The West of England will showcase investment and development opportunities worth over £40 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM.
A delegation of over 20 of the region’s major businesses and public sector partners, led by Invest Bristol & Bath, will attend the annual event in Cannes, 12-15 March 2019.
Partners in the delegation include organisations AHR, Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, Avison Young, Bouygues, Bristol Airport, Burges Salmon, Curo, English Cities Fund, Hoare Lea, Muse Developments, Savills, Skanska, Stride Treglown, University of Bristol, Willmott Dixon, Womble Bond Dickinson, YTL Developments, four local authorities Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council, and the West of England Combined Authority.
MIPIM is the world’s leading annual property market, attended by around 25,000 delegates including potential investors, property agents, developers and media, from more than 100 countries. It offers a unique opportunity to promote our city region and showcase the opportunities for growth to an international audience of investors and developers.
West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said: “This is a key event for us to showcase our region, and the opportunities it offers, on the world stage.
“We have ambitious plans for inclusive growth across the West of England. As a prosperous region, we are home to a highly skilled workforce, a diverse cultural and heritage landscape and high growth sectors including technology, aerospace and the creative industries. To deliver the housing and infrastructure to support our continued prosperity, we want to work with innovative partners to deliver solutions that are right for our region and its residents. At MIPIM we will promote the region to investors and trade partners. Based on predicted growth, over the next 20 years, we estimate that we will need to invest over £10bn in infrastructure – private sector investment will be essential to deliver this.
“As well as promoting our region and investment opportunities, our Invest Bristol and Bath stand will also provide a platform for businesses from our region to promote themselves. We’ll be there competing against cities and regions from across the UK and across the world.”
The Bristol and Bath exhibition stand will host a programme of panel discussions and roundtable events to explore key themes including accelerating housing delivery, unlocking infrastructure and reimagining city centres. Events will also showcase some of the region’s major developments and investment opportunities totalling £40 billion including the Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone, Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, YTL Development’s Brabazon scheme and Bristol Airport’s expansion.
Part of the West of England Combined Authority, Invest Bristol & Bath supports foreign direct investment, UK companies and those already in the region as they grow and expand with hands on advice and intelligence.
Find out more at www.bristolandbath.co.uk.