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'Elephant & Castle Stand' at MIPIM Show

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Tuesday 5 March 2013 2.05pm
MIPIM is the annual international property development industry get-together in Cannes on the French Riviera - it runs from 12th-15th of March - i.e. next week.

I noticed in the MPIM programme that there will be an 'Elephant & Castle' stand.

To give you an idea of its importance, Boris Johnson will be down there to give a speech to sell London. Delegates who can afford the €1650 entrance ticket will have exclusive access to worldwide property investors and 'glamorous' evening cocktail parties.

Further details and the programme can be viewed by following this link:

Wednesday 6 March 2013 8.36am
Blimey. With the present state of the E&C I imagine Boris will have a hard time selling it.
Wednesday 6 March 2013 11.39am
It's a LEND LEASE (ELEPHANT & CASTLE) LIMITED stand more specifically

Probably bigging up the One The Elephant development to be to some locals Elephant folks who happen to be in Cannes next week.
Wednesday 6 March 2013 12.23pm
I guess it should come as no surprise these events exist, but it all seems rather distasteful. I'd be intrigued to know if they run workshops on how to engage local politics and deal with 'difficult outcomes'.
Wednesday 6 March 2013 2.18pm
and our free tickets to this event are where exactly?
Wednesday 6 March 2013 3.27pm
Tolstoy wrote:
I guess it should come as no surprise these events exist, but it all seems rather distasteful. I'd be intrigued to know if they run workshops on how to engage local politics and deal with 'difficult outcomes'.

Why 'rather distasteful'?

It's an event aimed at and funded by the property industry, and which has taken place on an annual basis for years, (always in Cannes as far as I recall). Like it or not, it's an event about attracting investment and that's why BoJo is there, and while he is, at least we don't have to listen to him.

Why would SE1ers be entitled to free tickets?

Wednesday 6 March 2013 6.49pm
my bad. i mistook this for the olympics
Wednesday 6 March 2013 6.59pm
Just the very idea of speculative property developers travelling the world, buying up land with little if any regard to the local environment or its history, at least not any they care about, rubbing shoulders in a place like Cannes, a location dripping in opulent wealth and deference to money.

I accept it's the way of business and 'growth' but I don't have to like it.
Wednesday 6 March 2013 8.36pm
Merlin Rouge,

Lend Lease are not mentioned anywhere in the programme.

The 'Elephant and Castle' stand is listed as being supported by two organisations.

NLA (New London Architecture) and GVA. GVA Grimley is a large and established property consultancy.

NLA is an organisation that you may be interested in - see below:

(From the NLA website:)

'NLA is an independent forum for debate about the future shape of the city and a permanent information resource about what's happening in architecture, planning, development and construction across the capital.......bring together politicians, professionals and the public to share knowledge, analyse policy, debate change and identify opportunities.'

(They normally have free booze at events)

'NLA is an independent organisation managed by Pipers Projects Ltd. All funding comes from ticket sales to paid events and membership fees from a wide range of private and public sector organisations with an interest in London's built environment.'

NLA is organising a walking tour in 11 May of SE1, Bankside:

'Taking the Tube from NLA to the Millennium Bridge, we cross the River Thames to Tate Modern. The gallery and the More London development to the east have been catalysts for Bankside’s regeneration. New residential by Rogers Stirk Harbour and office accommodation by Allies and Morrison have transformed a neglected backwater into London’s most dynamic work/live hub. The train lines still criss-cross overhead but the perception of this once undesirable Dickensian backwater is changing with the development of Herzog and de Meuron's angular brick extension to Tate Modern.

I imagine the repeated use of 'neglected backater' etc. may grate slightly, although I am interpreting 'Dickensian' in a much more positive vein.

Finally, some info on our guide:

Before guiding.... worked in the City as a broker and before that was a foreign correspondent in Tokyo and London specialising in Japan and financial markets
Wednesday 6 March 2013 8.40pm
I would love to see Ministry of Sound have a stand there.
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