With MIPIM, the world’s property market, taking place in Cannes this week, 11 to 14 March, World Trade Center Gibraltar found itself positioned almost directly opposite the Madrid exhibition stand. The irony wasn’t lost on the Gibraltar delegation.
Karen Houston, representing World Trade Center Gibraltar, commented, “The World Trade Centers Association Stand, of which we were part, occupied a prime location on the main Show thoroughfare and, nearly directly in front, was Madrid. Every visitor to the Madrid stand will have walked past the scale model of World Trade Center Gibraltar and could not have helped but to notice it – as it was centre stage. What a great way to spread the message that Gibraltar is more than open for international business.”
The World Trade Centers Association, which represents WTCs in 100 countries on every continent, gave Gibraltar the spotlight this year. “The WTCA has been hugely encouraging,” continues Karen. “Its mission statement is ‘prosperity through trade’ and, by supporting Gibraltar’s grand 45 million pound vision to attract inward investment and stimulate trade, they believe that the project will help to overcome differences and bind nations. So far this belief has been borne out with a FTSE 250 company already having approached us to confirm its interest in moving to World Trade Center Gibraltar.”
An extravagant fireworks display over the Cannes skyline kicked off MIPIM 2014, a Show that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Event brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors – residential, sport, logistics, industrial, retail and, of course, office – and attendees are given unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital funding worldwide. World Trade Center Gibraltar was once more met with great enthusiasm and its architectural style deemed to be a resounding success.
MIPIM 2014 is expected to achieve a record audience of more than 25,000 visitors to include property directors from the world’s major corporations, real estate investors, global development companies, international architects, hotel groups, national and public authorities, consultants, asset managers, international banks and end-users – all on an international matchmaking exercise. MIPIM delivers an unparalleled exposé to these decision makers.
World Trade Centers are synonymous with stimulating trade and investment opportunities, and help businesses to connect globally and prosper locally. Companies locate to World Trade Centers across the globe because they know they will get premium quality accommodation and service at the world’s signature corporate address. That is why World Trade Center is home to some of the world’s biggest brands such as Apple, MasterCard and J.P.Morgan.