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5-9 March 2017
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CEO & Creative Director at ZenGenius – USA
Joe Baer is the founder and owner of ZenGenius, Inc. located in Columbus, OH. Joe’s career encompasses 22 years of leadership in the visual merchandising and special events industries. Read moreSpecializing in visual merchandising, creative direction and event decor, his company has provided services to clients such as Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, HMSHost, Henri Bendel and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Architectural photographer – USA
Richard Cadan is a New York based architectural photographer, specializing in retail and hospitality design projects globally. Read moreHe is a contributing photographer to VMSD Magazine, a Board Member of the New York Chapter of the Retail Design Institute and public speaking figure consulting the global the design industry on how brands project presence through imagery.
He is a visual storyteller, fluent in the language of environment, knowledge of capturing light, space and kinetics, Richard Cadan articulates your brand’s unique identity to the eyes of the world.
Principal at Brand Integration – USA
James Damian is a Senior Executive and Consummate Business Leader who drove major change in the consumer retail industry by leveraging the power of design thinking across all channels as an integrated strategic business platform. Read moreSkilled communicator, mentor, and trusted advisor consistently committed to social responsibility, community engagement and empowering individual team players. Drove success of a start-up company with the mission of providing a technology platform for corporate giving programs and infusing a sense of philanthropy at the employee level.
CIO – Intl sales Strategy at Grottini Retail Environments – USA
Dr. Nicola Evoli has been in the role of International Business Development and Strategy for Grottini group since 1991 bringing Italian design and innovation to retail store environments. Read moreHe currently lives in Minneapolis, USA where is actively involved as Visual Merchandising Group member at Association for Retail Environments (ARE) in USA and as Fashion Industry Advisory Board member at LIM College New York. He is also a Member of RDI, Retail Design Institute, Minneapolis Chapter USA.
President of Embrace Design – USA
Eric Feigenbaum is a recognized leader in the visual merchandising and store design industries with both domestic and international design experience. Read moreHe served as corporate director of visual merchandising for Stern’s Department Store, a division of Federated Department Stores, from 1986 to 1995. After Stern’s, he assumed the position of director of visual merchandising for WalkerGroup/CNI, an architectural design firm in New York City. Feigenbaum is an adjunct professor of Store Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and formerly served as the chair of the Visual Merchandising Department at LIM College (New York) from 2000 to 2015. In addition to being the Editorial Advisor/New York Editor of VMSD magazine, Eric is also a founding member of PAVE (A Partnership for Planning and Visual Education), and a recipient of the coveted Markopoulos Award. Currently, he is also president and director of creative services for his own retail design company, Embrace Design; and the director of workshop for WindowsWear.
PhD – Associate Professor – IT
Emanuele Frontoni joined the Dept. of Information Engineering (DII) at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, as a Ph.D. student in “Intelligent Artificial Systems”. Read moreHe obtained his PhD in 2006 discussing a thesis on Vision Based Robotics. At present he has an Assistant Professor position in the same department. His research focuses on applying artificial intelligence and computer vision techniques to sease-able space, intelligent retail environments, mobile robots. He is a member of IEEE, MESA, GIRPR and AI*IA. He published more than 100 scientific papers and attended more than 40 international conferences.
Principal at Alessandro Luciani Design – IT
Alessandro Luciani, an eclectic and versatile professional, is undoubtedly one of the most innovative Italian and international designers specialized in Retail Design. Read moreThanks to his strong desire to go beyond ordinary boundaries, in his projects he shows an anthropocentric and innovative vision geared to the emotional involvement and to the well-being of individuals. He has written for several national trade magazines. He is one of the authors of the book “Retail Design and Marketing” and he has published many articles for international magazines such as VSMD, Retail Environments and Shop Style. He has won over 15 national and international Retail Design awards in the last three years, including the prestigious International Store Design Awards.
Fashion and advertising photographer – IT
Yuma Migliaccio is a creative talent who combines fashion, art and photography. His great passion for photography, inspired by his father, began when he was a child. Read moreA great, curious, and continuous search for the new is reflected in his photographic works, midway between the normal and the amazing.
His portfolio includes advertising campaigns, editorial services, multifaceted collaborations, and a project for a book that will be published soon, which through the language of photography aims to describe distant worlds and inner discovery journeys.
Chairman of F.I.R.A.E. – USA
Massimo Volpe has more than a decade of experience as a veteran of international retail organizations, learning and innovation. Read moreAs a citizen of the world, Massimo has worked with major clients and agencies in Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. Following a beginning in marketing supporting major international brands such as Nike, Massimo transitioned to a leadership role in retail education and trends. In 2007 his career continued with the position of POPAI Italy General Manager, progressing to the European Director position in 2012. In 2014, Massimo relocated to Chicago to become the VP of Global POPAI. In 2015 Massimo became chairman of FIRAE (Forum for International Retail Associations), a network of 45 associations of retailers from 23 different countries and in 2016 he founded the first Global association for companies operating in the retail environment, named Global Retail Alliance. Currently he lives in New York, where GRA has the main office, and he continues his global approach to education and betterment in the international retail industry.