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MIPIM 2016 - “Housing the World”

The title of this year’s conference was “Housing the World”. It points to a much stronger focus on the residential market than used to be the case. Housing is now a top priority for many nations, not just the UK and the conference is now much more relevant to us than it was.

MIPIM 2016 - “Housing the World”

Chief Executive, Tim Saunders and Client Relations & Business Development Director, Jon Clark travelled to Cannes in March to represent Touchstone at the annual MIPIM conference. Over the past 27 years, MIPIM has become the leading worldwide property event gathering real estate professionals from all sectors. It aims to provide an international platform for industry leaders to connect, and do real face-to-face business.

Touchstone last attended the event in 2007, but with the banking crisis and global slowdown following hot on its heels the number of participants declined markedly and it’s taken a while for us to decide to re-engage. In part our decision to attend was due to the title of this year’s conference - “Housing the World”. It might sound like an ambitious target, but it does point to a much stronger focus on the residential market than used to be the case. Housing is now a top priority for many nations, not just the UK and the conference is now much more relevant to us than it was.

“We had a very successful week, making new contacts, explaining more about some of the innovative projects Touchstone are involved in and re-connecting with clients, advisers and competitors. We will definitely be back in 2017”. Jon Clark

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