At this year's MIPIM, Derby will be exhibiting as part of a Midlands-wide delegation – featuring ten Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas and 49 private and public sector partners.
Working collaboratively in a dedicated pavilion, the Midlands Engine delegation is the largest of its kind to represent the UK at this year’s event. The region will showcase more than £14billion worth of projects and investment sites to the annual exhibition’s 23,000 attendees – from potential investors and developers to property agents and the media. Themes will range from the opportunities surrounding the Midlands’ connectivity offer – including the new High Speed 2 rail network – to the region’s Enterprise Zones, housing and commercial schemes.
Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Midlands Engine, said: “The Midlands is coming together on an unprecedented scale at MIPIM to attract even more investment from around the world. The Midlands Engine is working hard to accelerate growth across the whole region and Local Authorities, LEPs and businesses are all collaborating to bring this ambition to fruition.
"MIPIM is always a success for our region and this year we have more exciting investment opportunities than ever before. For the first time, a brand new Midlands Pavilion will showcase the wide range of investment opportunities across the region, demonstrating to investors around the world that the Midlands is open for business and can offer a global proposition.”
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “The Midlands Pavilion is the natural progression in our efforts to showcase the region on a global scale. By working in collaboration we are able to share the Midlands’ compelling narrative with the world; we are a region whose economy is a driving force in the UK, and Derby is at the heart of this.”
MIPIM is the world’s leading global property event. The four-day exhibition takes place annually in Cannes in March. 23,500 delegates attended in 2016 with 4,800 investors and 90 different countries being represented.