The non profit association Flanders Ghent Development Group is, with partners comprising among others of project-developers, investors, financial institutions, project managers, property consultants, architects, town planners, lawyers, builders and authorities, yearly the only Flemish stand present under the banner name “City of Ghent” at top European property fairs, MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immoblier) in Cannes.
The objective is to promote Ghent as the place to be for investors and end-users. While in the beginning years of the MIPIM-fairs mainly private companies (real estate agents, architect offices, banks…) were present at the MIPIM, there has been for the last ten years a tremendous increase in participation by cities and regions.
More and more private companies take part as a group in MIPIM and profile themselves under the banner of their cities or region.
The “City of Ghent” traditionally plays the role of meeting point par excellence for Flemish people present at the MIPIM. The seeds for a fruitful cooperation and long lasting relationship are often sown here.
Frank De Mulder
Vzw Flanders Ghent Development Group