LONDON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC, has unveiled plans to launch MIPIM UK in London, in October 2014.
The UK-wide property tradeshow will take place at London Olympia, October 15-17, 2014 and will provide the first forum of its kind for professionals looking to close deals across all major sectors of the UK property market.
MIPIM UK will be the principal forum of its kind where leasing and investment markets within the office, retail, industrial, residential, healthcare and sports property sectors will be showcased for the very first time.
The premium conference programme and high-level networking opportunities target leading real estate decision-makers operating at a national, regional and local level in cities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Filippo Rean, MIPIM Director, said, "The United Kingdom is often described as the real estate capital of the world. Global investors and end-users maintain their interest in London and are now looking at opportunities in other major cities and regions. Data produced by FTI Consulting shows that 72% of investors and occupiers anticipate that their interest in the UK market will increase over the next two years. It's against this backdrop that a dedicated, national real estate event such as MIPIM UK has been conceived."
Leading city administrators from around the United Kingdom have welcomed the opportunity to showcase their constituencies and discuss future development plans.
Among the city leaders to support the launch of MIPIM UK, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, noted, "MIPIM UK will highlight London's relentless growth as a global city and bring together key property investors with office, residential, industrial and retail sectors."
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council, commented, "Manchester has a world class offer and through our unique private and public partnership approach we are able to demonstrate our outstanding economic assets; our diverse business base, flagship regeneration schemes and property offer, and our local ambitions for growth, all of which remain critical to attracting global investment into Manchester."
Lurene Joseph, Chief Executive of Leeds and Partners, said: "The Leeds City Region is the second largest in the UK, generating 4% of national economic output and employing 1.3 million people. The recent influx of new investment into retail and outperformance in office-take up, demonstrates the confidence of the private sector in the city region. The growth in this marketplace is not only beneficial for the property sector, but also has a positive impact on the wider economy. We are delighted to be associated with MIPIM UK, which we recognise as a prime opportunity to drive economic growth for UK plc and to secure investment and jobs in Leeds and the wider city region."
According to Julien Sausset, MIPIM UK Deputy Director, "The three-day MIPIM UK event will create a unique forum where UK developers can meet capital sources and corporate end-users in a transactional-focused event. The fact that this is a national event will facilitate the coming together of companies leasing real estate in the UK and end-users looking to lease.
By providing a variety of high-level conference sessions and seminars covering a wide range of market issues, MIPIM UK will offer the first platform of its kind for delegates to meet up to 3,000 decision-makers who are actively seeking deals in the UK property market," Sausset concluded.
MIPIM UK has also announced the appointment of leading property professionals, who will work in partnership with the national event as an Advisory Committee, comprising:
- Ian Marcus, Chairman, Bank of England Property Forum; Senior Adviser, Eastdil Secured; Board Member, Crown Estate
- Brendan Jarvis, Head of Real Estate, Barclays
- Stephen Hubbard, UK Chairman, CBRE
- Chris Grigg, Chief Executive, British Land
- Toby Courtauld, Chief Executive, Great Portland Estates
- David Atkins, Chief Executive, Hammerson
- Alistair Elliott, Senior Partner, Knight Frank
- Bill Hughes, Managing Director, Legal & General Property
- Bruce Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Residential Land
- Mark Ridley, Chief Executive Officer, Savills UK
- Peter Williams, EMEA Building Engineering Leader, AECOM
- Alderman Sir Michael Bear
- Ashley Muldoon, Chief Executive, Brookfield Multiplex, Europe, Canada, Middle East and Asia
- Liz Peace, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
- David Marks, Co-Managing Partner, Brockton Capital
- Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
- Lee Polisano, President, PLP Architecture
- David Sleath, Chief Executive, SEGRO
The following property organisations have also formally endorsed the UK wide tradeshow to take place in October 2014:
- UK Trade & Investment
- British Property Federation
- Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- London First
- Mayor of London
- Estates Gazette
- FTI Consulting
Notes to editor:
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 London for internet forward-thinkers.
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading event's 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.
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