The message is loud and clear: Leicester is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and its economy is thriving.
Our city is seeing a dynamic renaissance, which offers huge investment opportunities and there are a host of plans to make the most of those exciting prospects.
Our regeneration plans are moving forward at pace, with a number of key schemes already happening – or in the pipeline. And Leicester inward investment is on the crest of a wave.
The stage is set, schemes are forging ahead and the city has many years of extensive development and change to look forward to. From the proposed Space Park, to the Mattioli Woods building in the heart of the city centre, to the city’s tourism offer, from the Haymarket Theatre, to the new development at the former Fenwick’s building, Leicester has a clear strategy for growth.
But the story doesn’t end with the city boundaries. The county has lots to showcase at MIPIM in 2018 such as the two enterprise zones of MIRA Technology Park and the Loughborough and Leicester Enterprise Zone.
The Midlands Pavilion
The Midlands Pavilion was launched in 2017. This is where the Midlands-wide delegation – featuring ten Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas and more than 50 private and public sector partners – exhibited together for the first time. The Midlands UK is a collaboration between the public and private sector, who worked together to showcase over £14bn worth of investment opportunities at MIPIM 2017.
In 2018, the pavilion will be even better: it will be a larger space, more events and greater opportunities for regions to showcase their offer to investors and developers. All Team Leicester partners will be very much part of the pavilion presence.
Team Leicester events programme
In 2018, we will be hosting two exclusive events in Cannes:
Team Leicester Dinner on Wednesday
We are hosting a drinks reception and dinner for 100 people at the fabulous Radisson Blu Hotel, overlooking Old Harbour in Cannes. We will be having drinks on the outside terrace, a three course dinner and our speakers for the evening include Phil Coyne, strategic director, city development and neighbourhoods at Leicester City Council and Tom Purnell, assistance chief executive at Leicestershire County Council. Former Leicester Tigers legend George Chuter will be hosting.
Team Leicester Dinner on Thursday
This year we will be hosting a buffet lunch at C Beach Plage Restaurant on La Croisette - an event for 100 people together with exclusive private beach access for all guests.