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Organized by Reed MIDEM, MAPIC is an international retail real estate show held in Palais des Festivals de Cannes, France each November. Lasting for 3 days, the event consists of conference sessions, an exhibition area and networking events to help facilitate retail real estate development. 

Although held in France, participants come from all over the world to connect: Europe, Asia, the United States, Russia, Turkey, Middle East, etc. Retailers, investors, developers, local authorities and other real estate professionals attend to meet potential partners and discover the latest retail real estate trends.

MAPIC offers expert-led conferences and key note addresses aimed toward retail professionals. This year’s program includes topics such as retail in city centres, expanding in emerging economies, penetrating the Italian market and more. Each year, participants have the option to take part in networking sessions, designed to facilitate new business partnerships.

Speed Matching allows retailers and developers to pitch their new project ideas to a panel of real estate professionals during a 7-minute slot. Retailers pitch to shopping center owners and local authorities. Developers pitch to retailers and investors. Afterward, the presenters and audience have a chance to meet and discuss possible deals.

Power Meetings, another networking event is based on the concept of speed dating. During a 45-minute session, participants meet with 15 potential partners for 3 minutes each, giving them the time for an introduction and exchange of business cards.

Other networking opportunities include the Opening Cocktail party and MAPIC Awards ceremony.

Each year, developers submit their retail real estate projects for a chance to win a MAPIC Award in one of several categories. Three nominees are chosen in each category by a jury of industry professionals. During MAPIC, the jury, as well as MAPIC delegates vote to determine the winners. The awards are then presented during an awards ceremony.

MAPIC draws in a large number of exhibitors from over 67 countries. It welcomes property management professionals, retailers, owners and operators of supermarkets, hypermarkets and large departmental store chains, airport authorities, real estate professionals and representatives of local bodies as exhibitors.


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