​Three Exclusive Summits to be held at MAPIC 2018
Leisure Summit, Outlet Summit, Global Retail Partner Summit

Paris, 26 September, 2018 – Three exclusive thematic summits will be held this year at MAPIC to address the challenges of a booming industry. Leisure, the spearhead of the new retail mix – outlet centres, now on the way to becoming lifestyle destinations – and international-scale retail partnering, to fast-track international expansion.
 
Organised by Reed MIDEM, MAPIC, the International Retail Property Market, will be held in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes from 14th to 16th November.
 
MAPIC Leisure Summit
Leisure has become an integral part of the retail experience, as consumers now come to shopping centres not just to shop but also to eat, be entertained and educated or simply to have a good time with friends or family. Customers are constantly looking for new experiences. Which means that offering the right commercial mix is key to success.
 
This is why MAPIC is launching the Leisure Summit for the first time this year, to be held on the eve of the official opening of the show on Tuesday, 13th November. This exclusive, invitation-only summit will offer an opportunity to take stock of the global market, highlight the latest trends in this industry, examine new business models and optimise the integration of these new players (cinema, playgrounds, theme parks, augmented and virtual reality, etc.) into commercial spaces, as they are a vital drivers for traffic growth.
 
Among the speakers already confirmed for the Leisure Summit are Matteo Perino, Chief Operation Officer, EuropaCity and Thomas Kouck, Managing Director, vente-privee entertainment as well as representatives of IMAX, Trimoo, WeArena Entertainment, Funtopia, Dreamscape Immersive and Cushman & Wakefield.
 
For the first time, MAPIC is also organising an exclusive webinar that will take place live on Wednesday, 3rd October at 3pm on the topic of leisure. To participate, register here (limited places).
 
MAPIC Outlet Summit
Over the past three years, outlet centres sales areas have increased by 6% a year. This outstanding growth makes it one of the most dynamic segments of the commercial property market.
 
“Outlets are an excellent retail channel for brands. The number of new tenants opening stores is constantly increasing,” explains Brendon O’Reilly, Managing Director, Fashion House Group. “But there are still some fantastic brands that are not entirely convinced of the outlet concept and, as an industry, we have to share our knowledge and ideas with the market as widely as possible. The MAPIC International Outlet Summit creates a great opportunity to do so.”
 
The second edition of the MAPIC Outlet Summit will be held the day before MAPIC opens, on 13th November at 2pm. This invitation-only event is exclusively dedicated to the outlet segment. It will bring together speakers and key players in the sector to present their vision of this highly dynamic market. It will also offer an opportunity for brands to discover new development projects and meet promoters specialised in outlet villages.
 
Among the companies confirmed to speak at the Outlet Summit are Scalo Milano Outlet & More (Italy), Fashion House Group (Poland), Neinver (Spain), The Outlet Resource Group – TORG (USA) as well as Nike, Coniq and Art Software Group.
 
Global Retail Partner Summit
In order to expand internationally, brands can adopt a wide range of strategies, either entering a territory directly or through well-established local partners in target markets such as Russia, the Middle East, Southern Europe, India, and the United States. This summit provides access to a selection of strategic local partners who rarely meet together in the same place and tend to behave discreetly.
 
Building on the reception received last year, MAPIC is renewing, for the second consecutive year, its Global Retail Partner Summit, a matchmaking event based on geography, with meetings scheduled in advance. Organised in partnership with Franchise Expo and supported by Brown Rudnick, the American and international law firm, this exclusive closed-door summit will be held on Wednesday, 14th November bringing together nearly 100 participants selected for an afternoon of intensive networking.
 
Brands present at the Global Retail Partner Summit will include TM Lewin (United Kingdom), Daiso Industries (Japan), Comma (Germany), Camaïeu (France), Shanghai Icicle Fashion Group (China) and C House Café (Italy), will have an opportunity to meet master franchises such as AmRest (Poland), Inventive Retail Group (Russia), Rosinter (Russia), Alothaim (Saudi Arabia) and Ghanty Group (La Réunion).

 

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, MIPIM PropTech NYC in New York and  MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC India in Mumbai and MAPIC Food & Beverage in Milan 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 30 countries. In 2017 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