On the road Marinus Dijkman: MIPIM 2006

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Cannes, 17 March 2006

The 17th edition of the MIPIM fair has been extremely succesful, with a record attendance of more than 20,000 participants, 20% more than last year. 2,270 Companies and governments had a stand at the fair. The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Russia occupied the largest portion of MIPIM space.

Particularly Russia seems to become a larger part of MIPIM; this year their amount of exhibition space doubled in comparison to last year. The largest stand this year belonged to the City of London (763 m²).

On the fair we, Europe Real Estate Publishers, presented our new Europe Real Estate Yearbook, which at a certain moment was completely sold out. To get an impression of Europe Real Estate Yearbook 2006 and to order, click here.

Organized in association with Immobilien Zeitung, Eta Star and Parker Green International, the 16th edition of the MIPIM Awards ceremony rewarded on Thursday 16 March the best international real estate projects. Participants cast their vote in the ballot box during the market and chose 5 winners and a special jury award.
The winners: Business centers: Home Office Project; Shopping centers: Dolce Vita Coimbra; Refurbished office buildings: Madou Plaza; Residential developments: The Lake Apartments; Hotels & tourism resorts: Deluxe Hotel Villa Kennedy. The Special Jury Award was given out to Weltstadthaus Peek & Cloppenburg. To view all the nominees, click here.

A view on the stand of Dubai Properties showcasing their Business Bay project (photo right). Dubai Properties is a well-established firm that will become the leading property development corporation in the region. The launch of Dubai Properties is in line with the expansion of the ever-growing property sector in the United Arab Emirates. Also leading global property developer Dubai International Properties (DIP) is exhibiting its newest development projects. Its innovative projects range from luxurious resorts to stunning corporate towers such as Salam Resort & Spa in Yiti, Oman; Salam Beach Resort & Spa in Bahrain; Dubai Towers - Doha in Qatar; Dubai Towers - Istanbul in Turkey and a mixed-use urban community development Amwaj in Rabat, Morocco.

Another Asian delegate was Korea's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a central government department of the Republic of Korea. Responsible for affairs in the areas of culture, arts, religion, tourism and sports, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism commissions the development of Tourism and Leisure City (TLC), a form of Corporate City that focuses on the development of tourism, leisure, culture, education, medical care and residence.

This stand (photo left) of Krasnodar Region was part of the Russian exhibit, organized by the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation is continuing to boost its visibility with a record number of exhibitors: 49 exhibiting companies i.e. 3 times more to date than at the same time last year. The Russian commercial real esta

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