This week the World Retail Conference in Germany will bring together retailers and markerters from around the world. As part of the conference on October 25 students involved in the Retail Futures Challenge will present their ideas to the judges.


Retail Futures Challenge ideas presented
October 25
Berlin, Germany

As part of the World Retail Congress, students involved in the Retail Futures Challenge will present their ideas to the judges. Entrants were tasked with designing a store that best captured the essence of their home cities. City inspirations for the store designs include Hong Kong, London, Tokyo and Mumbai.

World Retail Congress

October 25-27
Berlin, Germany

A series of events and conferences discussing retail around the world. World Retailer of the Year and Multi-market Retailer of the Year winners will be announced on the second day of the conference.

Interior Design BoY Awards

December 2
USA, New York

The fifth installment of the Best of Year (BoY) awards by Interior Design Magazine. The winners are decided by public vote (which closed on October 10) and will be honored at the IAC building in New York. Product categories include Kitchen, Bath and Furniture.

International CES

January 6-9, 2011
Las Vegas, NV, USA

A panel of independent designers, engineers and journalists judge a selection of products including Best Household Appliances. Nominations in this category include LG, Panasonic and Whirlpool. The annual event is organized by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).


February 11-15, 2011
Frankfurt, Germany

This large trade fair in Germany combines three separate sectors - dining, giving and living. Within each section exhibitors will display current and future household design products. This year the trade show is also holding the International Design Competition to award consumer goods that combine functionality with aesthetics.