3503
Email: cbull@spectas.global

Chief Operating Officer

Todd Dittman

Position
Mike Haddon, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
1/11

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Improved understanding of association support specific to membership segment

Position
Dave Mueller, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
3/8

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Retain, grow and diversify producer membership

Position
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
5/10

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Increase understanding of relevant needs of producers

Position
Mike Schliesmann, Council Chair

Meeting Dates
9/13

Role
To work with staff on meeting agendas and to run meetings.

Position
Open, Council Vice Chair

Meeting Dates
11/8

Role
To perform duties of Chair in their absense.

Position
Bruce Barteldt, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
1/25,  2/22

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Improved understanding of association support specific to membership segments.

Position
Dan Evans, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
3/29,  4/26

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Retain, grow and diversify designer membership.

Position
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
5/31,  6/28

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
 Increase understanding of relevant needs of designers.

Position
Jo Rossman, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
7/26,  8/30

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Increase attendance of events through excellent promotion and content.

Position
Cynthia Hirsch, Council Chair

Meeting Dates
9/27,  10/25

Role
To work with staff on meeting agendas and to run meetings.

Objectives
Produce best in class quarterly trend report.

Position
Anthony Barsi, Council Vice Chair

Meeting Dates
11/29,  12/27

Role
To perform duties of Chair in their absence.

Position
Cindi Kato, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
1/17,  2/21

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Increase industry recognized educational programs that provides value strategy to all members.

Position
Open, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
3/21,  4/18

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Bridge the gap of school education.

Position
Melissa Campbell, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
5/16,  6/20

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Get program accredited/underwritten or develop partnership with a college/university.

Position
Madeline Baumgartner, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
7/18,  8/15

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Build upon program success currently available through blended programs.

Position
Frank Quix, Council Chair

Meeting Dates
9/19,  10/17

Role
To work with staff on meeting agendas and to run meetings.

Objectives
Develop long range goals to keep the education current and valid with future trends.

Position
Open, Council Vice Chair

Meeting Dates
11/21,  12/19

Role
To perform duties of Chair in their absence.

Objectives
Increase international/global access to relevant, consistent information.

Position
Teri Mascotti, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
1/8

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Increase the relevancy of research endeavors (what do members need? what are our hypotheses?)

Position
Open, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
3/12

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
 Increase partnership with research entities (recognized as leaders in L1/L2 research)

Position
Madeline Baumgartner, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
5/14

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Increase for-profit potential for selling research reports and contracted research projects.

Position
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
7/9

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Increase for-profit potential for selling research reports and contracted research projects.

Position
Kevin Tierney, Council Chair

Meeting Dates
9/10

Role
To work with staff on meeting agendas and to run meetings.

Objectives
Increase awareness of the research institute with members, retailers/brands and economic analysts.

Position
Lauren McGing, Council Vice Chair

Meeting Dates
11/12

Role
To perform duties of Chair in their absence.

Position
Denis Gibney, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
1/8

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Broaden the board to reflect the current and future demographics of the industry.

Position
Chris Bull, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
3/15

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Expand the membership base to reflect changes in the industry.

Position
Dash Nagel, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
5/17

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
 Identify ways to partner with PAVE.

Position
Karen Benning, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
7/19

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Establish a tool to connect students with member internship opportunities.

Position
Myra Vaughn, Council Chair

Meeting Dates
9/20

Role
To work with staff on meeting agendas and to run meetings.

Objectives
Form a CRI platform / development lab for new products and companies – a think tank for innovation.

Position
Open, Council Vice Chair

Meeting Dates
11/15

Role
To perform duties of Chair in their absence.

Position
Francisco DeJesus, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
1/24

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
Establish Brand Position (What, How, Why).

Position
Ed Tchai, Board Liaison

Meeting Dates
3/26

Role
To communicate the association’s strategic plan as it relates to the council’s initiatives.

Objectives
 Increase the number, quality and size of global chapters. (Global revenue generation)

Position
Leo Van de Polder, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
6/27

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Create an interconnected global chapter knowledge share model. (Global Insights)

Position
Steve Weiss, Staff Liaison

Meeting Dates
9/26

Role
To initiate all meetings and agendas with the council leadership. To bring initiatives back to the staff when necessary. To manage council communications and programs.

Objectives
Enhance the objectives of other strategic pillars.

Position
David Plante, Council Chair

Meeting Dates
12/19

Role
To work with staff on meeting agendas and to run meetings.

Objectives
Improve integration at global events. (Global Network, Networking, Synergies)

Position
Nicki Albrecht, Council Vice Chair

Role
To perform duties of Chair in their absence.

And More

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Consolidated Glass Corp.
New Castle PA United States,
www.cgcglass.com

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Ideal
Chicago IL United States,
www.idealpop.com

TIGER Drylac U.S.A. Inc.
St Charles IL United States,
www.tiger-coatings.us

Judith von Hopf Inc.
Rancho Cucamonga CA United States
www.judithvonhopf.com

CNL Mannequins
Buena Park United States,
www.cnlmannequins.com

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Petro-Canada (Suncor)
Mississauga ON Canada
www.petro-canada.ca

Sargenti Architects
Paramus NJ United States,
www.sargarch.com

LUX by Synergy Products
Golden Valley MN United States,
luxcustomretail.com

METHOD Architects PLLC
New York NY United States
www.method-architects.com

Storefloors
Atlanta GA United States
www.storefloors.com

Eagle Mouldings
Components Supplier
Minneapolis, MN, United States
www.eagle-aluminum.com/
We supply aluminum, aluminum slatwall inserts, aluminum stackable slatwall.

Tukaiz LLC
Signage & Graphics
Franklin Park, IL, United States
tukaiz.com

Metro Door and Metro Service Solutions
Store Fixture Supplier
Islandia, NY, United States
www.metroservicesolutions.com
Rolling and sliding security grills, rolling and perforated doors, and shutters

Compucage International LLC
Store Fixture Supplier
Mississauga, ON, Canada
www.compucage.com
Manufacture of laptop, cell phone, and computer display security

Pro-Tapes & Specialties
Materials Supplier
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
www.protapes.com
ProTapes & Specialties has been dedicated to the development and marketing of pressure sensitive tapes for use in a wide range of applications and markets for over 40 years. Founded in 1977 to service the motion picture and theatrical industries in New York City, ProTapes quickly grew to be the largest manufacturer and innovator of premium tape products designed specifically for use in the Arts & Entertainment industry in the United States.

SELF Electronics USA Corp.
Lighting Supplier
Peachtree CornersGAUnited States
www.self-electronics.com
Complete line of LED lighting and control systems for commercial and residential display needs

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co.
Components Supplier
Berkeley, IL, United States
www.JohnsonRollForming.com
Roll-formed metal parts; profiles, shelf panels, channels (U, C, J, hat, and box), price card mouldings, framing, lock-seam tubing, shelf stiffeners, rings, tracks, slides, rails, edgings, garment hanger rods, and brackets.

Nixon Peabody
Service Supplier
Chicago, IL, United States
www.nixonpeabody.com/en

Brite Frame Fabricators
Components Supplier
Bellport, NY, United States
briteframes.com
Frame manufacturer for silicone edge (textile) graphics

Lumicor Inc.
Service Supplier
Renton, WA, United States
www.lumicor.com
Translucent material encapsulating textiles, metals, papers, and foliage

Rabugino Sp.z o.o.
Store Fixture Supplier
Grodzisk, Mazowiecki, Poland
www.rabtrolley.com/

PLANiT Group
General Contractor
Saint Laurent, QC, Canada
planitconstruction.com
Founded in 2003, PLANiT is continuously focused on delivering high quality, dependable general contracting services, consulting, project management and comprehensive facilities maintenance for national clients across North America. Our dedication to quality that exceeds our clients’ expectations is one of the pillars of our enduring success.

Admax Exhibit & Display Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Pudong, Shanghai, China
www.admax.com.cn

Grand 3D
Signage & Graphics
Hudson, MA, United States
www.grand-3d.com

RX Music
Equipment Supplier
Los Angeles, CA, United States
www.rxmusic.com
Provides background music for instore and scent delivery.

Circle Visual Inc.
Store Fixture Supplier
Carlstadt, NJ, United States
www.circlevisual.com
Since 1958, Circle Visual has been creating custom solutions for Visual Merchandisers and Store Designers. Your resource for the largest selection of fabrics and trim, cut & sewn products, upholstery, jewelry displays, custom props & décor. Serving a wide range of clients from luxury retailers to international specialty brands, Circle Visual excels at high quality, high design, rapid prototypes and speed to market. We will bring your vision full circle for one store … or one thousand stores!

Abstracta by Consort
Store Fixture Supplier
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
www.consort.com/
Consort Display Group is a global, design oriented, manufacturer. Founded in 1983 by our President, architect Roger Lepley, AIA, Consort started as Kalamazoo Banner Works (KBW). At the time, we were designing and printing light pole banners and manufacturing banner brackets and mounting hardware for companies and local communities to help them attract attention and enhance their downtown’s and shopping districts.

Presto Tape
Service Supplier
Bensalem, PA, United States
www.prestotape.com

Shenzhen Kerchan Technology Co., Ltd
Signage & Graphics
Bao’an District Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
www.kerchangroup.com
Shenzhen Kerchan Technology Co., Ltd. – the factory of Digital Signage is one of the Top 10 of one stop digital signage. We manufacture, assembly, test, warehousing and delivery of Advertising & Branding solution, indoor & outdoor LCD Display, Commercial use Tablet, custom kiosks.

Shenzhen Le Shi Bo Technology Co. Ltd. (Refee Technology Co., Ltd)
Signage & Graphics
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
www.refeedigital.com

Xiamen Ateel Industry & Commercial Ltd.
Store Fixture Supplier
Xiamen, Fujian, China
www.ateel.net

H&H Graphics, LLC
Packaging/Labels/Bags
Vernon Hills, IL, United States
www.handhgraphics.com
H&H Graphics, LLC brings special effects to print and packaging. We specialize in applications such as glitter, textures, fragrances (scratch n’ sniff), scratch-off, spot gloss and matte UV, glow in the dark, metallics, pearls and many more. These special effects make your printed piece or package stand out and get noticed, and in today’s market that’s critical. When your piece stands out, consumers engage with it, your ROI increases and you get more out of your print spend.

Britten
Signage & Graphics
Traverse City, MI, United States
www.brittenstudios.com
Digital and screen printing technology; capabilities include digital printing, screen printing, art and design, shipping and fulfillment, apparel, fabrication, installation, cutting, P-O-P products and displays

Binca LLC
Signage & Graphics
Doral, FL, United States
www.binca.com

Framebridge
Visual Supplier
Washington, DC, United States
www.framebridge.com
We offer a hand-picked selection of beautiful frames, paired together with mat styles, so you can’t go wrong. Use our simple preview tools to quickly view your art in our selections. Choose to either mail your art to our studio (we’ll send you prepaid packaging) or upload an image for us to print and frame. Our design team will craft and assemble your frame from wood mouldings, UV-filtering acrylic, and acid-free materials.

Jiree Plastic Products Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Xiamen, Fujian, China
jiree.com/

Shenzhen POP Cardboard Display Co. Ltd.
POP Supplier
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
www.pop-displays.com.cn

Changshu Yirunda Business Equipment Factory
Store Fixture Supplier
Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China
www.csyirunda.com
Shopping Trolleys, Storage cages, Shopping baskets

Dongguan Sanshang Displayed Props Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Dongguan Guangdong, China
www.dgsanshang.com

Parcel Pending
Security/Crowd Control
Irvine, CA, United States
parcelpending.com/

Suzhou Hongye Business Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Suzhou Jiangsu, China
www.hyshelf.com/

The Mosaica Group
Equipment Supplier
Sussex, WI, United States
www.printmosaica.com
Sell printing equipment to signage and graphics suppliers and distributors

Origin LLC
POP Supplier
Burbank, CA, United States
www.originpop.com

Mapal Plastics
Materials Supplier
Mevo Hamma, Israel
www.mapalplastics.com/en/
Polypropylene-foams (EPP) used for packaging and printing

Panel DS LLC
Components Supplier
North Miami BeachFLUnited States
www.panelds.com/

Innovative Laminations Company, Inc.
Materials Supplier
New Bern, NC, United States
www.innovative-laminations.com

Everylite
Lighting Supplier
Orlando, FL, United States
www.everylite.com/

Kuray LLC
POP Supplier
Charlotte, NC, United States
www.kuraydisplay.com

Nekoosa
Materials Supplier
Nekoosa, WI, United States
nekoosa.com

EclipseCorp LLC
Signage & Graphics
Gahanna,OH, United States
www.eclipse-corp.com
Full-service commercial video and photography studio, high-end retouching and digital pre-press studio, and grand-format custom digital printing facility; provided through family of three separate companies— Eclipse Studios, PageOne Productions, and Solar Imaging—that work as partners with clients.

Energetic Retail
Educational Facilty
Minneapolis, MN, United States
energetic-retail.com
Energetic Retail is a collaborative partner in creating an experience to ENGAGE, INSPIRE, & IGNITE shoppers to love your brand.

Harvest Creative
Advertising Agency
Memphis, TN, United States
www.harvestcreative.com

Fixture Displays LLC
Store Fixture Supplier
Downers Grove, IL, United States
www.fixturedisplays.com
Wood, metal, acrylic, and multi-material design

Eastman Graphics
Signage & Graphics
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
eastmangraphics.net/

WS Display
Visual Supplier
Carlsbad, CA, United States
www.wsdisplay.com

Shop! History


Established in 1956 with 38 charter members, the organization began as the National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers. Membership grew slowly in the early years, but exploded in the 1990s following the implementation of the association’s first strategic plan. Originally restricted to manufacturers of wood store fixtures, the association gradually came to encompass industry suppliers, other types of fixture providers, and retail designers. This evolution prompted a name change in 2007 to the Association for Retail Environments.

The association has moved its headquarters to various locations throughout its history, including Hollywood, FL, where its office was largely furnished and installed by members. During this time, its reach extended internationally, with members in more than 30 countries all over the world. Run by members for members, the association has seen 31 presidents, as the volunteer leadership is designed to rotate. Staffing has been headed by a succession of four executive directors over the years. The association merged with the National Association of Display Industries (NADI) in 2001 and assumed administration of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) in 2006.

On Oct. 2, 2015 A.R.E. merged with Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI). The combined new association provides expanded services, including research, education and networking to approximately 2,000 member companies on six continents.

PAVE
stands for Planning and Visual Education

The association’s mission is to connect students, educators, and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format.

PAVE Mission

  • Provide students with financial support and industry exposure
  • Connect educators and industry professionals ~ enriching curricula and
    encouraging industry dialogue
  • Provide retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encouraging reciprocal investment in PAVE
  • Ensure the future viability of retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders

PAVE Vision
PAVE is a vital and effective organization that enables young talent to build successful careers in all aspects of the retail industry. Our vision is to cultivate students and educators through financial assistance, top industry thinking, inspiration and mentorship.

For more information and to get involved, go to paveglobal.org