MAPIC 2017: More than 8,500 delegates from 80 countries came together for the annual international retail real estate market

Paris, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 8,500 delegates from 80 countries congregated in Cannes this week for MAPIC – the annual international retail real estate market, which brought together 2,100 retailers, 2,500 developers and 1,000 investors.

Reflecting the pace at which retail real estate is evolving, this year’s MAPIC showcased the first International Outlet Summit and the inaugural Global Retail Partner Summit, while expanding its Leisure and Innovation exhibition zones and positioning food and beverage (F&B) as the central theme.

November 14th saw the exhibition of MAPIC’s new pre-opening event, the International Outlet Summit. Once considered second-class stores for retailers to unload dated stock, the presence of outlet centres has averagely grown 12 per cent per year, over the past decade. Speaking at the summit, Neinver’s Sebastian Sommer said “Even if the market is more challenging, the top 150 brands are still wanting to grow in outlet malls.” Key retail players are now wanting to increase exposure within outlets, while existing outlets are upgrading their instore design and offerings, making this sector one of the most dynamic in the commercial property industry.

China is a particularly promising market for outlets. Lois Lu Yi, VP of Beijing Capital Grand, the Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the development and investment of properties, revealed at the International Outlet Summit that the company has increased its number of planned outlets to meet rising demand in this fast-evolving sector. “Outlets are growing at about 34 per cent a year in China, higher than the 8 per cent of department stores, 29 per cent of shopping malls and 29 per cent of online retailers,” Lois Lu Yi explained, “Recently, with the consumers’ pursuit of brands, outlets will usher in the first golden period of development with the market reaching maturity within 5 years.”

Director of MAPIC Markets Nathalie Depetro also announced a new event – MAPIC Food & Beverage – which will launch next year as a result of the F&B concepts increasingly dominating commercial centres and high streets worldwide. The conference, separate to MAPIC Italy, will take place on May 23 – 24 in Milan’s MiCo Milano Congress and showcase the international retail F&B sector.

“MAPIC Italy is devoted to the important Italian retail property sector. MAPIC Food & Beverage will be a standalone, international event dedicated to the global retail F&B market,” said Depetro. “The time is right to create an event devoted to the fast-growing food and beverage sector. Whether it’s in a mall, an outlet or a retail park, people are dining in these establishments more frequently and treating the outing as an experience, instead of visiting these places solely to shop,” she added.

Day one of MAPIC commenced with a keynote discussion between McKinsey & Company’s Franck Laizet and the highly-acclaimed Managing Director of Alibaba France, Sébastien Badault – the two spoke on the topic of Reimagining Retail in the 21st Century. Badault said that while physical retail is not dead, it is definitely gravitating online, adding “We are going through a major reconfiguration of the network” by way of new concepts, formats and store reconfiguration, in order to optimise consumer experience and spending power. He also focused on the notion of brands needing to look at new ways of merging ecommerce and experience, which Alibaba is spearheading via the introduction of advanced technology including magical mirrors and artificial intelligence.

Another key session, Travel Retail, focused on how retail and namely hospitality offerings are shaping transit zones into foodie destinations. Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group’s Nick Schapira said that while high streets are feeling many pressures, ”The travel retail space offers an incubator of consumer demand.” However, he stressed that retailers are mistaken if they think they can mirror the same process of immersion into a shopping centre, to that of an airport. There are many more tougher elements and guidelines to consider including staffing and security measures.

This year’s MAPIC also confirmed the pivotal role that leisure is playing within commercial centres, as landlords look to leisure experts to design, build and deliver turnkey solutions. Approximately 30 companies specialising in leisure entertainment were housed in the Leisure zone.

Panel speakers discussing leisure in retail destinations also agreed that experiences have become one of the main drivers for visiting shopping centres today. Consumers are looking for enjoyable experiences to share. In fact, leisure within malls has created a new target market – attracting customers from a much wider catchment, while malls have also become places families visit to spend quality time together.

The emergence of commercial destinations has always been a key focal point to retailer development strategies. A major finding from MAPIC was that retail advancements are no longer dominated by the West. China has become the world’s leading commercial destination, surpassing the U.S. and India is currently experiencing the world’s strongest growth due to an influx of foreign investment, economic growth and a boom in consumption. Speaking at a conference on India’s ‘boiling’ retail market, BS Nagesh of Indian Retail Association TRRAIN’s, said that India is particularly attractive for retailers and developers: “The country’s very young – the average age is just 35 – and GDP is growing at 7 per cent a year. I don’t think any country in the world has such an opportunity.”

The Global Retail Partner Summit also brought together retailers and leading local partners, capable of facilitating entry into key markets. Among the 30 major partnership companies were the Azadea Group (Lebanon), which operates more than 50 brands in the Middle East and Africa; AmRest(Poland), which operates more than 1,500 restaurants in Central and Eastern Europe; Global Brand Group; SGN Group (USA) and Rosinter Restaurants (Russia). John Scott, Director of International at TM Lewin (UK) noted, “The Global Retail Partner Summit is an ideal platform for retailers to meet with a broad range of international industry professionals. MAPIC continues to provide retailers with direct access to some of the best international operators and the opportunity to break into strategic markets via integrated networking.”

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, MAPIC has continued to attract the world’s leading retailers, developers, mall operators and more recently, major ecommerce retailers. No other single retail real estate event attracts so many companies from the international investment community. Institutional investors such as Allianz, Generali Real Estate, GIC, or the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, lined up with the likes of British Land, AXA Investment Managers, Amundi Asset Management and Commerz Real. And among the host of companies making first time appearances at MAPIC were F&A Asset Management, Matacapital, Qatar Investment Authority, Crédit Agricole and Bank Austria Real Invest.

MAPIC 2018 will take place on November 14 – 16, 2018.

Pictures of MAPIC are available on the photobank.

Find out more about MAPIC on our press site.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

For more information, please contact:

My-Lan CAO – Press Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 71 95 44
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Constance GARCIA Y SANTOS – Press Officer
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constance.garciaysantos@reedmidem.com

Source: MAPIC

Reed MIDEM announces MAPIC Food & Beverage in Milan, Italy on 23-24 May 2018

Cannes, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reed MIDEM, organiser of MAPIC, MAPIC Italy, MAPIC Russia, MAPIC China Summit and MAPIC India, today (17 November, 2017) announces the launch of MAPIC Food & Beverage in May 2018.

The new two-day event will be held in Milan, Italy on 23-24 May 2018 at MiCo – Milano Congressi.

Since the EXPO 2015, creating a legacy with its focus on nutrition and sustainable food, Milan has established itself as the World Food Capital City and is today the main stage for events, projects and debate on food-related issues.

Food and Beverage has become a key factor in enhancing the customer experience within retail destinations. MAPIC Food and Beverage aims to be the most effective international marketplace dedicated to Food & Beverage players within the retail & real estate industry.

MAPIC Food & Beverage will offer an exhibition area where international F&B retailers can showcase their concept to real estate professionals looking at expanding their foodservice retail mix. In contrast to the MAPIC in Cannes, retailers will be the exhibitors and real estate professionals will come as visitors. MAPIC Food & Beverage will be a unique, international and powerful business platform.

“For the first time, we are launching a MAPIC event entirely dedicated to a specific segment, food and beverage, and not a local market,” explained Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC markets. “MAPIC Food & Beverage and MAPIC Italy will be held on the same dates and in separate but connected venues. This new event will benefit from the dynamism of the Italian food & beverage sector, while being completely international.”

More information on MAPIC Food & Beverage on the website www.mapic-foodandbeverage.com

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions: 
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

For more information, please contact:

My-Lan CAO – Press Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 71 95 44
mylan.cao@reedmidem.com

Constance GARCIA Y SANTOS – Press Officer
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 65
constance.garciaysantos@reedmidem.com

Source: MAPIC

Food & Beverage will be at the centre of MAPIC 2017 in Cannes from 15 to 17 November

Paris, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food & Beverage will be at the centre of MAPIC 2017. Today ( 8 June, 2017), a third of consumers claim they only visit a mall to eat or drink[1]. Food services are largely transforming shopping centres into convivial lifestyle venues.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, the International Retail Property Market will be held in Cannes from 15 to 17 November.

The point of sale experience is a vital element in persuading consumers to go out rather than buy online. For ultra-connected clients, the shopping experience and its associated human encounters are more important than the product itself. As a result, traditional shopping centres are transforming into social sites for meeting others and leisure activities where people come to spend the day. In line with Unibail-Rodamco and its “Dining ExperienceTM” brand, it is essential to create sophisticated Food & Beverage concepts likely to attract this new type of consumer.

“MAPIC has showcased countries that stand out for their retailing developments. Two years ago we decided to start highlighting strong trends that are changing the market beyond mere internationalisation. This year, it’s the turn of Food & Beverage because this is a fundamental shift that involves all industry professionals in both real estate and retail,” explains Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC.

Studies have shown that a consumer who visits a shopping centre with Food & Beverage offerings stays there longer and on average spends 18% more. This is why experts believe that shopping centres are expected to spend 15% to 20% of their mix on Food & Beverage[2].

From single-products, street food, and quality sandwiches to traditional or healthy cuisine, there is a very broad range of popular Food & Beverage trends! MAPIC will be presenting the full gamut of new concepts and innovative formats in this rapidly-changing sector.

MAPIC’s official programme will also offer a series of special conferences on the evolution of the Food & Beverage segment, as well as presenting exclusive brand concepts. For the first time, MAPIC will host a tasting area where a selection of brands will present their concept and offer product tastings.

Over 2,100 international brand developers from all sectors, including more than 400 in Food & Beverage, are expected at MAPIC 2017. Restaurant chains that have already confirmed their presence this year include Wagamama a British restaurant chain specialising in Japanese cuisine, WeLovePuro, an Italian ice cream brand, Chopstix, a British Chinese restaurant chain, Burger King, Five Guys, Delifrance, a French bread and pastry brand, Autogrill, McDonald’s, Fun Sushi, Leonidas, Flunch, Groupe Le Duff, and its brands Brioche Doré, Del Arte, and Fournil de Pierre among others.

Another budding trend in this sector is tech food from brands such as Deliveroo and Ubereats. These days, there’s no need to go out to enjoy a quality burger – you can enjoy it at home. These brands will also be attending MAPIC because they revolutionize both the world of catering and real estate.

Offering the very best sites for retailers is part of MAPIC’s DNA. The biggest names of French and international retail property such as Altarea Cogedim, Sonae Sierra, ECE Projektmanagement, Wanda Group and Thor Equities are already confirmed as exhibitors.

More about MAPIC on our press site.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world leader in event organisation, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa and organised by 40 offices and agents located. Reed Exhibitions 43 key industrial sectors, through events for professionals and the general public, and is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leader in the publishing and dissemination of information.www.reedexpo.com

[1] http://news.cbre.eu/almost-a-third-of-people-will-visit-a-shopping-centre–just-to-eat-and-drink

[2] http://www.jll.com/services/industries/retail/destination-retail

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Mike WILLIAMS
Director of Communications
mike.williams@reedmidem.com
Tel: +33 (0)1 79 71 99 33

Source: MAPIC

India Retail Forum joins Reed Exhibitions’s portfolio of retail real estate events

Cannes, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reed Exhibitions (RX) today (November 16, 2016) announces that India Retail Forum (IRF), a premier event serving the Indian retail real estate market and its satellite events; the Shopping Centre Forum and the Regional Retail Forums (collectively the IRF Portfolio) will join RX’s growing portfolio of retail real estate events.

This deal signifies a commitment from MAPIC to the Indian market and to continue to grow and develop leading retail real estate events around the globe. IRF will leverage the global sector expertise and delegate network of Reed Exhibitions’ established MAPIC retail real estate portfolio of events.

IRF will continue to be managed under the expert leadership of Amitabh Taneja, founder of IRF, who has a wealth of industry knowledge and key relationships with customers and stakeholders. IRF’s founder will join Reed Exhibitions, continuing his role by directing IRF events as Chief Convener in India.

Commenting on the deal, Michael Mandl, CEO for Reed Exhibitions India said “This is a very exciting development.  Amitabh Taneja brings over 20 years’ experience and will continue to lead the IRF portfolio with full support from Reed Exhibitions. Amitabh has built up a strong business in India and his experience and knowledge of the India retail real estate market combined with Reed Exhibitions’ global reach will be a great collaborative partnership.  Together we will ensure continuity and growth for customers and the brand.”

IRF will join MAPIC’s growing portfolio of retail real estate events that includes MAPIC in France, Italy, China and REX in Russia.

“Reed MIDEM is delighted to be associated with our sister company Reed Exhibitions India in the acquisition of IRF,” notes Filippo Rean, Head of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division, organizer of the internationally-renowned retail and real estate tradeshows MAPIC and MIPIM. “MAPIC’s international reach, combined with the expertise of Reed Exhibitions India and of the IRF team, will help develop IRF into a regional platform for retail real estate professionals and international retailers to source business opportunities, partnerships and retail locations in the dynamic and growing Indian market,” he added.

Commenting on this partnership with MAPIC, Amitabh Taneja, CEO Images Multimedia Group said: “IRF has been the premier meeting place for the retail real estate sector in India for more than a decade and is instrumental in driving /facilitating growth in the sector. MAPIC’s 20-plus years as one of the world’s most important retail property events have given it tremendous inroads into the global retail and retail property markets. Over 8,000 participants every year generate a wealth of innovation, insights and intelligence that can potentially revolutionise retail in India — the world’s fastest growing major market. Through the partnership with MAPIC, IRF will reinforce its mission of catalysing the Indian consumption and retail space with best-in-class global insights.”

Watch the exclusive video of Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC, announcing that IRF will join Reed Exhibitions’s portfolio.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading event organizer, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 40 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

About Reed MIDEM / MAPIC
Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions is a leading organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIP CANCUN and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia Summit, MIPIM UK, and MIPIM Japan for the real estate industry and MAPIC, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy in Milan for the retail real estate sector. MAPIC – the leading international retail property market, celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2016, has become the major industry event gathering 8,000+ international participants, including over 2,000 retailers for 3 days of exhibition, conferences and networking events targeting all types of retail property: city and shopping centres, factory outlets, leisure areas and transit zones.

About RELX Group
RELX Group is a world‐leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom half are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX.

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investorcentre

About India Retail Forum
Launched in 2003, the mission of India Retail Forum (IRF) is to be the RETAIL CATALYST connecting businesses, people, knowledge and ideas for the profitable growth of modern retail in India. Since its launch, IRF has actualized this mission by becoming the premier knowledge and networking platform for India’s vast, multi-dimensional and multi-hued retail industry. Every year, the mega confluence brings together the most successful and influential retail visionaries, consumer and retail experts and the industry’s powerful decision makers on one mega platform as a means to retail enlightenment. Unprecedented consumer insights, retailing innovations and path-breaking retail technologies coalesce at every rendezvous to transform India’s retail ecosystem. IRF presents the most comprehensive opportunities for retailers, consumer-facing businesses and support organisations to intelligently navigate the changing marketplace dynamics, and capitalise on emerging consumer expectations and aspirations. A world-class environment houses a 360-degree format of Conference, Workshops, Zoned Exhibitions and the annual IMAGES Retail Awards ceremony. In 2015, IRF added an innovation in the form of India Omnichannel Forum, a concurrent event that focusses on the digitisation of retail in the post-technology world, and gets retailers and retail support businesses together to optimise new opportunities in the internet age.

For more information, please contact:
My-Lan CAO
Press Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 71 95 44
mylan.cao@reedmidem.com 

Constance Garcia
Press Manager
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jessica.whyte@reedmidem.com

Source: MAPIC

MAPIC 2016 unveils event highlights

Paris, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the 22nd edition of MAPIC- the global retail real estate market – just weeks away, please see below a selection of those not to miss events and conference sessions that are set to be the talk of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Welcome Reception 
Tuesday 15 November 19:30 – Majestic Hotel

MAPIC invites you to a welcome reception to break the ice and network with all delegates! Open to all participants wearing their badge.

The O2O Experience – Welcome to my phygital world 
Wednesday 16 November 10:00-11:00, Room 1

The key conference session on O2O which will debate questions such as: What are the best digital solutions to increase traffic, business and revenues? Are pure players dead? How to integrate physical commerce into your 360° strategy? How do brands and pure players create the best physical experience to enchant their customers’ journey?

Speakers: Charlie Farr, Property Acquisitions Manager – Special Projects, Deliveroo ; François Loviton, Director of Retail France, Google France, Wojciech Grendzinski, Vice President and Sales Director, IMS, Edouard Detaille, President, FCE; Brian Kean, Head of Communications & Chief International Officer, Ulmart ; Manuela Calhau, Director, Mkt, Mall Activation, Innovation Europe & New Markets, Sonae Sierra.

“Nowadays, the frontier between online & offline gets blurry: for instance, consumers search online before buying in store or compare prices with their mobile in physical stores. Google is closely collaborating with retailers and partners around the globe to develop online to store and omnichannel retailing solutions. Together with Mapic, we share the common objective to promote a seamless shopping experience for customers in an omnichannel world.” Cyril Grira, Industry Head Retail, Google and Emmanuel Begerem, Head of Channel Partnerships, Google

USA – Click to brick & innovative retail: be connected to the new American dream!
Wednesday 16 November 12:00-13:00, Room 1

The conference will look at O2O from the US market perspective. The panel will discuss about the retail real estate revolution with questions such as: how reinventing shopping centres? New York City: one of the strongest retail destinations in the world – what about the other American cities.

Speakers: Patrick McIntyre, Director of Global Retail, MARS; Darren Williams, Country Director, T2 Tea; Naveen Jaggi, President Retail Brokerage and Retail Capital Markets, JLL; Matthew Greenwell, Director, Storefront; Meghan Kruger, Vice President, Acadia Realty Trust ; David Zoba, Chairman, Global Retail Leasing Board, JLL.

“MAPIC is an exciting opportunity for retailers, along with key market influencers, to meet and discuss our industry. I am enthusiastic to be a part of the US panel this year, because it is important for us to acknowledge the seismic shifts happening in retail today. It is also a great opportunity for us to create win-win relationships and address dynamic retail and consumer trends together.” Patrick McIntyre, Director of Global Retail, MARS

Food & Beverage: Savoring in vogue Italian food & beverage experiences 
Wednesday 16 November 12:30-13-45, Room 2

From snacking to gourmet dining, from street food to food courts: Italian case studies & concepts. Aromas & flavors to reinvent the shopping experience and increase shopping centre success. The Italian way of life abroad: find the best concept to create an authentic dining experience!

Speakers: Ezio Balarini, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Autogrill; Vincenzo Ferrieri, Owner, Cioccolatitaliani; Mario Pascucci, CEO, Caffè Pascucci; Gianandrea Gropplero Di Troppenburg, Development Manager, Cigierre ; Jonathan Doughty, Head of EMEA, JLL Foodservice Consulting; Andrea Aiello, Editor-in-chief, retail&food – Edifis Spa.

“In a new online world, experience is king and gastronomy will be the social glue that will hold retail spaces of the future together. The rise in online sales means that consumers are looking for leisure and culinary experiences from their shopping centre visits as this is something that is still impossible to do online. Well-configured and complementary dining and drinking provision can add real diversity and vitality to major city markets worldwide, and can often boost consumers’ shopping experience and dwell time, as well as giving consumers a reason to keep coming back. This is only set to rise.” Jonathan Doughty, Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting, JLL Foodservice Consulting

Leisure & Shopping – Retail in the Wonderland 
Wednesday 16 November 14:15-15:30, Room 1

When it comes to shopping, the Millennials’ idea of material goods isn’t as important as experiences and relationships. In recent years, shopping centres have been rapidly re-positioning themselves to incorporate leisure activities that give a shopping centre status as a destination.

Speakers: Christophe Chauvard, General Manager France, Switzerland & Africa, QubicaAMF; Roberto Folgori, Member of Board of Directors, DEDEM Automatica; Gaston Gaitan, Manager & Director, Theleisureway; Hussam Raouf, Managing Director, Mont Hill; Andy Reif, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Licensing and Global Experiences, National Geographic Partners; Reinhart Viane, Business Development Director, KCC Entertainment Design; Joshua Wexler, Chief Executive of Fun, iP2Entertainment.

“The priority is to generate retail sales through the creation of a fun atmosphere which celebrates a brand or a range of products. This creates a showcase which benefits the brands even if visitors do not shop but instead spend on the internet.” Roger Houben, CEO of iP2Entertainment

MAPIC 2016 press conference 
Wednesday 16 November 17:00-17:30, Specialty Leasing Lounge
followed by a drink 17:30-18:00 on the USA Pavilion

We are delighted to invite you to the MAPIC 2016 press conference in the presence of Nathalie Depetro, Director of the event, who will make an exclusive announcement.

United Kingdom – Good morning retail 
Thursday 17 November 9:00-10:00, Room 1

The business voice for the world’s largest retail destination including Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, will provide unrivalled insight into the latest trends and thinking in the market.

Speakers:  Jeremy Collins, Property Director, John Lewis; Mary Portas, Chief Creative Officier, Portas; Duncan Grant, Strategy Director, The Entertainer; Jace Tyrell, Chief Executive, New West End Company; Justin Taylor, Head of EMEA Retail, Cushman & Wakefield.

Millennials – Welcome shopping kings! 
Thursday 17 November 17:30-18:30, Room 2

The Millennials represent a key demographic for retail sales and marketing programmes. It is estimated that the buying power of the Millennials will have an impact for six decades or more, hence their shopping habits will be a key subject at MAPIC 2016. Millennials are more volatile customers due to 24-hour connectivity and infinite choice via online channels, meaning that it is more difficult for brands to gain their loyalty.

Speakers: Sébastien Bismuth, CEO, Undiz; Giovanni Dolci, Vice President, Theatre Development, IMAX Corporation; Renaud Montin, Chief Marketing Officier, Eram; Aaron Shields, EMEA Strategy Director, Fitch; Danny Young, Head Commercial, Bounce.

“Millennials represent the future, so it makes sense that they will be a key focus at MAPIC this year, as MAPIC is renowned for anticipating upcoming trends and pioneering the next steps in retail real estate. This year we have created a new 1,000 sqm Trends Hub, which will showcase thematic exhibitor spaces all linked to emerging retail trends – responding mainly to the demands of the new consumers that are the Millennials,” Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC

Mapic Party
Thursday 17 November 23:00 – Salon des Ambassadeurs, Palais level 4
Open to all participants wearing their badge.

Find out more about MAPIC 2016 in our pressroom.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIP CANCUN and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia Summit, MIPIM UK, and MIPIM Japan for the real estate industry and MAPIC, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy in Milan for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully-staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

Contact:

My-Lan CAO –Press Director
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 44
mylan.cao@reedmidem.com

Constance GARCIA Y SANTOS – Press Officer
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 65
constance.garciaysantos@reedmidem.com
 
Source: MAPIC

Impressive line-up of UK retailers and high-profile industry figures attending MAPIC 2016, November 16-18, Cannes

Paris, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAPIC, the global retail real estate market, has announced an impressive line-up of UK retailers and high-profile industry figures that will be attending the event in Cannes from November 16-18.

“The 22nd edition of MAPIC will offer exhibitors and visitors alike unparalleled opportunities to network with leading industry influencers. We have a fantastic list of international participants from the entire spectrum of the industry, including fashion, accessories, food and beverage, retailtainment, designers and architects, and our comprehensive programme of seminars will provide attendees with valuable insight into the latest trends and developments in the market by leading market experts,” says Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC.

MAPIC is pleased to welcome UK retailers attending the show for the first time, including Jaeger, Matalan, Julien MacDonald, Fenn Wright Manson, Nicole Farhi, Blue Inc. and the UK’s largest omni-channel retailer John Lewis Partnership with 46 John Lewis stores and 350 Waitrose supermarkets. They will participate alongside a host of loyal MAPIC retailers hailing from the UK including Arcadia Group, Burberry, Debenhams, Hamley’s of London, JD Sports, Mothercare, Primark and Ted Baker.

Tesco will be making its MAPIC debut as an exhibitor this year. Other first-timer UK exhibitors include Savills, Meyer Bergman, New West End Company and Broadway Malayan architects.

Reflecting the increased importance of retailtainment, five new leading UK brands from this sector are attending the show including: Merlin Entertainment, the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe, which runs 115 attractions in 23 countries across four continents; All Star Lanes, which offers food, drinks and bowling in a timeless American classic style setting; Ai Solve, virtual reality simulations and game based learning experts; Global Attractions – a concept design consultant that implements leading leisure attractions – and Paragon Creative: a world-class themed model making and fit-out facility specialist, which has provided over 1,000 unique experiences for customers worldwide.

The recent surge in the demand for quality food and beverage offers in the retail landscape, has been reflected in the strong increase of F&B brands signing up to attend MAPIC 2016. UK F&B first-timers such as Yo! Sushi, T2 Tea, Chopstix Noodle Bar and Drake & Morgan will join returning UK retailers Marks and Spencer, Leon Restaurants, Pret a Manger and Wagamama to name a few.

A number of UK retailers and exhibitors will also be participating in conference sessions at MAPIC 2016. Known to many as the “Queen of the Shops” and one of UK’s most prominent retail gurus, Mary Portas will be making her MAPIC debut as a moderator for the UK market discussion seminar entitled: “United Kingdom – Good Morning Retail!” (Thursday 17th November). The panel – consisting of Jeremy Collins, Property Director of John Lewis; Duncan Grant, Strategy Director of The Entertainer and Jace Tyrell, Chief Executive of New West End Company – the business voice for the world’s largest retail destination including Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street – will provide unrivalled insight into the latest trends and thinking in the market.

The Dune Group – a global player in footwear and accessories, with 40 stand-alone stores and 175 concessions in the UK alone – will also be attending MAPIC for the first time this year.  On Wednesday, November 16th, Ben Jobling, International Director of The Dune Group, will be speaking at the Middle East seminar; “How Tall is Retail?”, about the group’s international expansion.

With international tourism and travel booming, retailing opportunities are ambitious. Kim Gray, Head of Retail Strategy of Heathrow Airport, will speak in the travel retail panel discussion: “Travel Retail – the 6th Continent for Retailers?” (Thursday 17th November) alongside Damon Crowhurst, European Business Director, Displays, Samsung; Albert Beltran, Managing Director Iberia, UK & France, Guess; Ludovic Castillo, Managing Director of Altarea Commerce (France, Italy, Spain), Altarea Cogedim and Mehmet Kalyoncu, Member of Board, Kalyon. Fiona Hamilton, Global Head of Retail for International Brands, BNP Paribas Real Estate will moderate the session.

Visit www.mapic.com/who-is-coming for a full list of participants and exhibitors.

For more information on the 2016 MAPIC, visit our pressroom.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIP CANCUN and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK, and MIPIM Japan for the real estate industry and MAPIC, Retail Real Estate Market brought by MAPIC in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy in Milan for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully-staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

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Source: MAPIC

Millennials’ shopping habits to be highlighted at MAPIC 2016 in Cannes from 16-18 November 2016

Paris, 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers born between 1982 and 2000 (the Millennials) now outnumber baby boomers and represent a key demographic for retail sales and marketing programmes. It is estimated that the buying power of the Millennials will have an impact for six decades or more, hence their shopping habits will be a key subject at MAPIC 2016.

The 22nd edition of MAPIC, the International Market for Retail Real Estate, will take place in Cannes from 16-18 November.

“Millennials represent the future, so it makes sense that they will be a key focus at MAPIC this year, as MAPIC is renowned for anticipating upcoming trends and pioneering the next steps in retail real estate. This year we have created a new 1,000 sqm Trends Hub, which will showcase thematic exhibitor spaces all linked to emerging retail trends – responding mainly to the demands of the new consumers that are the Millennials,” says Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC.

When it comes to shopping, the Millennials’ idea of material goods isn’t as important as experiences and relationships. In recent years, shopping centres have been rapidly re-positioning themselves to incorporate leisure activities (which have evolved far beyond playgrounds and food courts) that give a shopping centre status as a destination. iP2 Entertainment (new to MAPIC this year), is a company built around a core business of Branded Family Edutainment Centres (BFECs). iP2 Entertainment launched DreamPlay in cooperation with DreamWorks in Manila last year and they will be bringing to MAPIC two of their international collaborative partner brands. “The priority is to generate retail sales through the creation of a fun atmosphere which celebrates a brand or a range of products. This creates a showcase which benefits the brands even if visitors do not shop but instead spend on the internet,” explains Roger Houben, CEO of iP2 Entertainment.

Situated in the new MAPIC Trends Hub zone, the retailtainment exhibition space (which has doubled in size from last year to 600 sqm), will host 30 companies featuring newcomers such as Paragon Creative (UK), Global Attractions (UK), Vortex (France), Top Golf (USA) and Husson International (France), and returning clients including AI Solve (UK), Skyzone (USA), Forrec (Canada) and KCC (Belgium). Each exhibiting retailtainment company will have a dedicated 30-minute pitching session in the retailtainment area during the 3-day event. A panel discussion on Leisure & Shopping (Wednesday 16 November 14h30-15h30), featuring Andy Reif, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Licensing and Global Experiences, National Geographic Partners; Joshua Wexler, Chief Executive of Fun, iP2Entertainment; Christophe Chauvard, General Manager France, Switzerland & Africa, QubicaAMF and Reinhart Viane, Business Development Director, KCC Entertainment Design.

From offline to online, the Millennials are thriving on experimenting with different physical dimensions of shopping. Research also shows that while baby boomers are interested in abundance, Millennials are a lot more concerned with brand ethos. The creation of a new Specialty Leasing Lounge at MAPIC this year (also situated in the Trends Hub) responds to the growing power of the pop-up business for brands. Over 30 brands – consumer, food and beverage, fashion, etailers, concept stores – will be exhibiting for a ½ day on a rotational basis.

“We have 52 opticians who are representatives for our brand but we see that a temporary store, including an experience for our clients, enables them to truly discover our brand. Our social media and press coverage would never be the same without it. Also it is a test for us to see if our own concept store would work in the future. Something we would never have known without our pop-up store,” explains Bob Geraets, Co-Founder of the cult eyewear brand Odette Lunettes – one of the brands exhibiting in the MAPIC Specialty Leasing Lounge. Others include iceRoll, Cabaïa, Go Get Glitter and Bon Parfumeur.

Millennials are more volatile customers due to 24-hour connectivity and infinite choice via online channels, meaning that it is more difficult for brands to gain their loyalty. The MAPIC Innovation Forum – a 400 sqm space in the Trends Hub – will host innovative solutions and technologies linked to client knowledge and engagement.

A number of exhibiting companies in the Innovation Forum such as TC Group, ESRI, Retailic, Coniq and Xovis focus on data collection and retail intelligence. Samsung Electronics will be exhibiting at MAPIC for the first time this year to showcase its screens that can interact and engage with customers. Another newcomer, Kodisoft, will also be exhibiting its digital screen tables which can be used in restaurants and bars to provide interactive entertainment and service with new-age diners. Exhibitors of the Innovation Forum will each be pitching their solutions during a 30-minute dedicated session. There will also be workshops from Innovation Forum sponsors Google, Salesforce and Clear Channel on customer engagement, driving foot traffic, data collection and mapping the customer journey.

All the aforementioned topics linked to the Millennials shopping habits will be brought together in a dedicated conference session on the Millennials on Thursday 17 November (17h30-18h30) with speakers including Giovanni Dolci, Vice President, Theatre Development, IMAX Corporation.

For more information on the 2016 MAPIC, visit our pressroom.

A propos de Reed MIDEM :
Fondée en 1963, Reed MIDEM organise des marchés professionnels et internationaux qui se sont imposés comme des plateformes incontournables pour les acteurs-clés des secteurs concernés. Ce sont le MIPTV, le MIPDOC, le MIPCOM, le MIP CANCUN et le MIPJUNIOR pour la télévision et les contenus audiovisuels et numériques, le MIDEM pour les professionnels de la musique, le MIPIM, le MIPIM Asia, le MIPIM UK, le MIPIM Japan pour le secteur de l’immobilier et le MAPIC, le Retail Real Estate Market brought by MAPIC à Shanghai et le MAPIC Italy à Milan pour le secteur de l’implantation commerciale.

A propos de Reed Exhibitions:
Reed MIDEM est une filiale de Reed Exhibitions, leader mondial dans l’organisation d’événements, avec plus de 500 événements dans 43 pays. En 2015, Reed Exhibitions a réuni plus de sept millions de professionnels actifs dans le monde entier, générant plusieurs milliards de dollars d’affaires. Aujourd’hui les événements de Reed Exhibitions ont lieu en Amérique, en Europe, au Moyen-Orient, en Asie Pacifique, en Afrique et sont organisés par 41 bureaux et agents implantés. Reed Exhibitions touche 43 secteurs industriels, au travers d’évènements pour les professionnels et le grand public, et fait partie de RELX Group plc, leader mondial dans la diffusion d’informations. www.reedexpo.com

Pour plus d’information, merci de contacter:

My-Lan CAO
Directrice Presse
Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 71 95 44
mylan.cao@reedmidem.com

Jessica Whyte
Press Manager
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 46
jessica.whyte@reedmidem.com

Source: MAPIC