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There's a more serious tone to the postings that have emerged in the past 12 hours. As Jackie Sadek notes, MIPIM feel like hard work this year, and people are buckling down to getting the most from the show.
The official MIPIM blog rounds up the highlights from yesterday.
Tim Garrat from Nottingham is continuing to chronicle his meetings and experiences at the show, as are the Capita Symonds team. Meanwhile the CIJ blog notes that this might be a worse year for the bankers than the property folks.
Europroperty's Bert Erik ten Cate interviewed Olivier Piani of Allianz Real Estate:
And Everything Birmingham interviewed Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council:
First up, check out the Estates Gazette digital daily, which is now up on the site.
The other estatesgazette.com blogs have been busy today. Lisa Pilkington has been in a photoblogging frenzy on the Midlands Property blog, from temporary offices to a packed Shedmasters do. Stacey Meadwell has been busy, too, finding evidence of an austerity MIPIM and, well, Russian ladies and a 1950s petrol pump. Not to get too meta, but this is one EG blog linking to another, which is talking about a third EG blogger, Jackie Sadek. Blog will eat itself.
Oh, and this picture really makes me wish I was in Cannes.
Back at base, Daniel Cunnigham has rounded up some regional material about MIPIM on the web, Christian Metcalfe points out that the Tchenguiz arrests are likely to blow any news from MIPIM away, and Paul Norman refuses the cynical view of Boris Johnson's activities in France.
Oh, OK. All anyone cares about is the yacht. Here's Damian talking about it:
FT says Vincent Tchenguiz has been arrested. What does that mean for tomorrow's yacht party at #mipim?
Think about the parties. The FT's Alphaville blog has images of the police outside the brothers' offices, for the curious.
The final Cycle to Cannes reports are coming in. Geoff Rich wrote about his final day, and his overall stats from his bike computer (bikes have computers now...?) last night.
On the work front, the Wisconsin Real Estate folks are posting short summaries of interesting sessions, including this one on China. The official MIPIM blog is publishing videos of sessions. I found this one on urban density an interesting watch:
Tim Garratt from Team Nottingham goes against the prevailing view, and posts that he feels that MIPIM is quieter this year. Perhaps it'll get busier - Peter Victor of Cushman & Wakefield reports packed flights on the way down.
Lend Lease and London & Continental Railways revealed their International Quarter office campus in Stratford yesterday, as EGi reported on Monday. Glowfrog have published a rather nice rendering of what the scheme will look like:
The first of EG's daily MIPIM eBooks is live on the site. The latest news and videos from Cannes are all in there.
This afternoon, as we've already blogged, the Cycle to Cannes folks arrived at MIPIM. However, they're not the only ones having a challenging journey. Some poor public sector delegates, already facing the prospect of cuts, are now finding themselves being harangued by fellow delegates for wasting public money en route.
The Manchester stand was packed this morning, or at least, so they claim on their blog. If you're curious as to what the Manchester folks are telling people on their stand, they've published a 10 minute video of their presentation.
Jeremy Eddy of JLL is hoping that a sunny MIPIM will mean a sunny time ahead for the property business. And the idea of French sunshine is making at least one person dream of a future with more solar power in it.
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And here's Jackie Sadek apparently enjoying a whisky with Boris. And socialising with Damian:
It's all work, right, Jackie? Oh, maybe not:
"It was a classic chaotic start to MIPIM this morning as I rocked up to the UK Mission stand to be presented with a cloth and a bottle of Jif and told to wipe down the window ledges."
I take it all back.
Morning has broken over Cannes and MIPIM, which gives me a reasonable excuse to nick this picture from Lisa's blog.
And, of course, the Boris photos have started flowing...
MIPIM isn't officially underway yet, but already the web is filling up with comments, post and pictures from France - and the route there. Estates Today is running its rather lovely automatic aggregator again this year, but here's some hand-gathered links for you:
Neil Young tries to answer the age-old question: why do we need to go to France to talk UK property? David Cockcroft has a go at answering the same question in a guest post on the Midlands Property blog.
Jackie Sadek is getting distracted by politics as she tries to clear her desk for MIPIM.
Manchester and Leeds are getting ready to go, but, apparently, Scotland has no money for a presence in Cannes this year. They'll be missing out on the "orgies". Oh, well. They could always enjoy a glass of whisky instead...
Cycle 2 Cannes
The most prolific MIPIM bloggers so far are the brave folks who are cycling from Greenwich to Cannes in aid of charity and adrenaline rushes.
Kate Eagle is posting on the official site. Alistair Craig of Elliot Wood is suffering some mechanical problems, Geoff Rich of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is delighted to bring us some pain and suffering from the road, but Joe Huddleston has been ominously quiet since Saturday. Oh, and the GVA team brings us a picture on someone "enjoying" an ice bath...
estatesgazette.com's own Samantha McClary is chronicling her journey day by day on her own blog. You can enjoy her nightly "bedroom diaries", too: