Some things about Mipim make me quite cross.
This was my 18th Mipim. I have officially reached the age of Mipim majority. When I first strolled the Croisette, my oldest son could fit into a 20cm giraffe-print Babygro. Now he’s over 6ft tall and doesn’t even fit on the sofa.
Dark clouds have formed over our high streets and retailers are feeling under the weather. As PwC reported on 9 November, shops in the last six months have been closing at a rate of 14 a day, the worst net decline in five years.
The future of high streets and town centres remains a hot topic that has now moved into the planning arena, with the proposed changes to permitted development rights (PDR).
I can tell it’s been a successful and event-packed day at Mipim as I’m writing this blog in the early hours of the morning! We have just concluded our Tuesday night Mishcon de Reya client dinner at La Petite Maison, which has become something of a tradition. As always, it ...