The MIPIM Challengers initiative promises to inspire, invigorate, and encourage a commitment to building sustainable, vibrant, and inclusive urban environments for generations to come.
16 professionals, under the age of 30, are carefully selected to participate at MIPIM as MIPIM Challengers. By empowering these young visionaries and providing them with a platform to influence decision-makers and industry leaders, MIPIM advocates for diversity and inclusion and embraces the power of youth-driven change.
I am proud to support the MIPIM Challengers, a vibrant force of young visionaries shaping the future of urban development with their innovative ideas and boundless determination."
Guila Clara Kessous
MIPIM Challengers Patron
The MIPIM Challengers initiative empowers young trailblazers with solutions for global urban development's pressing issues and encourage the industry to create a better urban landscape for future generations."
CEO Europe, PIMCO Prime Real Estate
This is a very exciting initiative from MIPIM that allows our future industry leaders to come together and address the challenges we are currently facing. I am looking forward to reading the solutions proposed in their essays and meeting the 16 Challengers at MIPIM 2024."
MIPIM Challengers is a hugely important opportunity to give the leaders of tomorrow the chance to drive genuine change today. I am proud to be part of this initiative and supporting the next generation in having their voices heard and improving the diversity and strengths of the built environment sector."
After an inspiring essay competition addressing global urban development challenges, with over 150 entries from 20 countries submitted, we proudly present our 16 Challengers!
They'll be diving into a full programme of events, panels, and networking at MIPIM. Following a workshop hosted by UNESCO Ambassador, Guila Clara Kessous, they will pitch the best ideas to an expert panel of senior leaders in property development and investment.
Congratulations to all!
Investment Manager & Podcastmaker
Rockfield Real Estate & Vastgoedmarkt
Architect & PhD Candidate
Barthélémy Griño Architectes
Property Development Analyst
Heri Prop Co
South Gloucestershire Council
Doctoral Scholar and Spatial Researcher
University of Plymouth
Consultant Capital Markets
Base Tactical Disaster Recovery
Real Estate Valuer
Architect and Neuroscience Researcher
A collaborative two-hour closed-door session to identify the most pressing challenges and brainstorm innovative solutions. A platform for creative thinking, enabling young leaders to shape the future of urban development.
Tuesday, 12th March
16:20 - 18:50
Verrière Californie (P5)
A two-hour collaborative session dedicated to accelerating diversity and inclusion in real estate with a special focus on women empowerment. Be inspired by top leaders sharing their commitment and expertise, exchange best practices, and identify next steps.
Wednesday, 13th March
14:10 - 16:10
Debussy Room (P3)
A one-hour conference, open to all, for the challengers to present their findings and solutions to a panel of CEOs, offering a glimpse into the future through the eyes of those who will shape it and the views of experienced industry leaders.
Thursday, 14th March
14:10 - 15:10
The Leaders' Perspective Stage (P5)
Dedicated communications and webinars before and during MIPIM
A complimentary pass for MIPIM, access to conferences and events
A dedicated programme at MIPIM
Stay for 3 nights at a hotel close to Cannes with free shuttle service
To be eligible, applicants must work in the built environment sector, be under the age of 30 years as of March 14, 2024, and have not previously attended MIPIM. Essay answers must be in English.
Furthermore, entrants must secure permission from their employer to attend MIPIM in 2024. It is essential to note that all events during the program will be conducted in English.
We ask you to please read the MIPIM Challengers' Terms & Conditions prior to submission.
The jury will look for essays that exhibit:
Every MIPIM Challenger will receive a complimentary MIPIM pass, granting access to all the events, exhibitions, and networking opportunities.
We will also provide accommodation near Cannes from Tuesday to Friday, along with a convenient shuttle service to the Palais des Festivals.
Participants are required to attend 3 informative webinars scheduled between January and March. Each webinar, lasting between 30 to 45 minutes, will provide crucial insights, key information, and relevant content to empower and prepare our Challengers for their impactful journey at MIPIM.