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MIPIM 2008 - PREVIEW, Cannes, France

Friday 07 Mar 2008

A taste of things to come

MIPIM 2008 - PREVIEW by WAN Editorial in Cannes, France
Daniel Libeskind at MIPIM 2007 
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What to expect from MIPIM 2008 

The MIPIM, Cannes, is one of the most important business property exhibitions in Europe where key industry decision makers from around the world, gather together annually.

This year's MIPIM, Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th March 08, promises to be the biggest to date. An overview of what to expect and look out for is provided below...

Key stats for this year's event:
28,000 delegates expected from 85 countries
2,500+ exhibiting companies
1,500+ investment companies
920+ firms of architects and city designers

Project focus for this year:

Innovative towers...
"Shard of Glass" Renzo Piano
"Russia Tower" Lord Norman Foster
"Signal" Tower project in La Défense (5 finalists)

Major urban developments…
The “Mudon” operation in Dubai
The proposed redevelopment of the old Renault factories in Boulogne
The 75 km long "Arabian Canal" project extending the city of Dubai deep into the desert

Sustainable development projects…
"Sunny Valley" eco-city in the Urals, Russia
The Joint “Akkoza Park” project for downtown Istanbul containing homes, green spaces, shops, services and sports activities
The plan to relocate Carlsberg’s beer factories to an eco-neighbourhood in the city of Copenhagen (Denmark), designed for sustainable urban management

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