Mipim 2021 moves to June

Tim Harrup

Reed Midem, the, organisers of Mipim, are already taking precautionary measures to ensure that the 2021 edition will be able to take place in Cannes. They have just announced that the event has been rescheduled from its traditional March dates (in the case of 2021 from 16th to 19th) to Monday June 7th to Thursday June 10th. This timing represents another minor change from previous years, as Mipim has always been held in a period spanning Tuesday to Friday. It will be recalled that Mipim 2020 was originally rescheduled from March to June, before the June event also had to be cancelled. The ‘Propel by Mipim’ event did take place in Paris in September, but inevitably with a high degree of virtual presence.

Mipim Director Ronan Vaspart explains: “Following discussions with clients about travel restrictions and quarantine, and having looked at the availability of the Mipim venue ‘Palais des Festivals’, next year, we have decided to hold the event in June. 70% of our exhibitors have already decided to confirm their participation for 2021. We look forward to welcoming the international real estate community back to Cannes.

In terms of Covid safety at Cannes Palais des Festivals, the site has published information concerning what it refers to as a sets of concrete measures for 100 checkpoints. These are:

  • enhanced cleaning services suitable for trade shows and events with the implementation of a specific cleaning protocol and training of cleaning staff
  • management of inflows and exit flows with a traffic plan on the site
  • raising awareness of health risks and barrier measures, on-site posters, provision of instructions before entry on site, provision of a COVID point of contact, placement of hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers at all sensitive points of contact (lifts, stairs, doors, spaces)
  • controlling service providers and suppliers: updating prevention plans
  • reorganising freight and co-activity
  • development of a business continuity plan