MIPIM’s over for another year. What next?

SIOR     LBCC

By now, all you expert networkers will be starting to look ahead at the next big events to plan for following MIPIM. There are several other events taking place this year, which will provide further opportunities to network with prospects and fellow professionals including any new-found contacts from Cannes.

Here at Holistic, we’re involved in a few so we thought we’d take this opportunity to tell you about them. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

The first is the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) European Conference in London. Taking place from Thursday 23 to Friday 24 June, at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, the event will see high calibre speakers including John Smart, Program Director – Internet of Things Facilities and Real Estate, at IBM and Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, debate the future of the sector.

The event is aimed at investors, developers and consultants in commercial real estate, including members of the SIOR, RICS and IAMC, and key topics include:

  • Investing and doing business in Europe
  • Global location trends
  • The evolving global supply chain and e-commerce and its impact on industrial real estate
  • From Hype to Here, the Internet of Things is changing Everything.
  • LEED vs BREEAM

Participants from Austria, India, Ireland, Poland, the UK and the USA have already signed up so more information and to book your tickets, please visit: www.sioreurope.com. Delegate places range from £345 to £495.

And from 9-10 September 2016 is the Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC) sailing regatta in Cowes in the Isle of Wight. Our MD Sophie Eastwood sits on the committee – and the chairman David Kong along with some other committee members actually sailed to MIPIM this year!

LBCC last year welcomed 60 yachts and a total of 700 UK professionals from across the industry – developers, investors, consultants, architects and construction firms – compete. This helped LBCC raise a total of £21,110 for the variety of charities that benefit from the event each year, including the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, the Paralympic British Sailing Team and local charities in the Isle of Wight.

The event harnesses our sector’s enthusiasm for sailing to both raise money for charity and provide some great networking for UK professionals. 2016 is expected to be bigger and better and entries open next month (April): www.littlebritain.co.uk.

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