The Department for International Trade coordinating major UK government presence at leading UK real estate event

​London, 6 October, 2017 – The British government is set to use the fourth edition of MIPIM UK to promote investment opportunities in Britain and outline a wide range of policies including how to tackle the housing crisis, investment in infrastructure and urban regeneration.

The government will host a bespoke content programme at the event, which runs from 18-19 October at London Olympia, focused on the UK proposition for investment and delivery and how wide-ranging government support underpins this. This is being led by the Department for International Trade, supported by a range of other Whitehall departments and agencies.

Sessions in the government programme will include a look at how devolution in the regions can benefit investors, an update on housing deals, why collaboration between cities is an important driver of growth and the launch of a new portfolio of investment opportunities in Northern Ireland. The stand will host Ministers, senior figures from both the public and private sectors and overseas investors.

The UK government will showcase new projects ripe for inward investment at the event and provide updates on the current project pipeline. Other topics will include an update on the government’s industrial strategy, approaches to tackling the housing crisis, building big infrastructure and devolution to cities and regions and what that will mean for large-scale regeneration.

Senior figures from government will feature as part of the main programme at the event as well as in tailored talks and panel sessions that will be hosted on the UK government stand.

MIPIM UK will explore the UK’s shifting landscape as its main theme ‘UK Real Estate: The Next Chapter,’ with the content of the programme exploring the impact Brexit and other changes, such as evolution of tech and ecommerce, will have on the industry.

International Trade Minister Mark Garnier said, “MIPIM UK is the go-to event for investors looking for opportunities in the UK. That’s why senior officials from the Department for International Trade will be on hand to help match investors with exciting projects – be they residential, retail or commercial. As an international economic department our message is loud and clear: the UK is open for business, and we can help find the right investment for you.”

Ronan Vaspart, Director of the MIPIM events added “The support of the UK government is a great endorsement for MIPIM UK and will provide delegates with insight into the government’s approach to major areas impacting on UK real estate, at a time when government policy is linked to UK property more closely than ever before. The presence of key officials and ministers from across key Whitehall departments will add to a conference programme already brimming with thought-provoking sessions that will tackle the key issues facing the industry.”

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM UK conference sessions will provide analysis and debate of key issues, including infrastructure, regeneration, housing, the aging population, urban logistics, retail investment, the future of the workplace, innovation and proptech.

MIPIM UK will also host an Investors’ Summit and a Mayor’s Think Tank and will feature leading thinkers and speakers from across the property industry, as well as politics and economics.

The support of the UK government follows the news that London will have an increased presence at MIPIM UK this year. Reed MIDEM has teamed up with Pipers, the organisation that produces the London stand at MIPIM in Cannes, to bring its London showcase to the two-day conference.

More information on MIPIM UK on

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 two-day event takes place at Olympia from 18th-19rd October 2017.
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. 24,200 delegates attended in 2017 with 5,000 investors, and 100 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, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions
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