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Market Illinois to the world
at MIPIM 2018

Illinois REALTORS® is sending a delegation to MIPIM, March 13-16, 2018. It’s part of a multi-year commitment the association made to help promote the state and REALTORS®’ expertise when it comes to property transactions.

Know before you go

MIPIM is one of the largest real estate conferences in the world. It primarily attracts European investors, but there is growing representation from the U.S. Illinois REALTORS® is part of the U.S. Pavilion set up by NAR.

Here’s the 411 on going to MIPIM and getting the most out of your visit to Cannes, France.

Get the registration discount

Because NAR is a partner in the MIPIM Conference, association members get a substantial price break of about 55 percent off the registration cost. Register by March 5 and the cost is €980. MIPIM Registration Form. To learn about the conference lineup, go to the conference website.

Book your room….early

Although it might seem like it’s a big city from the pictures you may have seen of the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes is actually pretty small. There are large hotels in Cannes, but they fill up quickly and are in great demand. MIPIM does have a website to help you get a room, but even basic rooms in Cannes can be €300 and up. There are cheaper options in Nice. The website is here.

You might also check out AirBnB for options.

Transportation

The nearest major airport to Cannes and the MIPIM Conference is Nice. (NCE). Or, you can fly into Paris (CDG or ORY) and take the train to Cannes.

Passport

You must have a valid U.S. passport to travel to France, but you do not need a visa. Make sure that your passport has at least six months from the time you leave for France to its expiration date to avoid any customs issues. Passports can usually be obtained in about 6-8 weeks. (Information)

Food

There is an array of options available at all price points. (There’s even a Steak and Shake across from the Palais de Festivals.) There are food vendors inside the Palais, and many of the various countries and companies offer everything from sushi to espresso.

Climate

Cannes has a wonderfully temperate climate, and even in March you’ll rarely need more than a light jacket.

Stipend information

Illinois REALTORS® has information on the ground rules for participating in the MIPIM stipend program.