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Major names set to address Derby Property Summit

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Some major names have been lined up to speak at the forthcoming Derby Property Summit, which will focus on the repurposing of place.

This year’s event, which will take place on Wednesday 13 July, will explore the role that inward investment, green growth and foreign direct investment can play in repurposing Derby and the towns of Derbyshire in the post-Covid recovery.

And a top line-up of respected speakers has been assembled to give their take on the subject.

Among them will be economist Jim O’Neill, Baron O’Neill of Gatley, and businessman Sir Tim Smit, the man behind Cornwall’s Eden Project, who is backing plans by Down to Earth for a nature-based regeneration of Derby.

Both of them have recorded ‘talking heads’ pieces, especially for the Derby Property Summit.

Offering an international perspective will be Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of Global Data’s Investment Monitor, who will speak at the event in person.

The Derby Property Summit will also hear from Paul Simpson, chief executive of Derby City Council and there will be a panel discussion on the repurposing of place.

A new investment film about Derby is also set to be premiered at the summit, which once again will be held as a hybrid event, with delegates present in person at QUAD cinema and online.

So far, more than 250 people have signed up, including business leaders, key decision-makers and investors from across the region and beyond.

Organised by Marketing Derby, the Derby Property Summit will once again be hosted by BBC and LBC business journalist Declan Curry.

John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, said: “The march of online technology and the impact of pandemic lockdowns have been gamechangers in challenging how customers use city centres.

“This year, we have an incredibly exciting line-up of speakers giving global, national and local perspectives on how places are repurposing themselves to recreate customers – many of whom might have lost the habit.

“This is not an overnight fix but delegates will learn how Derby is working up its pipeline of investment to drive that change.”

Now in its 10th year, the Derby Property Summit is the largest investment and regeneration event in the Midlands, bringing together the local and regional property and investment communities in a lively mix of thought leadership and investment pipeline updates.

This year, the summit is being supported by event partners Faithful + Gould and Atkins, Matthew Montague Architects and AJS Structural Design.

Matthew Montague said “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Derby Property Summit in 2022.

“We are familiar with the city and have been involved with its development and cityscape for many years.

“This is an important event for the city and an important event for us to be involved with.”

For more information or to register for the Derby Property Summit please click here.

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