March 2, 2017
In the next few days another MIPIM opens at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. MIPIM is the premier real estate event, gathering together the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry.
Prominent among the participants will be Invest Newcastle (IN), showing the world what the regional capital of North East England has to offer. IN will be exhibiting with key players and decision makers from Newcastle City Council alongside influential business leaders from across the region. They will be on hand to discuss the region’s investment-ready commercial sites, the benefits of the region as a location and the bespoke support on offer.
Invest Newcastle is part of the overall Property UK message to the international investment and real estate community that the United Kingdom remains an attractive investment opportunity.
Taking place just before the Brexit-related Article 50 is planned to be triggered, there is no better time to bring together the world’s leading investors and developers, sovereign wealth managers, pension funds and other members of the investor community to meet UK industry leaders and politicians and discuss the implications of this new economic and political landscape and the business opportunities available.
For the first time in the history of MIPIM, the British government – led by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and with the involvement of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), HM Treasury’s Infrastructure Procurement Authority, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – will have its own pavilion and will be promoting its ‘Investment is Great’ campaign to major international real estate companies.
Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, will be at a stand located in the Croisette Suites (C19.C) and will be joined by 24 private sector businesses (doubling the number that attended in 2016).
According to IN, delegates will be plunged into an immersive virtual reality experience where they can walk around and explore new and upcoming development opportunities in the city, including Newcastle Science Central, Stephenson Quarter and North Shore.
Catherine Walker, Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle, said: “Our virtual reality experience will give delegates an immersive look into the city allowing them to navigate the city and see the opportunities we have available. We look forward to welcoming all MIPIM delegates to our virtual Newcastle.”