Paris, 6 March 2017 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of the internationally-renowned MIPIM and MAPIC real estate and retail real estate events, today announces the appointment of Ronan Vaspart as MIPIM Director.

In his new role, Ronan Vaspart is responsible for the portfolio of MIPIM shows in France (Cannes, March 14-17), the UK (London, October 18-19) and Asia.

Ronan Vaspart joins Reed MIDEM following 11 years at AccorHotels Group, during which he held a variety of senior management posts.

Commenting on the appointment, Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division said, “Ronan’s multi-faceted experience at AccorHotels Group means he brings with him a wide range of expertise in marketing, project management, client services, digital development and innovation. He has worked extensively throughout the international market with particular experience in France, the United Kingdom and Benelux and I am confident that Ronan will play a pivotal role as we continue to develop the successful MIPIM brand.”

These are fascinating times for international real estate with significant socio-political change, disruptive tech developments and exciting urban strategies involving smart buildings and smart cities. I’m thrilled to be joining the MIPIM team that devotes itself to being a business relationship broker for the global real estate community,” enthused Ronan Vaspart.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser 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, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy in Milan for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world leader in event organisation, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa and organised by 40 offices and agents located. Reed Exhibitions 43 key industrial sectors, through events for professionals and the general public, and is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leader in the publishing and dissemination of information.