MOFS to MIPIM 2018 (Day 4) – Reflections

Well the day could not have started in greater contrast to Day 3 as the rain was literally bucketing down as I drew back the curtains and the images of the quayside could not have been further away from previous days. Previously, where property moguls sipped champagne on the open decks and the quayside, this … Continue reading MOFS to MIPIM 2018 (Day 4) – Reflections

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MOFS to MIPIM 2018 (Day 3) – A Split in the Ranks

It is always uplifting to look out of the window in the morning to see the sun shining, particularly so if the previous day involved a 15 hour marathon of meetings concluding at around 1am. The mood of awakening to the view however was soon interrupted by the terribly sad news at the death of … Continue reading MOFS to MIPIM 2018 (Day 3) – A Split in the Ranks

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MOFS TO MIPIM 2018 (DAY 2) – From Living Space to Outer Space

Breakfast at the Ibis Cannes La Bocca is basic, but very French with the usual array of meats, breads and coffee though extremely welcome ahead of what was to be a long day. The first rather pleasurable task of the day was to visit the wonderful villa of Hugh and Cathy Frost, where Hill Dickinson … Continue reading MOFS TO MIPIM 2018 (DAY 2) – From Living Space to Outer Space

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MOFS to MIPIM 2018 (Day 1) – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and Boats)

The day started early for Sam with a very early morning flight from Stanstead to Nice, though Alex and I had the benefit of a late morning flight from Manchester. The Jet2 Flight departed on time but it was only when we got on board that we realised that we had booked on the same … Continue reading MOFS to MIPIM 2018 (Day 1) – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and Boats)

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MOFS to MIPIM 2018

It does not seem 12 months ago since I wrote our last blog, just ahead of departing MIPIM in 2017, but as I write now, ahead of our departure on Monday to Cannes, I do so with a certain amount of excitement and anticipation for what the 2018 conference will bring. Our trip in 2017, … Continue reading MOFS to MIPIM 2018

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MIPIM 2017 – Day 4 of “A MOFS Observation”

Day 4 – Thursday 16th March 2017   Our colleagues from Mason Owen & Partners returned to Liverpool early this morning, presumably jaded, but with many opportunities to follow up. The MOFS delegation powered into day 4 with a breakfast meeting with one of our longest supporting Title Insurers, First Title.  An enjoyable breakfast and good company were … Continue reading MIPIM 2017 – Day 4 of “A MOFS Observation”

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MIPIM 2017 – Day 3 of “A MOFS Observation”

Day 3 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 You normally start and finish your day by opening and closing the curtains. We opened and closed the daytime session of MIPIM today by opening and closing with Curtins. (Pathetic Northern gag, but the pace is starting to tell!) Tim Bingham of Curtins gave an early morning presentation on the … Continue reading MIPIM 2017 – Day 3 of “A MOFS Observation”

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MIPIM 2017 – Day 2 of “A MOFS Observation”

Day 2 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 A global property conference maybe, but what I have learned today is that Bolton is quite clearly at the centre of it!! The day started early with our first foray into the main pavilion and what is a huge trade show. The Liverpool stand designed by K2 was impressive and … Continue reading MIPIM 2017 – Day 2 of “A MOFS Observation”

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MIPIM 2017 – Day 1 of “A MOFS Observation”

      Day 1 – Monday 13th March 2017 After 9 months of preparation, day 1 arrived, though it really was not day 1 as the conference actually commences on the 14th March. The MOFS delegation of myself and our Head of Legal Indemnity and brains behind the trip, Alex Bielinski, met early, 5.30am, … Continue reading MIPIM 2017 – Day 1 of “A MOFS Observation”

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