The Major Retail Real Estate event which takes place in Cannes each year was originally postponed until June due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but as it continues to spread globally it has become clear this is not feasible.

“The situation surrounding covid-19 is changing daily and government measures are becoming increasingly restrictive. It is clear that holding a large Mipim trade show in Cannes in June is not feasible given the rapid spread, devastating impact and uncertain evolution of the virus,” said Filippo Rean, a director at Reed Midem.

“As it is not possible to organise a traditional Mipim by the end of this year, we are planning a different form of gathering for clients in the autumn in Paris, plus a digital experience, Mipim Connect,” he added.