Scaled down compared to pre-Covid editions but with broader international participation, the Mapic trade show is still a magnet for commercial real estate players, from retailers to property developers.
Pure London has named the keynote speakers for its February edition. The organisers said “retail industry legend” Ed Burstell and winner of All That Glitters, jewellery designer Piers Carpenter, will be the big names.
Andy Bond, former CEO of Pepco Group, is set to make a dramatic return to the pan-European variety discount retailer. He will become its chairman next February, almost a year after he stood down for health reasons.