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Newcastle raise ambitions for international property show

June 16, 2017

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Last night 15 June 2017 Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city, launched their return to the world’s leading property trade show, MIPIM Cannes.

The event, which was attended by over 60 people, launched Invest Newcastle’s plans for MIPIM 2018.

MIPIM brings together the most influential players from across all of the international property sectors and will take place on 13 – 16 March 2018.

Catherine Walker, Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle, said: “2018 will mark our third year in attendance at MIPIM. We significantly grew our presence from 2016 to 2017 delivering a full events programme and supporting digital assets, doubling our stand space and increased our partner numbers by over 100%.

“It is important that we continue to have a strong presence at MIPIM in order to secure new investment – supporting the growth of the city and allowing us to meet the demand from our high growth business sectors.

“The support we receive from both the public and private sector, demonstrates a combined ambition to boost the profile of the region and enables us to position Newcastle as a leading European city on a global stage.

“We have ambitious plans for MIPIM 2018 and will continue to build upon our success, demonstrating Newcastle is a city of opportunity and open for business.”

Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council said: “MIPIM is a global stage and it’s really important that Newcastle has a strong presence alongside all the other major UK cities. It’s an unmissable opportunity to showcase our excellent public-private sector partnerships and to shine a light on the fantastic investment opportunities this great city has to offer.

“Now, more than ever, investors are looking to the regions outside of London for exciting opportunities and innovative partnership solutions. This really is the time for us to come together in a shared ambition for Newcastle.

“Our strong partnership with the private sector shows a willingness to work together to succeed. We’re delighted to be joining the delegation to celebrate the city’s achievements, which gives us a stronger collective voice to secure investment and grow our city and its economy.”

Last year Invest Newcastle hosted a successful Investor Dinner, sponsored by stand partner GVA, which will once again take place in 2018 thanks to GVA’s continued support. To date 16 private sector businesses have committed to attend MIPM as part of the Newcastle delegation in 2018, including:

  • BIM Academy
  • Client Confident
  • Cundall
  • Gavin Black & Partners
  • GVA
  • Hanro
  • Highbridge Properties
  • Meldrum
  • Naylors
  • NE1
  • Port of Tyne
  • Quorum
  • Ryder
  • Science Central
  • Space Group
  • UK Land Estates

The Invest Newcastle stand will be located in the Croisette Suites during MIPIM. For more information visit

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