Cabinet Minister to head large UK delegation at MIPIM 2019
UK real estate leaders to share post-Brexit vision with MIPIM delegates

Paris, March 5 2019 – MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, is welcoming Alun Cairns MP, UK Government cabinet member and Secretary of State for Wales, to its 2019 programme.
He will be joined by Sir Edward Lister, Chairman of Homes England, in a panel discussion on the future of real estate investment in the UK in the context of Brexit on Thursday 14th March at 4pm.
Alun Cairns will form part of a UK delegation heading to Cannes that is expected to be larger than the 5,585 UK participants that attended MIPIM in 2018. The minister will take part in the UK Government’s MIPIM programme of conferences, events, debates and roundtables, which are designed to showcase the strength of the UK property sector to the global investment market.
MIPIM 2019 will see a strong contingent of the UK’s regional leaders, who will be discussing their local plans. On the morning of Wednesday 13th March, Andy Burnham (Manchester), Andy Street (West Midlands), Steve Rotheram (Liverpool), and Tim Bowles (West of England) will take part in a panel of Mayors to discuss the investment opportunities in their regions. MIPIM 2019 will also host the first Scotland Pavilion.
Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation said: “The UK Government’s presence at MIPIM sends a clear signal to global investors – the property sector is one of the fundamental building blocks of our economy and society, and it has a key role to play in ensuring a positive future for the UK. This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together senior decision makers from the private and public sectors to discuss the issues and opportunities facing our industry, and supports us in attracting more investment and unlocking further regeneration to the benefit of businesses and communities across the UK.”
Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM noted: “The UK remains a country of choice for international investors. This is why we expect the UK to once again have the largest number of delegates at MIPIM 2019. With the conference taking place just a couple of weeks before the UK is expected to leave the European Union, securing vital investment in the UK real estate sector has never been more important. That’s why it’s so significant that we have the UK Government represented at MIPIM to discuss the way forward for the UK property industry in the context of Brexit and clarify the situation for the 5,400 international investors who will be in Cannes.”
Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM, will be held in Cannes from 12 to 15 March 2019. With around 26,500 delegates, including 5,400 investors present, including sovereign, pension and institutional funds, MIPIM brings together the largest number of investors at any international real estate business event in the world.
According to data from IPE Research, MIPIM hosts 40 of the world’s top 100 real estate institutional investment funds representing €650 billion in assets under management. MIPIM also welcomes 80 of the world’s top 100 overall investment fund managers with assets under management worth €4.6 trillion.
“When you consider the volume of investment funding represented at MIPIM and add to it the fact that the real estate industry contributes some £94 billion annually to the UK economy and directly employs one million people, it is understandable that British real estate leaders, politicians and city administrators see the event as a huge opportunity to showcase investment opportunities and strategies through Brexit and well beyond,” commented MIPIM’s Ronan Vaspart.
2019 will be MIPIM’s 30th edition, and it has chosen ‘Engaging the Future’ as its central theme. This will be explored by focusing on future economic growth, community cohesion and sustainability. Through its wide-ranging conference programme and various summits, it will be looking at the key issues, challenges and trends that will impact the global real estate industry.

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