MIPIM 2022 Report: London at MIPIM

The London at MIPIM stand was buzzing with activity and ideas over the four days of MIPIM 2022, which took place in Cannes this March.

In all, London at MIPIM organised a programme of 13 scintillating panel discussions, providing a platform for over 50 high-level speakers from both the public and private sectors, all of whom were investing in the future of London and further afield in the UK.

London at MIPIM 2022

London at MIPIM @V Desjardins/Image&Co

London’s target to become net zero carbon by 2030 was a key underlying theme of many of the panel sessions. It is a route that London is looking to lead with “innovation and action”.  Already, the city is home to the biggest cluster of climate tech companies in Europe.

As the panel speakers pointed out, the net zero carbon route is not free from challenges; in particular the need for “huge” investments in technology and a strategy to retrofit existing buildings, especially in the residential sector.

‘Leading the decarbonisation agenda’ was one of six London at MIPIM sessions covered in the report by students from London Business School, the educational partner of MIPIM. The other sessions covered by LBS included:

  • Investing in the future of living for Londoners
  • Creating space for Europe’s hub of technology & innovation
  • UK cities
  • London boroughs & their opportunities
  • The need for offices

The seven students covering the sessions included Susse Schaummann (Masters in Management 2022), who joins real estate company NREP next year as an investment analyst, and Cristian Suárez Alvarado (Masters in Finance 2022), who is a part-time student, combining his studies with working as a director at Castlelake, the London-based global alternative investment firm.

Susse Schaummann (NREP), Cristian Suárez Alvarado (Castlelake)

Susse Schaummann (left) reported on ‘The need for offices’, while Cristian Suárez Alvarado (right) covered the session about creating a technology & innovation hub.

Just some of the panel speakers for the London at MIPIM sessions covered by the LBS students included such leading figures as:

  • Edith Blennerhassett, director, Arup
  • Aaron Block, co-founder & managing partner, Metaprop
  • Deborah Cadman, chief executive, Birmingham City Council
  • Abigail Dean, global head of strategic insights, Nuveen
  • Rob Perrins, chief executive, Berkeley Group
  • Catherine McGuiness, policy chair, City of London Corporation
  • Rob Perrins, chief executive, Berkeley Group
  • Jules Pipe, deputy mayor of London for planning, regeneration & skills
  • Steve Rotheram, metro mayor, Liverpool City Region
  • Nick Searl, joint managing partner, Argent
  • Pam Smith, CEO, Newcastle City Council

Download the free 21-page report written by the LBS students to find out more about the insights and perspectives shared by the speakers at the London at MIPIM 2022 stand.

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Georgina Power is a freelance Communications Consultant and Editor. Her previous positions include: Head of Corporate Communications at McArthurGlen Group, European PR Manager at Cushman & Wakefield and a freelance journalist for EuroProperty.

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