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This year the state of NRW once again presented itself with a large joint stand at the international property event MIPIM in Cannes.

As part of the location marketing campaign "Germany at its best: North Rhine-Westphalia", NRW.INVEST participated in the commercial property congress in the South of France for the seventh time. Together with NRW.URBAN and the cities of Aachen, Bonn, Cologne, Dortmund, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Mönchengladbach and Oberhausen, it presented selected real estate projects such as Urban Soul Bonn, RWTH Aachen Campus, Messecity Cologne and mg+ Growing City Mönchengladbach. In addition, numerous North Rhine-Westphalian companies used the trade fair to advertise themselves and to engage in cooperation partnership talks.

At the center of the NRW reception at MIPIM was a round of talks with mayors and international investors. Thomas Eiskirch, Mayor of the City of Bochum, Thomas Geisel, Mayor of the City of Düsseldorf, Thomas Kufen, Mayor of the City of Essen, Henriette Reker, Mayor of the City of Cologne, and Ullrich Sierau, Mayor of the City of Dortmund, spoke about new projects and growing challenges in urban development.

MIPIM is the largest gathering of international investors with developers, architects, hotel groups, authorities, technical specialists, start-ups and property associations. This year, the event was attended by 24,000 participants from around 100 countries.