Team Leicester will be heading to France next week for this important event.
Renowned as one of the most impressive real estate marketing expositions in the world, MIPIM will be attended by people from around the globe.
Typically held every March in Cannes, France, the pandemic has meant the event has had to be put on hold for the last two years. Fortunately though, it is back this year in full force for the first time since 2019.
A business group from Leicestershire are gearing up ready to attend.
Team Leicester is a public-private partnership made up of organisations that have joined together to collectively champion Leicester and Leicestershire. They will represent the property and construction sector, deliver an inward investment message, and showcase the exciting range of projects and opportunities in the area.
Rob McGuinn (pictured left) from property consultants, MDA is chair of the Team Leicester. He said: “Although the pandemic has caused the industry to slow down on a global scale, Leicester and Leicestershire have in fact, weathered the storm well.
"Our businesses are resilient; our people are tough; and consequently, our region has emerged with a degree of optimism – and this resonates in the continuation of the large volume of new developments that are there for all to see.”
This year, Leicester heads to Cannes with the team theme 'Tackling Challenges and Converting Opportunities’.
Matthew Wallace, Director of Estates and Building Services at Leicester City Council. He said: “MIPIM brings about the chance to have meaningful conversations away from the day-to-day environment - people attend because they want to return with tangible and realistic outcomes.
“Leicester City Council has many sites and locations in our portfolio, and we have recently received substantial funding to progress many new projects such as Pilot House and Leicester Railway Station to name but two."
The team is particularly interested in speaking to housing developers, investors, corporate real estate occupiers and the supply chain who can help to deliver on these projects.
Jon Bennett, Head of Strategic Property Services at Leicestershire County Council added, “Leicestershire has some very exciting prospects, including plans for the East Midlands Freeport.
"The only inland freeport, it is set to deliver over 61,000 jobs for the region and an extra £8.9bn for the local economy over the next 30 years.
“The County Council is also leading on an extensive carbon reduction programme and we are very interested in, for example, low carbon housing developments and new ideas such as renewable energy projects that can be applied to our estates to help offset our carbon usage."
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