Guest Post: Lucy Lomas
Around a third of this year’s registered UK delegates are from outside London. The Northern Powerhouse project is attracting international interest, Birmingham has risen above London in the list of top European cities for property investors, and last year a quarter of all investor finance went to firms outside the capital. It’s worth stepping into the bunker to explore what’s happening in the rest of the UK and find out what all the fuss is about. You never know what you might discover (or who you might meet).
Regional delegations from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh and more will be banging the drum for their cities. Developers and architects will be showcasing their projects and local figures will be sharing what makes their city great. Our cities are ambitious, energetic and growing fast.
Take a look at the stand events programmes as they’re published and make time to visit. Here are some of the best bits to look out for:
- The City Investment Forum – Northern Powerhouses conference session co-organised by Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield
- The Leeds transport-led regeneration breakfast on Thursday where they will unveil plans for the biggest regeneration site in Western Europe!
- The Manchester stand is good for loitering, networking and some interesting presentations and debates (as well as people watching)
- If you’re at a loose end before your pre-dinner cocktail event, the Newcastle stand is hosting an open drinks event (with table football) every day at 5pm
The not-in-London property and development communities will be out in force, and remember – they’re friendlier up north.
A bit about Lucy:
With over 15 years’ experience of marketing professional services companies in the property and development market, Lucy has seen it all. Now working independently, she is helping a select portfolio of clients make sensible marketing investment decisions to help them grow their business.
Lucy attended her first MIPIM way back in 2001 and it has been part of her calendar ever since, either from a distance or on the ground, in good years and lean ones.