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RICS at MIPIM 2020

RICS will be present at this year's edition of MIPIM - the world's leading property market event of the year. The theme for the event - "The Future is Human" - will address the question of how the human role in this increasingly data driven profession will become a critical tool in policing the sector, and implementing a core foundation of ethics and social driven impact across the built environment.

The Future Is Human

Tue 10 Mar 2020 - Fri 13 Mar 2020
09:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Palais de Festival, Cannes, France
€1925 + VAT

Join us

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things are now a core part of our sector. However, the human role in this increasingly data driven profession is crucial in policing the sector, and implementing a core foundation of ethics and social driven impact across the built environment.

The ethical and technical judgement of RICS professionals, the strategic insight and challenge we give to our clients, the deep understanding of the built and natural environments and how these can be used for the greater good will remain core to our ability to add value as the world evolves.

This year you can enjoy the most inspiring insights from the World built Environment Forum at our programme of events hosted at MIPIM 2020.  We will bring trend-setters, industry and city leaders to talk about resilient and liveable cities, responsible business solutions and how data and technology can put citizens and customers first. 

Embrace change and do not miss the opportunity to discover our new Futures report at our MIPIM reception.

RICS stand: R7.D32


For more information, or to register your interest in attending any of our events at MIPIM 2020, please contact Angela Bonney, Head of UK Corporate Communications

Email Angela

For media enquiries and interview requests please contact, Laura Lindberg, Head of Media & Communications, Europe.

Email Laura

RICS Programme of Events

  • Launch of RICS UK green paper response

    Tuesday 10 March, 10.30 -11.30, RICS Stand

    The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has set a target for the West Midlands to be zero-carbon economy by 2041. The region has a long history of industry and manufacturing – any action must take account of this history and the people involved in it. WMCA will balance our commitments to climate change with our commitments to developing a strong economy.

    WMCA has produced a green paper that sets out several possible actions WMCA can take to limit the impact of climate change.

    RICS will launch its sustainability paper, providing stakeholder response to the WMCA green paper RICS policies, together with collaboration opportunities with other organisations, at MIPIM.

    WBEF workshop: Proptech is Customers first

    Tuesday 10 March, 14.00-15:00, RICS Stand

    Discover in our interactive session how trusted data and PropTech solutions are a game changer, improving “customer experience”. As the process of defining the product for each customer’s need gets more accurate, so will be people’s comfort, satisfaction and loyalty.

    By using innovation and collecting data, companies can now predict customers’ choices and timeframes. This implies offering more transparency and reducing the risk when building a strategy. But the success of innovation and this customer- centric approach will depend on how start-ups and PropTech adopters use, manage, maintain and compare data across markets.

    We host a workshop at our stand on this topic including case studies and demos on the importance of global data standards, the importance to use technology for customers satisfaction and well-being.

    Key Speakers

    • Tina Paillet FRICS, Chair of RICS board in Europe
    • Robin Rivaton FRICS, CEO & Cofounder Founded Real Estech™, the 1st community in France gathering corporates and +250 startups engaged in the real estate’s disruption (PropTech / Construction Tech / Real Estate Tech)
    • Idriss Goossens, founder member of Europe Proptech House and Belgium PropTech Lab

    Protech solutions & demos presented by:  Real Quality Rating, REalyse, Infabode, Aprao, Buildings Mind and Trace Solutions

    RICS Members Reception: The Future and the human factor: RICS Futures 2020

    Tuesday 10 March, 16:30- 18:30, RICS Stand

    RICS will present its Futures Report followed by its traditional RICS members reception; Our 2020 Futures Report is an evolving record of our response to change. 

    In 2015 RICS launched a ground-breaking Futures Report which set out how our sector was likely to be shaped by a series of radical global trends.  These included urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, the dramatic way in which big data and technology was disrupting our sector as well as the climate crisis.  At the time we concluded that members of our profession had a central role to play in shaping solutions to these challenges provided we could be brave in our thinking and collaborative in our approach.

    Since then we have done a significant amount of work across our key markets looking at the ways in which the profession has responded to these trends - analysis that has been used to inform our strategy and business plans. Whether you are a member of the profession running a small practice in the North of England, helping drive best practice across the Indian sub-continent or working across the major capital markets this Report is aimed at you.

  • RICS/DLA Piper  Challenges of Cross Border Investments: Purchase Price Premium vs. Transaction Security

    Wednesday, 11 March 10:30 - 12:30, Jetée Albert Edouard, Cannes, France, DLA Piper yacht.

    An improving macroeconomic and geopolitical backdrop combined with more supportive credit conditions has put the commercial real estate sector on a slightly firmer footing and it remains an attractive prospect for investors. However, the picture is by no means uniform around the world. Structural challenges continue to impact on retail’s performance, while according to RICS’ latest Global Commercial Property Monitor, market sentiment in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East remains slightly less optimistic than in Europe.
    To discuss the current challenges of cross-border investments and recent investment trends, RICS, in cooperation with DLA Piper, invites you to an exclusive (invitation only) brunch panel and networking session with top level international experts.


    • Maggie Coleman, Managing Director, Co-Head International Capital, Americas, JLL
    • Timothy Neal FRICS, RICS President
    • Rob Jackson, RICS Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa
    • Martin Eberhardt FRICS, Chair of RICS Board in Germany
    • Susheela Rivers, Global Co-Chair Real Estate Sector, DLA Piper

    Moderator: Fabian Mühlen MRICS, Partner - Real Estate, DLA Piper

    RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor

    MIPIM/ WBEF Sustainability Forum - Resilient & liveable cities

    Wednesday 11 March, 16.30 to 17.15 – Red room, Palais 3 level

    Urbanisation is at a turning point as technology opens new possibilities, growing populations need sustainable and resilient communities in which to thrive, and world leaders set ambitious climate goals. These driving forces create opportunities for the built environment professions to respond with innovative approaches to delivering the cities of the future.

    Decarbonising this sector means switching to renewable energy sources, improving building design and investing in resilient infrastructure. It means being more efficient in heating, cooling, ventilation, appliances and equipment. It means using nature-based solutions and approaches that look at buildings within their city ecosystems.

    Looking at current initiatives and key insight, this session will discuss opportunities and examine the role of the building and construction sector in achieving Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) and how cities can be more sustainable and resilient to climate change.


    • Representative from the West Midlands Combined Authority
    • Zsolt Toth, Senior Project Manager at Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
    • Tina Paillet FRICS, Head of Projects and Technology, Generali Real Estate Europe
    • Laura Echevarria MRICS, Head of Occupier Project Management, CBRE, Spain;
    • Frank Hovorka MRICS, Directeur technique et innovation, Fédération des Promoteurs Immobiliers, France

    Introduction by keynote speaker: Sean Tompkins, CEO, RICS (5min)

    Moderator: Cédric Borel, Director at IFPEB, Institut Français pour la Performance du Bâtiment (IFPEB)

    Read: Mapping urban sustainability parameters

    Planning futures and High Consulting

    Wednesday 11 March, 18.00 - 20.00. Le Grand Hotel Cannes: Marquee (RICS Co-Sponsoring)

  • WBEF: Business responsibility leaders Forum

    Thursday, 12 March 9:30- 10:30, RICS Stand

    The global financial crisis of 2008, the rise of climate action groups, the devastating images of the impact of single use plastic on the environment alongside the increased awareness of modern slavery mean that businesses are now under unprecedented scrutiny to demonstrate ethics and responsibility relating to their financial, environmental and social activities.

    European industry leaders from the property industry will examine how the role of a responsible business is changing from one that is purely financially driven to a focus on social and environmental responsibility, offering priceless recommendations.


    • Birgit Hempel FRICS, Team Leader Real Estate Valuation, Duff & Phelps REAG I RICS Governing Council Member elected
    • Simone Lakenbrink MRICS, Head of Sustainability, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, Chair of the German RICS Professional Group Sustainability
    • Barkha Mehmedagic, Executive Director Asset Financing and Group Treasury, Commerz Real AG
    • Cornelia Thaler FRICS, Attorney-at-Law I Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    • Thomas Zinnöcker FRICS, Chief Executive Officer, ista International GmbH
    • Frank Hovorka MRICS, Directeur technique et innovation, Fédération des Promoteurs Immobiliers, France (chair of RICS in France)

    Moderator: Sabine Georgi, RICS Country manager in Germany

    See more: RICS Responsible Business

MIPIM 2020 Young talent networking event

In partnership with MIPIM, this event is for all Real Estate professionals under the age of 35.

  • Meet the young leaders and the next generation real estate players
  • Be part of the young talent community at MIPIM
  • Gain insights from inspiring keynote speakers

We invite you to mark the session in your agenda.

First time attendees to MIPIM, can also receive RICS young talent preferred registration rate:

  • From January 22 to March 1: 1150 Euros
  • From March 2 to MIPIM: 1870 Euros
    To receive your discounted code, please contact Angela Bonney, Head of UK Corporate Communications

Email Angela

More info

  • RICS at the MIPIM Awards ceremony: Thursday, 12-Mar-2020, 18:30 - 19:30, GRAND AUDITORIUM - Palais 1
  • RICS President, Tim Neal FRICS, is a jury member of this internationally-renowned real estate competition at MIPIM.
€1925 + VAT