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Design is not a Department: Understanding and Engaging the Creative Mind in Retail Place Making

David Kepron (Marriott Intl.) focuses on how the creative brain works




Marriott's David Kepron explores how to unlock your creative brain by embracing the dynamic interplay between the brain and the environments we inhabit every day. During his session “Design is not a Department: Understand and Engaging the Creative Mind in Retail Place Making”, David shares with the audience some of the best moments of human inspiration and how creative insight yields solutions to problems. Attendees at VMSD’s 2015 International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) in Austin, Texas, learned how creating a culture of design creativity is about fostering a mindset. For more details about IRDC 2016, Sept. 13-15, in Montreal, visit

Don't miss David's IRDC 2016 session “To Boldly Go: How Marriott is Teleporting its Guests Into Next-Gen Customer Experiences”. More on this session at



MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

HOW CAN WE EMPOWER and inspire senior leaders to see design as an investment for future retail growth? This session, led by retail design expert Ian Johnston from Quinine Design, explores how physical stores remain unmatched in the ability to build trust, faith, and loyalty with your customers, ultimately driving shareholder value.

Presented by:
Ian Johnston
Founder and Creative Director, Quinine Design

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