"The MAPIC Awards honor members of the retail real estate industry who deliver outstanding performances or highly original concepts. They reflect the very best that is taking place in this vibrant industry. As a promotional platform, they act as a powerful image booster on the international stage," says Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC.
Andrew Darrow, Executive Vice President, Global Business, of the KidZania entertainment brand recalls how his company benefited from the 2009 Awards: "We were deeply honoured to have won the MAPIC Awards 2009 Concept of the Year prize. Recognition by such a prestigious jury was a pinnacle of KidZania's meteoric 10 years growth. This achievement was transmitted throughout the world in our press releases and communications to the development, retail and entertainment communities. The award was a very valuable asset in relating the KidZania concept and success story to the industry around the world."
MAPIC Awards 2010 entrants will compete in four separate categories: the best international retailer, the best new retail concept, the best shopping centre and the best improved city attractiveness.
Chaired by John Strachan, Head of Retail, Cushman & Wakefield LLP (UK), the jury will meet at the end of September to select the 12 finalists. The jury is comprised of leading personalities in the retail real estate sector and the trade press, including:
- Klaus Striebich, Managing Director Leasing, ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG (Germany)
- Alain Boutigny, Chief Editor, Sites Commerciaux (France)
- Stefano Stroppiana, CEO and Partner, Premium Retail (Italy)
- Marcel Kokkeel, Managing Director, Multi Corporation BV (Netherlands)
- Andrew Watson, Head of Core Funds Continental Europe, LaSalle Investment Management (France)
MAPIC Awards 2010 entrants have until 03 September to submit their projects. The rules of the competition are available on the MAPIC website.
Source: Reed MIDEM