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Plans for MIPIM have been unveiled

January 18, 2019

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Plans for MIPIM have been unveiled at a breakfast event held at the newly-opened Maldron Hotel.

Key players including GVA, The World Wheel Company, Mott Macdonald, Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie all attended as part of the delegation that is heading out to Cannes in March.

This is the fourth year Invest Newcastle have led a public and private sector delegation, with their presence growing each year. MIPIM is an international property event which is taking place March 12-15 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, bringing 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. All partners play an integral part in promoting our regions strengths as one of the fastest growing places in which to invest, develop or locate.

The Newcastle stand provides a platform for partners to engage with investors and deliver an events programme that showcases the city’s strengths and expertise around digital, technology, culture, healthcare and innovation. This year there will also be a focus on devolution and the opportunities it will bring.  In addition, developments such as Newcastle Helix, East Pilgrim Street, Stephenson Quarter, Gateshead Quays and Baltic Quarter will be showcased at this renowned international property event.

Once again, commercial property agency and premier partner GVA, will be sponsoring an Investor dinner and brand-new partner The World Wheel Company will be sponsoring a flagship conference at the Marriott Hotel in Cannes, targeting more than 100 investors and intermediaries. The World Wheel Company are using this opportunity to launch their ‘Giant’s on the Quayside’ development, featuring Europe’s tallest observation wheel.

First-time premier partner and Chief Marketing Officer of the World Wheel Company, Nigel Hartley, said: “The World Wheel Company are very excited to be part of the delegation and proud to sponsor the Flagship Conference.  The development will truly set Newcastle apart as a destination for first class leisure and entertainment. This will complement Newcastle’s global reputation and help deliver one of Europe’s best waterfront experiences. We are very excited to be launching this at MIPIM.”

Jennifer Hartley, Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle said: “With only 2 months to go until MIPIM, we used this opportunity to bring our delegation together and share our plans.  We are thrilled that so many partners will be joining us in Cannes, helping us to share our ambitions with an international audience, position ourselves as a leading city and secure investment. Our partners not only act as ambassadors for our region, they use this opportunity to develop strategic relationships, pitch ideas to key decision makers and connect with investors. This is such an exciting time for our region, and we can’t wait to tell the international property world all about it.”

Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council, added: “The Newcastle delegation will be heading to MIPIM at a very opportune time, when we are in an incredibly strong position to demonstrate what the city and wider North of Tyne region can offer potential investors and showcase what a great place it is to do business.

“It is also happening when we have substantial growth in the city. Newcastle Helix secured substantial private sector investment at a previous visit to MIPIM, and is set to transform the economy, cementing our position as one of the leading cities for the digital economy in the UK and creating new opportunities associated with areas of research and innovation. With the additional prospect of the two other key strategic sites in the city which unlock further opportunities for investment across retail and commercial sectors – East Pilgrim Street and The Stephenson Quarter, the environment for investment and economic growth is significant”.

The Invest Newcastle Pavilion will be located on the Croisette, stand C19.c and will be joined by:

  • Gateshead Council
  • GVA
  • The World Wheel Company
  • Ryder Architecture
  • UK Land Estates
  • Engie
  • High Street Group
  • Naylors
  • Quorum Business Park
  • The Hanro Group
  • Gavin Black
  • Port of Tyne
  • Deloitte
  • Newcastle Helix
  • NE1
  • Knight Frank
  • Union Property
  • LOK developments
  • Bradley Hall
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Tier One Capital
  • Ward Hadaway
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Newby
  • Faulknerbrowns Architects
  • Mott Macdonald

 There is still opportunity to be part of the Newcastle Delegation. For further information contact Jennifer Hartley, Inward Investment Director on 0191 440 5751 or email  

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