MAPIC Russia ‘suspended’ following Ukraine invasion

Following last week’s decision to shelve the Russian Pavilion planned for MIPIM later this month, the Cannes real estate show’s organiser RX has also decided to cancel the MAPIC Russia event, due to be staged in April.

RX stated: “In addition to its previous statement, and in the current global context, RX has decided to suspend MAPIC Russia due to be held on April 19-21 2022 in Moscow, until further notice”

The decision to cancel MIPIM’s Russia Pavilion was in line with French government policy following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The company stated last week: “RX strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. RX stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, particularly with our employees around the world who have family and friends in Ukraine.

“We also stand in solidarity with our Russian employees working in challenging conditions.  In a rapidly changing environment, RX is following government sanctions and policies in each territory where we operate. There is no Russian Pavilion at MIPIM.”

Last year MAPIC Russia, which is staged in Moscow’s Crocus Expo, was held in June and attracted over 70 exhibitors and more than 3,900 attendees.

JLL, a prominent participant in MAPIC Russia and with offices in both Ukraine and Russia posted a statement on its website: “We are deeply concerned by the attacks on Ukraine and condemn the invasion by the Russian military. We are witnessing an absolute tragedy unfold in plain sight and like millions around the world we are profoundly saddened. These actions are in direct contrast to our purpose and core values and we strongly encourage all parties to find peace and end this war.”

“Our immediate priority has been the safety of our people, clients and suppliers both inside Ukraine and across Eastern Europe. We are investing significant resources to protect our people in Ukraine and have teams working tirelessly to support our relief efforts. We have been moved by the compassion and unwavering support shown from our JLL employees around the world to all those who are impacted. 

“In Russia, we are in the process of helping our people and clients adjust to the rapidly changing situation. Our focus is guided solely by the safety and wellbeing of our people and the commitment to help our clients as they consider actions regarding their own operations moving forward.

“Our thoughts are with our colleagues, their families and the people of Ukraine. We stand by you.”