THE WHENS AND WHERES
NEW YORK — Visual New York — Store Concepts ’96, a new trade show for the visual merchandising and fixture industries, will be staged at the New York Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street, Dec. 3-5.
The show will correspond with the industry’s market week for permanent showrooms here, to be held Dec. 2-6.
Show times at the armory are Tuesday, Dec. 3, noon-6 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event is being staged by the trade show division of Fairchild Publications, publisher of WWD, W, Daily News Record, Home Furnishings Network, Decorative Home and various other publications. Fairchild is an ABC company, which is part of the Walt Disney Co.
The show is also supported by Visual New York — an alliance of 18 visual merchandising, display and design companies with permanent showrooms here — and other showrooms.
During the week, Focus on the Future III, a visual industry roundtable, will be held Dec. 3, 8:30-11:30, at Katie Murphy Annex at FIT. The event is sponsored by National Association of Display Industries Inc. Topics include maximizing a career, retail and vendor partnerships, turning contacts into sales, maintaining creativity in a corporate environment and independent representatives versus in-house sales. Scheduled to lead the sessions are Judy Bell of Target, Thomas Bebe of Paul Stuart, Chuck Luckenbill of Carson Pirie Scott, Jerry Neal of Kohl’s, Sam Joseph of Macy’s, and Gene Moore, formerly of Tiffany’s. There will be a guided tour of Moon Over Pearls, FIT’s retrospective of Moore’s Tiffany windows.
Also, the Institute of Store Planners’ International Store Interior Design Competition will hold its annual awards presentation Dec. 2 at the Carnegie Mansion, 3 West 54th Street, 6:30 p.m. The competition is also sponsored by VM+SD magazine.