Welcome to the Technics Group MIPIM Tips. Sit back with a nice cup of tea and take a look at our comprehensive list of suggestions made up from contributions by all those who have attended MIPIM previously.
Is this your first time at MIPIM? Never fear! It’s a big event, and it can be a little overwhelming, however Technics Group have put together this useful and lighthearted guide for all the first-timers.
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Vee Roberts from Insight2Marketing suggests a plethora of tips “Flat shoes, Breathmints, Business Cards, Spare tights, a safety pin and a smartphone to engage with your online community. (And of course if you dont have time to engage online, Insight2Marketing can do it for you)!!”
John Macintyre – Technics Group advocates “Purchase decent Name Badges to stand out from the Crowd – look the professional Networker”
Mandhir Sidhu - Sq-m2 advises “Paracetemol”
Katie Neal – Crofton Design highly recommends “Carry a bottle of water to re-hydrate after all the coffee and wine you’ll inevitably drink”
Clive Sayer – Baqus highly recommends “Stay over till Saturday – Friday a lovely relaxed day for the meetings you can’t fit in Tues-Thurs, and then enjoy a social dinner Fri night with friends”!
Janine Tijou – Designhive recommends “Take an IPAD to showcase your business and your expertise”!
Clive McAfee – Independent Project Management and Client Representation suggests “A pair of trainers. A brisk jog along the Croisette (or, if you’re brave, all the way along the coast road out towards Mandelieu) is the perfect way to start a new day – and clear the head after the last one”!
Dan Prichard – Citygreen advises “Book a liver transplant for your return”!
Nicholas Winter – HLW Architects recommends “Lip Balm”
Emily Spink – ARC:MC Limited suggests “If its sunny and you have a lunch on the beach a) wear sun cream and b) rotate sides of table. Nothing worse than the half-head sun burn look! Also pack Berocca!”
Gwen Gordon – NLG Associates advocates “Comfy Shoes”.
Nikki Milward – The Marketing Centre SA recommends “Mobile phone charger and adaptor…..there’s always a flurry of purchases at the airport”.
Matt Clare – Chairman of Building Surveying Professional Group at RICS advises “Euros… lots of them”.
Neil Stanley – Freelance Sales & Marketing specialist highly recommends “Shades”.
Beccy Lane – Positive Image Photography advises “Umbrella! (okay so I’m a pessimist……) and gloves after last year”!
Peter Rhodes OBE – Reed Midem (Organisers of MIPIM) advocates “Twice as many business cards as you intend, old shoes not new and for men cotton socks”.
Derry Long – our very own Business Development Director at Technics Group suggests “How about a coat or jumper when the cold air moves in….bloody freezing”!!
Rod Manson – Buro Happold advises “Get your programme of meetings and events mapped out and stick to the plan rigidly, otherwise the itinerary collapses like a pack of cards!”
James Wood – Land and new Homes recommends “Always leave time for the unexpected. This is the perfect place for that chance meeting”.
Richard Aylwin – Aylwin Communications advises, “Stop, look up into the old town and admire the beauty of the centuries old Mediterranean architecture”.
Andrew C Taylor – Mill Group warns “Pace yourself, it’s a marathon not a sprint – it is not remotely normal in a working day to kick off with champagne breakfasts followed by mid morning aperitifs, wine at lunchtime, mid afternoon cocktails, early evening beers, champagne reception, supper with wine, and then wind down beers with your new best friends (well not outside of the nationalised banks anyway), – keep your H2O levels up, you are not questioning your masculinity by swapping grape or grain for some water”!
Lisa Ashurst – Experienced PR Professional also advises “Try and give yourself sometime each day to sit on your own, organise the new contacts and cards you’ve picked up and work out how you will follow it up when you come home. Best to do it when it’s fresh in your mind. Oh and if it’s sunny, a 15 min walk along the sea front helps keeps you sane”.
Chris Brown – Journalist advises “New mobile? Changed employer/network since last year? Check your phone’s activated for international roaming – before you depart”.