Cannes, 09 May 2023 – MAPIC, the world’s leading international gathering of the retail, leisure, food, and tech real estate communities, launches this year’s event with the theme The Age of Responsible Growth: Committing to a better future. It will highlight how the industry can secure continued and sustainable growth, by implementing measures that reduce environmental impact—and prioritise people and the planet.
MAPIC will take place from Tuesday, November 28th to Thursday, November 30th 2023 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
Retail, leisure, hospitality, and property players have shown remarkable resolve and performance in facing the challenges and opportunities of recent economic and geopolitical shifts, but these events have highlighted the industry’s dependence on finite resources.
By reducing, reusing, or recycling products and waste, and facilitating more efficient energy and water consumption, landlords, owners, and managers can strive toward carbon-neutral property assets. As a result, this year’s MAPIC focuses on innovations that help the industry operate more efficiently, including the integration of artificial intelligence to reduce energy consumption and better understand consumers.
For the same property players, the importance of repurposing and breathing a second life into existing property assets is also ever apparent—and MAPIC will host a roster of the most innovative potential tenants from the retail, F&B, and leisure sectors. Discussions will also highlight how real estate project governance can evolve—guided by an approach that prioritizes collective and individual responsibility—to achieve more transparency and inclusion, and mutually beneficial outcomes.
At its core, MAPIC’s 2023 programme offers property players an unmissable window into sustainability initiatives that respond to consumers’ search for meaning and investors’ search for value. In addition to environmental questions, the event will also address questions regarding the positive effect retail can have on the social fabric of our cities, as part of mixed-use development or urban regeneration.
“MAPIC is incredibly excited to be able to foster sustainable growth with its latest initiatives, the MAPIC Academy, and the Sustainability Lab. Our global resources are finite and the decisions we make today will influence future decisions—this year’s programme offers the retail real estate players the tools to be part of this future,” comments Francesco Pupillo, MAPIC Markets Director.
“For retail real estate players, it is about seeing the link between responsibility and business growth. Responsible growth is vital to long-term success, consumer engagement, and ultimately, realising the full potential of any retail real estate asset.”