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Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier (MiPiM)

Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier 

AKA … MiPiM

HARINGEY Council Cabinet Members have attended the big MiPiM property fair in Cannes in March, in each of the past three years, including March 2016:

2014 Cllr. Strickland (& officers)
 2015 Cllrs. Strickland & Kober (& officers)
2016 Cllrs. Strickland & Kober (& officers)

Those Councillors’ attendances were partly-funded by tax-payers and partly-funded by property developers. Here is a sampling of press coverage about MiPiM (not necessarily in date order):

Global Guardians  MIPIM Cannes was a great success!

Inside Croydon  ‘Flat-broke’ councils all set for MIPIM’s champagne reception

Surrey Comet  Kingston Council to spend £4k sending leader to property conference in French Riviera

Your Local Guardian  Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia’s trip to Cannes paid for by developers

The Guardian  Mipim property fair only benefits the rich

The Guardian  Anger at Cannes property fair where councils rub shoulders with oligarchs

The Guardian  At yacht parties in Cannes, councils have been selling our homes from under us

Express  Tycoons, hookers and our council fatcats party in Cannes

VICE  Sex and the City: Welcome to MIPIM, the World’s Biggest Property Fair

Estate Agent Today  Property men hiring prostitutes is a “reputational issue” for industry - claim

Daily Mail  This beats work! Councils' jolly in Cannes with sun, sea and booze as they talk property deals on Riviera

There is no suggestion that any of the Borough’s representatives availed themselves of the services of the world’s oldest profession. However, one could view the spectacle of several of Britain's larger Councils travelling to Cannes – in order to hawk their land and buildings – as a form of prostitution.

CDC
Haringey Councillor
(Liberal Democrat)

Tags: Cannes, France, MIPIM, property fair, prostitution

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