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Kaufmannshof 1
55120 Mainz
+49 151 2409 1862
Steffen Hofmann
Managing Partner

ambas Real Estate GmbH

ambas Real Estate is an independent retail investment and asset management advisory firm. The company advises owners and developers about retail assets and modern mixed-use properties. Its service portfolio includes tailormade transaction-related advisory and strategic asset management services. ambas is active in the European real estate markets, with Germany being its core market.

credit: BIG CEE

Omladinskih brigada 88/I
Airport City Business Park
11070 Belgrade


BIG CEE is the subsidiary of BIG Shopping centers Israel, based in Belgrade capital of Serbia, since 2007. Company was founded with a mission of developing the BIG brand in Balkan countries and with focus on implementing BIG Shopping Centers strategy and vision in Serbia and neighboring countries such as North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro.

BIG CEE holds and operates 11 active shopping centers – 10 in Serbia and 1 in Montenegro. In Serbia operates 7 Retail Parks which are branded as BIG, 2 Shopping Centers which are branded as BIG Fashion and the only Designer Outlet in the country branded as BIG Fashion Outlet.

With a focus on the company’s core product – Retail Parks, BIG CEE has successfully became one of the leading retail real estate developers in Serbia and the Balkan region.

Frankfurt am Main
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 75 75 0


Christmasworld – Seasonal Decoration at its best – is the leading international trade fair for festive decorations. Exhibitors from all over the world present the latest trends and products for all festive occasions of the year, including innovative concepts for decorating large spaces and outdoor areas, such as shopping centers in Frankfurt am Main.

United Kingdom
3rd Floor, 15 Long Lane,
London, EC1A 9PN
Phone: +44 (0)20 7078 8333


Coniq is the leading provider of customer engagement and loyalty solutions for the most advanced retail destinations in the world. Their innovative technology solutions enable mall operators to generate revenue faster, by understanding, anticipating, and engaging customers in real-time, across multiple channels. The Coniq platform powers over $1.2 billion in sales annually for its customers, with over 20 million consumers shopping from over 2,000 brands in 25+ countries worldwide. Our clients include Tanger Outlets, Mall of America, Bicester Village, VIA Outlets, AW Rostamani, and many others.

dfv Conference Group GmbH
Mainzer Landstraße 251
60326 Frankfurt / Main

Phone: +49 69 7595-3000
Fax: +49 69 7595-3020

dfv Conference Group

dfv Conference Group the event arm of dfv Media Group, which develops, organizes and produces executive-level conferences and conventions about a variety of themes and across a wide range of sectors. As a relationship manager, it turns media and information into a hands-on experience, fostering professional exchange and networking throughout the business community. The majority of the delegates attending its events come from senior management and other top-ranking corporate positions.

Heegbarg 30,
22391 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 60606 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)40 60606 - 6230


ECE was founded in 1965 and is still owned by the Otto family. The company provides all services related to properties from one source. The assets under management currently amount to 32.3 billion euros. With 195 shopping centers under management and activities in 12 countries, ECE is the European market leader in the shopping center industry. Approximately 20,000 retail businesses generate an annual turnover of 22.3 billion euros on an overall sales area of 7 million square meters.

Pribinova 10
811 09 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Phone: +421 2 20 91 50 50


EUROVEA is Slovakia’s largest shopping complex, part of a mixed-use project in the Eurovea City district near Bratislava’s historic center and the Danube River. Connected to the first Slovak skyscraper, EUROVEA TOWER, it seamlessly integrates shopping, offices, leisure, culture, and residences. With a unique waterfront promenade, EUROVEA stands as a factual and dynamic destination, symbolizing modern urban living in the heart of Bratislava.

Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 2-6,
Building 5109
76646 Bruchsal, Germany

+49 7251 9295 100

GfK GeoMarketing GmbH

GfK GeoMarketing is one of Europe’s largest providers of geomarketing services and products, which include consultancy and research expertise, market data, digital maps as well as the software RegioGraph. GfK helps companies from all industries to answer critical location-related business questions in sales, marketing, expansion planning and controlling. GfK’s geomarketing department promotes business success and thus delivers “Growth from Knowledge”.

Luisenstr. 24
65185 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 (0)211/46905-0
Fax: +49 (0)211/463051


As the market leader for networking in the form of events and business matching, Heuer Dialog has been accompanying the real estate industry in accessing all disciplines that deal with questions about the future of the urban and real estate worlds since the 1980s. With around 50 events per year, Heuer Dialog enables high-level executives to meet on physical and virtual platforms or even in both simultaneously, in a hybrid setting for sustainable urban, real estate and building development. Heuer Dialog builds networks with power, creativity and capital that secure the future of cities, regions and companies.

As initiator and moderator, Heuer Dialog brings together minds from architecture, civil engineering, ecology, economics, sociology, technology and law in face-to-face dialogues. Over the past four decades, more than 100,000 personalities have taken part in lectures and discussions that have led to initiatives for current and future action.

In association with the Immobilien Zeitung and the dfv Mediengruppe with more than 100 specialist titles, Heuer Dialog sees itself as the competence centre for events related to real estate.

Tammasaarenkatu 3
FI-00180 Helsinki

Phone: +358 10 421 6560

HyperIn Inc.

HyperIn – The Mall Management Platform.

Our all-in-one solution streamlines shopping mall operations, offering advanced features for omnichannel communication, tenant collaboration, and specialty leasing monetization. We provide data-driven insights, including sales reporting and marketing analytics, to better connect with consumers and optimize campaign performance. As a Red Herring Top 100 Winner, HyperIn has been recognized as one of the leading private technology and innovation companies. Visit for more information.

Dvořákovo nábrežie 10
811 02 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

+421 2 5941 8200


JTRE has operated on the real estate market for more than 28 years. The scope and quality of completed projects along with the international experience has made JTRE a market leader in the field of real estate development in Slovakia and the Central Europe region. The company creates a full-value space for life and living – employment, residences, entertainment, leisure, and active relaxation. JTRE’s approach is to responsibly develop cities potential by encouraging contemporary architecture and by supporting sustainable urbanism.

Kaufland Stiftung & Co. KG
Rötelstraße 35
74172 Neckarsulm

+497132 / 94 - 00


Kaufland is an international retail company with over 1,500 stores and about 148,000 employees in eight countries, namely: Germany, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, and the Republic of Moldova. Kaufland offers a large assortment of food and everything else for daily needs. The company is part of the Schwarz Group, one of the leading food retail companies in Germany and Europe. Kaufland is based in Neckarsulm, Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Great Britain
Beacon House, Suite 4, Kempson Way
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR


Mallcomm is a 360 technology platform for asset and property management that streamlines everyday tasks, joins up stakeholders and generates new insight for more efficient and effective operations.

The platform seamlessly connects all built environment communities: occupiers, operations, suppliers, consumers and other stakeholders. By transforming the users’ experience of the space, Mallcomm creates loyalty by connecting people to places while delivering efficient operations, significant budget savings and valuable insights.

By using the most established, advanced and cutting edge technology, Mallcomm helps managers curate and promote their ecosystem and provides a suite of powerful data insight to efficiently measure and adapt the outputs of B2B and B2C engagement.

The international retail property market

Phone: +33 1 79 71 90 00


MAPIC is the key meeting point for retailers looking for partners, property developers, and owners looking for retailers to enhance their sites. MAPIC delivers 3 days of tailored meetings, expert-led conferences and a premium exhibition for industry leaders, targeting all types of retail properties, such as shopping centers, cities, factory outlets, leisure areas and transit zones.

The Italian retail property event

Phone +33 1 79 71 90 00


MAPIC Italy is a deal-making event dedicated to the Italian retail property market. It gathers together Italian and international retailers and investors looking for retail properties and locations to expand their business in the Italian market. Retail property owners, shopping centers management companies and agents will have a unique opportunity to present their assets to a qualified public of clients and prospects.

Fritz-Vomfelde-Straße 18
40547 Düsseldorf

+49 211 30153-0

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

MEC with headquarters in Düsseldorf is a joint venture of METRO and ECE. As the German national market leader for retail parks, MEC has more than 280 employees and manages more than 65 retail properties. Its service portfolio includes customized services for all aspects of integrated center management, including commercial and technical management, leasing, marketing, development, commercial asset management and property management for smaller retail properties. The market value managed (assets under management) was € 3.8 billion in 2022. In all locations, approximately 1,200 rental partners generate an annual turnover of € 3 billion over a rental space of 1.55 million sq m.

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 75 75 – 0


Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers. 592,127 sq m of exhibition ground are currently home to ten exhibition halls and two congress centres. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe, and cover the fields of consumer goods, textiles & textile technologies, technology & production, mobility & logistics, entertainment, media & creative industries.

The world’s leading property market
Phone: +33 1 79 71 90 00


MIPIM, the premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry, for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones.

Trientlgasse 70
6020 Innsbruck
Phone: +43 512 20 24 30
Fax: +43 512 20 24 33


MK Illumination is the leading provider of year-round festive lighting solutions, which form the cornerstone of powerful marketing, engagement, and visitor attraction campaigns. The family-owned business was founded in 1996 and has presence in more than 44 countries. Each year, its independently-owned subsidiaries combine global experience with local knowledge to deliver upwards of 1200 projects worldwide for clients in a range of sectors including Retail Real Estate, Public Spaces, Travel Retail and Leisure. MK Illumination is known for its innovative full-service approach, its commitment to the highest quality products and services, and for creating extraordinary tailored solutions that deliver results.

Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 85b
11070 Belgrade, Serbia

+3812200216 or +381 (11)2854510

MPC Properties

MPC Properties is one of the Southeast Europe’s most experienced real estate companies. MPC has developed over 30 projects since its foundation in 2002. Its strategy is development of modern retail and office assets in accordance with the green building principles and the highest LEED and BREEAM standards. One of the main points of sustainability of company’s business is implementation of ESG strategy across portfolio.

MPC possesses and manages different types of properties – retail network of six shopping centers and six A-class office assets, each of them representing the most important and recognizable landmarks on the market. It is the first company in Serbia to receive the WELL Health-Safety certificate for the portfolio of business and retail assets awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

Pío XII, 44 - 2nd Floor
28016 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 91 490 22 00


NEINVER is a Spanish multinational company specialised in managing, developing and investing in commercial properties. The leading manager of outlet centres in Spain and Poland, and the second largest in Europe, it has two proprietary brands: The Style Outlets and FACTORY. Founded in 1969, NEINVER manages 17 outlet centres and 4 retail parks including active pipeline in six European countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands.

Floreasca Business Park
Building A, 5th Floor, 169A Calea Floreasca
Bucharest 1, 014459, Romania


NEPI Rockcastle is Europe’s third-largest listed retail real estate company by investment portfolio value and the largest owner, operator and developer of shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s €6.8 billion portfolio, comprising some 2.1 million sqm of GLA, is located across nine CEE countries. It is a market leader in Romania and Poland (its two largest markets), Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia, and has shopping centres in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Serbia. NEPI Rockcastle’s growth is being propelled through a €600 million development programme accompanied by earnings accretive acquisitions. NEPI Rockcastle benefits from two key strategic advantages – its unique portfolio of 60 retail assets across the CEE assembled over the past 15 years and its team of over 500 people, who bring unparalleled expert local knowledge in retail property.

The company is also a member of the European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).

Placewise Group
Mellomila 88
7018 Trondheim, Norway
Phone +47 73 60 60 23


Placewise is the global leader in shopping center property tech, serving more than 1,050 shopping centers, across 4 continents and 20 countries. Placewise has offices in Europe, the USA, and Asia, covered by both venture and PE funds. Placewise offers the only solution purpose-built for shopping centers to create long lasting digital relationships with shoppers – unlocking the power to monetize retail properties beyond the square meter.

Wibautstraat 224
1097DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 20 599 6262


Redevco is a European real estate urban regeneration specialist with a clear ambition to create positive impact by helping cities become more sustainable and liveable. Our specialist investment strategies consider opportunities to re-purpose to mixed-use, in the segments of living and leisure & hospitality as well as in retail warehouse parks. Our highly experienced professionals purchase, develop, let, and manage properties, ensuring that the portfolios optimally reflect the needs of Redevco’s clients. Redevco’s total assets under management comprise around €9.7 billion.

Dovecote Place, Roedean Road
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5JX

Tel: +44 (0) 1732 442045


Rioja Estates is the leading UK-based specialist in the development of designer and factory outlets. Our expertise encompasses all aspects of planning, design, development, funding, pre-leasing, operational launch, and asset management. We are also adept at identifying institutional purchasers for finished schemes, and enabling property owners and investors to enter the market without taking on unnecessary risk.

ROS Retail Outlet Shopping GmbH
Hoher Markt 4/2/1F
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 34 34 304


ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, headquartered in Vienna, is one of Europe’s leading retail real estate consulting and centre management companies specialised in Designer Outlets and innovative outlet shopping concepts.

The founders Thomas Reichenauer and Gerhard Graf are both committed professionals with many years of experience in the European outlet market as well as recognised personalities in the industry.

The portfolio of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping includes Designer Outlet Soltau, City Outlet Geislingen, Designer Outlet Warszawa, Designer Outlet Gdańsk, Designer Outlet Sosnowiec, Premier Outlet Budapest, Designer Outlet Algarve, Designer Outlet Croatia, La Torre Outlet Zaragoza, M3 Outlet Polgár, Designer Outlet Luxembourg, Designer Outlet Kraków and further new developments in Europe.

Söllheimer Straße 4
5020 Salzburg, Austria
Phone: 0043 662 4471 0

SES Spar European Shopping Centers

SES Spar European Shopping Centers is specialized in the successful development, construction, marketing, and management of multifunctional retail properties and quarters of international standard. In addition to shopping malls, retail parks and managed shopping streets also form part of our business. SES is No. 1 in Austria and Slovenia for large-scale shopping locations. Additional core markets include Northern Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Croatia.

Lugar do Espido, Via Norte
4470-177 Maia
Phone: +351 22 940 1700
Fax: +351 22 010 4464


Sonae Sierra is an international retail real estate company dedicated to delivering solutions to meet our client’s ambitions. We develop and invest in sustainable retail assets and provide investment, development and property management services for clients in geographies as diverse as Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia, while creating shared value for our business and society.

The Global event for multi-site restaurant operators
Close deals with the best international food retail concepts!

Phone +33 1 79 71 90 00


The Happetite (previously known as MAPIC FOOD) is the international event dedicated to multi-site restaurant operators looking to grow their business. This powerful business platform is a unique chance to find new international food retail concepts, and to meet restaurant industry decision makers. Key international restaurant, food chains & operators participate in this exhibition to meet private equity firms and property players to grow their business. The event brings together all the restaurant chains, restaurant operators, travel operators, franchise partners and restaurant industry suppliers to develop and create the food destinations of tomorrow.

Office Oberhausen
Essener Straße 3
46047 Oberhausen
Phone +49 (0)208 205 3553

Office Munich
Theatinerstraße 11
80333 Munich
Phone +49 (0)89 510 740 19

Twenty One Media GmbH

21Media has been a leading Marketing & Advertising Agency for Shopping Centers for over 25 years. In its client list features some of the biggest names from the European retail including Meadowhall, Glatt, ALEXA, CentrO, and Fünf Höfe. Full-service B2B and B2C support is provided at every stage of a mall’s life cycle: from strategic positioning
through hands-on day-to-day Center marketing. The company’s reputation as B2B specialists has been built on helping owners and operators to market their properties, with improved leasing tools, engineering a stronger tenant mix and growing a Center’s asset value.

21Media’s achievements have been recognized by 15 ICSC European Marketing Awards including the Global ICSC “Best of The Best” Viva accolade.

umdasch Store Makers Management GmbH
Josef Umdasch Platz 1
3300 Amstetten

Phone: +43 7472 69 000

umdasch The Store Makers

umdasch provides special retail solutions: rooted in craftsmanship, visionary in the digital, always with a human aim and a goal: to realise successful stores. The Store Makers from umdasch create extraordinary worlds of experience for demanding customers across Lifestyle Retail, Food Retail and Premium Retail. Digital Retail solutions included.

General Contracting – the all-round, care-free package from umdasch – has developed strongly in recent years. With a top network of professional experts and prudent management skills, the Store Makers ensure all the trades, such as lighting, floors, fire protection and much more, work to schedule – We take care of everything.

Klaus-Bungert-Straße 1
40468 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 30231-0


CREATING SUSTAINABLE PLACES THAT REINVENT BEING TOGETHER – Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the creator and operator of unique, sustainability-driven retail, office and lifestyle destinations that connect people through extraordinary, meaningful shared experiences.

Valentinskamp 70 / EMPORIO
20355 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 34 919-0
Fax: +49 40 34 919-419


Union Investment is a leading international real estate investment company specializing in open ended real estate funds for private and institutional clients. Union Investment has assets under management of some €51.0 billion. Active in the real estate investment business for more than 50 years, Union Investment operates today in 24 countries around the world. In addition to office space and business parks, the Hamburg-based company is investing in business hotels, logistics properties, residential buildings and retail properties. Union Investment’s retail portfolio currently includes 83 assets in Europe and the US, with a market volume of some €10 bn.

VIA Outlets
WTC Building Schiphol, 4th floor Tower F,
Schiphol Boulevard 153,
1118 BG Schiphol,
The Netherlands

VIA Outlets

VIA Outlets was founded in 2014 to acquire existing outlet centres across Europe. VIA Outlets’ vision is to create premium shopping destinations, and offer best-in class, beautifully located shopping experiences for visitors and brand partners. VIA Outlets are here to redefine the outlet shopping experience.

Guided by their three R’s elevation (strategy, remerchandising, remodelling and remarketing) VIA Outlets ensures that premium fashion outlets are destinations attracting visitors from all over the world. By bringing together an exceptional mix of international and local premium brands, VIA Outlets have created unexpected and unforgettable shopping experiences, whilst also paving the way for sustainable shopping. Currently, VIA Outlets consists of 11 assets spread across Europe, offering over 1,100 stores across 267,000 sq. m GLA.