Manchester will be represented by a record delegation of 99 organisations at MIPIM UK 2016, the world’s largest international property market event.
The Manchester at MIPIM Partnership will present the investment and development opportunities across Greater Manchester with the goal of attracting new investors and expertise to what is considered the UK’s most attractive regional real estate market.
This year’s partnership welcomes 36 new organisations and will showcase some of Manchester’s most exciting developments including Manchester Life, Circle Square, St Michael’s and St John’s.
Iwan Griffiths, chairman of Marketing Manchester, said:
“With the Greater Manchester devolution plan now underway, and the city’s recognition as European City of Science, 2016 stands to be one of the most important years in Manchester’s recent history. As a result, the partnership has a strong set of messages to bring to MIPIM this year, and our challenge is to ensure that we are able to get the most out of these.”
The 2016 programme is scheduled to feature a new set of events, including opportunities for partners to create an event of their choosing ensuring the Manchester stand remains a hub of activity throughout the three days of the conference.
The city will also once again organise the prestigious MIPIM City Investment Forum, this year focussing on the Northern Powerhouse with Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein heading a discussion with colleagues from leading Northern English cities.
Speakers already confirmed include Chris Oglesby, Chief Executive of Bruntwood and Marty Edelman, Executive Chairman of Manchester Life Development Company Ltd.
MIPIM takes place 19-21 October 2016 in the Olympia London.