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MIPIM 2020

Since 1946, Arup has shaped many of the defining urban projects of the modern era, leading the thinking behind, and the delivery of, cities of today and tomorrow.

Drivers including population growth, urbanisation, globalisation, climate change, resource scarcity and digital transformation present us with new city-wide challenges and opportunities. We’ll be returning to MIPIM, Cannes, in 2020 to host a series of discussions around these and other challenges facing the built environment.

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Find us aboard the Arup yacht, Duke Town, on the Jetée Albert Edouard, next to the Palais des Festivals from 10-13 March 2020.

Get in touch to find out how you can join the conversation.

By integrating our technical expertise in the built environment with relevant skills across strategy, economics, financing, programme management and operations, we are well placed to address the challenges facing cities and continue to design strong and active cities alongside our clients and collaborators.

Learn more about our experts at MIPIM 2020 below.

Alexander Jan

Alexander Jan

Alex is Arup’s chief economist. He has worked extensively with business improvement districts, local authorities and governments internationally on their growth and economic development strategies often with a strong transport focus. He led work on the GLA’s original London 2050 Infrastructure Plan and has overseen subsequent commissions.

He is member of the Design South East review panel, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chair of Bee-Midtown, a business improvement district covering part of central London.

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Andy Pennington

Andy Pennington

Andy leads our Science and Industry business across the North from our Liverpool office. He has a record of delivering successful projects including leading the design team for the innovative The Spine building in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter and the AMRC Cymru flagship advanced manufacturing facility in North Wales. He is also leading the design team for Siemens’ new train manufacturing facility in Goole, Yorkshire.

Andy’s focus at MIPIM 2020 will be to further develop links with business leaders and potential investors and grow his network of like-minded professionals.

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David Algie

David Algie

Based in Belfast, David is part of our Buildings leadership team in Northern Ireland. David works extensively in multi-disciplinary teams and has led the building engineering on many complex commercial and residential developments in Belfast and beyond, building valued relationships along the way. 

David has a strong focus on sustainable and low carbon design and is passionate about combining innovation with efficiency in holistic designs to achieve sustainable outcomes.

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Derek Roberts

Derek Roberts

Derek is passionate about delivering multidisciplinary design solutions to leverage the best outcomes for our clients and cities. During his 20 years with Arup, he has led the design of projects across a broad range of sectors from nationally significant infrastructure projects, through to mixed-use commercial developments, higher education and hospital estates.

Derek is a core part of the North West and Yorkshire Buildings Leadership. Based in Sheffield his focus at MIPIM will be on continuing to grow our relationships with clients and collaborators across Yorkshire.

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Eva O'Connor

Eva O'Connor

Eva is passionate about buildings and total design. Part of the multi-disciplinary team of Building Engineers in the Midlands Campus, Eva has worked closely with local higher education clients, including more recently, the University of Leicester.  

There is incredible development planned in and around the Midlands in the immediate future and Eva is keen to use MIPIM as an opportunity to both build on existing relationships as well as forging new ones to help deliver solutions to complex problems that face our cities.

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Jane Healey Brown

Jane Healey Brown

Jane leads the Planning business in Arup’s North West and Yorkshire offices and is passionate about city governance, devolution, inclusive growth and social value. Her expertise lies in planning policy, housing, green belts and infrastructure planning. Recent projects include Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), major regeneration-led masterplans and Hinkley Point C.

As Greater Manchester Commissioner for Planning and Housing Jane assists local authorities in preparing Local Plans and has acted as an expert witness at numerous planning inquiries.

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Jillian Hardie

Jillian Hardie

Based in Yorkshire and the North East, Jillian leads technically challenging engineering projects across the built environment. She’s an experienced problem solver skilled in coordinating a multidisciplinary approach to ensure successful outcomes.

Jillian’s understanding of commercial drivers, ability to form strong relationships and problem solving expertise equip her to deliver the best possible outcome for her clients.

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Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen

Mark has worked for 20 years as a Digital consultant in the built environment, advising clients on all forms of physical and digital technology, from cabling and networks to software development, cloud analytics and Smart buildings. His drive is to deliver the technology that is right for clients and projects, always keeping users’ needs at the forefront of his work. 

Key projects include Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, multiple mixed-use developments in London, and Smart City projects in Dubai and Singapore. 

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Martin Surridge

Martin Surridge

Martin has over 30 years' experience and is passionate about delivering complex, sustainable, low carbon, award winning buildings for clients. Based in Scotland he leads our Building teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow, co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions.

Recent projects include the V&A Dundee, SSE Hydro, Emirates Arena and Sir Christ Hoy Velodrome, Edinburgh Military Tattoo Grandstand, Queensferry Crossing and the City of Glasgow College City and Riverside Campus.

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Mike Savage

Mike Savage

A Director with 30 years' experience Mike provides specialist transport advice that puts quality urban design at the forefront of technical solutions for schemes. His work includes supporting Enfield Council to develop a transport strategy for the delivery of 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs at Meridian Water.

Mike’s delivered successful large mixed-use developments for a range of national housebuilders, landowners and developers, as well as advised on significant retail & leisure projects.

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Neil Rebeugeot

Neil Rebeugeot

Neil is a Corporate Real Estate Executive with over 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors and asset classes. In his client-side roles, he has developed multi-country business strategies; optimisating projects and has driven real estate transformation opportunities to improve delivery and service excellence, delivering value at every stage.

Neil leads our Property Portfolio Consulting business partnering with Owner, Occupiers and Investors. He also co-ordinates our Global Financial Services Network driving integrated advisory services. 

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Paul Webber

Paul Webber

Based in Cardiff, Paul leads our Buildings teams in Wales and Northern Ireland. Paul has a reputation for designing cost-effective low-carbon developments. He believes passionately in the use of passive techniques to control internal environments and has successfully implemented this approach on new-build and refurbishment projects.

Paul is skilled at maximising the potential of a site’s natural resources and advising on the optimal mix of uses on a site.

 

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Paula Walsh

Paula Walsh

Paula is Arup’s Regional Property business leader and leads one of the Building Engineering groups in London. She specialises in the design of buildings across a range of project genres, including commercial and residential projects, for both private and public clients. 

A structural engineer by background, Paula now works across all aspects of building design, with a particular focus on social value, sustainable and inclusive design. Key projects include 52 Lime Street, Ebury Bridge Estate and Kings Cross.

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Sowmya Parthasarathy

Sowmya Parthasarathy

Sowmya is an architect and urban designer with 20+ years of experience in the UK, US, and Asia. As a Director in Arup’s Integrated City Planning group, she leads masterplanning and strategic planning for large-scale new developments and regeneration. Sowmya has served as a Mayor of London Design Advocate, working with City Hall and London boroughs to advance London’s Good Growth by Design programme. She also has oversight of Arup’s growth and expansion in India as the firm’s India market leader.

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Vicky Evans

Vicky Evans

Vicky is an Associate Director and Chartered Town Planner with over 15 years’ international planning, site development, policy and economic development experience. She has a keen interest in housing and leads our UKIMEA Residential Business.

Vicky runs our Planning team in Nottingham and is leading a diverse high profile projects in the East Midlands including masterplanning at the HS2 East Midlands Hub Station, the Local Industrial Strategy for D2N2 and the Strategic and Economic Case for the Midlands Engine Development Corporation.

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About MIPIM

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM has been a key conference, exhibition, networking and transaction event in the agendas of the world’s top real estate players since 1989.

The event gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry – office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial – for four days of networking, learning and transactions.