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North East delegation takes shape ahead of MIPIM 2023

February 6, 2023

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Plans to lead a North East delegation to one of the world’s largest real estate conferences have taken a major step forward following the recruitment of a number of organisations from across the built environment, education and professional services sectors.  

Taking place in Cannes, France from 14 to 17 March at the Palais des Festivals, MIPIM brings together a global network of investors and real estate professionals with officials from core cities and governments to discuss capital investment opportunities and key industry challenges.  

Invest Newcastle, part of Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, has led a delegation to the event for the last seven years and is currently developing a 3-day programme of events that will position Newcastle and the wider region as a smart, inclusive and sustainable place to do business.  

Helping to profile the region’s vision and priorities are global digital consultancy Monstarlab, chartered surveyors Avison Young, architects Ryder Architecture and FaulknerBrowns, commercial real estate agents Naylors Gavin Black, developers Hanro Group, PfP Igloo and Union Property Services, construction consultants Todd Milburn and Mott MacDonald, asset managers Pradera Lateral and lawyers Womble Bond Dickinson.  

The delegates will discuss key opportunities and challenges shaping the global real estate and property landscape, from decarbonising the built environment and making cities smarter to building gateways to key territories through trade and investment and creating investable propositions to attract more foreign direct investment that will help create jobs at all levels for local residents.   

Newcastle College Group (NCG), Newcastle and Northumbria University and the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) will also join the delegation to highlight the strength of collaboration in the regional knowledge economy and ask how we can support efforts to make the UK a science superpower.    

MIPIM 2023 is taking place at a time of significant change for the North East business community, with the proposed £4.2bn devolution deal promising to usher in a new era of investment for the region.  

Jennifer Hartley, Director of Invest Newcastle, said: “We are incredibly excited to be attending MIPIM once again and leading a diverse delegation of public and private sector leaders.  

“2023 is shaping up to be the busiest MIPIM on record as delegates from all over the world look to build new relationships that will unlock millions of pounds of investment for the cities and communities they operate in.” 

The North East delegation met at Ryder’s offices in Newcastle on 27 January to discuss plans and share best practice for making the most out of MIPIM, which looks set to welcome more investors and developers than ever before. 

Jonathan Seebacher, Partner at Ryder, said: “As proud supporters of Invest Newcastle, we were delighted to welcome the North East delegation to Cooper’s Studios. MIPIM is an ambitious, collaborative effort and we value being an integral part of a passionate team, promoting our city and region on a world stage to deliver real impact.” 

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