MAPIC 2022 will present a wide display of initiatives to proactively embrace this transformation, by dedicating 4 special focus: New Retail (Retail Village), Leisure (LeisurUP), Food (The Happetite Forum), and Innovation (MAPIC Innovation Forum).
“Welcome to the Retail Village”
This ‘Retail Village’ edition is bringing together new rising concepts, digital marketplaces, fast delivery specialists and DNVB (Digital Native Vertical Brands). A new generation of retailers, many who started life online, are rewriting and redefining the retail landscape - and appealing to an increasingly ethical consumer. MAPIC 2022’s theme will bring the new retail faces showing how the industry evolved these past years since consumers’ expectations and habits changed.
Leisure Driving the Change
The 2nd Edition of LeisurUp focuses on the importance of human interaction and the experience within physical places. A primary focus of this year will be to identify and select the best leisure solutions and partners to turn traditional retail site into exciting lifestyle destinations.
The Future of Hospitality
Once again part of MAPIC, The Happetite is the only international food industry trade forum set up to accelerate the expansion of restaurant chains in retail and urban destinations. This year’s gathering will showcase the best F&B has to offer, examining new business models, highlighting innovation in areas such as reducing food waste.
With several famous restaurants chains expected plus a multi-unit franchise and Private Equity lunch as a closed doors event as part of the programme.
Innovation driving the retail transformation
With the focus on the most recent digital and technological innovations, MAPIC INNOVATION FORUM will showcase the cutting-edge solutions allowing an ever-greater integration of physical and digital channels helping retailers and landlords to provide improved consumer-centric and seamless experiences.