Launched in 1990, MIPIM is the world’s leading annual exhibition, conference and networking event dedicated to the international real estate community. The most recent edition took place in Cannes, France, March 10-13, 2015. Attendance reached 22,000 delegates from 93 countries including more than 4,500 investors.
Confirming its reputation as being at the cutting-edge of real estate trends, MIPIM 2015 focused attention on the Digital Revolution with conference sessions devoted to the use of Big & Open Data, crowdfunding, the sharing economy and Smart Cities.
Signs of renewed investor confidence - seen in 2014 for the first time since the 2008 economic meltdown - were again evident in 2015, with investors reporting high levels of available funds and a dearth in premium projects. This is opening up opportunities for what were once considered second tier cities and niche sectors such as logistics real estate.
Major cities and regions from around the world were showcasing new development projects in search of investors and occupiers. Among them, Istanbul’s breath-taking interactive model presented 40 major construction projects currently under way and requiring some €28 billion in investment.
The MIPIM brand extended its global footprint in October 2014 with the successful launch of MIPIM UK in London. The inaugural event attracted some 4,000 delegates including 500 investors. May 2015 saw a further addition to the MIPIM portfolio with the launch of MIPIM Japan in Tokyo. Over 2,500 delegates from 30 countries gathered together with wide-ranging discussions including exchanges on investment opportunities within Japan and premium international opportunities for Japanese investors.