17 Feb 2016


Every year professionals from across the property sector make their annual pilgrimage to the French Riveria to attend MIPIM, the largest international exhibition and conference designed to bring the world’s leading professionals and investors together to exchange ideas and talk business. 

With MIPIM due to take place in Cannes next month, the Architect’s Journal asked ADP Chair, Roger FitzGerald whether he thought attending was valuable.

“The focus of ADP’s work in recent years has been in the public sector, so we are used to attending the relevant big events, such as AUDE (Association of University Directors of Estates) to meet the higher education directors of estates. Our commercial work has tended to emerge through personal and local connections and long-standing relationships.
We find that new clients and opportunities arise through our contacts and efforts throughout the course of the year, whereas MIPIM obviously involves a concentrated focus on an intense short burst of activity. So, while we won’t be at MIPIM this year we’ll be open-minded about attending in the future.”