Conference & events programme

Get insights and boost your business thanks to digital conference sessions and networking events all year long in addition to the on-site flagship conference programme.

People & places: a new chapter

The launch of this year’s MAPIC comes at a time of unparalleled turmoil across the globe, with the retail, F&B and leisure sectors at the frontline of the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

And so the challenge for 2021 is to have a theme that empathises with the pain of this moment. We want now to provide you with positivity and optimism for the end of the year and MAPIC, the leading global event to build urban and retail lifestyle destinations will give you rebound tools.

As a result, our intention for 2021 is to focus on “People and Places” and “A New Chapter”, because the whole industry has to encompass human, face-to-face interaction, emotions, new business models, innovation and the increasing role of social media networks and virtual communications, while also providing the best physical experiences locally, in cities and regions.

People & Socialisation

The new consumer

Place making

Innovation winners

Keynote speaker for MAPIC 2021 announced

MAPIC 2021 changing to meet the challenges of the industry

Philippe Houzé, Executive Chairman, Galeries Lafayette group

"After the global crisis we have all been going through, time has come for a reset! This MAPIC's edition will be a unique opportunity for our industry to gather and share thoughts and ideas on the challenges that lie ahead, and address them together with both optimism and determination."  Philippe Houzé

Philippe Houzé is the Executive Chairman of the Galeries Lafayette group, a family-run company with 125 years of history in fashion, retail and commerce which owns the Galeries Lafayette, BHV/MARAIS, Galeries Lafayette Royal Quartz, Louis Pion, Mauboussin and BazarChic brands.

They will speak at MAPIC Cannes

Soumia Hadjali

Chief Digital Officer EMEA


Yael Coifman

Senior Partner, LDP & President of the EME

Board, TEA

Nicolas de Villiers



Pascal Ferracci



Ludovic Flandin

Head of RSE


Vincent Gufflet

Chief Operations & Services Officer


Christophe Gomart

Group Dir. of Security, Risk & Crisis Managt


Etienne Dupuy



Tal Zvi Nathanel



Ian Sandford



Discover our on-site premium networking events

MAPIC has created 6 closed-door networking events to enable attendees to do business, find the right partners, think about new business models, network and discover trends & concepts of the industry. Premium networking events are by invitation only (limited spots).

         Meet the Investors                                     

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
9.00-10.30 – Salon des Ambassadeurs

Looking to finance your upcoming retail real estate project? Connect and set deals with key international investment companies looking to complete their portfolio with new assets.

Leisure Workshop : A New Chapter for Places & Spaces

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
10.30-12.30 – Salon des Ambassadeurs

Join leisure operators & other leisure key players as well as landlords, city representatives and retailers for open talks about new business models and the latest location-based entertainment trends / projects.

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Multi-Unit & Master Franchise Summit

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
12.30-14.00 – Salon des Ambassadeurs

Looking to boost the development of your business around the world? Join retailers, restaurant chains and leisure operators looking to connect with leading international multi-unit franchise partners

Destination: France

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
14.30-15.30 – Salon des Ambassadeurs

Connect with French cities and property leaders looking to meet and set deals with retailers, leisure operators, restaurant chains, landlords, and other property players in order to dynamise their destinations.

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Outlet Summit

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
16.00-18.00 – Salon des Ambassadeurs

Main topic: People & Outlet Destinations: A New Chapter. A 100% networking format.

Discuss the new face of the outlet industry with outlet experts. The outlet summit will start with a keynote, followed by workshops and a networking cocktail.

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On-site pitching sessions: Discover new concepts and solutions

Attend our four 1-hour talks facilitating the connection between sellers and buyers! Each company will have 5 minutes to pitch their concept, solution or project to potential partners.

Retail Talks

New retail concepts from established brands to new retailers including digital native vertical brands

Leisure Talks

The most dynamic leisure concepts and solution to create unique location-based experiences


The latest food concepts and solutions driving traffic and increasing dwell time in lifestyle destinations.


The most relevant innovative solutions to boost your business and adapt to new consuming habits.

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