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News from our partners: Shropshire businesses encouraged to grasp multi-billion-pound investment opportunities at MIPIM 2020

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Businesses across Shropshire are being encouraged to take part in the Midlands UK delegation at next year’s MIPIM (Cannes, Tuesday 10 March – Friday 13 March 2020), the world’s largest property event.

Billions-of-pounds’ worth of investment is agreed each year at the international property and real estate show, with the West Midlands presenting an £11 billion portfolio to investors at this year’s event.

For the fourth year in a row, the Midlands UK delegation will bring together the region’s public and private sector leaders to showcase their most important regeneration and development schemes. This presence at MIPIM aims to grow the Midlands’ reputation as a globally competitive investment destination.

MIPIM provides the opportunity to profile businesses and projects, strengthen networks and share knowledge with industry peers. The show is the world’s largest real estate event, bringing together a global audience of more than 26,000 delegates from key markets such as the USA, Middle East and Western Europe.

Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, said:

“MIPIM offers an unrivalled opportunity for the private and public sectors to join forces and showcase our multitude of major developments and schemes to an international audience.

“The Midlands powers the UK economy, as a hotbed of talent, innovation and enterprise. Showcasing its strengths at MIPIM will help us to attract more global investment – helping to regenerate the region, create new jobs and deliver inclusive growth.”

Public sector leaders are urging Shropshire businesses to join the delegation at MIPIM 2020 following this year’s successful event. MIPIM 2019 helped to secure investment into the region through projects such as City of Wolverhampton’s £185 million Brewers Yard development and Lincolnshire’s £85 million Grantham Southern Relief Road.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for assets, economic growth and regeneration, said:

“Shropshire has so much to offer which we’re, once again, keen to share with potential investors. MIPIM also offers us an excellent opportunity to work with other Midlands authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships; after all, our county is an important part of the Midlands Engine.

“We’ve had a great deal of interest in our new development opportunities and for our ambitions for growth and investment previously, and we’re looking forward to continuing these promising conversations.”

This year, major development schemes were presented at the Midlands UK Pavilion to potential investors, partners, clients and suppliers. A busy event programme, comprising 43 events and 97 speakers, also highlighted the region’s most significant investment opportunities.

MIPIM 2018 in Cannes

MIPIM 2018 in Cannes

To date, platinum partners Birmingham Airport and St Joseph have signed up to join the Midlands UK delegation for MIPIM 2020. Others include Bruntwood, Lovell Partnership, Harworth Group and Arup.

Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman of St Joseph, a Berkeley Group Company, said:

“The Midlands is a fantastic place to invest, with strong leaders, a clear vision for the future and ambitious regeneration programmes well underway.

“We are proud to be part of this growth story and to be working in partnership to create the new homes and opportunities local communities need.”

The West Midlands Growth Company is organising the Midlands UK presence at MIPIM 2020. To find out more about becoming a partner for MIPIM 2020, please get in touch by emailing mipim@wmgrowth.com or visiting https://midlandsukmipim.com/mipim-2020-packages.

Further information

Midlands Engine

  • The Government is committed to making the Midlands an Engine for Growth in the UK, increasing economic growth and improving the quality of life for everyone. The Midlands is home to over 10 million people and over 800,000 businesses. Its economy is worth £220 billion.
  • So far the Government has awarded £1.9 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Midlands.
  • 8 Enterprise Zones have been established in the Midlands Engine since 2012, and 3 zones have been extended. By March 2016 these had attracted almost £1 billion of private investment, and created 85 new businesses and 7,291 jobs. 

The West Midlands Growth Company

The West Midlands Growth Company helps the region make its mark nationally and internationally. It is committed to promoting the area as a leading place to invest, do business and visit, working in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships, councils, Growth Hubs, universities, Chambers of Commerce and hundreds of local businesses.