Thank you so much for the best event I've attended in years-fruitful and first class
Ron Brunette, Chief of Design & Brand, Kilwins Chocolates
Thank you to you for inviting me to participate in the Retail Design Institute Collaborate 2017. I did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic organization of the event (s), the caliber of attendees, the stellar futuristic speakers and networking opportunities with industry partners and suppliers. I met industry contacts that do work for Nike through a third-party vendor. It was a gift to make these connections. I look forward to Collaborate 2018.
Wendy Hollister, Senior Project Manager, Nike
Thanks again for everything!! I really hope to be able to attend next year! It was a Great experience and I was very happy to be able to participate in it.
Rebecca Mirnoff, Visual Merchandise Projects Coordinator - Retail Operations, NBC Univeral
Thank you for the invitation! This is an event that Macy’s looks forward to each year. We find it a great way to find new suppliers/partners to work with that may not typically call on us. The indoor/outdoor conference space was the perfect area to facilitate the meetings!
Jamie LeBlanc, Senior Designer SPACE, Macy's
It was, overall, and excellent event. It is definitely the way of the future. For the second year in a row, we have walked away from Global Shop. It is simply not nearly as efficient or productive as Collaborate or such “conference-type” event. Looking forward to Boston. Keep up the great work.
Paulin Tham, VP Marketing & Operations, Jesco Lighinting
Collaborate 2017 was a fulfilling event, I was able to source mulitple vendors to assist with various upcoming projects under one roof from a trusted source. The “lunch and learn” opportunites were relevant, insightful and a delight. Look forward to attending throughout my career
Fatima Hakim, Facilties Manager, Ashley Stewart
The social activities facilitated conversations between attendees and vendors but also vendor / vendor interactions.It was a great event and on our radar for 2018
Mark Brauer, National Sales Manager, Stylmark
Thanks again for a wonderful event. I was impressed with the suppliers and the time and effort that went in to put on such a nice event. It’s great to talk and hear of other issues and challenges we as retailers all face as well as make new connections! Thanks for thinking of us!
Vicki Wiesman, IIDAInterior Designer l The Kroger Co.
Thanks for compiling a great event! I have already sent quote requests off to three of the people I met with this past week. This year’s event was the best one yet.
Brent Schilling | Vice President of Sales and Marketing, RetailOne
This was a great way to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time, and the 20 min. meeting times were more than sufficient to talk specifics and determine next steps.
Daryl Bray, SGA Design Group
The 20 minute time allotment was perfect to both hear a lot about the supplier's services but also talk personally and develop a relationship. A good variety of suppliers hit on a few potential need areas for our company.
Patrick Stringer, Under Armour
I appreciated the focus on time and networking. Other conferences provide golfing activities which, albeit fun, can be a challenge to justify from an ethics standpoint. Very well done here.
John Chard, West Marine
Very positive experience.
Jay Kahn, Alcoa - Kawneer & Raynobond
….A fantastic event. I look forward to the next one.
Steven Sehm, BLACKBODY
It was a great experience for American Silk Mills. it gave us an opportunity to speak with designers/architects and retailers directly about their interior textile needs and who purchases what in their supply chain."
Adriano Salucci, American Silk Mills