Ban Ki-moon to give opening keynote speech at MIPIM 2019
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech at MIPIM on Tuesday 12 March at 2:00 pm in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. He will share his vision of the new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to increasing pressures involving energy and water.
Ban Ki-moon served two consecutive terms as UN Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016. Born in the Republic of Korea, he is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
One of the Secretary-General’s first major initiatives was the 2007 Climate Change Summit, followed by extensive diplomatic efforts that have helped put the issue at the forefront of the global agenda.
His visits to hard-hit areas around the world, persistent advocacy on the issue and even a march through the streets of New York for climate action, helped to push the world to act. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, adopted in December, 2015, was signed by a record number of leaders on April 22nd – Mother Earth Day – and became effective on 4 November.
Tuesday 12 March, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Grand Audi Palais level 1
Followed by the Thinkers & Leaders panel discussion
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand Audi Palais level 1
Come and learn from international leaders discussing how to ensure the Real Estate industry becomes a true enabler for economic growth, sustainable performance and community cohesion.
What are the challenges lying ahead, both political and economic?
What are the key changes needed to foster a lasting, positive impact in each and every built environment?
The 30th edition of MIPIM will be held on March 12-15, 2019 in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.