Shanoo has a rich experience in design and design management, leading a Mumbai based design collective Eumo alongside co-founder Gary Grewal. She has helped shape the design narrative in India through participation as Chairperson, National Design Committee of ASSOCHAM and President of the Mumbai Chapter of the Association of Designers of India. She has also been part of eminent national and international design award juries and a speaker at design events.
Shanoo has an unerring ability to provide strategic design thinking, directing projects rare in scale and design opportunity. She has steered benchmark strategic and design projects winning prestigious awards such as the Rebrand 100, Designomics, Wolda, Best Brand and the CMO retail award on behalf of her Clients. Constantly questioning convention, she believes that design should escape the conformist confines of the craft and find expression across all dimensions. Her design company celebrates versatility and offers clients prolific expertise under one roof. She champions the conscious and thoughtful use of cultural metaphors in her work.
A M Des. eq Industrial Designer from the National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad, India, Ashish started his design entrepreneurship journey, 33 years ago, by co-founding India’s pioneering design practice, Elephant. Elephant today is present in India as well as Singapore.
Ashish leads Product & Retail Experience Innovation group and has spearheaded projects ranging from consumer appliances related to air, water & energy, medical equipment, wearable electronics, automotive and retail.
As an architect with over 30 years experience in the retail sector he has seen the retail sector transform exponentially beyond the physical realm into an integrated omnichannel experience.
Within a rapidly evolving retail landscape James has led rpa:group and its partners to educate its clients, providing creative solutions that address customer psychology and the effective application of technology to drive brand attachment.
James contributes regularly in the retail design press and speaks at international forums including Euroshop and Retail Design Expositions in London, Koln and Mumbai as well as curating rpa:group’s own annual retail gathering in Amsterdam.
Andy is an Executive Creative Director with a wealth of experience in all aspects of consumer interaction with brands across all forms of retail experience. He has worked in both consultancy & client side roles and is an accomplished award-winner, speaker, facilitator and creative agitator with 30+ years of expertise producing innovative, creative and effective strategy that creates world-class branding, retail, experiential, marketing and employee engagement programmes. His role at Green Room Design, a leading blended digital & physical experience agency, is to lead the reinvention of physical retail for brands such as Coach, PUMA, Mercedes-AMG and Deckers.
As Managing Director, Keith leads the Executive Board and manages strategic and in-house
initiatives to develop the business. He manages client service, business development and
contract negotiations for key client accounts, oversees the development of D&P’s teams and
skills, and the Finance, Commercial and I.T Departments ensuring statutory and legal
compliance across the company. Keith is actively involved in developing new business and
growing D&P’s presence in new territories
is the owner and founder of Echochamber; a London based creative retail
intelligence agency, which travels the world tracking retail innovation and
evolving consumer trends.
has run Echochamber since 1999, developing it over the past 22 years into a specialist
trend consultancy with a global client base of retailers, developers and FMCG
regular keynote speaker at global retail conferences, in the days BC (Before
Corona) Matthew could be found pounding the shopping streets of the world with
his camera in hand!
provides global best practice and creative insight to clients across all retail
sectors, in order to help them benchmark best practice and improve their businesses,
by harnessing evolving global consumer and retail trends.
also offers Retail Safaris to the world’s best shopping cities, which are
designed to energise and inspire client businesses with new possibilities.
Matthew is looking forward to traveling again once restrictions lift!
has worked closely with Marks & Spencer, Wetfield and Tesco for more than a
decade, helping develop new concepts and keeping them informed of the latest
clients include global brands, such as Nike and IKEA, FMCGs such as Unilever
and Johnson & Johnson, as well as leading global shopping mall developers
and airport operators.
is an online magazine of global
retail innovation which frist went live in 1999, back in the early days of the
Internationally renowned Italian architect Giorgio Borruso is founder and principal of GIORGIO BORRUSO DESIGN, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design studio celebrated for its innovative architecture, interiors, and industrial design. The work of the Los Angeles-based studio has been featured in over 1500 publications, receiving over 225 international awards, including the 2019 American Architecture Award, 2018 Interior Design Best of Year Award, sixteen GOOD DESIGN Awards, and six RedDot Design Awards including Best of the Best 2012. Borruso’s work has been described as experiential, sculptural, streamlined, organic, constructed utilizing unusual combinations of materials and developing strong ties with the surrounding context, and his projects have been exhibited worldwide.
Borruso is a frequent lecturer at universities and conferences globally, speaking about innovation and experiential design. National Retail Federation’s special presentation, ‘Inside the Mind of Giorgio Borruso’, with an interview by Susan Szenasy, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine, was presented at The Big Show 2010 conference in New York. Borruso is on the advisory board of Design:Retail magazine and has sat on the jury of numerous design competitions, such as GOOD DESIGN, AIA, IIDA, Architectural Record and Contract’s Interiors. Borruso has also been the subject of the television program Opening Soon: By Design and the featured guest on Designing Your Future.
Since 2002, Angela Kreutz is responsible for the strategic communication and branding. After graduating, the social scientist has worked in Mainz and San Francisco, and has carried out voluntary work as editor at the Frankfurt Societäts-Druckerei GmbH and TextilWirtschaft. Angela Kreutz was later a self-employed strategy consultant for fashion brands such as
Opus or retail companies engelhorn, before she joined blocher partners. Since 2009, Angela has been managing partner
at blocher partners.
Sudhir, Founder of Nurture Ideaz & CEO at BNP Interiors holds an Architect’s degree from
University of Mumbai, Specialization in Project Management, Certification of Design Thinking
from Stanford University, Climate Action Plan Accessor from CII and Sustainable Architecture.
He has spent over 3 decades as an enterprising leader and a successful project professional
across Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Warehouse and Residential industries bringing
efficiencies & modularity for exponential growth of the organizations by implementing project
management best practices. As a passionate leader, he had demonstrated Sustainability
principles in Textile & Retail industries; aligning stakeholders with a unified vision and
executing roadmap to reduce organization’s CO2 footprint.
Sudhir has been recognized for his contribution in various fields like retail design,
environmental initiatives and is a sought-after speaker who has addressed many respected
groups in the industry and B-Schools. He has contributed to esteemed organizations like
Raymond, Shoppers Stop, Tata AIA, and Bovis Lend Lease.
SASIKUMAR RAMASWAMI, President, Store Design & Projects for Landmark Group,
India, has worked with the core team at Max - Head of Store Design, Landmark group Dubai from 2002 till 2013
since its inception and Mr. Sasikumar has designed over 500 plus Stores across the
globe. Having an overall experience of 21 years, with an expertise in residential, interior
design, furniture design, project management, retails store & shop fitting designs.
Sasikumar has worked interiors for restaurants, residential, commercial & office spaces
and retail store design for brands such as Raymonds, SKC, Tanishq & TVS .
He has been involved as Design Principal for Max Fashion, Design Evaluation for
Lifestyle India, Mélange ethnic brand store, Max Fashion youth format store, where his
scope of work spanned across – Easy Buy store design, shop fitting, lighting, shop front.
As a Member of AIIA- All India Institute of Architects & CA-Counsel of Architecture,
Member of IIID, Sasikumar is a Gold Medalist & Rank holder in Architecture- B.Arch and
Creating human engagement - capturing imagination, turning visitors into
customers, customers into advocates, making people fall in love with brands
and making brands successful businesses. This has been Antony’s passion for
the past 24+ years offline to online creating memory making emotional
experiences with multiple awards his KPI.
Antony’s experience has taken award winning creative pedigree to the
nuances of many global markets including Europe, Russia, China, Middle East,
U.S. and India.
Key award winning clients include Selfridges, Nicole Farhi, Vodafone, Nokia,
TATA Trent, Infosys and Rockar.
Antony is a regular speaker on brand experience and a recognised judge for
leading industry design award programs.
Tim is Founder of VM-Unleashed Ltd, based in the UK.
His expertise comes from 30 years of working with a wide variety of international brands and retail businesses across creative & commercial retail propositions.
He works in physical and online stores to develop best practice in the areas of retail strategy, buying & merchandising, assortment planning, space planning, store layout and site architecture, store and site design & refreshment, visual merchandising, visual communication, retail calendar development, events & sales promotions
It has been his pleasure to work with a host of different businesses from new retail start-ups to established retail chains and recognised brands, from suppliers and manufacturers to shopping centres and town centre retail.
recent clients include…
Halfords, Bialetti, Jack Jones, Bestseller, Ladbokes, Boots, Walgreens, Allsaints, Marks & Spencer, Carrefour, Primark, Cortefiel, Otto Versand, Sonae, Adidas, Sony, Clarks, Benetton, Ferrari, Real Madrid, Nespresso, Luxottica, Ray Ban, Carrera, Gruppo Vestebene, OVS, Marella, Camper, Bally, Koton, Sainsbury, Eroski, Imaginarium, KappAhl, Sprinter, Porcelanosa, Trucco, Continente, Baltika…
Tim speaks at international events, discusses retail issues on radio and in the press, is a panel judge for the World Retail Congress in India & Asia and has been a course advisor at the London College of Fashion.
Satish has more than two decades of experience and is known for his creative design approach,
innovative problem solving and exceptional client service. He approaches difficult design challenges
by giving emphasis to an idea and then following a step-by-step approach to discover simple
technical solutions. Satish’s design process includes Discover, Define and Design. He believes in
sustainable architecture, and in blending both art and technology. He uses his strong communication
and managerial skills to steer design teams and build consensus among clients, stakeholders and
With a B. Arch. degree from NIT Bhopal, and an MBA from Fore School of Management, Satish has
immense experience in the field of architecture, interior and retail—designing corporate offices, highend residences, hotels, department stores, food & beverages outlets, airport retail facilities, etc. In
previous avatars, he has worked with Dutt Designs, Jones Lang Lassalle, ITC Hotels, Barista Coffee
Co. Ltd. and Shoppers Stop Ltd.
Anees is a versatile Product Designer and Architect,
who incubated and led the Strategic Design Cell at Aditya Birla Group's “MORE” stores as Head of Design,
and previously at Planet M, Times of India Group and at Marico Industries,
Across VM, Store layouts, Branding, Packaging, Events & Advertising,
and now consults with “Design Express”: a branding and communication studio.
He has been a member of the CII National Committee on Design.
Amit Aurora is a Successful Architect and Designer with a rich experience of more than 26 years in the industry, has contributed in exemplary designs for commercial, residential establishments by utilising sustainable materials and Technology with conscious efforts to minimize the impact on the environment. At the same time, brings all the elements together with visible impact of traditional Craft & skillsets.
Sanjay draws upon more than 29 years of experience as an architect, consultant, designer and project manager. He has helped many clients, successfully define their goals and requirements for a range of complex projects including large scale mixed-use developments, and high-performance buildings in commercial, office, hospitality, residential, corporate interiors and other market sectors. In his capacity as Principal and Managing Director for Gensler Bangalore & Mumbai, Sanjay is a strong proponent for advancing Gensler’s presence in India. In addition to bolstering the company’s ability to deliver sophisticated design services to clients, he is also responsible for driving employee engagement and delivering business results. Before joining Gensler, Sanjay held multiple roles at AIG Global Real Estate in India from 2008 through 2012. Sanjay has held regional leadership positions for the project management team for Jones Lang LaSalle in India from 2004 through 2008. During this journey, Sanjay helped to set up best practices, project quality-assurance processes and talent management initiatives. He developed expertise in helping revitalise organisations as well as enabling them to enhance profitability and growth.
As Creative Director for Southeast Asia & India, Apolline supports driving Landor & Fitch’s strategic and creative vision. She has extensive experience designing world-class retail and workplace projects in the region and across the globe. She partners with the agency’s most senior clients to ensure that Landor & Fitch wide range of capabilities – brand positioning, brand experience, culture, service design, product design, environments – are equally grounded in creativity, strategy, and technology as well as a deep understanding of the business to support growth of key accounts and new business.
From these disciplines, she curates and strategises teams that collaborate on a variety of work, from brand retail environments to workplaces and everything in between, with a remarkable skill at investing in talent, nurturing talent, and growing talent across the region.
Having worked with Landor & Fitch London, Southeast Asia & India since 2014, her range of experience, deep understanding of multiple markets and industries as well as leading multidisciplinary and culturally diverse creative teams.
Jennifer is a 25-year-veteran journalist and content strategist who has researched, spoken about and written extensively on the strategy, experiential design and marketing of retail and consumer brands. Born in New York City, she has enjoyed time living abroad, in Mexico City and Caracas, Venezuela, and is currently based in Chicago. The opportunity to immerse herself in global culture from a young age contributed to her love of travel, design, art and architecture, and photography.
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