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With more than 20,000 participants and 2,400 exhibitors from more than 80 countries, MIPIM is the unmissable international event in the world of real estate. The 2023 edition will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, from March 14 to 17.

The challenge this year? Better Places, Greater Impact, Stronger Business. In other words, uniting everyone's strengths to imagine a better, stronger, sustainable, low-carbon and inclusive city.

Professor Jeremy Rifkin

an American economic and social theorist and author of 20 bestselling books, will open MIPIM with a keynote speech that will address the importance of innovation in the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable model. Professor Rifkin's knowledge will be powerful for businesses navigating an uncertain world as MIPIM continues to be the major international event where real estate leaders can find solutions to the day's most pertinent questions.

Rifkin will address the main theme of MIPIM 2023 'Better Places - Greater Impact - Stronger Business'.

is best known for his influential work on the third industrial revolution, for which he is an advisor to the European Union. Having worked with cities, regions and national governments to develop the Internet of Things infrastructure for a Collaborative Commons, Professor Rifkin will discuss the effects of scientific and technological advancements on the economy, society and the environment.

Professor Jeremy Rifkin will be joined in Cannes by other prominent speakers and investors.

The European Union, will offer a new perspective to leaders in the sector, who represent more than 50% of visitors. Jeremy Rifkin will speak on the importance of innovation in transforming the real estate sector towards a more sustainable model. Other major speakers are already expected at MIPIM, including Belit Onay, Mayor of Hanover, Véronique Bédague, CEO of Nexity, Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and Isabelle Scemama, Global Head of AXA IM Alts.

After the success of the 2022 edition, MIPIM has been expanded with a new space of more than 400m²: "Road to Zero". Its ambition? Find solutions to accelerate the transformation of the real estate sector towards a more sustainable and carbon-free model. To explore this issue and consider the responses to be provided in terms of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance), exhibition areas, networking events and conferences will focus on practical solutions that help decarbonize the sector.

"Road to Zero" will bring together all the actors involved in this process: developers, investors, builders, architects as well as all the suppliers of innovative solutions, including PwC, Veolia and Building Minds, under the aegis of Schneider Electric and Schindler, respectively gold and silver sponsors of the event.


Ahead of the show and in partnership with Co-Liv, the MIPIM Co-Liv Summit will take place under the glass roof of the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, on Monday March 13 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. This major event will bring together the main players in the sector around a comprehensive program of conferences and meetings, with the aim of supporting the development of coliving. This form of residential development, which offers a shared living space to its residents, is developing rapidly, and responds to the problems of urban housing shortages. This summit will therefore highlight the evolution and anticipation of residential uses, as well as the reflections to be carried out to create more sustainable and useful places through this new class of residential assets.


This year, MIPIM further solidifies its international standing by expecting to attract 23,000 delegates from over 90 countries, 15% more than last year. The show is preparing "to welcome more delegations than last year, including those from Japan, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, but also more visitors from the rest of the world”, explains Nicolas Kozubek, director of MIPIM. For the occasion, it will present six new conference rooms, in particular the Infrastructure Stage, dedicated to the impact of transport, water, waste, culture and data centers on real estate.



The highlight of the International Real Estate Professionals Market takes place during the MIPIM Awards, which celebrate the most “useful, sustainable and visionary projects in the sector”.

The International Market for Real Estate Professionals brings together nearly 20,000 participants from all over the world in Cannes each year.The highlight of the show is the MIPIM Awards, which celebrate the most "useful, sustainable and visionary projects in the industry". MIPIM has focused this year on the decarbonisation of the sector, with the "Road to Zero", a new space dedicated to the transformation of buildings towards a more sustainable model. It is therefore no surprise that the Awards reward a "commitment to sustainability".

The key criteria for the 2023 Awards are as follows:

• Overall sustainability • The integration of the project in its environment and its community

• The quality of the user experience

• The economic contribution

• The originality of the concept

• Its architectural qualities

The four finalists in the “Best Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Project” category are:

The Banyan Tree AlUla Hotel, AlUla, Saudi Arabia

The resort extends over 10,000 m² in the Ashar Valley in AlUla, and features 47 tent suites, 2 "garden pavilions", 2 restaurants and a spa with an outdoor swimming pool. The design was entrusted by the Parisian agency AW² architecture & interiors, led by Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux, mandated by the project promoters, the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), in partnership with the French Agency for the Development of'AlUla (AFALULA) The engineering is signed by EGIS, and the AW² agency worked in partnership with the local architect GAJ, Godwin Austen Johnson. "The project prioritises the preservation of the site's natural beauty and rich heritage, while supporting the country's long-term tourism goals for the region, both in economic and cultural terms," AW² said.

The Hotel NIKO Seaside Resort Crete

– Mgallery, Agios Nikolaos Crete, Greece

The adults-only Cretan hotel has 141 rooms and suites, most of which have their own infinity pool with views of Mirabello Bay.In addition, there are three restaurants and two swimming pools A project designed by the Danish architect 3XN, commissioned by the promoter HINES. “Hotel Niko transforms one of the old resorts of the mid-20th century into a destination fit for the future,” say the architects of 3XN.

Lanserhof Sylt, Sylt, Germany

The futuristic hotel, located on an island between the dunes, covers an area of 20,000 m².It has 68 rooms and a 5,000 m² medical and wellness center. It is signed by the architects of Düsseldorf, Ingenhoven associates, commissioned by the promoter LHS Grund 5 GmbH. “One of the key points of the construction project is the careful harmonization of the architecture with the surrounding dune landscape, in order to avoid any negative impact on the protected landscape and fauna.The idea was to create a particularly sustainable and healthy building complex, in which clients can recharge their batteries and re-energize in harmony with nature,” explain the architects.

Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, China

Here, 283 rooms and suites embrace the peaceful setting of the Yongding River and Shijingshan. A grandiose project entrusted to the architects of the Milanese agency Lissoni & Partners, Lissoni Casal Ribeiro, by the promoter Beijing Shougang Construction Group Co, Ltd. "The hotel is built in an abandoned industrial area and was inaugurated on the occasion of the Beijing Winter Olympics", recall the architects. The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday March 16 at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

(By Citinavi team)


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