Global Real Estate Conference Organizer Reed MIDEM Launches First Ever North American Event at Annual NYC Real Estate Tech Week

NEW YORK, NY August 19, 2016 – Reed MIDEM, the leading global real estate conference organizer, announced today that it has partnered with MetaProp NYC, the premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator, to produce MIPIM PropTech Summit, the 2016 NYC Real Estate Tech Week’s flagship event. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street in Manhattan.

The MIPIM PropTech Summit will be the first conference in North America to be part of the renowned MIPIM series of events, which includes MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia Summit, MIPIM Japan and the MIPIM flagship event in Cannes, France, a four­day exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 23,000 international attendees. It will also be the first of the MIPIM series to focus exclusively on the future of the real estate market, with a heavy emphasis on the impact of technology as the real estate tech industry continues to gain momentum.

The MIPIM PropTech Summit will feature a full day of conference, networking and innovative contacts, including the first ever North America stop in the Global Start­up Competition Series. It provides start­ups with an opportunity to meet and pitch business to relevant investors, developers, financial companies, media, analysts and other key influencers. The winner of the competition will compete against start­ups from stops in London and Hong Kong and will qualify for the final competition at Reed MIDEM’s MIPIM event, in Cannes, France.

“Recognizing that we are reaching the tipping point in the rapidly growing importance of PropTech, Reed MIDEM sees New York City as the epicenter of this movement and the clear choice to host our North America MIPIM PropTech Summit,” said Filippo Rean, head of the Real Estate Division for Reed MIDEM. “We are proud to partner with MetaProp NYC in bringing this premier summit and global real estate start­up competition to New York City.”

In its second year, NYC Real Estate Tech Week is expected to be the largest gathering of real estate technology leaders to date, with the support of NYC Real Estate Tech Week’s community partners Association for a Better New York (ABNY), New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), NYC & Company, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Tech:NYC and multiple other organizations.

MetaProp NYC Co­founder and Managing Director Aaron Block said, “Congratulations to our real estate tech community partners for their tireless work in securing the first North America event of the famed MIPIM series. Bringing this prestigious global event to New York City speaks to the quality of RETech innovation, the strength of our community and the continued leadership role NYC will play as this sector grows and comes closer together globally.”

“REBNY is proud to join with MetaProp NYC and our other private and public RETech partners, in demonstrating our shared commitment to making New York City the premier real estate technology center of the world,” said Ryan Baxter, Assistant Vice President, Management Services & Government Affairs for REBNY.

NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2016 will showcase a combination of public and invitation­only events that will feature industry investors and executives from the residential and commercial real estate communities, as well as many local technology start­ups whose representatives will serve as speakers and panelists. For more information on the MIPIM PropTech Summit, www.mipim.com/proptech. A full list of NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2016 events and speakers is available at www.realestatetechweek.nyc.

About Reed MIDEM and MIPIM
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIP CANCUN and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK, and MIPIM Japan for the real estate industry and MAPIC, Retail Real Estate Market brought by MAPIC in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy for the retail real estate sector.

About MIPIM 
MIPIM is the leading and largest global property event. The four-day show takes place in Cannes every March. 23,000 delegates attended in 2016, with 5,300 investors and 90 different countries represented.

About MetaProp NYC
MetaProp NYC is the world’s premier real estate technology nexus    and RETech accelerator. Each year, the best technology driven real estate industry startups are selected to participate in the 22­week intensive growth program based in New York City. The program culminates in a Demo Day for partners, investors, VCs and media.