MIPIM UK is the largest gathering of the UK’s real estate industry. With conferences, keynotes and debates, it’s the essential networking event where you can learn about national industry trends, connect with peers and showcase your projects to the industry.

  • 2017 Conference theme


    Never has there been such a time of change for the UK property industry, and never has there been such a plethora of opportunities from both national and international perspectives. These changes, with a profound and far-reaching impact on the industry, will be analysed and debated in this year's conference, “UK Real Estate – The Next Chapter”.

  • Wednesday, 18 October

    Day 1: Setting the scene in the morning with a look at macroeconomic issues. Sessions will include a keynote speech from a leading economic commentator; the Government's agenda with its priorities and opportunities, and a look at The Next Chapter for the industry.

    Thursday, 19 October

    Day 2: The focus will be on issues involving investors, occupiers and innovation. This day will be dedicated to the exploration of the trends and stakes driving the UK market and the global economy, with sessions focused on Risk and Rewards, Residential Investment, Retail and Logistics, and Offices and Occupiers.




    • RETAIL

    • BREXIT



      • What does the instability of the political, socio and economic landscape mean for global investment?
        • Analysis of global economic events impacting real estate investment, including the new EU and the effect of US politics.
        • Global capital flows: where is international money coming from, and where is it going?
        • In an era of low interest rates, where will capital growth come from? Sessions will focus on sectors and key global cities.

      • There is a chronic shortage of housing in the UK across all sectors: rental, affordable, key worker, first-time buyers and senior living. Sessions on this theme will include:
        • Stamp duty: is it as unfair and detrimental to the residential industry as we are led to believe? What could the Government do instead? Is there a fairer, less punitive tax?
        • Multi-family, build to rent, PRS… is the UK ready for whole-scale renting? Are US or European residential rental models relevant for the UK, and will they be popular in a “nation of home owners”?
        • Modular housing, flats above car parks, mixed-use combining residential and industrial: what creative yet realistic options can help solve the UK housing crisis?
        • How the Department of Communities and Local Government plans to deploy its £2.3 billion fund for the PRS and kick-start house building in the UK.
    • RETAIL

      • MIPIM UK sessions will analyse the biggest issues affecting retail sector.
        • How can traditional retailers compete with the growth of online retail?
        • Why do business rates favour online retailers? What taxation alternatives should the Government consider?
        • The impact of consumers’ changing appetites on the retailer and logistics sectors.
        • Should developers collaborate more with retailers to ensure their retail offering is innovative and relevant the new type of consumer?
    • BREXIT

      • Is Brexit really the biggest threat to the UK property industry? Sessions will examine the following themes:
        • Is UK real estate playing a big enough part in the Brexit negotiations?
        • How will the UK compete on the world stage as a single entity?
        • With devolution and local Governments controlling their own budgets, as well as a likely withdrawal of European regeneration funding, what will happen to regional regeneration plans?
        • As the Pound loses momentum post Brexit, many global investors find UK real estate relatively cheap. Which cities and regions are set to gain from Brexit and how can others replicate their success?

      • Examining new disruptive technologies and analyzing how the industry can compete effectively in the modern world.
        • This year, we will be running a Hackathon, where a team of hackers have 48 hours to design an app as a solution to industry problems, as decided by the real estate industry.
        • The MIPIM Startup Competition is back for its second edition. The European leg of the global roadshow will kick off in London at MIPIM UK to find the most promising and innovative startups in tackling the biggest urban challenges around the world.
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