The 25th edition of MAPIC looks promising for Spanish and Portuguese companies. More than 8,000 registered participants await the start of this new event in which Iberian will have more than 50 exhibitors and coexhibitors.

MAPIC, the leading fair for retailers, will take place on November 13, 14 and 15 in the French city of Cannes, where more than 8,500 companies from the retail, F&B and leisure sector will congregate. The most influential players in the market will meet at the Palais des Festivals to discuss the future of the industry, the impact of Leisure in shopping centres or how to face the new era of e-commerce among other issues.

This year the fair features as great news with Leisure Day, a day dedicated 100% to leisure to be held the day before the inauguration (Tuesday, November 12), the MAPIC Innovation Forum dedicated to retail innovation and digitalization and finally the Retailers Lounge, an area dedicated exclusively to this group of participants.

As MAPIC Director, Nathalie Depetro points out, “retail is a sector that now combines culture, leisure, restoration, art, etc.” Consumers are looking for an experience when they go shopping and that is what leisure can offer. This twenty-fifth edition will help us to see how lifestyle destinations are created and how brands do to continue attracting traffic in their physical spaces.

Next, we will see which Spanish exhibiting companies can find in the 2019 edition:

aRetail Prime Locations (Palais -1. K10)

aReatail is a company focused on the search, recruitment, management and advice on sales processes and rental of commercial premises. With more than 10 years in this sector, it has become one of the benchmarks in Spain and has the best stores in the most prime streets of the main cities of the country.

Asociación Española de Centros y Parques Comerciales (AECC) (Riviera 7. C21)

One more year the AECC stand will be present at the fair, which in this edition has managed to group up to 18 Spanish companies to seek opportunities, new business paths or find partners for future projects.

ACTIV GROUP, ATALAYA SUPERFICIES COMERCIALES, CINESA, GENTALIA, GHESA, GLEEDS IBERCIA, GLOBAL ARMORICA, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS SPAIN, HYPHEN ARCHI, L35 ARCHITECTS, MANUBENS ABOGADOS, MERLIN PROPERTIES, MRC GROUP, OASE, ORION CAPITAL MANAGERS, PERFUMERIAS DRUNI, SHOPHUNTERS y TECNOTRON are the companies that will form the stand of the AECC.

One year more, the AECC will organize a round table to discuss about the situation of retail in Spain. The conference called, Snapshot Spain “Retail in Spain: thumbs up!” will take place Wednesday at 4:45 pm on the Conference Room -1, in the Palais des Festivals.

Bogaris Retail (Riviera 7. H2)

Bogaris is one of the Spanish companies with more area for commercial use available. With presence in the markets of Spain, Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria, Bogaris Retail promotes and manages different types of commercial properties.

In this MAPIC edition they will be promoting the Torrecardenas Shopping Centre in Almeria, a “retail park” in León, the new Costco Wholesale store in Madrid and the new Alto de Lisboa Retail Park.

Castellana Properties (Palais -1. G61)

It is one of the leading investment companies in Spain. Castellana Properties is mainly engaged in the acquisition, management and rehabilitation of retail real estate assets. Their presence in MAPIC will help them to promote some of their shopping centres such as Granaita (the largest shopping centre in Granada), the recent acquisitions of El Corte Inglés in Bahía Sur (Cádiz) and Los Arcos (Sevilla), Paint Park in Murcia and Puerta Europa in Algeciras.

InmoRed – The International Retail Network (Riviera 7. F31)

Inmored is one of the most important retail consultancies in Spain and has offices in more than ten European countries in addition to the United States. They offer services of market analysis, property management and sale and acquisition of assets.

This year they have organized a Cocktail in their stand on Wednesday at 5pm.

Kronos – Wit Retail (Palais -1. E67)

This group has professionals with more than 25 years in the sector and its main work is commercial promotion and everything that encompasses: feasibility studies, marketing, management, etc. This year they will go to MAPIC to present some of their latest projects, such as the Vidanova Parc in Valencia, the San Cibrao Das Viñas in Orense or the Dos Hermanas shopping centre in Seville.

LaSBA (Palais -1. H18/ Palais -1. J13)

LaSBA, Commercial Real Estate Consulting, offers promoters, investors and operators specialized professional consulting services in the field of Shopping Centres, in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Throughout its 20 years of existence, it has been able to participate and contribute its professionalism, knowledge and experience to a hundred Projects of centre or commercial equipment.

It is part of the TIRCA Alliance, The International Retail Consulting Alliance to cover areas outside national borders, such as France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy and the United Kingdom, in addition to alliances with other countries of The American and Australian continents.

NEINVER (Palais -1. D50/Palais -1. E51)

NEINVER is a Spanish multinational company specialised in managing, developing and investing in the European outlet industry, and is the leading operator in Spain and Poland. Its portfolio comprises 18 outlet centres, 5 retail Parks and over 800 brands in six countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands.

NEINVER will announce in MAPIC the news on its two outlet development projects: Amsterdam The Style Outlets, in the Netherlands, and Alpes The Style Outlets, in France. Moreover, the company will share the updates on the refurbishment Works that are taking place in several of its centres to continue delivering the best shopping experience.

Salto Systems (Palais -1. G76)

Leading company in access control, provides a new system that allows you to measure the traffic of stores and shopping centres in addition to securing its doors and giving users the ability to control their access needs. MAPIC will serve as a showcase to show your system to retailers and large promoters of commercial parks.

Servar Global Projects (Palais -1. J59)

With more than 20 years of experience in the sector, they offer global solutions in the field of construction, specializing in the execution of tertiary use projects. It has large commercial areas that surely want to present in MAPIC for those retailers interested in occupying their spaces.

Sonae Sierra (Riviera 7. E27)

Develops, manages and invests in sustainable assets and provide investment services, development and property management for clients in geographies as diverse as Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia, while creating shared value for our business and society.

In Sonae Sierra, market opportunities are identified, links are created with real estate investors and they provide real estate services that cover the entire life cycle of the property. This allows to implement the international knowledge and experience of its professionals to develop innovative products that create value for its customers and other interested parties.

theleisureway (Riviera 7. F35)

With a great team of professionals led by its CEO, Gastón Gaitán, they offer leisure solutions for the large operators and promoters of shopping centres. These constructions allow retail spaces to improve traffic and the footprint of visitors. With a presence in Europe, the United States, South America or Asia, it has become one of the leading companies in its field and MAPIC will be a source to continue expanding to other countries in the world.

Tech Data (Palais -1. H67)

One of the largest technology distributors in the world will be present at MAPIC to offer its services to companies in the retail sector. With a presence in more than 100 countries around the world, Tech Data will look for companies interested in IT and IoT that want to computerize their projects.

True Broker (Riviera 8. D11)

As specialists in retail, they increase the economic value of the properties they sell based on the study of the behaviour and needs that consumers have, not only in Spain, but globally. They will be this year at MAPIC promoting the serranodistinto project, with its presentation at the stand on Thursday at 16:30, in addition to its already successful projects such as the Fuencarral Case.

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