FACT Awards

What's new at your company?

We currently have several exciting projects. We've just opened the France Aventures accrobranche park in Bron, and we're continuing to support Otium Leisure in the roll-out of the Fort Boyard Aventure brand, notably by building the Action Game. We are also looking for a new site for our fourth Exalto leisure multiplex in the Lyon region. In addition, we are working on several other large-scale leisure projects that are still confidential, and are collaborating with ALPTV on new projects, following the successful creation of Fort Boyard Aventures. 

Could you share with us an innovation/initiative or news item that you found interesting/surprising in our sectors?

The creation of Horizon KEOPS in France, with three sites already open in shopping malls, is particularly remarkable. The rapid development of Otium Leisure is also very impressive. In addition, the growth of La Tête dans les Nuages, with openings in Lyon Part-Dieu, Cap 3000, and soon Les 4 Temps, is noteworthy. And let's not forget the forthcoming opening of Follow in the Tanneurs shopping center, which promises to be a great success. So, there's a lot of excitement in the world of retail leisure right now.

The transformation of commercial spaces is the theme chosen for our 24th edition of Siec: how is this reflected in your company/organization?

The transformation of retail spaces in our sector is perfectly illustrated by the concept of “retailtainment”, which merges retail and entertainment. This trend reflects the direction that shopping centers have taken in recent years. They are becoming places of destination, living and sharing, rather than simply places of consumption. On a day-to-day basis, our consultancy Altiplano Consulting supports property owners in this transition, helping them to choose a coherent Food&Beverage&Leisure program. The introduction of licenses in shopping centers marks this change, with the arrival of strong brands and innovative concepts such as TFOUPARC at Nhood in Tourcoing, the first Fort Boyard Aventures at Nhood also in Brétigny, Batman Escape at APSYS in Boom Boom Vilette, but also XXL concepts such as Nikito in Rosny, Follow, La Tête dans les Nuages, SevenSquare, and SpeedPark.