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Taking a stand


MIPIM just seems to get bigger and bigger every year. There is seemingly no upper limit to the amount of money that the everincreasing number of 'property professionals' - developers to you and me - are prepared to spend to impress investors, competitors and government decision-makers.

However, the event organisers had better be wary of attacking the 'parasites' (their label, not mine) who attend the many fringe events but never actually cough up the cash to buy a ticket to enter the exhibition space. There was a distinct sense of a backlash in the air, with more than one attendee observing that the event was now so big it no longer even needs the exhibition. A property fair without any stands. Now that would be interesting?

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