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Invest Newcastle has launched our return to leading international property event

September 13, 2018

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We have announced our return to MIPIM, a popular 4-day international property event held in Cannes from 12-15 March 2019.

A breakfast event was held at Mansion House, Jesmond to launch our plans for 2019. We were joined by both the public and private sector, who are all committed to demonstrating the region’s strengths as one of the fastest growing places in which to invest, develop or locate.

MIPIM brings together some of the most influential investors from across the property sector.  More than 26,000 delegates from 100 countries attend, providing opportunities to connect with the industry’s key decision makers.

The stand will provide a platform to engage with delegates and the full events programme for 2019 will focus on the city’s strengths and expertise around digital, technology, culture, healthcare and innovation. There will also be a focus on devolution and the opportunities it will bring. There will be six on stand events around these key themes as well as an Investor dinner. New to the programme will be a flagship conference that will target more than 100 investors and intermediaries.

We will lead a public and private sector delegation, with several partners already committed to supporting MIPIM in 2019.  Once again, commercial property agency and premier partner GVA, will be sponsoring the Investor dinner.

Gordon Hewling, Regional Senior Director from GVA said: “Once again, we are delighted to be supporting MIPIM. It is a great platform to promote our region to investors, developers, inward investment companies and potential occupiers.  We see this as an excellent opportunity to work alongside public sector authorities and other private sector partners to promote the major regeneration projects we are involved with, including Newcastle Helix, East Pilgrim Street and the Stephenson Quarter. It is crucial for us to be part of the conversation at this event, helping to highlight the connected effort of partners in supporting the city to achieve its economic ambitions.”

Gateshead Council will also be supporting the event again alongside executive private sector partners Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie. Other partners include the High Street Group, Naylors, Quorum Business Park, The Hanro Group, Gavin Black, Port of Tyne, Deloitte, Knight Frank and Union Property.

We will deliver a full events programme, supporting partners with flight plans, delegate passes, interviews and networking opportunities. We will also support partners to raise their profile within an international context. This year we have also teamed up with to provide a direct flight to Nice, a first for Newcastle at that time of year.

Catherine Walker, Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle said: “With 6 months to go until MIPIM we were very keen to bring our Newcastle delegation together and launch our programme for 2019. It is vital that we continue to have a strong presence at MIPIM, it helps us position ourselves as a leading city, secure investment and support growth.  Not only does this event helps us raise the profile of our region, businesses can develop strategic relationships, pitch ideas to key decision makers and connect with investors.

“Back in March 30 partners joined us, making it the biggest delegation to date. A huge thank you to everyone who has committed to be part of our 2019 delegation again, and a huge welcome to brand new partners Deloitte, Knight Frank and Union Property. We are on track to make next year our biggest yet.”

Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council said: “This is an exciting time for Newcastle and the wider region and we are pleased to support the private sector at MIPIM again this year. The spotlight is now on Newcastle with major developments taking shape across the city and at a time when devolution offers significant new possibilities with our partners North of Tyne.

“MIPIM offers a real opportunity to showcase what we have to offer alongside other major cities and by focusing on our key areas of expertise at next March’s event I feel we are in a very strong position to again attract interest from global investors.”

There is still opportunity to be part of MIPIM 2019. For further information contact Catherine Walker.

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