Retailtainment Comes To MAPIC 2013
13 - 15 November 2013 - Palais des Festivals, Cannes
PARIS, Oct. 3, 2013
PARIS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 360 degreeretail shopping experience
will feature strongly at MAPIC 2013 with a host of shopping centre
entertainment specialists bringing their expertise to the International Retail
Organised by Reed MIDEM, MAPIC will be held in Cannes from 13 to 15 November.
"Improving the in-store experience is not just about adding technology
devices. It also involves arranging, staging, and promoting the brand
experience," says Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC. This is why
"retailtainment" – the combination of shopping and entertainment - is
constantly growing and will be one of the key topics at the MAPIC Innovation
Forum - a pavilion with both an exhibition and conference area in the Palais
des Festivals. MAPIC will bring together major market players includingKCC
Entertainment(Belgium),Forrec(Canada), andBRC Imagination
Arts(Netherlands), which design leisure environments that provide unique
experiences for consumers.
Among retailers, MAPIC will also offer an opportunity to discover new leisure
concepts. The Frenchbrand Aviasim, for example, enables customers to pilot a
plane between the mountains of Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong, or in St Martin
in the Caribbean, using flight simulators. Walltopia (Bulgaria) installs
rock-climbing walls in both shopping malls and amusement parks. And Switch
Bowling International (Turkey), a bowling specialist, offers comprehensive
game spaces and is active internationally. There will be a dedicated space for
these cutting-edge retail players in the Palais des Festivals.
As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the market, MAPIC will also
feature retailers in the restaurant, ready-to-wear, and cosmetics sectors.
They include the French luxury bakery Laduree, famous for its macaroons and
derivative products and a first-time attendee at the world's leading retail
real estate event. And Laduree just launched "Les Merveilleuses," a make-up
and cosmetics collection that is on sale exclusively at three Sephora stores
in Paris. These products have previously been sold only in Japan. The Spanish
company Llallao has exported its natural yogurt concept, not just across
Europe, but also in South America, Singapore, and more recently in the Arabian
Peninsula. And from the United States, the ready-to-wear women's clothing
brand Kardashian Kollection will be attending MAPIC for the first time, as
will the Italian brand Liu Jo, which plans to open 200 stores in China in the
next five years via master franchises.
Finally, the "speed matching" sessions will enable delegates to discover an
array of innovative retailers and shopping centres, selected by a professional
jury. Among them, Madea Concept (France), which offers ski simulators; Rosa
Clara, the Spanish retailer specializing in wedding dresses and evening wear;
Vapiano (Germany), a restaurant chain; and Chateau D'Ax, the Italian
furnishings brand, will give presentations during the seven-minute sessions on
November 13-14. Clickhereto download the list of "speed matching" winners
and planning of presentations.
Download the list of new retailers attending MAPIC 2013 here.
See the MAPIC conference program here.
To keep up with industry news:
- See MAPIC's Scoopit account here.
- Visit the MAPIC blog here.
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional,
international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key
dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and
MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music
professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asiaand MAPIC for the property and retail real
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events
organizerwith over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together
six million active event participants from around the world generating
billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33
fully staffed offices.Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade
and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a
world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company.
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