Training & Awards

Training in Italy and Coveted Awards are just part of this busy February. Learn about Visual Merchandising and Design, POPAI Italy, A.R.E. and of course, Grottini Retail Environments.

Visual Merchandising Tools: How To Give Value At The Point Of Sale.

POPAI ITALY is back again with a new training event, for the first time dedicated to Visual Merchandising. Scheduled February 23rd, in Rome, the seminar titled “Visual Merchandising Tools: How To Give Value At The Point Of Sale”, was developed to meet the demands of an industry experiencing continual evolution.
This training event, having  Grottini Retail Environments and Arena as partners POPAI, will present both theory and  practice, as well as sharing best practices with the leaders in this field.  Speakers will be Professors Antonio Provenzano (Finiper) and Dora Binnella (Fenice Vision) and topics include: consumption as a language, business planning, structural elements, layout and display, and display structures.
To learn more or register: //www.popai.it/section/zoom/4536


A.R.E. Design Awards

December 15th, 2011 was the deadline to compete for the coveted A.R.E. Design Awards 2012. The awards are under the auspices of The Association for Retail Environments, with Grottini Retail Environments among its partners. Since 1971, the A.R.E. Design Awards program has been recognized as the most prestigious retail design awards with the widest exposure and visibility. Retailers, designers, and architects will all compete with their projects issued over the last year, which will be subject to evaluation based upon excellence in design, originality in the use of space and materials and quality of execution of the concept on the whole.

Prepare for a rich program of special events and awards, including the A.R.E. Sustainability Awards, the only competition wholly dedicated to sustainable retail design. Particular attention goes also to the DDI Markopoulos Award; each year DDI magazine presents this award to only one outstanding individual of vision and influence in our industry.

The very special recognition of the Markopoulos Award, was inspired by the legend of visual merchandising and retail genius Andrew Markopoulos. Nominees are selected on the basis of their successful career and lifetime contribution to the field of visual merchandising and store design.
Waiting to find out the winner of the 2012 edition, here are the names who made the history of the award:
2011 - Denny Gerdeman
2010 - Tom Beebe
2009 - Ralph Pucci
2008 - Alfredo Paredes
2007 - Jack Hruska
2006 - Michael Cape
2005 - James Damian
2004 - Christine Belich
2003 - Simon Doonan
2002 - Chuck Luckenbill
2001 - Linda Fargo
2000 - James Mansour
1999 - Judy Bell
1998 - Tony Mancini
1997 - Ignaz Gorischek


Retail Interiors Conference
February 16, 2012
London, UK

In-Store Asia
February 16-18, 2012
New Delhi, India

GlobalShop 2012
And A.R.E. Design Awards
February 29 – March 2, 2012
Las Vegas, NV