10. First Timers’ Programme
Wednesday and Thursday 15-16 November 9:30
This Programme is designed to help all MAPIC first timers make the most of their three-day experience.
Visit the First Timers’ Welcome Desk located at the MAPIC Stand (P-1. D71) on the first two days.
The programme includes an on-demand MAPIC discovery tour and specific communication tools about our e-services.
9. WELCOME RECEPTION
Like every year, MAPIC opens up with a festive social cocktail along the croisette, welcoming all 8,000 exhibitors and participants to a few hours of elegant networking. The event is a great way to warm up for a busy week of business! Please be sure to bring your badge – no participants will be allowed into the cocktail without one.
8. TINDER-LIKE ONLINE DATABASE
Have you ever heard of Tinder? Well, the MAPIC Online Database is quite similar! Al you have to do is fill in your profile, and our advanced algorithm will find your best business matches! You can also use the MAPIC Online Database to access a list of all participants, companies and conferences, not to mention organise and plan your agenda, which will display directly in your phone via the MAPIC Mobile App!
7. MAPIC MOBILE APP
Did you know that the MAPIC App gives you access to all participants on the go – making it a must-have for your week in Cannes! You can also book meetings, search for conferences, plan your agenda and follow all the hottest news from MAPIC’s social media accounts!
7. NEW LEISURE and INNOVATION ZONES
The MAPIC Leisure Zone will showcase the latest experiences and leisure equipment with 25 companies, 100 leisure participants and 30 conferences & pitching sessions. Entertainment, amusement and leisure are becoming an essential component in mall design, with shopping centres, retail parks and retailers increasingly embracing the leisure revolution. Landlords are looking for leisure experts to design, build and deliver turnkey solutions. Be sure to pass by! Palais -1 Aisle CDE
The Innovation Zone, otherwise known as the MAPIC Innovation Forum, will feature the latest global technologies and strategies to boost customer satisfaction today, including the digitalization of shopping malls and stores, data & analytics, geolocation, omni-channel, 3D and virtual reality, smart buildings and IoT, digital signage, advertising, robotics, AI and more. Clearly, a hot zone in the Palais not to be missed! Palais -1 Aisle ABC
6. SPECIFIC NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
What’s MAPIC without its all star conference programme? With an extensive exhibition zone and two days of 100+ retail conferences, keynotes and networking events featuring 200+ industry experts, MAPIC gathers the international retail real estate industry for an opportunity to learn about the latest trends, spark deals and expand business opportunities. Among our top sessions this year:
OPENING SESSION: REIMAGINING RETAIL IN THE 21ST CENTURY 15-Nov-2017, 09:00 – 10:00 Room 1
FOOD & BEV – FOOD COURTS, EMOTIONAL SHOPPING & THE NEW LIFESTYLE 16-Nov-2017, 09:00 – 10:00 Room 2
AFRICA – A PROMISED LAND FOR RETAILERS? 16-Nov-2017, 09:00 – 10:00 Room 1
E-COMMERCE / ONLINE TO OFFLINE – BRANDS & PURE PLAYERS: HOW TO CREATE THE BEST PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE? 16-Nov-2017, 12:00 – 13:00 Room 2
4. FOCUS ON FOOD & BEVERAGE + DEDICATED AREA
From juice bars to gourmet concepts, MAPIC 2017 is spotlighting the Food & Beverage industry. This year we’re offering a dedicated F&B conference programme; focused pitching and networking sessions; a zone to showcase new concepts; and a special tasting area… all alongside the regular MAPIC. Be sure to discover the best in food and bev in our dedicated gallery! Riviera 8
3. #MAPIC Instagram Selfie Frame
Cheese! The MAPIC Social Media team will be out with an enormous selfie frame looking for the best smiles in and around the Palais. Be sure to get a special souvenir with your colleagues and partners to share on Instagram and other social networks and make sure you use the #MAPICSelfie hashtag for a chance to be published in the Daily News and on the Real Estate Global Experts Blog!
2. MAPIC AWARDS Gala Dinner
MAPIC 2017 Official Sponsor : THOR EQUITIES – MAPIC Awards 2017 Sponsor : MANYAVAR
For the 22nd year running, the MAPIC Awards will recognize the finest retailers and retail real estate projects during a prestigious gala dinner attended by the most influential retail real estate professionals. To buy a ticket or book a table contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1. MAPIC Party
Salon des Ambassadeurs, Palais des Festivals – Cannes Thursday, 16 November – 23:00 – 2:00
Official Sponsor: THOR EQUITIES
The MAPIC Party: the place, the myth, the legend. Don’t miss the ultimate networking celebration!