More than 23,000 real estate delegates from 90 countries gathered in Cannes for MIPIM, the international real estate event aimed at finding solutions to the challenges facing the built environment and, with the largest delegation since the pandemic, the industry met to debate and exchange ideas on the need to overcome difficulties and deliver positive change for people, communities, and the planet.
The 32nd edition of MIPIM saw a 15% increase in visitors and exhibitors compared with 2022, led by higher attendances from the UK, France, Germany, and Italy delegations. European delegates were joined by representatives from Japan, Canada, the USA, Brazil, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, making MIPIM a truly global event.
Senior political, economic, and environmental leaders, including Jeremy Rifkin, an American economic and social theorist, Christophe Béchu, Minister for Ecological and Territorial Cohesion of France, Olivier Klein, Minister Delegate for Urban Affairs and Housing of France, Cristina Gamboa, World Green Building Council, and Lord Dominic Johnson, Minister for Investment at the UK's Department for Business and Trade, spoke at the event.
Lord Johnson commented on the importance of reminding global investors of the UK's leading position as an investment destination.
Cities and countries showcased pioneering new opportunities to improve urban planning and advance greater sustainability and prosperity. The decarbonization of cities was the main focus, and MIPIM signed the Road to Zero Alliance with fellow real estate leaders to affirm sustainability commitments.
MIPIM 2023 also saw the launch of the Co-Liv Summit and the new Infrastructure Stage, highlighting the urgent need to consider every aspect of the urban realm in a holistic way, addressing the impact of water, energy, data centres, and transport on property development.
The event featured 76 of the world's top 100 investment managers advising on €4 trillion of assets. The new Road to Zero area combined 400 sq m of exhibition, networking, and conference space with a focus on groundbreaking methods to decarbonize the real estate industry.
MIPIM will return to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from 12-15 March 2024.