Retail in Asia


MAPIC returns to Cannes in November

MAPIC, the global retail property event, will be back at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes with slightly different dates than usual: this year’s event will take place from Tuesday, 30th November to Thursday, 2nd December.

MAPIC 2021 will be the first international industry meeting to be held face-to-face, giving professionals in the retail, F&B and leisure industry the first opportunity to get back together since the pandemic erupted.

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On these same dates, MAPIC will also be holding LeisurUp, the global event dedicated to the location based entertainment industry, and The Happetite, the international event dedicated to multi-site restaurant operators.

The global pandemic has helped highlight a number of industry trends: e-commerce continues to grow, the retail mix is evolving, and physical sales outlets are being transformed into experience spaces. The digital revolution has underlined the critical importance of the human factor, of social interaction and emotions, which are becoming an essential component in creating new experiences in lifestyle destinations.

This is why the theme of MAPIC 2021 will be “People and Places: a New Chapter” and its conference programme will focus on four main topics: “People & socialisation”, “The new consumer”, “Placemaking” and “Innovation”.

Today, like office and residential property, retail – together with leisure and culture – have become pillars of development for cities because they are authentic vectors of attractiveness. Indeed, city dwellers are now looking for both proximity to services and a richer mix of uses. Mayors are more involved than ever in retail development projects, and MAPIC will give them an opportunity to express their needs to retail real estate professionals,” said Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC.

Two of the most visionary industry figures have been confirmed as major keynote speakers at MAPIC 2021. Philippe Houzé, CEO of Galeries Lafayette Group, and Michel Ohayon, CEO of French investment company FIB Group, will share their views on the resilience of the market and how industry can come together to tackle the challenges the industry is facing.

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A host of key industry players have already confirmed their participation at MAPIC 2021. Discover MAPIC speakers here and download the event programme here.

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