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Invest Newcastle joins UK Cities & Partners to showcase UK investment opportunities at EXPO REAL

August 23, 2023

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Invest Newcastle is partnering with UK Cities & Partners (UKCAP) to bring a new UK Investment Pavilion to EXPO Real 2023, showcasing a multi-billion-pound pipeline of opportunities.

Widely recognised as Europe’s largest real estate investment driven trade show, the event from 4-6 October in Munich will be a platform for the UK delegation to engage with and be represented alongside leading global cities and investors. With significant numbers of investors and advisors exhibiting at EXPO REAL, previous events have shown demonstrable returns on the relationships built.

The UKCAP Investment Pavilion is the first time that UK City Regions and the private sector will collectively present the size and scale of opportunity across the UK, whilst increasing its strategic influence and visibility at EXPO REAL and delivering a compelling inward investment narrative.

Newcastle, along with London, Manchester, West Midlands and Bristol & Bath is one of the first UK City Regions to announce their involvement and will be bringing with them a variety of oven-ready investment opportunities to showcase.

The private sector has also partnered with the delegation to facilitate introductions and provide critical advice and expertise, with supporters including Avison Young, Legal and General Investment Management, Aviva Investors, Moore Kingston Smith, Trowers & Hamlins, Shoosmiths and Vectos part of SLR, with more to be announced in the run up to the conference.

During the three-day trade event, UKCAP will deliver a high-impact speaker programme highlighting the best of the UK’s investment propositions, from innovation ecosystems, real assets, net zero, social sustainability and investor-ready large-scale regeneration, transport and infrastructure projects. A key aim is to curate and coordinate meetings between project and city leads with investors to ensure maximum value is achieved during the week.

With the support of the UK Government, Lord Johnson, Minister for Investment, Department for Business and Trade said: “Real estate is the bedrock of the UK economy, and it plays a huge part in encouraging investment so we can drive growth and job creation throughout the UK.

I’m very pleased to be supporting the UK Cities & Partners Pavilion at EXPO REAL, which will play a key part in showcasing the very best of what the UK has to offer for investors alongside representatives from the UK City Regions and our partners in the private sector.”

Jennifer Hartley, Director of Invest Newcastle, said: “We are delighted to be attending EXPO Real in Munich this October as part of the UK Cities & Partners delegation. The event provides a unique opportunity for us to present Newcastle’s distinctive investment proposition to European investors – a proposition that is rooted in innovation that drives inclusion.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for us to be promoting our city on the international stage, with a number of ambitious development sites beginning to take shape and a clear strategy around people-centered placemaking that our partners across the public and private sector are committed to delivering.”

Katharine Glass, Director, White Label Creative, the organisation behind UKCAP and supporting delegation said: “We believe that EXPO REAL is a critical place to be for the UK to unlock and develop important investment partnerships and to ensure that the UK is a key part of an international dialogue as our leaders from the public and private sectors look to set us on a better, more sustainable path for the future.”

For more information on how to get involved in the UK Pavilion at EXPO REAL please visit the website:

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