Organisers of Cannes property fair scrap June plans and announce autumn summit instead

The organisers of Mipim, the annual Cannes-based property industry fair, have cancelled plans to hold the conference and exhibition in June this year. Reed Midem said it has instead decided to hold a special autumn conference in the French resort, which will be its first face-to-face event since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.


The organisers were forced to cancel the spring Mipim event last year as firms such as HOK began pulling out. They originally said they intended to run this year’s event in June.

The firm said it will now host a “hybrid” digital and face-to-face Mipim “September Edition” in Cannes, before returning to the traditional March slot from 2022.

The hybrid conference in September will enable both those attending in person and digitally to take part.

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Mipim director Ronan Vaspart said that, because the safety of its clients, partners and staff was its top priority, “it is not possible to hold Mipim in Cannes during June as we had originally hoped to do”.

He said it was vital that the real estate community continued to have a global platform and the September event would be designed to “fast-track our built environment’s recovery after restrictions have eased”.

Vaspart added that he hoped the spring 2022 event “will herald a return to near normal business”.