IAR representatives who visited the MIPIM conference in Cannes, France the last four days made sure prospective real estate customers recognized the value of Illinois real estate for their personal and business interests.
Leading the IAR contingent were (l to r) Chicago Association of REALTORS® President-Elect Dan Wagner, IAR President Jim Kinney and IAR Chief Executive Officer Gary Clayton. The National Association of REALTORS® also blogged about the event.
MIPIM bills itself as the “world’s leading real estate investment trade show,” bringing together the “most influential property players” and offering “unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects in all asset classes and sources of capital worldwide.” From March 10-13, about 21,000 participants were expected to attend and 2,200 companies were scheduled to exhibit. The show was expected to draw 4,500 investors, 3,200 chief executive officers and chairmen, 370 politicians and more than 400 journalists. See the 2015 MIPIM brochure.
Last year, people and businesses from five continents attended MIPIM, including more than 90 countries such as: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Austria.