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What is MIPIM?

The world’s premier real estate event, every year MIPIM brings together the most influential players from all sectors of the international property market. Held at the Palais des Festivals in the beautiful city of Cannes, MIPIM’s aim is to allow delegates to get expert insight into key sectors and property hotspots whilst celebrating the most outstanding property projects worldwide.

Established in 1990, over the last 30 years MIPIM has become a unique platform for the real estate industry with an in-person event plus a year-round global digital programme. Each year the exhibition sees investors, corporate end-users, local authorities, hospitality professionals, and developers come together in Cannes for 4 days of premium exhibitions, conferences and networking opportunities.

Who attends MIPIM?

Each year MIPIM brings together over 25 00 delegates from all over the world and from all sectors of the real estate industry including:

  • Investors & Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate Business Service & Suppliers
  • Developers
  • Local & Public Authorities
  • Technology & Service Providers
  • Associations & Academics
  • Corporate End-Users
  • Hotel Groups
  • Operators
  • Retailers

Discover the conference programme for MIPIM week:

Designed to facilitate business between representatives from all sectors of the international real estate industry, MIPIM offers a full programme of business events over a 4-day period. The show includes a real estate exhibition, a leading programme of conference sessions, an exclusive networking platform for delegates plus a prestigious awards ceremony to honour the industry’s very best projects each year. Additionally, MIPIM also features an exciting lineup of social events and parties throughout the week where delegates can reconnect outside of the business environment.

What else goes on during MIPIM?

Once the conference programme is done for the day, MIPIM week sees a wide range of side events organised by exhibitors and industry professionals in and around the city of Cannes. With official events ranging from business lunches to Happy Hour drinks, every year delegates get together to network in style whilst enjoying the very best of the French Riviera.

In addition to the official side events on offer, MIPIM also sees a fantastic selection of private social and networking events on offer throughout the week. Held at some of the most creative spaces in Cannes, these events often feature an exclusive guest list and sometimes a secret theme that is only revealed on the night. Organised by private companies and entrepreneurs, these MIPIM events are the perfect opportunity to expose your brand to prospects from all over the world and take your business to the next level.

What to look for when choosing a venue for your side event during MIPIM Week?

From a luxury villa to a private rooftop terrace, a Manhattan-style loft or a sleek superyacht, when it comes to choosing a venue for your MIPIM side event, there are endless possibilities in and around Cannes. To help you find the perfect space, we’ve put together a quick guide to the most important factors to take into consideration when creating a successful event:


The delegate schedule during MIPIM week is always jam-packed with meetings and conferences so finding a central venue is a key to bringing together as many people as possible. For daytime meetings, renting a space within walking distance from the Palais des Festivals enables delegates to easily access your event. Although traditional venues tend to book up fast for MIPIM week, we offer a full range of atypical spaces throughout Cannes with everything from galleries, bars, apartments with terraces or even converted office buildings, all of which can be fully privatised for your guests.

Exceptional Villa in the Hills in Cannes

Villa in the Hills

This contemporary villa in the hills of Cannes offers a charming blend of Côte d'Azur allure and high-end luxury. With a living space of 500m² and a domain of 11,000m², it's the perfect venue for your professional events, set amidst the exceptional Mediterranean landscape. The glamorous, luxurious and welcoming villa is only a 10-minute drive from Cannes and boasts an infinity pool and breathtaking sea views. This exclusive villa promises to add a touch of sunshine to your corporate or cultural events. Contact our experts for a customised rental offer that suits your event needs.

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Penthouse in La Croisette

Penthouse in La Croisette

This penthouse in Cannes boasts 580m² of interior space and over 100m² of terrace with a stunning sea view. Only an 8-minute walk from the Palais des Festivals, it's an ideal spot for brand activation events, product launches, presentations, and cocktails with clients, investors, or teams. The luxury and secured building features a private swimming pool, a hammam, a sauna, and a games room. The apartment has seven rooms, two lounges, two kitchens, WIFI, and air conditioning in all rooms. Five bedrooms all come equipped with dressing rooms and bathrooms, one of which has two bathrooms and a large dressing room. The fully equipped kitchen has top-of-the-range equipment, and a housekeeper and driver can be arranged for added comfort.

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Loft in Cannes

Loft in Cannes

Modern loft suitable for events, conferences, and vacations, located 15 minutes away from the Palais by foot. The loft has four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, and a small terrace with a vertical garden. The 323.39m² space includes a living room, kitchen, dressing room, laundry room, and mezzanine. The loft has high ceilings, exposed metal beams, and large windows that bring in ample natural light. Each room is equipped with reversible air conditioning and underfloor heating. The loft is secure with an alarm system, a reinforced door, and an electric gate. It is located close to the city center, the seafront, and supermarkets.

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While day events are often better held closer to the Palais des Festivals during MIPIM week, the hills around Cannes offer a fabulous selection of unique venues for evening events. To make getting to and from the venue as smooth as possible for your guests, why not think about providing a car or shuttle bus service from the Croisette to the venue and back throughout the evening.


The type of event you’re planning to hold will determine the layout for your chosen venue. A business presentation with a speaker’s platform plus audio/video equipment to set up may require more space than a cocktail party or buffet lunch so make sure you double-check the floor plan before booking. A great compromise for MIPIM week is to rent a villa where you can provide accommodation for you and your team plus both indoor and outdoor living space to set up "break out" rooms, meetings and even a cocktail party for your guests.


Depending on the type of event you’re planning and the number of guests attending, you will need to check the room capacity at your chosen venue. Although Spring can be a glorious time to visit the French Riviera, it can also bring traditional Spring showers so you will need to ensure you have enough indoor space to host all your guests if it starts to rain during your event. Once again, a private villa is a fantastic way to cover all your bases with outside space for sunny days plus private indoor living space if the weather turns bad.

Outside Space:

Although March in Cannes can be rainy when the weather is fine everybody will want to head outside to make the most of that golden Riviera sunshine. Renting a venue with a private terrace or garden is always a good idea in order to allow your guests to make the most of their time in Cannes whilst networking with other professionals.


When planning your side event, it’s important to take into account the services and/or amenities offered by your chosen venue. From chairs and tables to audiovisual equipment without forgetting kitchen facilities for your caterers, don’t forget to check out what the venue has to offer before making your final decision. Additionally, if you’re planning to rent one of our more unique spaces, we can also help you set up by arranging for external equipment and services to be delivered onsite for your event.


To make sure your side event goes with a swing, you may need a little extra help to create that wow factor for your guests. To save you both time and hassle, here at Native Spaces our team will be on hand to provide recommendations for local businesses and service providers including:

  • Sound and light providers
  • Catering companies
  • Furniture rental companies
  • Printing and branding companies
  • Transport
  • Hostesses and staffing agencies
  • Florists
  • Entertainment

While we can definitely help you find all the traditional service providers such as caterers, DJs and bands, thanks to our extensive network of local partners, we can also suggest exciting one-of-a-kind entertainment and catering experiences. Get people talking with options ranging from a caravan concept mobile bar to food trucks serving local Niçois specialities, roller skating hosts and hostesses, a robotic photo booth for selfies and much much more besides.

Our Top Tips for organising an unforgettable side event during MIPIM:


Depending on your requirements, catering can be a major expense when planning a side event in Cannes. To help you keep within your budget, for smaller events we recommend hiring a private chef rather than a catering company to provide food for your guests. A more economical option than hiring caterers, a private chef is a great way to wow your guests with a customised menu whilst adding a personal touch to your MIPIM event. For larger gatherings, we can also recommend local traiteurs, an option which may well be cheaper than the caterers available online and which will allow your guests to enjoy high-quality local produce creating a truly authentic French dining experience.


You’ve found the perfect venue for your MIPIM side event on the Croisette, you’ve got a fabulous terrace with sea views for miles and you’re ready to welcome your clients. But to take your event to the next level, why not forget to run up and downstairs to greet your clients and think about hiring staff to do the work for you instead. We can help you find a team of well-presented, outgoing and friendly hosts and hostesses who will check in your guests and welcome them as they arrive leaving you free to concentrate on the business ahead.


Once you’ve got your staffing situation sorted out, it’s time to look at staging your event. If the furniture at your chosen venue is not quite brand-appropriate, we can help you find a solution to the problem. With many fabulous rental companies across the French Riviera, creating the perfect setting for your event will be a breeze. Plus, if you’re renting one of our private villas or apartments, we can also arrange for you to put the existing furniture in a spare room or have it put into storage with the agreement of the venue owner. This gives you the option to completely recreate the space by branding the venue to better suit your business values.

Facts and figures:

● Official website: MIPIM ● Attendees: 26 800 ● Location: Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France ● Date: March ● Ticket price from €1,395