Revised in March 18, 2009 The opportunity to work for the growth of our professional segment and at the same time maintain contact and exchange information with Brazilian and international colleagues motivated Brazilian professionals to establish in May of 2008 another international chapter for the Retail Design Institute. Since Sao Paulo is the economic and industrial capital of Latin America, and a city with one of the most modern and sophisticated retail in the world it was chosen as the first chapter of the Retail Design Institute in the region. Although its recent establishment, the work of the board of directors already reflects its resourcefulness. Among the developments is a forum for common interest debates which became the official provider of retail design knowledge of the prestigious Brazilian Franchising Association, several regular events with architects, interior designers, consultants and industry representatives. Our opening to new markets, economic development and disposition for participation in associations and events, allows us to foresee that soon we might be among the most active and productive communities in the Retail Design Institute, integrated with other chapters and participating in initiatives of all levels.