RETAIL INDUSTRY
2020
GLOBAL TRENDS
AND VISIONS
Presented by leading professionals and Academics

22 MAY, 2015
02:30 pm
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Facoltà di Economia “Giorgio Fuà”
Piazzale Martelli, 8 (Villarey) ANCONA - Italy
Joe Baer
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. Specializing 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.

www.zengenius.com
James Damian
Brand Integration Services - USA
James Damian is Former Senior Vice President, Experience Development Group, at Best Buy, where he is responsible for reinventing the experience of shopping in a big-box retail store. In 2005, Mr. Damian received the Markopoulos Award sponsored by DDI (Display & Design Ideas) magazine for his many contributions to the design industry. Most recently, DDI recognized him as one of the Retail Design Luminaries of 2007.

www.james-damian.com
Nicola Evoli
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. He 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.

www.grottini.com
Prof. Eric Feigenbaum
Chair of Visual Merchandising
at LIM College - USA
Eric Feigenbaum is a recognized leader in the Visual Merchandising and Store Design Industries with both domestic and international design experience. In the educational sector, he is the Chair of the Visual Merchandising Department at LIM College in New York City. He also works as the New York Editor of Visual Merchandising & Store Design Magazine. Most recently, he was presented with DDI Magazine’s coveted Markopoulos Award for excellence in Visual Merchandising.

www.limcollege.edu
Prof. Gianluca Gregori
Pro-rettore Università Politecnica delle Marche - IT
Principal of the Faculty of Economics of Università Politecnica delle Marche as well as Professor in the "Economics and Management" area. Member of A.I.D.E.A. (Italian Academy of Business Economics), of the EAERCD (International Association of Studies on Distribution), of the Italian Society of Marketing and reviewer for the journal "International Journal of Management Cases", the official magazine of The CIRCLE (Centre for International Research Consumers, Locations and their Environments), published by Access Press UK.

www.univpm.it
Prof. Sauro Longhi
Rettore Università Politecnica delle Marche - IT
From 2001 to 2013 he was coordinator of PhD in Research in "Artificial Intelligent Systems", then curriculum in Computer Engineering, Management and Automation of the PhD in Engineering Sciences of Università Politecnica delle Marche. From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of the Department of Information Engineering of Università Politecnica delle Marche. Since November 2013 he has been Rector of Università Politecnica delle Marche.

www.univpm.it
John Ryan
Stores Editor at Retail Week - UK
John Ryan is a retail design journalist, an occupation he has followed for more than a decade. Currently among other things, he is Stores editor of Retail Week and Drapers in the UK and European editor for American retail design magazine VMSD. A retailer by trade, John worked for C&A for 13 years, as a buyer and marketer in Germany and the UK, prior to joining the ranks of those who write about retailing rather than participate in it.

www.retail-week.com/john-ryan/1183.bio
Ulrich Spaan
Senior Vice President EHI Retail Institute - DE
Ulrich Spaan is Senior Vice President at EHI Retail Institute, Germany. He is Member of the Board at Trade Shows EuroShop and EuroCIS. He is Director EHI IT-Roundtable and other related working groupsretail technology awards europe and Judge Member at EuroShop Retail Design Awards.

www.ehi.org
Prof. Daniele Tirelli
President of POPAI Italia - IT
President of POPAI Italia, the international association dedicated to retail marketing. He has degrees in Physics, in Political and Economic Science, as well as Ph.D in Economics. He has sat on the Boards of international companies such as Nielsen and IRI-Infoscan, managing analysis and consultancy services for major consumer goods companies, commercial distribution and communication. Lecturer in Socio-Economic Studies at the IULM University of Milan, he is author of various books and publications in the area of marketing and communication.

www.popai.it
RETAIL INDUSTRY
2020
GLOBAL TRENDS
AND VISIONS
Presented by leading
professionals and Academics

22 MAY, 2015
ore 14:30
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Facoltà di Economia “Giorgio Fuà”
Piazzale Martelli, 8 (Villarey) ANCONA - Italy
Joe Baer
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. Specializing 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.

www.zengenius.com
James Damian
Brand Integration Services - USA
James Damian is Former Senior Vice President, Experience Development Group, at Best Buy, where he is responsible for reinventing the experience of shopping in a big-box retail store. In 2005, Mr. Damian received the Markopoulos Award sponsored by DDI (Display & Design Ideas) magazine for his many contributions to the design industry. Most recently, DDI recognized him as one of the Retail Design Luminaries of 2007.

www.james-damian.com
Nicola Evoli
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. He 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.

www.grottini.com
Prof. Eric Feigenbaum
Chair of Visual Merchandising
at LIM College - USA
Eric Feigenbaum is a recognized leader in the Visual Merchandising and Store Design Industries with both domestic and international design experience. In the educational sector, he is the Chair of the Visual Merchandising Department at LIM College in New York City. He also works as the New York Editor of Visual Merchandising & Store Design Magazine. Most recently, he was presented with DDI Magazine’s coveted Markopoulos Award for excellence in Visual Merchandising.

www.limcollege.edu
Prof. Gianluca Gregori
Pro-rettore Università Politecnica delle Marche - IT
Principal of the Faculty of Economics of Università Politecnica delle Marche as well as Professor in the "Economics and Management" area. Member of A.I.D.E.A. (Italian Academy of Business Economics), of the EAERCD (International Association of Studies on Distribution), of the Italian Society of Marketing and reviewer for the journal "International Journal of Management Cases", the official magazine of The CIRCLE (Centre for International Research Consumers, Locations and their Environments), published by Access Press UK.

www.univpm.it
Prof. Sauro Longhi
Rettore Università Politecnica delle Marche - IT
From 2001 to 2013 he was coordinator of PhD in Research in "Artificial Intelligent Systems", then curriculum in Computer Engineering, Management and Automation of the PhD in Engineering Sciences of Università Politecnica delle Marche. From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of the Department of Information Engineering of Università Politecnica delle Marche. Since November 2013 he has been Rector of Università Politecnica delle Marche.

www.univpm.it
John Ryan
Stores Editor at Retail Week - UK
John Ryan is a retail design journalist, an occupation he has followed for more than a decade. Currently among other things, he is Stores editor of Retail Week and Drapers in the UK and European editor for American retail design magazine VMSD. A retailer by trade, John worked for C&A for 13 years, as a buyer and marketer in Germany and the UK, prior to joining the ranks of those who write about retailing rather than participate in it.

www.retail-week.com/john-ryan/1183.bio
Ulrich Spaan
Senior Vice President EHI Retail Institute - DE
Ulrich Spaan is Senior Vice President at EHI Retail Institute, Germany. He is Member of the Board at Trade Shows EuroShop and EuroCIS. He is Director EHI IT-Roundtable and other related working groupsretail technology awards europe and Judge Member at EuroShop Retail Design Awards.

www.ehi.org
Prof. Daniele Tirelli
President of POPAI Italia - IT
President of POPAI Italia, the international association dedicated to retail marketing. He has degrees in Physics, in Political and Economic Science, as well as Ph.D in Economics. He has sat on the Boards of international companies such as Nielsen and IRI-Infoscan, managing analysis and consultancy services for major consumer goods companies, commercial distribution and communication. Lecturer in Socio-Economic Studies at the IULM University of Milan, he is author of various books and publications in the area of marketing and communication.

www.popai.it