Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC have announced the second annual MIPIM PropTech.
The one-day conference will be the flagship event of NYC Real Estate Tech Week and will take place on 6 November 2018 at The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W 18th Street.
MIPIM PropTech NYC is aimed at real estate leaders and technologists from around the world interested in sharing the latest trends and how they will impact the future of their businesses. Last year, the summit hosted over 800 attendees from more than 500 firms in 30 countries.
“Last year, the consensus was that user experience and data analytics were driving the industry,” said Filippo Rean, head of real estate markets, Reed MIDEM. “We received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and many commended the wide range of real estate tech covered as well as the combination of real estate industry delegates, the tech community, and public officials. The turnout and success led us to expand this year’s event with a cutting-edge content and a growing exhibition zone. For example, this year’s program will also address topics such as cybersecurity, sustainability and work environment.”
Responsibly Embracing Technology
The conversation surrounding data analytics largely focused on the need for increased transparency, converting raw data into insight and delivering it in a palatable way that allows for actionable report creation, trained algorithms that glean better insights and enriched generic data sets. Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger, who delivered the real estate keynote during last year’s summit, noted that people are at the centre of every tech-related decision that prolific developers make. “Today, real estate is not about buildings. It’s about people and how they live their lives,” he said. “The industry is starting to look at real estate as a service, both on a commercial and a residential front, and those who embrace tech responsibly and strategically will succeed. If we ignore tech, we jeopardise our position.”
Aaron Block, co-founder and managing director, MetaProp NYC, added: “We had a diverse group of attendees last year. From startups to billion-dollar businesses, from proptech experts, to people who were learning about proptech for the first time.
“Last year, 25% of the attendees and exhibitors came from Europe. Bringing these diverse people together is crucial to continued industry growth. The MIPIM PropTech NYC has the power to unite the industry on a global scale, and the best is yet to come.”