HOLLYWOOD, FL -- Members of the Association for Retail Environments will have a chance to learn how to take advantage of the "real recovery" at the 55th Annual A.R.E. Convention, Nov. 10-13, in Rancho Mirage, CA.

For the fourth straight year, Alan Beaulieu, president of the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), returns to the convention as the keynote speaker.

Beaulieu will provide short-term and long-term economic forecasts and how those forecasts will impact member's organizations.

Members will also get to hear first-hand of new opportunities for growth as the retail panel cite examples of how their vendors have responded to the turns in the economy. Panelists that have committed to date include Larry Parnell, vice president of restaurant development, Panda Restaurant Group Inc. and Bob Waddell, vice president, construction/purchasing operations, Limited Brands Inc.

Read the Association of Retail Environments' press release.

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