A number of Turkish cities and companies are set to exhibit their projects at the world’s largest real estate fair, MIPIM (Le Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier), in Cannes, France, March 13-16.
MIPIM 2018 is expected to attract a great deal of interest as it prepares to host more than 25,000 visitors from 100 countries in an area of 20,000 square meters. Turkey will have an exhibition area of 1,600 square meters where the country’s most prominent cities, leading real estate firms and architects will display their projects.
The country will be represented by 250 institutions and 700 participants. Among the cities, Balıkesir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul and its Beyoğlu district will showcase a number of projects. The Istanbul pavilion will have an area of 685 square meters, which was prepared by the late Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Chair İbrahim Çağlar. Alkaş and JLL Turkey Chairman Avi Alkaş, MIPIM’s Turkey representative, said Turkey would play a more active role at this year’s fair.
“International investors are very interested in projects completed in the next couple of years. Their interests were evident in B2B meetings,” Alkaş said. He said Turkey, with its cities and real estate companies, would secure a key position in the industry. MIPIM, therefore, is the best platform to exhibit Turkey’s ambitions.
Turkey’s biggest metropolis, Istanbul, is preparing to become a center for international investors once again with its pavilion at the fair. The city will again be represented by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
The pavilion, located between Paris and London’s, is expected to draw a great deal of interest from real estate investors, just like last year.