MIPIM is a prestigious European trade fair. It serves as a platform for cities and regions to meet and enables contacts to be made both within the public sphere and with the private sector. In mid-March, a number of representatives of municipalities and developers came to Cannes.
The smart district project Špitálka also had its place at the fair. It is looking for a strategic partner to help build a smart district with modern apartments, offices and leisure facilities. In order to give MIPIM visitors a better idea of what is planned in Brno, representatives of the city brought an attractive physical model of Špitálka from ADC Studio to Cannes. Although there were many similar models at the fair, Špitálka stood out and caught the attention of many people – probably thanks to the cooling tower that dominates the smart district.
Thanks to their participation at MIPIM, the representatives of Brno expanded the network of possible strategic partners who would be interested in the construction of the smart district. The details of the project and the possibilities of mutual cooperation were discussed during the meetings at the fair. Similarly, representatives of Brno met with representatives of the partner cities Stuttgart, Poznań and Leipzig. With them they exchanged experiences in attracting investments or in preparing and implementing development projects. The representatives of the partner cities also offered suggestions for concrete developers and investors who are engaged in innovative developments similar to the one that will take place in Špitálka.
Besides the smart district, Brno showed two other projects at MIPIM – a technology park and the new district Trnitá with the future new main train station. Representatives from Prague, Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region were also present in Cannes, with whom Brno representatives also discussed the preparation of larger investment projects. Representatives of municipalities from the Czech Republic presented themselves at the fair together with the exhibition “Czech Cities & Regions”. It also included projects of partners from the commercial sphere, who significantly financially supported the entire exposition, led by the general partner HSF System.