Knights hosts pre-MIPIM breakfast

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Bondholder 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 katie.delve@marketingderby.co.uk.

Derby and Derbyshire is taking its largest-ever delegation to MIPIM in 2019

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The exhibition, which is held in Cannes, France, every year, will see a combination of public and private sector officials and members of the Marketing Derby inward investment team travel to promote the city and county to investors from across the globe.

This year’s event runs from Tuesday 12 March to Friday 15 March.

John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, said: "MIPIM is an excellent opportunity to showcase Derby and Derbyshire to a global audience.

"We have had great successes in previous years with schemes conceived in Cannes and nurtured in Derby now forming part of the city’s skyline.

"Our team continues to go from strength to strength - the close collaboration, and support from our partners, is invaluable to our success."

As well as representatives from the city and county councils, Team Derby and Derbyshire will also include private sector support from headline sponsors The University of Derby and law firm Smith Partnership, as well as Justin Smith Architects, Faithful+Gould, Godwin Developments, Idom Merebrook, Innes England, Knights and East Midlands Airport.

For the third year, Marketing Derby will join forces with other investment promotion agencies, councils and organisations to represent Derby and Derbyshire as part of the Midlands UK pavilion.

For further information about getting involved, meeting the team or finding out what events are taking place, please contact Katie Delve at katie.delve@marketingderby.co.uk.

Join Team Derby and Derbyshire at MIPIM 2019

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Marketing Derby will take its biggest and strongest delegation ever to MIPIM 2019 and you could be part of the team of public and private partners promoting the city and county, meeting with investors from across the globe. 

For the third year, Marketing Derby will join forces with other investment promotion agencies, councils and organisations to represent Derby and Derbyshire as part of Midlands UK.

In 2018 the Midlands UK Pavilion welcomed more than 4,700 visitors of more than 50 events hosted by Midlands UK, including panel discussions and showcase presentations.

Visitors to the Pavilion included potential investors, property agents, developers and the media from more than 100 countries.

 John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby said “MIPIM is an excellent opportunity to showcase Derby and Derbyshire to a global audience.  We have had great successes in previous years and our team continues to go from strength to strength.  The close collaboration, and support from our partners, is invaluable to our success.”

 Join the current event partners D2N2, Knights plc and Smith Partnership to show the best of Derby and Derbyshire to the world.

 To find out how you could support and benefit from being part of MIPIM 2019 contact Katie Delve on 01332 201 860 or email katie.delve@marketingderby.co.uk or visit www.marketingderby.co.uk/mipim-2019