Day 1 at MIPIM 2016Digital Editor
Weeks of build up, preparation and hard work and here we are…MIPIM 2016.
The gathering of over 24,000 of the most influential players from the international property and investment sectors is entering it’s 27th year. It provides an international platform for industry leaders to connect and do real face-to-face business. As ‘Cycle to MIPIM’ rolled into Cannes, it was time to get to down to business.
Nakheel is one of the world’s leading developers and a major contributor to realising the vision of Dubai for the 21st century: creating a world-class destination for living, business and tourism.
Nakheel started day 1 by being welcomed by Reed Midem – MIPIM’s event organisers. It also presented its €1bn-worth of investment opportunities at the Nakheel stand where the Palm Jumeriah and Deira Islands models took centre stage. Back-to-back meetings with potential investors, coupled with interviews with international media outlets, made for a productive day at stand C20.
New West End Company is a leading business voice for London’s West End, representing the people and organisations behind the world’s largest retail destination.
Sir Edward Lister (Deputy Mayor of London) began the day by giving a presentation from the London Stand (C15) on the role of investment in creating a global city. He went on to discuss the future of London, focusing on its governance, transport and intelligent funding. He finished his presentation on London by calling it “a world city…an international city” – a sentiment that was echoed throughout the day.
The Westminster Lunch followed, co-hosted by New West End Company. Neil Thomas (Westminster Property Association), Cllr Robert Davis (Deputy Leader of Westminster Council) and David Shaw OBE (Chairman of the Property Steering Group of New West End Company) all made speeches addressing the key issues surrounding the UK capital.
Property developer Clivedale London designs and develops prestigious residential properties of distinction situated in the most desirable and affluent addresses in the city.
This week, Clivedale London will be talking about their four up-and-coming projects in Mayfair and Marylebone from the London Stand.
And so wraps up day 1 at MIPIM 2016. We are looking forward to the MIPIM Awards ceremony, best of luck to all the participants! We already have our favourites…
Come back tomorrow for news on the much-anticipated ‘Global Retail Destination Index 2016’, together with further news from both our clients and the wider conference. Follow us on @Inn_Tweets for the most up-to-date coverage on Innesco at MIPIM 2016.