25 March 2019

MIPIM 2019: Shulmans joins Leeds City Region delegation for forum’s 30th anniversary

A four-day international property forum held in Cannes, MIPIM brings together professional networking, presentations and panel discussions hosted by the leading lights of the real estate sector. Between 12 and 15 March 2019, property leaders from around the world attended to showcase their region, promote investment opportunities and build key relationships. Shulmans Real Estate team has attended MIPIM for seven consecutive years as a sponsor of the Leeds City Region delegation. During this period, the LCR delegation has expanded significantly and comprises many of the region’s top private sector firms. Numbers were such that a dedicated flight could be put on for the delegation again this year, and the event started at Leeds Bradford Airport with a welcome from Roger Marsh, Chairman of the Leeds LEP.

Michael Watson at Shulmans commented: “It is great to see the presence of the UK regions at MIPIM continue to grow, as we aim to capitalise on opportunities to meet people from outside the Leeds City Region, promote Shulmans to the UK and international property markets, and support our region’s presence at the conference.

Despite ongoing political uncertainty, representatives from the UK property sector showcased many progressive and innovative initiatives, and we are pleased that sustainability and technology seem to be high up on the agenda for many of the delegations present at MIPIM.

Amanda Beresford, Andrew Latchmore, Dawn Carlisle, Helen Hill, Richard Robinson and Michael Watson represented Shulmans in Cannes; here are their highlights from the conference:

Day 1
During the first full day of the conference, events on the LCR stand were focused on subjects such as universities, transport connectivity and ambitions for the region. Later on, the team attended a number of evening events hosted by organisations such as Moda Living and Pegasus Planning.

Day 2
Day two highlights included time spent at the Lincolnshire LEP reception, who were proud to showcase their connection with the Red Arrows.

At the Leeds stand, the focus was on “Developing the Future City”, looking at how technology can be better used not only to save labour, but to enhance the lives of our citizens.

The team were fascinated to learn that Bradford MBC has already installed or has funding in place for: (1) sensors in bins to relay info as to when they are full and (2) sensors on lampposts to turn them off when not required.

This was followed by a panel session on Clean Growth, involving a highly inspirational talk on Climate Change. Leeds City Region’s objective is to be the first zero carbon city in the world by 2036.

Later the team attended events held by Mott MacDonald, Caddick and Moda, as well as the Leeds City Region Channel 4 reception.

Day 3
For the LCR delegation, the focus of the third day was on creating communities and place making, looking at urban design, creative use of space, and cultural and social identities. There were opportunities for delegates to meet civic leaders and a panel session chaired by Damian Wild, Editor of the Estates Gazette.

Michael concluded: “The Real Estate team are pleased to report another successful year at MIPIM and look forward to building on the new ideas and connections formed during the conference.”

Planning has already started on our attendance at MIPIM 2020.