Midlands UK presents its success story to thousands at MIPIM 2018
The Midlands UK Pavilion, which included the Marches LEP, welcomed more than 4,700 visitors at global real estate show MIPIM 2018, a 57% increase on 2017’s event, which attracted 3,000.
More than 50 events were 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. The Midlands UK delegation comprised 350 people from both the public and private sectors, including Herefordshire Council, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.
Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, commented: “MIPIM provides the Midlands with a huge opportunity to showcase the region’s most valuable investment schemes potentially generating thousands of jobs and significant economic growth.
“The Midlands UK delegation has engaged with more investors at MIPIM than ever before. Building on the success of last year we have delivered an outstanding programme of panel discussions, investment showcases, meetings and networking events. The vibrant atmosphere at the Midlands UK Pavilion is testament to the exciting opportunities we have been able to promote this year.”
Regional leaders unveiled major developments to prospective investors. The Marches LEP digital brochure can be viewed below https://www.marcheslep.org.uk/download/inward_investment/Marches-MIPIM-2017-Digital-Brochure.pdf
Visitors were also shown opportunities on a giant screen, featuring a 60 second overview of the Marches.