Nicky Richmond

MIPIMUK - What is it good for? A lawyer's view


Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate.

Nick Ellis

MIPIM: Day two


Day two is nearing its close, I don’t expect anybody to be here on day three apart from the cleaners.  Conferences used to be all about the speakers, the exhibition stands were a side show.

Nicky Richmond



The property developer thought it wasn’t up to much and wanted to go home because he had a sore throat. But there was an architects’ party to go to and well, you never know.

Nick Ellis

A boat-less MIPIM arrives in the UK


No flights to book, no accommodation to haggle over, no eye watering expense claims – yes, MIPIM UK has arrived and instead of the Croisette we have the Hammersmith Road.

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Lesson learned from Mipim: You can't have everything


As ever, the flight home is very quiet. Gone, the heady excitement of the flight out and instead, hushed voices and plenty of caffeine.

Bruce Dear

£280,000 on footwear and the Carlton's splendid domes


“That’s 70 pairs of bespoke Christian Louboutins at £4,000 each. That makes £280,000, and that’s not counting the Diors. I’ve lots of those, but they’re only £600 each.”

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Mipim gears up, lightweights pass out


The woman on the next table, rather the worse for wear, started up a conversation in broken English with my dinner guests.

Bruce Dear

£300m and the yellow chicken onesies


Gatwick 5:15am. White fog. You couldn’t see a hippo if it kissed you.


My first time: A Scot's view of Mipim


Sunscreen, business cards and sensible shoes are all in the bag for Neil Campbell’s first trip to Mipim.

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Alligator traders and the 40-fag rasp - just another day at Mipim


Sitting here at 1.20am writing this whilst listening to Radio 4 on my TuneIn app, I realise that I am doing MIPIM all wrong

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If it's Boris it must be Mipim


I did a selfie with Boris. I’m not sure what made me do it

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