The four-day property expo in Cannes will no longer take place this summer due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, and instead will run for two days over 7-8 September.
Organiser Reed MIDEM added that it hopes the 2022 event will be back to normal, taking place in the south of France from 15-18 March.
The ‘MIPIM September Edition’ will be Reed MIDEM’s first face-to-face event since the 2020 Cannes property show had to be postponed and later cancelled. The event was due to take place last March, just as the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the world.
MIPIM director Ronan Vaspart said in a statement: “The global pandemic has meant that we have had to adapt, with the safety of our clients, partners and staff always our top priority.
“It is not possible to hold MIPIM in Cannes during June as we had originally hoped to do. It is vital that the real estate community continues to have a global platform and we will continue to give it a voice through our digital events.
“We look forward to welcoming leaders from the property sector to the South of France in September for our special MIPIM September Edition, to fast-track our built environment’s recovery after restrictions have eased. In 2022, we will hold MIPIM in March, bringing together real estate leaders in Cannes at an event that will herald a return to near-normal business.”
The two-day MIPIM September Edition will be a hybrid physical and virtual event comprising a series of connecting and conferencing activities to give MIPIM’s global clients the “first opportunity this year” to reconnect in-person, through high-level talks, an exhibition area and networking to create valuable business opportunities following many months of restrictions, Reed MIDEM said.
However, the networking and conferencing opportunities will also be “enhanced” via the MIPIM digital platform.
While restrictions are ongoing, MIPIM will host a series of online events to keep the property community engaged and informed, including the upcoming Leaders’ Perspectives Summit on 16-18 March, which aims to brings together real estate practitioners, investors and political leaders.
The upcoming calendar of key MIPIM events are:
MIPIM Leaders’ Perspective Summit – digital only – 16-18 March 2021
MIPIM September Edition – Cannes – hybrid special event – 07-08 September 2021
MIPIM 2022 – Cannes – 15-18 March 2022