Christophe Giral

Euro Disney

Christophe Giral

Directeur Immobilier

Since 2018, Christophe Giral is in charge of Euro Disney's tourism and real estate development activities. The Real Estate development team (“Real Estate Development by Euro Disney”) that he heads is responsible for the development of the leading European tourist destination Disneyland® Paris and the town of Val d'Europe (today 35,000 inhabitants, 35,000 jobs).
Christophe joined Euro Disney in 1991, while a student, for a seasonal security position while the site was still under construction, then, in parallel with his studies, he continued his collaboration within the operational teams. He has carried out various internships or projects such as the inauguration of the Space Mountain attraction, the organization of a major Elton John concert and the development of projects of the urban planning and architecture of Disneyland. ® Paris, winner of the international prize for excellence from the FIABCI (International Federation of Real Estate Professionals). Subsequently, he joined the Real Estate Development team to participate in the Disney Village extension project. In 1998, the group entrusted him with the creation of an innovative commercial project: the Val d'Europe shopping center and La Vallée Village. After leaving Euro Disney for 3 years during which he successively took responsibility for tourist development for the Monegasque group Pastor and then won the competition for the "Carré de Soie" shopping center (Lyon) for the Altaréa group, he was called back by the Euro Disney group to oversee the economic development of Val d'Europe and structure the strategic approach of the company's operating real estate assets. In 2010, he created the Corporate Real Estate Department of Euro Disney responsible for developing and implementing a new strategy for the deployment and repositioning of the Campus of this extraordinary company (single - site campus of 16,000 direct employees, plus of 500 different professions).
Christophe is a graduate of ESC Compiègne and followed specializations at ESSEC Executive Education and Political Sciences Paris.
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This was my first Recharge and I have to say thanks for putting on such a really great event. There's a good atmosphere with forward thinking people in the sector. The programme is really well put together. Visiting the various venues was a great way of seeing what is happening on the ground now and the time allowed for connecting with people over drinks is really appreciated. The second day was genuinely informative and interesting hearing from such a wide range of panellists.

Simon Wallis, Director, Planning, Savillis

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