ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalShop, the nation's largest annual gathering for the retail design and shopper marketing community, announced today that Jacques Panis, President, Shinola, will keynote the 2017 GlobalShop Show and Conference, being held March 28th through 30th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. The keynote session is being produced in partnership with Women's Wear Daily (WWD).
Jacques Panis will kick off the 25th year of the GlobalShop event on March 28th, with remarks on "The American Experience," followed by Q&A with WWD editor, Maghan McDowell. Attendees are invited to join Shinola and WWD to hear about the experiences built in to the stores that make it easier for consumers to appreciate the brand and its core values.
Shinola has invested heavily in bricks-and-mortar since launching in 2011 so that consumers have the opportunity to experience this American luxury lifestyle brand rooted in creating U.S. jobs. Opening eight stores in the past year, Shinola now has a total of 20 across America plus one in Toronto and another in London. "Look, we don't want to be another store on another corner in another city," President Jacques Panis told WWD. "We want to give consumers a unique experience, whether they're buying from Shinola or not. It's important that people understand the mission of the brand."
Shinola is dedicated to the reinvigoration of a storied American brand and a storied American city – Detroit – because it believes in the beauty of industry and the glory of manufacturing. It seeks to define American luxury through American quality. With more than 10 years of experience spanning marketing, branding, and sales, Jacques Panis joined Shinola in 2010 to direct the company's product development and strategic brand direction, and he became President in 2013. Prior to Shinola, Mr. Panis served as a founding member of Webosaurs, where he oversaw the interactive division for the Dallas-based animation studio, Reel FX.
GlobalShop is the world's largest annual event for shopper-facing retail design, technology, and in-store marketing, bringing together retailers, brand marketers and industry suppliers. Established in 1993, GlobalShop is considered one of the most important trade events for the retail design industry.
GlobalShop is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).
More information about GlobalShop can be found at www.globalshop.org
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