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MIPIM 2017

About 23,000 real estate and property development professionals from 90 countries attended MIPIM 2017. fDi Magazine reported on the main topics of discussion, interviewing mayors, FDI and industry professionals. Register here to receive coverage from MIPIM 2017 and sign up to the e-newsletter.

Editorial review: MIPIM 2017

'Prop tech' and politics were among the hot topics at this year's MIPIM international property event in Cannes in mid-March. fDi Magazine's Courtney Fingar, Natasha Turak and Michal Kaczmarski recap what they discovered and what was the mood among city leaders and investors.

 
More video coverage:
Interview with Bostjan Skalar, chief executive, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
 

Latest from MIPIM 2017

Sergey Cheremin

Moscow economics relations minister turns focus to innovation and infrastructure

Sergey Cheremin, minister in charge of international economic relations for the city of Moscow, is upbeat despite Western sanctions. The Russian capital is focusing on high-tech industries as part of a massive long-term redevelopment scheme, he tells Courtney Fingar. 

nakheel

Palm Jumeirah developer shows off Dubai’s next property projects

Nakheel, developer of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, visited the Mipim exhibition to showcase the country’s latest real estate projects, which include a mall and four reclaimed islands. Natasha Turak reports.

Senegal pressure valve

Senegal city development looks to ease Dakar pressure

Diamniadio Lake City is a development 30 kilometres from Dakar which is being built to ease pressure on Senegal's overcrowded capital. Natasha Turak speaks to representatives from Semer Group, which will soon start construction work on the project, to discover what it will entail.

Panattoni facility

Panattoni seeks bigger slice of Europe

US warehouse developer Panattoni is eyeing expansion into western Europe, as online sales boom and the available storage space fills up. Meanwhile, Brexit might be an opportunity to enter the UK market, CEO Robert Dobrzycki tells Michal Kaczmarski.

aiming high end

Montenegro tourism minister looks to maintain high-end destination status

Montenegro's status as a high-end holiday destination has grown rapidly over the past decade. The country's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Pavle Radulović, tells Courtney Fingar how it is now seeking 'the right kind of foreign investor' to bolster its hotel offering and potentially improve the service offered by its airports.

on the ground thinking

Florence mayor uses local knowledge to keep electorate's faith

Politics may be in turmoil throughout much of the Western world, but in Italy voters still have faith in their directly elected city officials as they have the power to effect change on a local level, according to the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella. He talks to Courtney Fingar about his new urban plan.

john peace

Midlands Engine revs up for trade opportunities

The Midlands Engine is a partnership between government entities and local enterprises in the Midlands region of the UK, created in 2015 to drive economic growth across the region. Courtney Fingar visited the group’s pavilion at the Mipim property fair in March and spoke to chairman Sir John Peace. 

arda ermut

Urban renewal drives Turkish real estate

Despite geopolitical challenges, Turkey is keeping its FDI levels respectable through new traction in the real estate sector, spurred by a large-scale urban renewal plan. Arda Ermut, president of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, talked to Natasha Turak at the Mipim international property fair in Cannes. 

belfast

Belfast’s seven pillars of excellence

After a bumper FDI year, the city of Belfast was out in force at this year’s Mipim real estate conference in Cannes. Cathy Mullan went along to see what the Northern Irish capital was doing to put itself on the map.

From News

Le Pen victory ‘could be bad for property market’

French officials at property event MIPIM 2017 had mixed opinions regarding the outcome of the forthcoming presidential elections but were fairly certain that a Marine Le Pen victory could be detrimental to markets. Natasha Turak reports.

From News

Corporate property investors in ‘wait and see’ mode following Trump election

Delegates at major property show MIPIM generally displayed a cautious optimism on the economic outlook but most acknowledged the new US administration is still an unknown quantity. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

From News

Osaka pins hopes on Expo opportunity

The Japanese city of Osaka has ambitions to slip-stream on Tokyo’s hosting the 2020 Olympics by putting on the global Expo five years later, reports Courtney Fingar.

Editorial preview: MIPIM 2017

fDi Magazine editor-in-chief Courtney Fingar, global markets reporter Natasha Turak and correspondent Michal Kaczmarski discuss the hot topics on the editorial radar this year at the MIPIM international property event in Cannes.

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