The 2018 edition of MAPIC – the leading international retail property fair – has kicked off in Cannes, France, bringing together more than 2,500 shopping center developers and owners from around the world. They will be showcasing their latest projects there till the end of this week. Like in previous years, players active in the Polish retail real estate market have a strong presence in Cannes with companies including Apsys, Atrium and Neinver presenting their stands at the fair.
The main theme of this year’s MAPIC is “Physical in the Age of Digital” – the role of the physical store in the face of the rapid growth of the e-commerce sector as well as the importance of innovation as the means to address the challenges related to the ongoing transformation of retail and boost customer experience. Fittingly, many of the Polish developments displayed in Cannes are schemes entailing the remodeling, modernization and extension of existing shopping centers.
Atrium has just extended and thoroughly refurbished two major Warsaw malls – Atrium Promenada and Atrium Targówek. Among new investments touted by Neinver at MAPIC 2018 is the Futura Park Ursus retail park project, also located in the Polish capital, and the Futura Poznań outlet center in Poznań whose interior is now being renovated. CPI Property Group has revealed in Cannes its plans regarding the upcoming modernization and remodeling of the Ogrody shopping center in Elbląg in northern Poland.