MIPIM - The Global Urban Festival
11-14 March 2025
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

MIPIM has pledged to be a pioneering event in matters of sustainability. Making MIPIM cleaner is one of our commitments.

Waste minimisation

Minimising the waste that MIPIM generates is a key priority that we share with our partners, visitors and stakeholders to make improvements year-on-year.

A plastic free, print-at-home, badge

MIPIM 2024 badges were plastic free, and print-at-home, with cardboard holder. Printed badges and badge-holders were recycled at the end of the show, while hooks within the lanyards became bags thanks to a local association to create bags.

MIPIM 2024 rolled up the carpet

MIPIM 2024 extended the usual warm welcome to our delegates, but we used a little less carpet to do so.

While some carpeting is necessary to cover uneven floor areas, we managed to use 3 tonnes less carpet at MIPIM 2024 vs 2023. That's approximatly 8,500 sqm reduced carpet usage!

Support for decorators

Alongside our partner GreenBee, a non-profit association based in Cannes, we share our targets and expectations with the decorators that work at MIPIM for us and our customers.

Prior to MIPIM 2024, GreenBee has raised awareness among 100% of the decorators participating in MIPIM.

Rented Furniture

We care about what we use to build spaces, and how we build them. We have a store of furniture which is reused across all RX events, ensuring that tables and chairs have a long life. For instance, 4 tonnes of materials are reused between MIPIM 24 and MIPCOM.

Eco-friendly signage

Most interior signage are Abiplex, a versatile and innovative cardboard manufactured entirely in Spain, from a rational use of raw materials and energy, with papers coming from sustainable forests and aqueous adhesives.

Biowaste

Thanks to a partnership with les Alchimistes, all MIPIM-organized events transformed 150 kilos of bio-waste into high quality compost. Les Alchimistes have more than 60% of their operational positions filled by individuals on job opportunity schemes. 

Donation

We collect and reuse a range of assets thanks to our partnership with GreenBee, a non-profit association based in Cannes which specialises in upcycling materials used at events. Success stories include social housing in the Alpes-Maritimes region, a bakery, a Hack Lab, and educational store and so much more.

Recycling cigarettes

Cigarette butts were collected by MéGO!, for recycling. MéGO!'s aim is to raise awareness, collect, and recycle, transforming your spaces, cities, and natural environments into zero-cigarette butt areas while accelerating the transition towards a circular economy.

The MIPIM Sustainability Pledge

We are inviting exhibitors to join us in becoming signatories of an ambitious agreement and to commit to low carbon transportation, a greener stand and active engagement with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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