News: Added on Monday 3rd of February 2020
Are you planning to go to the world’s leading property market congress held in Cannes this year?
March 10th-13th 2020 will see over 26,800 participants, including 6,380 investors and 480 keynote speakers, descend upon the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès for The World's Property Market. This year’s congress theme, 'The Future is Human', builds on last year's theme of 'Engaging the Future', by focussing on how future real estate strategy will put people at its heart.
We’ve hosted many congress delegates attending this event over the years in our villas at Cannes Rental Apartments, so we know a thing or two about how to make the most out of your stay. Read on for a few top tips for your Cannes congress trip in 2020…
Since the first edition of the world’s property market, the number of attendees has grown tremendously, from less than 3,000 to now more than 26,000 delegates expected to attend this year! The event has truly grown from a national to global scale, and every year, the congress gathers the most influential leaders from all sectors of the international property industry. This includes business professionals from office, healthcare, sports, retail and more, bringing amazing opportunities to link through networking meetings, exhibitions and parties.
Now, as a packed four-day event, the congress offers the time and audience size to make a whole raft of connections. However, from our experience, we’ve found the delegates who make the most out of the event are those that step outside of their usual comfort zone. So, whether it is your first time attending, or you're a seasoned delegate, we recommend being open to different opportunities you may not have thought of, such as learning about an alternative sector, or reaching out to experts from other fields. Likewise, someone that may not have considered you or your standpoint may find you a pleasure to meet!
So, we’d advise aiming to meet someone outside of your usual circles every day; try going to a networking event or exhibit that you wouldn’t have considered. When it comes to the property market, intersection is key!
As 'The Future is Human' is the central theme of the world’s leading property market congress this year, we would encourage all participants to embrace the concept by thinking in advance about the topic, and by going in with an open mind. With places and people connected like never before, this event offers you a great platform to pursue your own dialogue; so be open to share, open and connect both face-to-face and virtually. Take advantage of the databases and platforms available at the event itself that present fantastic networking tools.
With an emphasis on the social dimension of the real estate industry, it’s also wise to think about how you may contribute your own ideas and thoughts to the topics of the event. For example, how can your real estate projects build community and belonging, whilst improving the quality of urban living?
Of course, if you’re going to the world’s leading property market, we advise you go for world-class accommodation too! If you are attending with a group of colleagues or are looking to network with other professionals throughout the festival, our modern apartments are great to have that space to hold meetings and appointments. With our rental accommodation sleeping from one to six or more, our wide range of luxury apartments in Cannes are suited for both individual and group bookings.
Plus, to make for more convenience on your trip, we recommend you book your accommodation close to the venue. Luckily, a large selection of our apartments are just a short walk away from the Palais des Festivals, offering you luxury and convenience. With thousands of people using their phones and devices, the Wi-Fi and mobile data will also be limited during the congress, so having somewhere close by gives you an extra vantage point to take a short break from the busy arena and check up on your emails… or just relax!
Download our additional Everything Cannes guide for more information on how to get the most out of your trip!