Cooperation reaps its own rewards, and that includes the property sector. After participating in MIPIM a number of times at a regional level, the Belgian regions, cities and partners came to understand that a cooperative approach was much more appealing. So Hooox took the initiative to launch a national pavilion, and it was a great success. The number of Belgian MIPIM participants doubled and the number of foreign visitors grew fourteen-fold within five years.
The Belgian Surreal Estate pavilion is an exceptional asset for bolstering the position of Flanders, Brussels, Wallonia and their cities and companies in the international real estate market. The Belgian aim was to become one of the leading nations at the show and to highlight its function as a meeting point for the many Belgian attendees. Mission accomplished!
In 2017 we completely overhauled the Belgian Pavilion, all the way down to redecorating the famous Palais des Festivals staircase. Hooox provided a professional framework (that included a conference hall and an exclusive terrace with a view over the harbour) as well as quality content and international keynote speakers that ensured the Pavilion was packed, time and time again.
Thanks to the spectacular expansion of the Pavilion at a number of levels, it would have been very difficult for the 26,000 visitors not to see the Belgians from the Promenade de la Croisette, and we learnt as much from the visitors’ numbers. Moreover, an increasing number of international investors attended the many conferences held at the Belgian Pavilion.