Focus on Retail Property: at EXPO REAL

At the Grand Plaza

Retail properties will be a focus at Europe’s biggest trade fair for property and investment: You will meet retailers, project developers, investors and partners of the retail sector at numerous exhibitors’ booths and at the Grand Plaza. EXPO REAL offers the ideal conditions for you to look after your network in real estate and make valuable contacts with retail companies and other participants.

Popular meeting point for key players from the retail sector

Numerous prestigious exhibitors from the retail sector and related areas will be represented at EXPO REAL 2018. These are just a few of them: Action, Alnatura, Black, dennree, dm drogeriemarkt, Edeka, Feneberg, HIT, Lidl, Kaufland, Kentucky Fried Chicken, kik, Norma, Penny, REWE Group, Ratisbona, Rossmann, Subway, TEDi, toom and Woolworth. This broad attendance emphasizes the great significance of retail properties with all their facets. Retail topics are also included in the EXPO REAL conference program. Thus, in a specifically retail-related program at the Grand Plaza, industry experts will discuss the challenges and trends for defined-purpose properties. Highlights will include innovative shop concepts for retail, trend-setting developments for commercial premises, stores and specialty store centers, and efficient project development designed to facilitate profitable revitalization.

Tip: In the Online Catalog you will find portraits of the exhibitors in the retail segment as well as information on their events.

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The Grand Plaza - the retail property marketplace

Along with all this, another highlight on the subject of retail will be waiting for you: the Grand Plaza. The innovative marketplace concept facilitates dialog between participants and is designed primarily for retailers set on expansion, chain stores, property developers, investors, shareholders, urban developers and local government representatives. It deliberately accommodates the idea of networking and making new retail contacts: In a prominent position in Hall C2 the 500-square-meter Grand Plaza has the impressive appearance of a modern market forum. The catering integrated in market stalls and a speakers’ corner with top-notch presenters and a highly varied program round off the atmosphere.

Surrounded by the exhibitors working in the retail sector, the Grand Plaza offers the perfect environment for obtaining a wealth of information and communicating with the decision-makers in the industry. See for yourself: Experience the unique atmosphere of the Grand Plaza in pictures.


The retail trade has its own market place at EXPO REAL. The Grand Plaza turns into a lively shopping-world with 17 trade brands.Hot topic: Retail versus online trading – what is the customer's buying behavior?

Special show ‘Retailing rethought’

While discussions are certainly helpful, some matters inevitably remain abstract. Which is why EXPO REAL has set up a special show at GRAND PLAZA entitled ‘Retailing rethought’. Here, the digital possibilities addressed in the discussions are shown in purely practical terms. With these digitally supported concepts, the retail trade wishes to approach each customer specifically and offer a solution that’s tailor-made for him or her.

Get inspired: We present new and innovative concepts and options for the retail sector––with specific examples from augmented reality to touchtables and customizer tools.
Hall C2, Booth 230

Guided Tour Rethink Retail

Discover and get inspired by the latest market innovations. „Rethink Retail“ shows various case studies which can be applied to various industry branches. Sales promotion and emotional retail are always the core issues in this context.

Contact: Nikolai Gruschwitz

Date of the event: 08.10. – 10.10.

Time of the event: 10:30 und 15:30

In our category Photos and Videos from EXPO REAL visual impressions of the last trade fair in October 2017 are waiting for you.

Enjoy the benefits for your success!

  • One-stop shop: Numerous exhibitors from the retail property sector in the immediate vicinity of the Grand Plaza

  • Networking: Systematic networking with decision-makers, retail companies and insiders of the retail sector

  • New impulses: retail-related conference program at the Grand Plaza

  • Attractive meeting place: Grand Plaza market stalls and an exclusive evening event on the first day of the trade fair

Buy your ticket for a visit to EXPO REAL 2018 now and plan your journey using our tips for your travel arrangements and accommodation. The EXPO REAL App will also support you during your visit to the trade fair and enable you to network systematically with other participants at the exhibition.

Impressions from the Grand Plaza

By the way: You will find background stories and personal impressions of the concept of the Grand Plaza on the EXPO REAL blog. For even more news, impressions and updates go to our social media channels.

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