BUSINESSES across Leicester and Leicestershire will be heading to Cannes in March (12-15) to help promote development and investment opportunities at the world’s largest property event, MIPIM.
Team Leicester brings together public and private sector organisations from the county’s property and construction industry to showcase the region on the global stage – and there is still time to sign up for 2019.
Driven by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and private sector partners, Team Leicester has helped to reinforce the city and county’s message at the world’s leading property market, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.
Rob McGuinn, chair of Team Leicester, said: “MIPIM is the perfect place to showcase exactly what Leicestershire has to offer; we want to get as many local and regional businesses as possible behind the MIPIM effort for 2019, strengthening our presence at the event.
“Opportunity across the region is plentiful making it an exciting time to get involved with Team Leicester, so we would be delighted to hear from businesses considering attending MIPIM this year.”
Team Leicester is made up of: Bradgate Estates, CEG Group, Couch Perry Wilkes, East Midlands Airport, Fortem, Freeths, Godwin Developments, Harworth Group, Innes England, Leicester City Council, Loughborough University, MDA Consulting, Pick Everard, TMDP Group, University of Leicester and Weightmans.
Joe Levy, managing director of Bradgate Estates, said: “Being at MIPIM has greatly enhanced our creditability and has help us continue to grow on a national scale. In 2018, we cemented relationships with companies that we already knew, shook a deal with an equity partner and received an offer on another site we own.”
Leicester and Leicestershire will be showcased as part of the Midlands UK Pavilion at the property fair for the third year in 2019 – confirming itself as an important part of this thriving UK area.
Rob added: “The Midlands Pavilion is a great way of bringing together the East and West Midlands under one roof, allowing us to highlight the vast number of opportunities available across this part of the UK to international investors and developers.”
There is still time to sign up and take your place with Team Leicester at MIPIM 2019 and interested businesses are invited to contact Ibrahim Elias at Leicester City Council on 0116 4542464 for further information.
MIPIM takes place from 12 – 15 March centred round a large-scale exhibition in the Palais de Festival in Cannes in the south of France which attracts tens of thousands of global visitors.