London, 21 July, 2016 – As part of a wide-ranging conference programme, MIPIM UK 2016 will for the first time launch the Innovation Forum to showcase the latest innovations that will spotlight companies offering the most interesting solutions for property professionals.

Five years after the launch of a dedicated innovation space at MIPIM Cannes, the MIPIM brand has become a key launch pad for forward-thinking property companies and other brands keen to promote innovative ideas and products related to real estate, including 3D visualisation tools, software, property management, building technologies, sustainability, BIM, crowdfunding and data analysis.

The Innovation Forum exhibition space at MIPIM UK will host companies presenting the latest solutions to optimise the value of a property portfolio, including Agent Hub UK, Habiteo, Cherry Homes Ltd, Soft 4, TopUp Consultants and BrickVest – an online marketplace which connects international investors with institutional quality commercial real estate investment opportunities. To date, BrickVest has attracted 1,300 members and raised over one million Euros.

A major new and innovative proptech application will be launched at the presentation area on Monday the 19th by TopUp Consultants, EMEA’s largest independent Real Estate software consultancy. CVP (Commercial Valuation Portal) will reduce both costs and times for Commercial Surveyors. TopUp have taken the original concept and research by RICS and worked with Ordnance Survey to develop a streamlined application that complies with the RICS Red Book to provide trusted authoritative valuation data.

One of the key demands innovators are also responding to include customers’ desire for better product experience. New York-based start-up VTS – exhibiting at MIPIM UK for the first time this year- is responding to this customer requirement and has developed the industry’s first leasing and asset management focused platform, enabling landlords and brokers to determine in real time information about what companies are leasing space; floor plans; economic terms of leases; and how lease negotiations are progressing. VTS has been backed with funding from Blackstone Group LP, has recently raised $55 million in a Series C round led by Insight Venture Partners and has grown to an established team of 150 with 8 offices worldwide.

“MIPIM UK’s focus is on bringing new thinking to the market and valuable change in current industry operations. By welcoming new innovation players, MIPIM UK connects the traditional world of property to new ideas generated by start-ups, allowing industry professionals to meet and share their visions for the future of real estate.” commented Filippo Rean, Director of MIPIM UK organiser Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate division.

Following the historic referendum vote in favour of leaving the European Union, MIPIM UK 2016 has taken on a significance that stretches far beyond property. The political imperative of the new Prime Minister will be to deliver economic stability and growth to London and the Regions. Innovation and technological research will be pivotal to delivering this growth agenda.

MIPIM UK will provide a platform and dedicated exhibition area for debate, networking and learning to discuss what impact Brexit will have on UK start-ups and innovation and provide an opportunity to meet some of the key players involved in fostering the UK’s position as innovation hub and destination for foreign direct investment.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM UK will be held in Olympia, London, from 19 to 21 October, 2016.

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MIPIM UK – is the largest domestic exhibition and conference for property professionals, providing a marketplace for UK players and international investors to meet, discuss projects and opportunities and to do business. The three day event takes place at Olympia from 19th-21rd October 2016.
MIPIM – the world’s property market is the leading and largest global property event.  The four day event takes place annually in Cannes every March. 23,000 delegates attended in 2016 with 5,300 investors, and 90 different countries being represented.

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, Retail Real Estate Market brought by MAPIC 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’s leading event organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals from 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 41 fully-staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com.