Next year’s Mipim conference, scheduled to take place in Cannes in March, has been pushed back to June.
Mipim organiser Reed MIDEM has announced the annual Cannes conference will be replaced this year with a two-day event in Paris in September.
Experts from the world of residential covened earlier in March to debate issues affecting the sector.
The industry’s leading figures gathered for the Mipim editor’s dinner in Covent Garden rather than Cannes this year due to the outbreak of coronavirus, a subject that dominated the conversation along with the Budget, the likelihood of an economic downturn, the future of retail and the climate crisis.
Property firms are reviewing their plans to attend Mipim 2020 after the event was postponed to June last weekend.
Retail sector expected to be hardest hit by virus while disruption to supply chains could jeopardise construction.
Avison Young has said it will not attend the rescheduled Mipim conference in June because of “continued uncertainty” around the spread of coronavirus.
Mipim organiser Reed MIDEM has postponed this year’s event in light of the growing threat of coronavirus across Europe.
CBRE, JLL, Knight Frank and other firms will not be attending Mipim 2020 because of the spread of coronavirus across Europe.
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