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MIPIM, the world’s largest international real estate event, has launched the Road to Zero Area to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable model. The new dedicated 400 sq m zone will combine exhibition, networking, and conference space, focusing on practical methods to decarbonize the real estate industry.

Road to Zero by MIPIM will gather all the key players of the built environment engaged in this process: from sustainable investors to developers, industry, and innovative solutions providers. 

Along with leading companies Schneider Electric and Schindler as gold and silver sponsors, influential names such as PwC, Veolia, Building Minds, and Carrier are already confirmed as exhibitors in the area. 

Carrying on the “Driving Urban Change” theme from MIPIM 2022, the program of the Road to Net Zero panel talks will cover the following topics:

  • Decarbonizing energy infrastructure and investing in low-carbon technologies
  • How to implement smart urban tech solutions to develop sustainable cities
  • Increasing biodiversity in urban areas
  • Sustainable retrofitting
  • Implementing net-zero data strategies
  • Increasing productivity through offsite modular construction, 3D printing & Industry 4.0

The Road to Zero stage is one of the six new stages to be launched at MIPIM 2023. The Road to Zero stage will be curated by Urban Land Institute (ULI) as an exclusive content partner, along with the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBGCSD).

Nicolas Kozubek, MIPIM Director has said: “As the real estate industry strives to achieve net zero, MIPIM aims to assist exhibitors and attendees by providing them with the best practices and case studies. The Road to Zero stage will shine a spotlight on ESG, innovation, and technology solutions that help to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable model.”

MIPIM 2023 takes place on 14-17 March in Cannes, France. Following the post-pandemic hiatus, MIPIM 2022 saw the return of 20,000 delegates from over 80 countries. MIPIM 2022 featured over 360 speakers, with 2,400 exhibiting companies at more than 350 exhibition stands and pavilions across 18,500 sq m of exhibition area.


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