Some 26,000 property professionals, city and local authority representatives, investors and financial institutions from 100 countries will head from the international airport in Nice to Cannes for the international MIPIM real estate event in March.
The 30th edition of MIPIM will take place between 12 and 15 March 2019, showcasing the latest trends in the industry, facilitating networking and exploring the theme of “Engaging The Future” through a series of conferences.
MIPIM is hosted at the Palais des Festivals, the famous venue of the Cannes Film Festival. Numerous attendees of MIPIM and the film festival opt to avoid the traffic on the road from Nice to Cannes and arrive by helicopter. Cannes helipad is a 10-minute walk from the Palais des Festivals and the flight from Nice Airport to Cannes takes just seven minutes.
Ban Ki-moon to make opening keynote speech
More than 100 conferences will take place during MIPIM, highlighting global and societal factors affecting the real estate industry. More than 360 keynote speakers are scheduled.
Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to give the opening keynote speech on 12 March. The man who initiated the 2007 Climate Change Summit, will share his vision of global challenges ranging from climate change and economic upheaval to growing pressures related to energy and water.
High energy prices, climate change and government regulations have placed sustainability at the forefront of the real estate industry as attitudes change. The conferences will be heavily focused on examining how the industry can commit to responsible practices and make the best use of existing resources.
MIPIM will also explore the new technology and human behaviour impacting the nature of real estate as an investment, and as a product or service for consumers. Several conferences will be devoted to technology.
“Smart Cities: Empowering Smart Citizen” is a panel discussion focusing on how to make smart cities flourish by engaging citizens. “Millennials: Satisfying Their Expectations” will zoom in on the tech-savvy customers that are changing the real estate industry.
A PropTech lab will bring together real estate and tech decision-makers to discuss the development and growth of this industry. During the panel discussion “Buildings & Construction: Engaging For Resources Efficiency” participants will look at how the real estate sector can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating investment in smart buildings and using technology to monitor the consumption of resources. Methods to achieve more sustainable goals will also be discussed.
Among the 3,350 exhibiting companies at MIPIM, all property sectors will be represented, from office, residential and retail, to healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial. Many participants will be hoping to forge partnerships with one of the 5,400 investors present. Some 500 journalists will also be taking the road from Nice to Cannes.