From MIPIM – Monday evening
Alex Smith, head of construction and engineering, reports from the international property event MIPIM in Cannes.
Following a rainy journey to Birmingham airport, myself and five colleagues from Shakespeare Martineau were pleased to arrive in the dedicated UKMidlands lounge where we met with the other 200 or so delegates ahead of our flight to MIPIM 2018.
One short flight and a transfer to Cannes later we arrived on the Croisette, ready for the events to commence. Just two tonight – a Midlands drink reception and a gala dinner. Andy Street’s excellent welcome speech was quickly followed by the FIABCI gala dinner where around 250 delegates from around the globe met to network and dine. Indicative of a busy week ahead, and that’s just the evenings, let alone the planned breakfasts, lunches and one-to-one meetings!
All in all, a great start for what promises to be an interesting and exciting week for those in the Midlands property and construction markets!