MIPIM - The Global Urban Festival
12-15 March 2024
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

MIPIM Challengers

Lending a voice to the next generation

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, will be 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.

Further information on the application on the competition rules, that the candidate commits to read and respect.

Included for MIPIM Challengers

Dedicated communications and webinars before and during MIPIM

A complimentary pass for MIPIM, access to conferences and events

A dedicated programme at MIPIM
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Stay for 3 nights at a hotel close to Cannes with free shuttle service 

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."

Nicolas Kozubek

MIPIM Director

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

Unesco Ambassador, MIPIM Challengers Patron

Want to become a MIPIM Challenger?

Tell us in 600 words, what is the most crucial challenge confronting global urban development and, how will young professionals be part of the solution.

A dedicated programme at MIPIM

Challengers Workshop

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 13 March
14:10 - 16:10
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Equality of opportunities in Real Estate Workshop

A two-hour session to network with an international audience committed to accelerate diversity and inclusion in real estate. A diverse group of people are invited to reflect and contribute to this vital conversation. in a collaborative format.

Wednesday 14 March
14:10 - 16:10
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Challengers Conference  

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 15 March
14:10 - 15:10
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Ask us anything

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.

A panel of three industry experts will assess the applications. Keep an eye out to discover more about our experts here or on our social media channels.

The panel will look for essays that exhibit:

  • clear understanding of the problem
  • originality
  • critical thinking
  • a global perspective
  • a call to action

  • Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2023.
  • The 16 challengers will be announced on December 4, 2023.
  • Participants are required to attend 3 informative webinars scheduled between January and March
  • Participants will attend MIPIM, in Cannes (France), from March 12 to March 15, 2024.

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.

Please send an email to mipimchallengers@rxglobal.com.