MAPIC Awards 2007: shopping centers come to the fore

The race for the MAPIC Awards 2007 has begun. This thirteenth edition has broken the all-time participation record with no less than 42 projects from 19 countries. The jury, presided by Sharon Fernandez Cavada King, Director of the Retail Department at DTZ Asesores Inmobiliarios Internacionales, will choose seven winners from the submitted projects, all of which are showcased at MAPIC, to be held in Cannes from 14 to 16 November.

"The MAPIC Awards represent professional recognition from the retail real estate sector. This competition is spreading its wings with even more international projects flooding in, mainly from Western and Eastern Europe and North America. The MAPIC Awards continue to innovate, as illustrated this year by the creation of a new category dedicated to shopping centers." says Javier Andrès, MAPIC Sales Director.

For the past twelve years, the MAPIC Awards have paid tribute to international retailers who have shown a dynamic approach in their search for commercial locations abroad. For the first time this year, a new category has been dedicated to shopping centers which stand out for the originality of their concept, their architectural and environmental qualities, and their service provision.

The winners, six retailers and a shopping center, will be unveiled at the prize giving ceremony on 15 November at 7pm in the Théâtre Debussy at the Palais des Festivals, preceded by a fashion show of Triumph lingerie, the MAPIC Awards 2007 sponsor.

Nominated Shopping Centers (and companies which registered them):

  • Atrio - Austria (ATP Architects and Engineers)
  • Bariblu - Italy (Coimpredil Spa)
  • Centro Commerciale Leonardo - Italy (Gruppo Leonardo Caltagirone)
  • Das Schloss-Berlin Steglitz - Germany (Wealth Management Capital Holding GmbH)
  • Entre Deux - The Netherlands (Multi Vastgoed)
  • Forum Bornova Shopping and Life Style Centre - Turkey (Multi Turkmall Gayrimenkul Yatirim Insaat ve Ticaret A.S.)
  • Forum Coimbra - Portugal (Multi Development Portugal-Promotora Imobiliaria)
  • Forum Glwice - Poland (Quinlan Private Golub Poland Sp. z o.o.)
  • Galeria Krakowska Krakow - Poland (ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co KG)
  • La Corte del Sole - Italy (Policentro S.p.A.)
  • La Corte Lombarda - Italy (Policentro S.p.A.)
  • Kanyon - Turkey (Kanyon Yonetim Isletim ve Pazarlama Ltd.)
  • Le 31 - France (Foruminvest)
  • Mall of Sofia - Bulgaria (Quinlan Private Golub Poland Sp. z o.o.)
  • Manufaktura - Poland (Groupe Apsys s.a.s)
  • Musiskwartier - the Netherlands (Multi Vastgoed)
  • Plenilunio - Spain (Riofisa)
  • Poitiers Porte Sud - France (CFA Atlantique / Immochan)
  • The Avenues - Kuwait (Mabanee Co.)
  • Tower Center Rijeka - Croatia (Policentro S.p.A.)
  • Zlote Tarasy - Poland (ING Real Estate Development Poland)

Nominated Retailers:

Clothing & Fashion Accessories
  • Aldo Group - Canada
  • Geox - Italy
  • Newlook - United Kingdom
  • Okaidi - France
  • Primark - Ireland
  • Stradivarius - Spain

Household & Electrical Goods
  • BoConcept® - Denmark
  • Media Saturn- Germany
  • Zara Home - Spain

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop - USA
  • GameStop - USA

Catering Outlets
  • Coffeeshop Company - Austria
  • Illycaffè - Italy
  • McDonald's - USA
  • Starbucks Coffee - USA

  • Autobacs - Japan
  • Jean Louis David - France
  • The Phone House - United Kingdom

Health & Beauty
  • Benefit Cosmetics - USA
  • Marionnaud Parfumeries - China
  • Yves Rocher - France

Presided by Sharon Fernandez Cavada King, Director of Retail Department, DTZ Asesores Inmobiliarios Internacionales, Spain, this year's jury is comprised of:
  • Eric Angiboust, Director of Development, FNAC, France
  • Alain Boutigny, Chief Editor, Sites Commerciaux, France
  • Christian Recalcati, Managing Director, Larry Smith Italia, Italy
  • John A. Strachan, Head of Global Retail, Cushman & Wakefield, United

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