Paris, August 13, 2020
Holding the Paris Real Estate Week - a week of MIPIM and PROPEL events in a safe environment
Paris, August 13, 2020
As we continue to work on bringing an exciting Paris Real Estate Week organised by MIPIM and Propel (September 14-17, Paris) to you and your counterparts, our absolute priority is to do everything practicably possible to ensure that the event takes place in a safe environment.
What we have all learned about Covid-19 is that it doesn’t respect rules. This makes it difficult to anticipate what the world will look like as the year progresses. But it does not prevent us for planning for better times.
We have adopted a No Risk Policy, which means that faced with Covid-19 and related government recommendations, we have cancelled or, where possible, rescheduled events. We will not compromise on health and safety.
In our on-going discussions with clients, the desire to bring together property executives, city leaders, and innovation specialists has been clear, providing this can be done safely. The industry has been hit hard by Covid-19 and the Paris Real Estate Week will be a forum for charting future recovery.
So how are we addressing health and safety at the Paris Real Estate Week in September?
Reed MIDEM is fortunate to be part of leading international tradeshow organiser Reed Exhibitions. This allows us to draw on expertise and experience from over 500 tradeshows in 30 countries and a network of 35 offices around the world. In recent weeks, we have pooled these resources to establish The New Normal - a coherent and consistent programme of advanced measures to ensure our events have health and safety as their number one priority.
This is very much a work in progress. For the Paris Real Estate Week (September 14-17), the French government has announced that trade shows and exhibitions will reopen as of September 1, subject to a new assessment of conditions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. Specific government recommendations on reopening have not yet been published.
While we await this news, we are drawing on information from the World Health Organization, national government recommendations, tradeshow associations, universities specializing in disaster preparedness, medical experts, as well as other specialists. And, of course, from the experience of our international colleagues, some of whom are now starting to return to their ‘new normal’. So, where are we today?
- Communications. We’ll keep you informed. As our health and safety programme develops, you will be told, via the show web site and direct emails to you and your company.
- Food safety and hygiene. We want to make sure food preparation is inspected and safe and that physical distancing is maintained in consumption areas.
- Enhanced sanitation. Providing you with the hand cleansers, washroom facilities and behaviour guidelines to keep you safe including a no handshake protocol.
- Increased medical facilities. Providing trained medical staff at the event venue and the means to access specialist hospital facilities in Paris.
- Enhanced cleaning of the event venue. Including determining the necessary bathrooms, common areas, hospitality areas, high-touch areas (doorknobs etc.).
- Physical/Social distancing. Managing foot traffic within the venue, flexible event opening hours, multiple conference ‘repeat’ sessions and more.
This is not an exhaustive list. It will grow in scope and detail and will be adapted according to circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and the guidelines set out by the French government.
Our promise to you is that we’ll keep you informed on a regular basis and above all, we’ll do everything practicably possible to keep you safe in Paris.
We thank you for your support and wish you well.
Stay tuned. Stay safe!
Ronan Vaspart – MIPIM Director Nicolas Kozubek – Propel Director