• November 12-13, 2019
  • Metropolitan Pavilion, NY

Conferences & Program

2019's Theme

Matching user expectations

New technologies are playing an increasingly key role in real estate ecosystems, from urban planning to building occupancy. At the heart of these real estate ecosystems are people: as users of cities (citizens) and as users of buildings (occupiers).

Users are both citizens and occupiers, and they all have expectations: primarily, to improve their daily lives, as well as to enhance their built environment. For MIPIM PropTech 2019, we are focussing on how the private and public sectors, working closely with proptech, can meet these user expectations.

As part of the 2019 theme, ‘Matching User Expectations’, we are looking through two prisms: that of the user of the city (the citizen) and that of the user of the building (the occupier). Responding to individual user expectations is challenging. The first step is to understand the priorities of citizens and occupiers. Then, to identify the changes needed to improve services and to make them innovative, reactive, accessible and transparent.

Key questions are:

  • How do we align the short-term demands of users, and the fast-changing nature of technology, with the long-term strategies of the private and public sectors?
  • What does it mean to be user focused, to be customer centric? How can proptech help the public and private sectors have a better understanding of the needs of users?
  • How can we build a strong user-centric differentiator strategy, to develop unique products for different users?

2019's Confirmed Speakers

Ryan Anderson

Vice President of Digital Innovation
Herman Miller

Kai-Uwe Bergmann


Aaron Block

Co-founder & MD
MetaProp NYC 

Benjamin Breslau

Chief Research Officer, Americas

Mallorie Brodie


Andrea Chegut

MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab

Anthony E. Malkin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Empire State Realty Trust

Jack Fingert

General Partner 
Camber Creek

Nikki Greenberg

Women in PropTech

Matthew Hoffman

Managing Partner
Innovation Ventures

Ardalan Khosrowpour

Co-Founder & CEO

Takeshi Kodama

Executive Manager
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Min Kyriannis

Head of Cybersecurity
Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Deb Noller

Switch Automation

Robert Otani

Chief Technology Officer
Thornton Tomasetti

Preston Pesek

CEO & Founder

Dror Poleg

Rethinking RE 

Craig Robinson

Global Head of Powered By We Services
The We Company (WeWork) 

Michael Rudin

Senior Vice President,
Rudin Management Company

Julie Samuels

Executive Director

James Segil

Co-Founder and President

Dipak Shah

Site 1001

Steve Shpilsky

CEO & Co-Founder
Stay Open Hotels

Josh Sirefman

Chief Development Officer
Sidewalk Labs

Bradley Tusk

Tusk Ventures 

Taylor Wescoatt

Concrete VC