Future Stores Miami

February 07 - 09, 2017

JW Marriott Miami, FL

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 Alison Medina
Alison Medina Executive Editor Design:Retail
Alison Embrey Medina is the executive editor of design:retail magazine, a trade publication serving the retail design industry. Through the magazine’s pages, she covers and comments on retail store design, visual merchandising, architecture, marketing and branding, from luxury and specialty to discount and dollar stores. Medina has spoken on store design trends at various conferences and events across the globe, most recently traveling to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Canada and Mexico. In her 15 years in the magazine industry, she has been solely focused on covering retail, to include a senior writer position for New York-based Convenience Store News. She holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from The University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and was named one of Folio: magazine’s Top Women in Media for 2016.



Day Three - Customer and Employee Experience & Engagement

9:00 AM Retailer Interview By Media Publication: How to Use Technology to Personalize the In-Store Experience

In this fast-paced interview, hear how one major retailer interprets in-store engagement trends and innovations for his brand, including some of the following:
•    In-store interactions to enhance customer engagement
•    How social e-commerce is reviving brick and mortar
•    The future of experience design (augmented/virtual reality, biometrics, chatbots, etc.)