MAPIC, the world’s leading event for retail real estate professionals, is back in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes this November.

The key meeting point for retailers looking for partners, and property developers and owners looking for retailers to enhance their sites, MAPIC delivers three days of tailored meetings, expert-led conferences and a premium exhibition for industry leaders targeting all types of retail property: city and shopping centres, factory outlets, leisure areas and transit zones.

For the 2013 event, the organisers are hoping to improve on the impressive 2012 numbers, which saw in excess of 8,200 unique participants, 2,430 retailers, and 730 exhibiting companies from 69 countries.

With over 1,400 brands represented (including 400 new retail brands) and 335 investment companies in attendance, the 2013 show has a lot to live up to.

Action from MAPIC Cannes 2012

MAPIC Cannes 2012

MAPIC 2013 will also feature on the rising stars of retail, the BRIC, four of the world’s most promising retail markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China. These top destinations for retail expansion will be recognised through a dedicated programme of conferences and events.

Other items on the programme for the three day show include a focus on innovation and new retail trends, retail development, branding and franchising, and investment.

And, as with any good trade show, there are always the awards! The award show, which recognises innovation in retail design and concept, takes place in the Martinez on the final night of the show.


MAPIC is a tradeshow and only open to those in the industry. Tickets cost €1,395 (early bird rate of €1,295 available until 10th October) and may be reserved online.

MAPIC in Cannes November 2013

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
1, boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes

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All images courtesy Reed Midem Photobank; © S. d’Halloy / Image & Co.


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