London at MIPIM
12 to 15 March 2024
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Conferences and events

London 2024: The World in One City

London is a lively and dynamic city, celebrated globally for its diverse mix of people, culture, cuisine, transport, architecture, and innovative approach to real estate. It stands out as a leading destination for investment, providing a strong base for global capital.

As a hub of global influence, London attracts individuals from all corners of the world, creating a rich blend of experiences, languages, and traditions. The mix of people has made London a progressive city and an environment where new ideas can flourish.

London’s inclusivity ensures that everyone can find their place in London, and this year’s stand programme will celebrate this, showcasing the many investment opportunities it offers and the people and faces behind them.

Conference Programme

10:00 – 10:45

Panel | Build-to-Rent and Co-living in the Capital

Build-to-Rent properties attracted £1.5 billion in investment in the first quarter of 2023 alone.  For the first time, single family homes represented over half of these.   This session explores the potential of build-to-rent as the market dynamic shifts.

The demand for student accommodation is rising, yet supply is falling.  How can the industry fill the gap?


Chair: Liz Hamson, BE News

1.       Felicie Kirkler, Assael Architecture

2.       Dan Batterton, LGIM

3.       Harriet Pask, Quintain

11:00 – 11:45

Panel | Sustainable Transport: Countdown to 2040

The Mayor of London’s target is for 80% of journeys to be made on foot, by bicycle or public transport by 2040. Simultaneously, encouraging more Londoners to make the switch from diesel to electric cars is vital to tackling the city’s air pollution and realising the Mayor’s ambition of becoming a zero-emission city.

This panel will consider the contribution liveable and walkable cities make to the reduction of car usage and how logistics could play a crucial role in helping London reach its 2040 target. Debating the role of architects, planners and developers, local authorities, transport companies, the industrial sector and the business community, we will discuss the importance of a sustainable transport network in London.


Chair: Emma Harvey-Smith, Green Finance Institute

1.       Lucinda Turner, GLA

2.       Robin Woodbridge, Prologis

3.       David Lunts, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)

4.       Kate Willard, Thames Estuary Growth Board

12:00 – 12:45

Panel | Places that people want to work

Offices will continue to be places where people meet, share ideas and progress their careers, regardless of tools such as Teams and Zoom.  But how will the design of workplaces change? What do employees now expect from their office spaces?   Wellness has become a theme, with features such as plants, fresh air and natural light high on the list of expectations.  Quality spaces for socialising are also becoming more important as working patterns move away from the traditional 9 to 5.  This session looks at emerging trends in the design of offices and the areas that surround them.


Chair: Jackie Sadek, UK Innovation Corridor 

1.       Kunle Barker

2.       Katie Kopec, JLL

3.       Stephanie Pollitt, Programme Director, Housing, Business LDN

4.       Niall Bolger, Chief Executive, London Borough of Hounslow

14:00 – 14:45

Panel | Innovation in the Property Sector

Sponsored by Arup

This session looks at innovation within the sector. What are the challenges and opportunities involved in retrofitting properties to meet net zero targets?  Who are the innovators in the drive to net zero transition? And how do our speakers predict AI will impact the sector 5, 10, 20 years from now?


Chair: Lem Bingley, Property Week

1.       Ben Perrett, Ettainabl

2.       Angela Crowther, Arup

3.       Sammy Pahal, UK PropTech Association

4.       Anna Moore, Hestia

16:00 – 16:45

Panel | Opportunity London: Investing in a Trillion-Dollar Economy

Sponsored by Opportunity London

London is a global city, on track to becoming Europe’s first trillion-dollar economy, and backed by 2,000 years of pioneering innovation.

Join Opportunity London at this session as they launch the next wave of investible opportunities across the Capital in low carbon real estate, energy and infrastructure. Hear from the public and private sectors why London is the most attractive city in the world to invest, and how to build upon the next £100 billion of sustainable investment that benefits all Londoners.

In partnership with Gensler and Futurecity


1.       Laura Citron, Managing Director, London & Partners

2.       David Lunts, Chief Executive, OPDC

3.       Dee Corsi, Chief Executive, New West End Company

4.       Chris Hayward, Policy Chairman, City of London


London Stand Opening Reception with Opportunity London

Sponsored by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects

1.       Ondrej Chybik, Founding Parter, CHYBIK + KRISTOF

2.       Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive, Opportunity Lonodon

3.       Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor Planning, Regeneration & Skills, Greater London Authority (GLA)

4.       Elizabeth Campbell, Director, London Councils


10:00 – 10:45

Panel | The Impact of Major Sporting and Cultural Events

What happens when a city hosts a major event? In conversation with other major cities, this session will debate the impact of cultural and sporting events on the places where they take place.

What have been social and economic benefits of these events? What is the impact of major events on investment, infrastructure and civic pride?


Chair: Jane Groom, London Communications Agency

1.       Joanna Rowelle, Arup

2.       Katherine Fairclough, Liverpool City Region

3.       Cllr Nick Kemp, Newcastle City Council

4.       Andrew LinkDirector, Project Management, AECOM

10:45 – 10:50




11:00 – 11:45

Panel | City Centres - Do or Die

Empty retail units can be seen across many cities. This session will discuss what London needs to do to entice retailers and shoppers back.  An imaginative cultural offer including experiential experiences, al fresco dining opportunities, a range of hospitality venues and community events such as street markets and open air festivals all help breathe new life into city centres.   A quality public realm is also crucial.

And what else should be prioritised?


Chair: Kat Hanna, Avison Young

1.       Ruth Duston OBE, Primera

2.       Tom Goodall, Related Argent

3.       Dee Corsi, New West End Company

4.       Shravan Joshi, City of London Corporation

12:00 – 12:20

Fireside Chat | What is the money doing?

Looking at global capital flows and impact of trends on London’s real estate sector.


Chair: Josh Oliver, Financial Times

1.       Alek Misev, Aware Super


13:00 – 13:30

London 2024: Politics, polling and a tale of two elections

Londoners will vote twice in 2024 – in May to elect the Mayor of London, and most likely in October or November for the General Election.

This session will include a wealth of data to help understand these two elections, delve into the key issues which will help determine the outcomes, and consider their implications for the built environment, with time at the end for questions, gossip and predictions.


Jonny Popper, London Communications Agency

14:00 – 14:45

Real Estate Balance Presentation and Panel Discussion

Sponsored by JLL, Knight Frank, and Savills

The industry’s response to the Real Estate Balance NextGen survey 2023 results

Chair - Carolyn Milligan, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP & REB

1.       Hannah Awonuga, Knight Frank

2.       Chanelle Gray, Savills

3.       Anne-Lyse Raoul, JLL


15:00 – 15:45

Panel | How is London going to keep its cool? Exploring ecosystem resilience to urban uncool
Sponsored by 10 Design and WW+P (part of Egis’ Architecture Line)

With continued metropolis migration, how can London seize the opportunity to transform its DNA to one of urban climate change resilience? How can we reuse city ecosystems, buildings and infrastructure, through the application of circular economy principles, to mitigate, adapt and acclimatise? With the limited impact of disparate climate roadmaps, we need to imagine the future, and act in unison now. In this panel, we will hear how London’s built environment professionals are innovating to mitigate the effects of climate change.


Chair: Marion Baeli, 10 Design

1.       Rob Buckley, WW+P

2.       Sascha Lewin, W. Real Estate

3.        Helene Chartier, C40 Cities

4.        Katie Kopec, JLL


16:00 – 16:45

Panel | Where are London’s life sciences hubs?

The UK’s life sciences sector has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with new clusters being developed thanks to billions of pounds in investment, and life sciences has the potential to deliver a £230 billion uplift to the UK economy.  Should London, as home to a number of world leading academic institutions, seek to attract more life sciences businesses and research institutions? What new projects and opportunities are being created and which areas of London have the right ingredients to create new centres of life sciences excellence?


Chair: Damien Wild, ING Media

1.       Abby Shapiro, Oxford Properties Group

2.       Daniel May, Socius

3.       Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, London Councils

4.       Michael Aston, Cushman & Wakefield

5.       Anders Österberg, Deputy Mayor of Stockholm Business Region


17:00 – 19:00

RIBA Reception

Planning for the future: delivering high-quality, sustainable homes

Addressing the climate emergency, solving the housing crisis and levelling up around the country requires significant and urgent change. If we are to deliver the high-quality, sustainable homes we need, reforms to the planning system, scaling up social housing and retrofitting our homes must be at the heart of this. Find out more how we can deliver well-designed, well-connected, inclusive and accessible, vibrant built environment fit for both now and the future.


1.       Jack Pringle, RIBA

2.       Lee Rowley, Minister of State (Housing), Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 

3.       Annalie Riches, Mikhail Riches



10:00 – 10:45

Panel | Unpacking the buildings and climate agenda: the role of the built environment value chain in making the Buildings Breakthrough a reality

Sponsored by RICS

1.      Tina Paillet, President, RICS

2.       Frank Hovorka, Chair, Sustainability, RICS



11:00 – 11:45

Panel | Inclusive Placemaking

How do planners and developers ensure that new developments meet the needs of the entire community, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, age or economic standing? How do we communicate with those who risk being overlooked to ensure they are heard and included?


Chair: Benjamin O’Connor, NLA

1.       Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick MBE, RIBA

2.       Kirsty Wilman, Federated Hermes

3.       Alison Dowsett, Berkeley

4.       Andrien Meyers, City of London Corporation

5.       Cathy Reynolds, Director City Regeneration & Development, Belfast City Council 


12:00 – 12:20

Keynote | Launch of New London Agenda

How can the built environment community work together to deliver meaningful action for London? The New London Agenda is London’s framework for best practice in city making, co-created by NLA - London’s built environment community. As London moves into a new 30-year development cycle, the Agenda sets out how this community can work together to support a city of Equity, Sustainability and Prosperity, guided through the values of: Taking Responsibility, Providing Clarity, and Building Trust.


Chair - Megan Carter, Regional Director, AtkinsRéalis

Catherine Staniland, NLA  

14:00 – 14:45

Pitching Panel | Opportunities in Outer London

As London’s connectivity continues to be improved by major new infrastructure developments, such as the Elizabeth Line, and with each outer London borough demonstrating leadership in different sectors, our panel showcases what these places can offer potential investors. 

Discussing the investment potential and ambitions for their geographies, our speakers will cover a range of development types including industrial, Build-to-rent, retail and leisure, and a range of business sectors, including life sciences, logistics, creative and professional services.


Chair – Peter Murray OBE, NLA

1.       Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, London Borough of Hounslow

2.       Jonathan Martin, London Borough of Waltham Forest  

3.       Katharine Glass, Director, Develop Croydon

15:00 – 15:45

Panel | Greening Urban Design

Appealing and well-maintained public spaces have a positive impact on house prices, help to foster a sense of neighbourhood and promote physical and mental health by encouraging people to spend more time outside. And well-chosen varieties of planting can help promote biodiversity.  Considering the economic, social and environmental advantages of a well-designed public realm, our panel will look at exemplar schemes in London and the UK.


Chair Max Farrell, Ldn Collective

1.       Charlotte Glazier

2.       Becca Heron, Manchester City Council

3.       Simone de Gale, Simone de Gale Architects

4.       Lady Lucy French OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Street Quarter

2024 Speakers

Michael Aston

Head of Life Sciences

Cushman & Wakefield 

Hannah Awonuga

Partner, DE&I

Knight Frank

Marion Baeli

Principal, Sustainability Transformation

10 Design

Kunle Barker

Property Expert & Broadcaster

Dan Batterton

Head of Residential


Lem Bingley


Property Week

Niall Bolger

Chief Executive

London Borough of Hounslow 

Rob Buckley

Global Head of Sustainability


Cllr Elizabeth Campbell


Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Megan Carter

Regional Director


Helene Chartier

Director of Urban Planning and Design

C40 Cities

Ondrej Chybik

Founding Parter


Laura Citron

Managing Director

London & Partners

Dee Corsi

Chief Executive

New West End Company

Angela Crowther



Simone de Gale

Founder & Chief Executive

Simone de Gale Architects

Alison Dowsett

Managing Director, Planning and Policy


Ruth Duston OBE OC

Chief Executive

Primera Corporation

Katherine Fairclough


Liverpool City Region

Max Farrell

Founder & CEO

LDN Collective

Katharine Glass


Develop Croydon

Charlotte Glazier

Greening Urban Design Specialist

at a London Council

Tom Goodall

Managing Director

Related Argent

Chanelle Gray

Head of Diversity and Inclusion


Jane Groom

Partner & Co-Managing Director, Politics, Engagement and Planning

London Communications Agency

Liz Hamson

Editor in Chief

BE News

Kat Hanna

Co-Managing Director

Avison Young (UK) Limited

Emma Harvey-Smith

Programme Director

Green Finance Institute

Becca Heron

Strategic Director - Growth & Development

Manchester City Council

Shravan Joshi

Planning and Transportation Chairman, City of London Corporation 

City of London Corporation

Cllr Nick Kemp


Newcastle City Council

Felicie Kirkler


Assael Architecture

Katie Kopec

International Director


Sascha Lewin


W. Real Estate

Andrew Link

Director, Project Management


David Lunts

Chief Executive Officer

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)

Jonathan Martin

Director of Inward Investment

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Daniel May



Andrien Meyers

Investment Committee Chair

City of London

Carolyn Milligan

Senior Associate

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP & REB

Alek Misev

Head of Property

Aware Super

Anna Moore

CEO & Co-founder


Benjamin O’Connor



Joshua Oliver

Property Correspondent

Financial Times

Anders Österberg

Deputy Mayor

Stockholm Business Region

Sammy Pahal

Managing Director

UK PropTech Association

Tina Paillet



Harriet Pask

Director of Corporate Communication

Quintain Limited

Ben Perrett



Jules Pipe

Deputy Mayor Planning, Regeneration & Skills

Greater London Authority (GLA)

Stephanie Pollitt

Programme Director, Housing

Business LDN

Jonny Popper

Co-founder and Chief Executive

London Communications Agency

Jack Pringle

RIBA Chair of the Board of Trustees


Cllr Shantanu Rajawat


London Borough of Hounslow

Anne-Lyse Raoul

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion EMEA


Cathy Reynolds

Director City Regeneration & Development

Belfast City Council 

Annalie Riches

Founding Director

Mikhail Riches

Joanna Rowelle

Director, Integrated City Planning


Lee Rowley

Minister of State (Housing)

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Jackie Sadek


UK Innovation Corridor

Abigail Shapiro

Senior VP

Oxford Properties Group

Catherine Staniland



Lucinda Turner

Director of TfL Spatial Planning & GLA Planning


Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick MBE

Chief Executive Officer


Damian Wild

Managing Director

ING Media

Kate Willard OBE


Thames Estuary Growth Board

Kirsty Wilman

COO - Real Estate

Federated Hermes

Robin Woodbridge

Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Deployment UK


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