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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.

Get Involved

Find us aboard the Arup yacht, Duke Town, on the Jette 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.

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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Becci Taylor

Becci Taylor

As Arup’s Buildings Cities leader, Becci strengthens the relationship between the buildings we design and their role they play in our cities. She uses her experience and technical knowledge to drive value by delivering truly sustainable projects that optimise long term building performance and social value.

Becci works at a range of scales, shaping the environment of masterplans and the comfort of homes. She actively contributes to industry guidance & legislation on building performance and its impact on people’s well-being. 

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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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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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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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Zoe Metcalfe

Zoe Metcalfe

Zoe is a client-centric integrated advisor in city and regional resilience. With a passion for developing defined briefs, creating projects and providing strategic advice to clients, she generates ambitious solutions to major city and regional challenges.

Zoe prioritises early engagement with communities, end users and stakeholders to deconstruct and understand problems, promote advocacy and create early buy-in.Using an evidence-based approach, Zoe delivers successful outcomes that promote clean and inclusive growth and provide a robust response to the climate emergency.

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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.