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.

Keynote speakers 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.

Michel Ohayon, CEO, group FIB

Businessman, tradesman, investor, Michel Ohayon began his career in 1984 in Bordeaux with the creation of SPIIC’s company, since renamed in Groupe FIB.

Group FIB, founded in 1990 and with nearly 5,200 employees to date, has positioned itself over time as one of the most dynamic players in investment, asset management, development and wealth enhancement.

A family business not listed on the stock exchange, Group FIB group continues to invest in many cities center in France with the target of the best spots, revitalizing and enhancing over time, a unique and historical heritage.


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

Upcoming online events

Restarting the French food & beverage industry

26 October - 15.00-15.40 CEST

- The changing face of the Out of Home industry: French trends and figures 
- How to meet new post-pandemic customer needs
- Disrupt and innovate: new ways for restaurant operators to drive growth
- Food & Tech: the new standards to drive your business 
- How will food enhance the customer experience in new lifestyle destinations?

Only in French

Sponsored by Carl's Jr

Exclusively reserved to MAPIC Full Access / MAPIC Digital pass holders

Meet the investors - Premium networking event

27 October - 11.00-12.00 CEST

An online closed-door networking event dedicated to landlords, property managers, cities & retailers (C-level only), to discuss and learn about new investment approaches & opportunities.

Room 1 : ESG: how are retail property investors changing their investment criteria?
Room 2 : Mixed-use  and new tenant approach: the new standards to boost your ROI

Meet the restaurant multi-unit franchise partners - Premium networking event

27 October - 15.30-16.30 CEST

An online closed-door networking event dedicated to international franchise partners & a selection of restaurant brands.

Sponsored by Wingstop & The Avocado Show
Exclusively reserved to MAPIC Full Access / MAPIC Digital pass holders

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


Cédric Gobilliard

SVP Lifestyle Division


Christophe Gomart

Group Dir. of Security, Risk & Crisis Managt


Etienne Dupuy



Tal Zvi Nathanel



Ian Sandford



What's in store for you this year

Conference sessions

Get inspired from key decision-makers and interact with them during:
  • 15+ online sessions on
  • 25+ conference session in Cannes

Premium networking events

Interact with your peers & make new business connections during:
  • 4 online networking events on (leisure operators, investment, franchise, food)
  • 6 special events & closed-door summits in Cannes (investors, leisure, franchise, outlet, french cities, private equity partners)

Talks sessions

Looking for direct business opportunities? Spot the hottest concepts & projects during our pitch sessions in Cannes to discover:

  • new brands
  • innovative initiatives from renowned retailers
  • tech solutions
  • leisure concepts
  • restaurant chains & concepts
  • available spaces in cities

Thanks to our conference sponsors

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