• 14-15 October 2019
  • Old Billingsgate, London

Conferences & content

At MIPIM UK Summit, learn about national industry trends and connect with peers through conferences, keynotes and networking events.

Engaging the Future of UK Real Estate

The MIPIM UK Summit will focus on global, economic, societal and technological issues impacting the real estate industry. The event will explore the ever expanding needs and interests of the built environment, which plays an ever more critical part in the success of our cities, places and people.

New technology and changing behaviours are transforming the nature of real estate as an investment, and as a product or service we use as consumers. High energy prices, climate change and government regulation are already pushing sustainability up the real estate agenda. There is a need for investors and owners to improve asset performance and manage a broader range of risks.

With a new structure, content, speakers and venue, the MIPIM UK Summit agenda gives a unique opportunity to showcase the future of the built environment in the UK that will enable economic growth, sustainable performance and community cohesion. 

Join us at the MIPIM UK Summit 2019 to understand the future opportunities for UK real estate.

Theme Highlights

Beyond real estate: The big picture

Latest macroeconomic developments, with expert thought leaders on economics, global trade, demographic change, and technology and innovation.

Beyond Brexit: Opportunities and challenges

Exploring the latest events and what it all means for the UK real estate industry.

Mapping out the UK investment landscape today and beyond

Bringing the public & private together to create better places of the future.

Real estate diversity challenges, developments and opportunities

Improving real estate diversity in relation to gender, ethnicity, the disabled and the LGBT community.

Digital transformation of the built environment

How is tech changing the human experience of buildings and cities?

Skills and development for the next generation

What achievements have we seen so far and what still needs to be done?

Housing options and innovation

How do we build and invest in what people need, want and can afford ?

Future mobility insights

An update on large scale development projects for the UK and investment opportunities presented. 

Flexible offices

Investment trends and treating occupiers
as customers.

Focus on exclusive speakers

Méka Brunel

A business leader in the real estate industry, Méka Brunel is an ETP engineer, an Executive MBA from HEC and FRICS. From 1996, she held various executive management positions with Simco, which later merged with Gecina. In 2006, she became CEO of Eurosic, before joining Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2009 as Executive Vice President Europe. She has been a Director at Gecina since 2014 and was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Actively engaged in community life and industry associations, particularly as a Director of Crédit Foncier de France, Honorary President of the HQE-France GBC association, a Director of FSIF and EPRA, Méka Brunel was appointed in October 2017 to chair the Métropole du Grand Paris (Grand Paris metropolitan authority) development board. She was also named Professional of the Year in the 2013 and 2018 Pierres d’Or awards.

Christoph Schumacher

Christoph Schumacher has been Head of Global Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Ltd. since June 1, 2017. Prior to that, he held managerial positions at a number of other real estate investment firms, most recently as CEO of Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH in Germany. Overall, he has more than 25 years of experience in real estate, finance, legal, and consulting. Christoph Schumacher studied law in Freiburg, Geneva, and Bonn, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Münster, Institute for International Business Law.

Speakers already confirmed

Investors speakers

Jay Kwan

Managing Director Real Estate, Europe

Greg Kane

Head of European Investment Research
PGIM Real Estate

Ian Baggett

Founder CEO
Adderstone Group

Joanne McNamara

Vice President Investments and Interim European Finance Director
Oxford Properties Group

Miguel Nigorra

Head of European Office
Fifth Wall Ventures

Audrey Lynn Klein

Managing Director, International Institutional Clients,
Corestate Capital Partners (UK)

Harry Badham

UK Head of Development
AXA IM - Real Assets

David Skinner

Managing Director, Real Estate Strategy and Fund Management
Aviva Investors

Christoph Schumacher

Head of Global Real Estate
Crédit Suisse

Ryan Prince

Vice Chairman
Realstar Group

Peter Redman

Managing Director Property
ReSI Capital Management Ltd 

Sath Sabendran

Head of Real Estate

Meka Brunel


Mark Allnutt

Senior Managing Director
Greystar Europe Holdings

Per Wimmer

Wimmer Family Office 

Leon Fear

Fear Group

Real Estate speakers

Melanie Leech CBE

Chief Executive
British Property Federation

Roger Madelin CBE

Head of Canada Water Development
British Land

Patrick Nelson

Head of Europe,
Executive Vice President

Barry Cullen

Diversity & Inclusion Director, Future Talent Director

Rosanna Lawn

Acquisitions & Development Manager
YOO Living

Alexandra Notay

Build to Rent Fund Director
Places for People

Harri John

Strategic Consulting EMEA, Global Occupier Services 
Cushman and Wakefield

Vivienne King

Real Estate Balance

Tom Bloxham MBE

Urban Splash

Lisette van Doorn

Chief Executive Europe
Urban Land Institute

Mark Farmer

Founding Director & CEO
Cast Real Estate & Construction Consultancy 

Nick Walkley

Chief Executive
Homes England 

Public Authority speakers

Tim Bowles

Mayor of the West of England

Michèle Dix CBE

Managing Director
Crossrail 2, Transport for London 

Liz Peace CBE

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

James Palmer

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Rachel Fisher

Deputy Director, Regeneration and Infrastructure

Steve Rotheram

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

Sarah Cary

Executive Director – Place
Enfield Council 

Carolyn Dwyer

Director of Built Environment
City of London

Alice Charles

Lead, Cities & Urbanization
World Economic Forum 

Councillor John Alexander

Leader of Dundee City Council 

Tech speakers

Vanessa Lee Butz

Founder & CEO
District Technologies

Emma Hendry


Tushar Agarwal


Mike Jackson

Entrepreneur Success Director
Tech Nation

And many more...

Stewart Wingate

Chief Executive
Gatwick Airport

Roger Wade

Founder and CEO

Dan Hanson

UK Senior Economist
Bloomberg Economics

Dr Nicole Lux

Senior Research Fellow, CASS Business School 
City University Of London 

Chantal Clavier

Sector Leader, Head of Real Estate, Europe & Africa,
Heidrick & Struggles

Ben Rogers

Centre for London

Richard Harrington

Chief Executive
Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP

Emma Fletcher

Managing Director
Smithson Hill

Stacey Meadwell

Freelance Property Writer & Editor

Rich Robinson

Managing Director
Crain Connect

Alexandra Steed

Alexandra Steed URBAN Ltd

Jason Longhurst

Director of Regeneration and Business and Chair of UK Business Council for Sustainable Development
Central Bedfordshire Council 

Anna Strongman

Senior Projects Director

Helen Barrett

Editor, FT House & Home
Financial Times 

Roxana Isaiu

Director of Real Estate

Roman Kulik

Jr. Real Estate Developer

Bill Grimsey

Bill Grimsey Retailer 

Christopher Burke


Lara Marrero

Strategy Director, Global Retail Practice Leader


David Biggs

Managing Director of Network Rail Property
Network Rail

Anna Kulik

Project Director Shareholder
Scott Brownrigg

Nigel Tipple

Chief Executive
Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP)

Alexandra Hagen

Chief Executive Officer
White Arkitekter

Mark Hilton

Executive Director, Employment and Skills
London First

In their words...

Why are you looking forward to attending the re-energized MIPIM UK Summit this year?

"The UK market is sitting at a very interesting point right now, both in terms of the real estate cycle but also, of course, because of the economic and political backdrop. Events such as MIPIM UK enable real estate professionals, and those involved in the sector more widely, to debate and discuss the opportunities, issues and challenges we face, and to share insight and opinion which is particularly valuable in less certain times like these and helps inform our decision making. The newly formatted conference, in a more convenient location will no doubt provide an even more dynamic environment for this to happen."

Joanne McNamara

Vice President Investments and Interim European Finance Director, Oxford Properties Group

"As the leader of the Grimsey Review team, I am clear that this is the moment to take a long hard look at the future of our UK town centres.  The potential for new investment to make a killing through innovative new uses in the centre of towns is massive.  So I am hugely looking forward to attending the re-energized MIPIM UK Summit this year and speaking to potential investors.  The Grimsey Review will help localities find new uses for redundant retail property assets, helpfully located next to existing amenities.  Clever investors would do well to look at these emerging opportunities.  As ever, the early adopters will get the competitive advantage."

Bill Grimsey

Retailer, Bill Grimsey Retailer

"We have just done a £90 million deal with Sekisui House and Homes England, investing in the UK modular market through our Urban Splash House business. Collectively, we are looking forward to meeting and partnering with landowners and local authorities to deliver thousands of new, modern homes."

Tom Bloxham MBE

Chairman, Urban Splash

"I’m hoping mainly that MIPIM 2019 will be a positive, post-Brexit event with delegates able to explore an array of emerging opportunities and synergies."

Ian Baggett

Founder CEO, Adderstone Group

"I’m looking forward to attending MIPIM UK this year to discuss with industry professionals how major regeneration projects, like Old Oak and Park Royal, can best be delivered to create homes, jobs and opportunities that connect people with place."

Liz Peace CBE

Founder, Real Estate Balance and Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

"UK real estate is a fantastic sector to work in and the MIPIM UK Summit is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate everything that is good about UK real estate, and to debate the challenges and opportunities facing the sector."

Melanie Leech CBE

Chief Executive, British Property Federation

CPD Certication Service


Attend CPD Certified sessions at MIPIM UK Summit as part of your annual qualifying CPD activities. Develop the skills and knowledge to become a more competent professional within your field.

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