This year’s MAPIC conference sessions include a special, invitation-only Digital Summit, a focus on Country Of Honour Russia and key topics on the big retail real estate themes for 2012 and beyond.
For the first time, and reflecting the growing importance of omni-channel retail on real estate, Reed MIDEM will host a Digital Summit centered around the new challenges sparked by the digital revolution. The main theme will be Digital: What Are The New EmergingBusiness Models followed by a lunch (14.30-17.00), in association with Convergences-CVL, Invalio and KPMG. It is also supported by the Financial Times as Official Media Partner, Sites Commerciaux and Property Week as Media Partners.
The MAPIC Digital Summit will bring together retailers, shopping centre owners and developers, high street planners and experts from digital industries to discuss the growth of e-commerceand how it will impact future business models. In a packed conference schedule running alongside the exhibition on Wednesday, November 14, the opening keynote address will be made by General Creative Consulting founder Robert Tercek.
Other key topics for the first day include retail intransport hubs, with Stefano Mereu, head of sales and media, Grandi Stazioni, and culture and shopping, a session co-organised by Lordculture, with Gerard Groener, CEO of Corio. Luxury retail will be discussed in a session coorganised by Cushman & Wakefield, and on Thursday, November 15, the third annual Retail In The City Summit will take place in the morning, moderated by Greg Clark with speaker Dr. Julie Grail, chief executive of British BIDs.
Reflecting the importance of omni-channel retail E-commerce: impact and consequences for the logistics industry, co-organised with CBRE, will take place at lunchtime, while Osprey London will discuss outlet centre retailing in the afternoon. CBRE will also look at retail hotspots on Thursday. On Friday, November 16, the traditional wrap-up keynote address will take place at 11.00, delivered by James Brown, director, Jones LangLaSalle, for the second year running.
For more information on MAPIC 2012, participants and featured events, check out the MAPIC Preview online magazine.