MAPIC, the leading international event for the retail property, leisure, food, and tech communities, is back. Scheduled to take place from November 28-30, 2023, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, this year’s event promises to be a game-changer. With a focus on “The Age of Responsible Growth: Committing to a Better Future,” MAPIC 2023 aims to bring together key players driving the transformation within the retail and leisure industries.
Who Will Be There?
The event is expected to attract around 6,000 participants, including 1,800 retailers, DNVBs (Digital Native Vertical Brands), and food & leisure players from 75 countries. This makes it an ideal platform for networking, discovering new retail concepts, and understanding the future of retail property.
What to see:
The MAPIC Academy
In partnership with Nhood, the MAPIC Academy Challenge offers young retail companies—established within the last five years—an opportunity to gain financial and expert support for launching new physical retail concepts. Finalists like The World of Onyo, Superstack, W.O.P – World of Pop, Greener, and t7berlin will be exhibiting in the Retail Village.
The Sustainability Lab
A new exhibition area dedicated to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) players and service suppliers. This lab aims to guide retail property players on their journey to becoming carbon-neutral and more ethical.
The 2024 Creative Retail Awards are open for entries.
The Creative Retail Awards are much more than a mere accolade; they represent the pinnacle of achievement in the retail industry. Garnering a nomination or winning one of these awards is a testament to innovation, excellence, and leadership.
Hosted by MAPIC, LeisurUp focuses on accelerating location-based attractions into lifestyle destinations, including retail sites, urban areas, transport hubs, and travel destinations.
Why Should You Attend?
- Networking Opportunities: Meet industry leaders and potential business partners.
- Innovative Retail Concepts: Discover new retail concepts that are redefining the retail landscape.
- Sustainability Focus: Learn how to develop your business responsibly by reducing your carbon footprint.
MAPIC 2023 is not just an event; it’s a movement aimed at co-creating better places to live and shop. Whether you’re a retailer, a tech enthusiast, or someone interested in the future of retail and leisure, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
For more information, visit the official MAPIC website.