MIPIM Brings Together The Entire Logistics Chain

               MIPIM Brings Together The Entire Logistics Chain

PR Newswire

PARIS, March 4, 2013

PARIS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As real estate logistics is now playing a
growing role in investor portfolios, MIPIM is devoting a vast programme to
this key sector. Hundreds of investment companies involved in real estate
logistics, along with cities and local authorities, developers and corporate
end-users from around the world, will come together at MIPIM this year.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM is being held
in Cannes from 12 to 15 March 2013.

According to Jones Lang LaSalle research, investment in industrial and
logistics assets increased by €2.9 billion in the last quarter of 2012,
reflecting growing investor appetite for this sector. It will represent a
major potential in 2013 due to the expansion of property portfolios. Logistics
is a safe asset, much sought-after by risk-averse investors, with premium
assets as the most popular target. According to a Prologis survey:
'opportunities in the European industrial property market,' real-estate
logistics is proving a strong asset with a good return on investment. Over the
past ten years, real estate logistics was the second best performing segment
in the real estate market after retail real estate. Against this background,
the German Investment Company IVG and Garbe have created a €120 million
logistics fund, emphasizing the importance of this sector.

There are many challenges facing real-estate logistics: it involves responding
to the growth of e-commerce, ensuring faster deliveries, reducing distances
and rotations, rethinking channels, limiting the number of warehouses and
logistics platforms and addressing all environmental protection requirements.
According to the Jones Lang LaSalle 'Logistics and Industrial Survey 2012,'
industry professionals are always looking for new opportunities, which have to
meet three major criteria: a favourable geographical location, good economic
growth, and political stability. At MIPIM on Tuesday, 12 March, Remy
Vertupier, Fund Manager for LOGISITIS AEW Europe, Christopher Garbe, CEO Garbe
Logistic AG, and Philip Dunne, President Europe ProLogis, will share their
insight into the prospects for the real estate logistics market. This
conference will enable participants to explore opportunities in Europe, Asia,
and America, and assess the sector's challenges in terms of innovation,
sustainability and flexibility.

Real estate logistics is also making a comeback in the urban landscape with
the aim of reducing delivery times and responding to a growing demand for
facilities that are closer to their final destinations. Current consumer
trends are strongly influencing logistics, with the growth of e-commerce, and
fast-growing demand for home deliveries of consumer goods. This trend is
largely driven by a combination of the ageing population, decrease in car use
in city centres, a growing interest in fun purchasing, and an increasing need
for stricter time management. It is therefore essential to reinvent the nature
of logistics real estate in city-centres. "MIPIM can help develop synergies
with retail policies and city planning. Run-down areas near or on railway or
river sites are well-suited to the needs of urban logistics. They should be
inventoried and monitored for availability. MIPIM helps the entire stakeholder
chain to meet together," said Filippo Rean, Director of MIPIM.

Francois Cangardel, Real Estate Director, Aeroports de Paris, will speak on
Wednesday, 13 March at MIPIM in a conference on logistics platforms and
transport infrastructure systems. The same day, Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta,
will share his expertise on airports as economic drivers. And Jean-Paul Rival,
Executive Vice President, Concerto European Developer will talk about XXL
warehouses, pooling and resource optimization on Thursday, 14 March.

To accompany these conferences, there will be a 200m^2 pavilion dedicated to
the logistics industry on Level 01 of the Palais des Festivals. Twenty
sessions of daily presentations of projects will raise visibility about
current business in the sector, while power meetings will provide an
opportunity for professionals to meet and share common concerns. There is
already significant interest from cities and ports in the presentation
sessions, with the ports of Barcelona, Oslo, Tallinn and Gdansk presenting
their activities. In addition, Amsterdam and Montreal airports, the cities of
Stockholm and Copenhagen, and the region of Silesia in Poland will also talk
in detail about their logistics clusters. And AEW Europe, the investment
advisory and real estate asset manager, will showcase LOGITIS, a new one
billion euro fund created from the merger of its three logistics funds. These
sessions will also enable SOGARIS to present its hotel logistics project as
part of the development of the new "Chapelle International" area in Paris,
designed to allow goods to enter Paris by rail, and then be distributed inside
the city by road.

Finally, two sessions of 'Power Meetings,' featuring brief targeted
get-togethers between potential partners to kick-start actionable ideas, will
also be held in the logistics pavilion. The first session will involve
investors, developers and local authorities, while the second session will
focus on meetings between end-users, real estate logistics owners and
developers. Major investment companies such as AXA Real Estate, Blackstone,
AEW Europe and GOODMAN will be attending the 'Power meetings.'

Click here for MIPIM's detailed logistics pavilion programme.

For editors:

Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional,
international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key
dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and
MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music
professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asiaand MAPIC for the property and retail real
estate sectors.

Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events
organizerwith over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together
six million active event participants from around the world generating
billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33
fully staffed offices.Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade
and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a
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