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How to make the most of your time at MIPIM

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The annual property fair in Cannes in an unmissable networking event for business-minded architects. Here AJ presents the highlights open to all and a couple available only to a lucky few

Tuesday

What China Investment Outlook

Where Blue Room, Palais 3

When 11:30-12:30

Why The financial slowdown and recent architectural diktats suggest China is no longer a happy hunting ground for the UK profession. Hear from the investment experts about what is really going on.

Who Open to all

What London Chamber of Commerce & Industry President’s Networking Lunch Reception

Where Terrace of the 5 star Five Seas Hotel

When 12.30-14.30

Why A stand-up networking reception for up to 50 ‘influential business leaders’ hosted by legendary property market soothsayer and Berkeley Group chair Tony Pidgley

Who Invite Only

What Northern Powerhouse – city investment forum

Where Grand Auditorium, Palais

When 14:30-15:30

Why The term Northern Powerhouse is being bandied about by the government on an almost daily basis. But is there any depth to the aspirational tagline? Leaders from Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle set out their vision for a super-city of 10 million people.

Who Open to all

Wednesday

What Antwerp, A Small City with Big Development Ideas

Where Belgian Conference Room, Palais level +3

When 9:00-10:30

Why The Belgian pavilion, which confidently sits at the front of Cannes main ‘bunker’, has doubled in size for this year’s MIPIM 2016, suggesting the country’s cities have big plans afoot.

Who Open to all

What The launch of Birmingham’s Smithfield masterplan

Where Stand R7, B12, Palais

When 10:30-11:15

Why HS2 is coming to Birmingham and the city’s Smithfield area is right on its doorstep. Billed as ‘a once in a generation opportunity’, the scheme covers 14 ha and includes 300,000 sq m of leisure and shopping plus more than 1,000 new homes.

Who Open to all

What Private lunch at Tom Bloxham’s listed Twentieth Century ‘bubble’ house Maison Bulle

Where Somewhere in the hills above Cannes

When 12noon sharp

Why Bloxham’s development firm Urban Splash and architect Shed KM are launching a new modular housing development: hoUSe with sites already chosen in Manchester, Salford and North Shields. For some of those staying until Friday, Bloxham’s even more exclusive end of festival BBQ will be held at the house that afternoon.

Who Invite only

What Glasgow’s 10 Year Housing Strategy

Where Palais, Glasgow Stand P-1.J60

When 14:30-15:00

Why This year’s overarching MIPIM theme is the global housing crisis. Glasgow’s efforts include building 25,000 new homes, including PRS, self-build and custom-build, over the next decade. Patrick Flynn, the city council’s head of housing and regeneration, leads a briefing.

Who Open to all

Thursday

What Creating Long Term Value Through Partnership

Where Stand C15 London pavilion

When 10:00-10:30

Why Transport for London is on a £3.4billion development drive – potentially becoming one of the capital’s biggest housing providers in the next decade. Last month it named 13 companies on a major new property framework to look at building on 50 of its sites around London. Though it also has a framework of architects for other work, that ends in two years. TfL’s heads of property development Jonathan Cornelius and Dan Lovatt will both be there.

Who Open to all

What Housing the World: A place for everyone

Where Grand Auditorium, Palais

When 11:00-12:30

Why A fast-paced pecha kucha [20 slides, 20 seconds each] showcasing some of the latest development in the residential market – from social housing to luxury homes. A handy, quick hit of what’s going on the European housing scene.

Who Open to all

 

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