Productive trip to Cannes for MIPIM 2018
Elite Designers had a very productive and enjoyable visit to MIPIM 2018. The days passed in a blur as we reconnected with familiar faces, made lots of new, promising contacts, attended events, talks and seminars and generally caught up with construction developments, trends, debates and innovations across the UK and further afield.
Apart from the ever-present issue of equality, represented by the pink elephant motif adorning lapels and stands all over the Palais, other themes and discussion points included the challenge of meeting the vastly varying housing needs across differing age cohorts of the population, potential strategies to address the on-going housing crisis in the UK, how to build-in sustainability to new buildings, the ever-evolving role of technology in design and construction and how to ensure that the concerns of the sector are represented throughout the Brexit negotiations and beyond.
So all in all, an energising and stimulating visit which has given us much food for thought as well as new assignments and tonnes of follow up to complete in the weeks to come. We’re looking forward to next year’s event already.