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2016 PAVE Bash




The GlobalShop Opening Night Bash - Support & Celebrate PAVE
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:30 PM
Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub at The Cromwell Boutique Hotel


The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) continued a high level of celebration to this year’s GlobalShop Opening Night Party, PAVE’s second Opening Night Bash attracted more than 450 supporters and raised over $25,000 for the nonprofit educational foundation.

The one-of-a-kind event, held at Drai’s Nightclub, included entertainment by LED Hula Hoop dancers, bubble dancers, a pool mermaid and a Pixel juggler was the talk of the show in the days following.

"What a great night celebrating students, educators, and schools together,” said PAVE President Harry Cunningham, Head of Store Development for Vera Bradley. “It's fantastic to look back on Globalshop 2016 and the excitement and energy that we created with the Karen Katz Opening Keynote, PAVE Bash, and the Student Design Challenge. Together with our industry partners, PAVE is excited to support and celebrate the future of our industry as we continue to expand our reach to even more schools, educators - and most importantly, students - through our global initiatives like this. We are looking forward to our 20th Edition of the PAVE Gala later this year, and returning to Globalshop next March - with many more exciting events in between.”

Sponsors of the evening included: Reeve Store Equipment Co., Showbest Fixture Corp., Callison, Retail Environments magazine, design:retail magazine, van stry, Wests Design Consultants, Fleetwood, Amuneal Manufacturing Corp., Sargenti Architects, VMSD magazine, EMI Industries, Patina V, B+N Industries, and Schimenti Construction Company.

For photos of the Opening Night Bash, click here.

For information on how you can become involved with PAVE, visit