MIPIM To Strengthen Presence In Asia With New Format In Hong Kong And New China Trade Show In Shanghai

12 to 15 March 2013 - Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Mar 12, 2013, 12:20 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS and CANNES, France, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPIM and MIPIM Asia, today announces plans to develop MIPIM Asia in Hong Kong in 2013 and to launch a new event, MIPIM China, in Shanghai in 2014.

The 8th edition of MIPIM Asia will take place in the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, November 5-6, 2013 and will focus exclusively on a high-level conference programme, premium networking opportunities and the popular MIPIM Asia Awards.  The event will be a summit for leading real estate decision-makers operating throughout the Asia property market.

 In the second half of 2014, Reed MIDEM, together with its sister company Reed Exhibitions China, will launch MIPIM China in Shanghai. Based on the successful MIPIM concept, MIPIM China will be a dedicated exhibition, conference and networking event for real estate professionals who are specifically interested in the Chinese market. Participants will include exhibitors and visitors from China and other countries.

"As a summit for real estate leaders, MIPIM Asia in Hong Kong will provide a unique platform for top executives and companies interested in real estate throughout Asia," noted Reed MIDEM Chief Executive Paul Zilk. "By introducing MIPIM China in 2014, we will create an event which is much more deeply focused on the enormous potential of the Chinese market," Zilk added.

Paul Beh, Reed Exhibition's President of South Asia, commented, "I am delighted that Reed Exhibitions China is teaming up with Reed MIDEM to introduce the MIPIM brand to China with this new event in Shanghai in 2014, and we have already received enthusiastic support from a number of Chinese real estate companies.  The exhibition-based format in China will complement the summit in Hong Kong."

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Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia  and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors and LeWeb Paris and LeWeb London for the internet sector.

Reed Exhibitions Greater China first began operating in China in the 1980s. After more than two decades of rapid growth, today, Reed is China's premier organizer of definitive trade events, with eight outstanding member companies: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, Reed Huabo Exhibitions, Reed Huaqun Exhibitions, Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai), Reed Guanghe Exhibitions, Reed Huabai Exhibitions and Reed Hongda Exhibitions.

Currently, over 500 staff from China help Reed to serve 11 specialized sectors: Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly / Machine Tools, Metalworking & Industrial Materials / Converting / Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Beauty & Cosmetics / Gifts & Homeware / Auto Aftermarket / Lifestyle / Gaming / Building & Construction / Property and Travel / Marine, Energy, Oil & Gas.

Reed MIDEM and Reed Exhibitions China are divisions of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com