Knights hosts pre-MIPIM breakfast


Knights plc kicked off the MIPIM 2019 events schedule with a pre-MIPIM breakfast, hosted at the Marketing Derby offices at Riverside Chambers.

Attendees were among the first to hear about some of the key themes for MIPIM 2019, with presentations from John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, Deborah Ritchie, Partner at Knights plc. and Warren Manning, Pro Vic-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at the University of Derby - who will all be attending MIPIM 2019 as part of the Team Derby delegation.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby opened the event, with news of the largest ever Team Derby and Derbyshire delegation to attend MIPIM. Talking about two schemes that have come to Derby as a direct result of Marketing Derby's activities at MIPIM he commented: "MIPIM is a vital part of our event schedule as it gives us a chance to present Derby and Derbyshire to international investors. The hard work continues post-MIPIM at a series of follow-up events and meetings designed to continue the narrative of our city and the opportunities available here."

Knights plc is the fastest growing legal and professional services business throughout the UK, and sends a strong team to MIPIM complied of staff drawn from all 8 of their offices.

Deborah Ritchie, Partner, said "Why wouldn't Knights plc go to MIPIM? It's a great opportunity to showcase our diverse offer, meet new and existing contacts and dedicate the time to building those all important relationships."

Finally, Warren Manning, Pro Vic-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at the University of Derby gave a short presentation outlining the University of Derby's future plans. He commented, "For the University of Derby there are two main reasons to attend MIPIM this year - the current investment opportunities with regards our ambitions to extend further into the city centre, and the Science Park at Infinity Park Derby, and secondly, supporting the re-invigoration of the city in order to attract more students."

2019 will once again see Derby taking its place in the Midlands UK Pavilion alongside the other Midlands locations, promoting the vibrancy and opportunities available in the Midlands Engine. Marketing Derby will also be hosting our sell-out International Embassy, as well as key panels and discussions within the Midlands Pavilion.

If you’d like to meet with a member of the team in Cannes, or would like further information about our Embassy or the Midlands Pavilion please contact Katie Delve at