Mayors grapple with dilemma of whether to attend MIPIM

To go to MIPIM, or not? That is the question for any politician weighing up the benefits of attracting investment into their region against the potential public backlash of being associated with champagne-fuelled yacht parties hosted by the property industry.

The stakes have been raised this year as Momentum-fuelled venom towards public-private partnerships poses increasing political danger, while the recent Presidents’ Club scandal has put unflattering aspects of the industry under close public scrutiny.

But with Brexit looming and a guaranteed turnout from European mayors