New 2022 edition of MAPIC Awards launched

Innovative global ideas and projects vie to win 12 categories of Awards, to be presented on Wednesday 30 November during MAPIC 2022 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

CANNES, 19 May 2022 – MAPIC, the landmark event of the retail estate industry, announces eight new categories to this year’s MAPIC Awards 2022, with submissions now open and invited from worldwide entrants by 30th June, and a prestigious award ceremony in November.

First held in 1996, the MAPIC Awards honour excellence, innovation, and creativity in the retail real estate sector. The annual awards programme recognises the finest rising retail and leisure new concepts, best performing retail real estate assets and projects, and innovative and sustainable initiatives and culminates in a prestigious gala dinner attended by the most influential professionals in the industry. 

What to expect

MAPIC Awards 2022’s 12 categories are revitalised following current and upcoming market shifts and trends. Some of the most exciting disciplines added this year are: ‘Best Sustainable Retail Initiative’, presenting innovative projects in both retail and real estate, for a more sustainable future; ‘Best Omnichannel Strategy’, demonstrating how physical and digital work together to increase brand revenues; and ‘Best Store Design’ by French Designers, in partnership with Institut Français du Design (the French Institute of Design). Further information on all 12 categories below.


The jury panel for MAPIC 2022 is comprised of senior industry experts led by Mayté Legeay, Senior Asset Management Europe at Resolution Property. The jury board will include key experts comprising a mix of skills from sustainability, CSR, retail and F&B to marketing and architecture.



President of the Jury – Mayte Legeay

"The retail sector is in constant evolution and the industry is facing challenges in order to embrace customers’ new behaviours,” says Legeay. “The MAPIC Awards aim to pay tribute to influential and inspiring companies emerging as leading retail trend-makers. It is indeed international recognition of innovative thinking and outstanding achievements within the retail industry and a prestigious distinction for those who are building the future of retail and lifestyle destinations.



New and supporting Jury member Clémentine Pacitti, Group Head of CSR for Klepierre, added ”I’m thrilled to join MAPIC Awards Jury for 2022 and to support the changse brought through these revitalized and targeted categories. The Jurors have a particular interest for all forward-thinking innovations that are reshaping and impacting the retail real-estate industry in a more sustainable way - both for retail and from the wider property perspective.”

As the most prestigious event in the retail awards calendar, the MAPIC Awards are a unique opportunity for nominees to gain industry recognition for their achievements. The awards will also promote the efforts of colleagues and clients for championing green initiatives and allow those working within the retail industry to discover the most cutting-edge innovations and projects across the world, whilst networking with leading profile delegates.


Continued overleaf - The 12 categories in detail


Best New Retail Concept

This category recognises new retail concepts launched within the past three years

Best New F&B Concept

This category rewards a Food and Beverage retailer that, over the past three years, has shown originality through singularity of product, innovative positioning and architecture

Best New Leisure Concept

This category recognises the most successful entertainment concept and its integration at point of sale to offer a unique and fun shopping experience whilst generating sustainable long-term profits.  

Best Retail Innovation Solution

This category celebrates the greatest innovations in retail technology, looking at solutions that enhance the shopping experience and reinforce the efficiency of the retailer or shopping centre in terms of sales, footfall, customer loyalty and growth opportunities.


 Best Retail Omnichannel Strategy

This category recognises a retailer that can demonstrate the role of its physical stores in an omnichannel distribution network. A new category for 2022 that celebrates the most inspirational retailers that have adapted their store strategy to support the omnichannel distribution network. 

Best Sustainable Retail Initiative

This category rewards two sustainable initiatives, within retail and property, and explores new ways in which industry players are working towards a more sustainable future and the effectiveness of these initiatives.

Best Performing Outlet Centre

This new for 2022 category celebrates the growing popularity and attractiveness of outlet centres among consumers.

Best Performing Shopping Centre

This category recognises the best performing shopping centre to show innovation through the use of new technologies, customer loyalty programmes, retail mix and architectural features

Best Performing Retail Park

This new category celebrates the most profitable retail parks, across sales and footfall performance.

Best Urban Regeneration Project

This category recognises the most successful regeneration of an area of which retail development has played a significant role

Best New Development Project

This category celebrates new projects that have opened between January 2019 and April 2022 in the retail real estate market, including assets such as shopping centres, outlets and retail parks

Best Store Design by French Designers in partnership with Institut Francais du Design

This category, in partnership with Institut Français du Design (the French Institute of Design), will analyse the impact of design on today’s retail scene


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