MIPIM 2018

MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.

Starts: 13 March Ends: 16 March

  • Time
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Location
    Cannes, France.
  • Cost
  • Age Group


Edinburgh will be promoting its investment portfolio to international investors and developers at MIPIM 2018. Readily acknowledged as one of the most attractive locations for international investment into the UK, Scotland's capital city offers a wide variety of investment and property development opportunities.

This year at MIPIM, on the back of the approved City Region Deal, Team Edinburgh are keen to enter into discussions to help stimulate development opportunties across the city including those along Edinburgh's Waterfront; strategic developments adjacent to Edinburgh's International Airport at West Edinburgh; the city's leading health and science campus, Edinburgh BioQuarter and the University of Edinburgh's development portfolio

To discover more about city wide investment and development opportunities see our dedicated webpage.

1-2-1 Meetings at MIPIM 2018

If you would like to arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with any of Team Edinburgh, please get in touch using the contact details below;

Team Edinburgh

  • Andrew KERR

    Chief Executive, The City of Edinburgh Council

    Andrew took up post as Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council on 27 July 2015. He was previously Chief Executive of Cornwall, Wiltshire and North Tyneside councils, and Chief Operating Officer in Cardiff. Known for his work on Social capital, with an interest in developing communities, a reputation for his approach to change management and large scale joint ventures for economic benefit, he is one of the most experienced local government leaders working today.

    Tel: +44 (0) 131 469 3004, debbie.harkness@edinburgh.gov.uk


    Executive Director - Place, The City of Edinburgh Council

    Paul's responsibilities include planning, housing, transport, regulatory services and environment, as well as economic development and culture. Paul joined the Council in late 2015. Previous to this, Paul was Corporate Director for Place at Stockport Council – one of the ten local authorities in the Greater Manchester city region, with a similar range of responsibilities. Paul started his working life in the cultural sector, before being appointed as Head of Cultural and Economic Development at Newcastle City Council in 2000. 

    Tel: Tel: +44 (0) 131 529 7051, claire.duchart@edinburgh.gov.uk

  • David COOPER

    Head of Development, The City of Edinburgh Council

    As Service Manager for Development in the Economy Service, David's main task will be delivering development and supporting infrastructure for Edinburgh. He is a town planner with over 15 years experience working for the Council in the field of planning and development. His roles have included managing the local development plan, development management and building standards services, and co-ordinating the Council's approach to developer contributions. He has also worked on the delivery of several major projects in the city, including the Edinburgh Tram.

    Tel: +44 (0) 7711 920 378, david.cooper@edinburgh.gov.uk

  • Hans MÖLLER

    Director, Edinburgh BioQuarter

    Hans moved to Edinburgh BioQuarter in October 2017 having worked as the Innovation Director for the North East LEP, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Hans was previously CEO of Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, the largest science park in Scandinavia. Hans is the current Chair of the Karolinska Institutet Science Park in Stockholm and was the Chair of SiSP (the Swedish Incubators and Science Park organisation) from 2006 to 2012. Hans has over 30 years of managerial experience including all areas of innovation, promotion, sales and marketing.

    Tel: +44 (0) 7825 734 898, hans.moller@edinburghbioquarter.com


    Director of Corporate Services, The University of Edinburgh

    Hugh is the Director of Corporate Services at the University of Edinburgh. He is responsible for the overall management of the Corporate Services Group which includes the University’s estate, finances and commercialisation of research.

    Tel: +44 (0) 7720 846 554, hugh.edmiston@ed.ac.uk

  • Gary JEBB

    Director of Estates, The University of Edinburgh

    As Director of Estates, Gary is responsible for one of the largest and most diverse University estates in the UK.  He moved to Edinburgh from Queen’s University Belfast in 2014 to lead on a £1.5B capital investment which translates the University’s academic vision into reality, and entails spending in the region of £200m per annum for the foreseeable future. Gary has considerable experience in estates projects and facilities management, and is very well known in the Higher Education sector.

    Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 2079, gary.jebb@ed.ac.uk


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Investor Support Team

City of Edinburgh Council

E: invest@edinburgh.gov.uk

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