MIPIM 2014 Blogs
Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate.
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.
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.
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.
As ever, the flight home is very quiet. Gone, the heady excitement of the flight out and instead, hushed voices and plenty of caffeine.
“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.”
The woman on the next table, rather the worse for wear, started up a conversation in broken English with my dinner guests.
Gatwick 5:15am. White fog. You couldn’t see a hippo if it kissed you.
Sunscreen, business cards and sensible shoes are all in the bag for Neil Campbell’s first trip to 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
I did a selfie with Boris. I’m not sure what made me do it
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