World’s largest property conference MIPIM is postponed due to fears over coronavirus

THE world’s largest property conference, which was due to be held in the South of France later this month, has been postponed due to health concerns over the coronavirus.

Leeds City Region is a regular attendee at MIPIM

Reed MIDEM, the organiser of MIPIM, has announced that the 2020 event has been rescheduled and will take place between June 2-5 in Cannes.

MIPIM’s original March 10-13 dates are changing due to growing concerns related to the coronavirus, Reed MIDEM said.

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“The well-being of our clients and staff is our priority. Given the evolving context, the best course of action is to postpone MIPIM to June,” said Reed MIDEM Chief Executive, Paul Zilk.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly.

“We believe these new dates will provide the international MIPIM community with the opportunity to achieve their business objectives. We are grateful to our clients for their support and constructive input during this challenging period, and we look forward to talking with them in the coming days about MIPIM in June,” added Mr Zilk.

MIPIM is the world’s largest property conference and has been attended by council leaders from across the country in order to promote their districts as good investment opportunities.

It is attended by more than 26,000 professionals ranging from architects, to developers, to local authorities and investors each year.

The Leeds City Region was one of the Yorkshire-based organisations which had been due to send a delegation to this month’s event.