For those involved in the real estate sector, the moment has come to return to face-to-face meetings. An eagerly-awaited opportunity to do just this will take the form of a special edition of the Mipim 2021, to be held on 7 and 8 September. The physical presence and exhibition area will help make up for the long months of virtual communications, and the event is also providing a high-level selection of themes and participants.
The appeal launched by the convention programmes is based on the idea that it’s time to re-establish connections, reflecting a new world and a new era. The event will link the three Ps of sustainability – People, in response to the growing demands of urban space users, Planet, to build a future based on low fossil fuel use and the circular economy, and Performance, to gain financial returns at all levels, local, national and global. The content will be closely linked to business, with the latest observations on real estate from a residential viewpoint, hospitality, health and logistics. Owners and investors will be able to meet and discuss face to face during the events held behind closed doors.
The REinvest Reunion on 7 September will be the culminating event for institutional investors, an ideal opportunity for sovereign, pension and insurance funds, family offices and other capital holders to exchange information and opinions in the context of the post-pandemic recovery. The meeting will take a close look at the growing importance of ESG investments (Environmental, Social and Governance).
The first day will also see an event on the theme of hospitality. Vanguelis Panayotis, CEO of MKG Consulting, will get together with top managers from the main international hotel chains – Xavier Grange of Accor, Karin Sheppard of InterContinental Hotels Group, Elsa Tobelem of Covivio Hotel – to discuss the strategies the industry will adopt to begin attracting investment in the sector once again in the post-pandemic stage.
There will also be Geo Focus events during the two days of Mipim 2021 on some large European markets like France, Germany and the UK, focussing on how real estate trends have felt the impact of the crisis and the opportunities for growth now taking shape.
The event will close with the presentation of the Mipim Awards for international architectural projects (pictured, a few shortlisted entries).