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

"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.

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

F&B and property: are we back to normal?

30 September - 15.00-15.45 CEST

- Is there a “new normal” arising in the relationship between F&B tenants and retail landlords?
- Are the new F&B formats (dark kitchens, etc.) disrupting the “old” property model?
- Is there a need for an increased transparency (margins, data…) in the tenant/landlord relationship?
- Can landlords mitigate their leasing risks investing in F&B brands?

Co-organised with WhiteSpace Partners

France focus - Shopping places : A deep dive into the new local commerce trends

6 October - 10.00-10.45 CEST

- The role of commerce to meet consumer needs in terms of local and value-based consumption
- Circular economy, barter, second hand, local businessmen, and artisans...: The levers of differentiation
- Supporting the local economy: the best partnerships between cities & shopping places

In French only

Online conference session held on MAPIC Digital platform
Exclusively reserved to MAPIC Full Access / MAPIC Digital pass holders

They will speak at MAPIC Cannes

Guillaume Chêne

Country Manager France


Yael Coifman

Senior Partner, LDP & President of the EME

Board, TEA

Nicolas de Villiers



John Eckbert



Ludovic Flandin

Head of RSE


Cédric Gobilliard

SVP Lifestyle Division


Christophe Gomart

Group Dir. of Security, Risk & Crisis Managt


Mathieu Herrero

Concepts & Standards Director


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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