The West of England will take centre stage at the world’s leading investment event to showcase the region’s strengths in innovation, inclusivity in business growth and employment opportunities, and quality placemaking.
The West of England Combined Authority will lead a 20- strong delegation of the region’s businesses and public sector partners to the annual MIPIM event in Cannes, between 10-13 March 2020.
Previous delegations have been very successful in attracting partners and investment into the region who are now delivering new housing in the region.
The West of England delegation include organisations AHR, Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, Avison Young, BoKlok, Bouygues, Bristol Airport, Burges Salmon, Curo, Hoare Lea, Savills, Sovereign, 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, along with the 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 the key event for us to showcase our region, and the opportunities it offers, on the world stage, which is why we are taking our largest ever delegation to MIPIM 2020.
“The West of England team will show how we’re ready to work together and use our innovative culture to help us create the sorts of communities where people want to live. Our area’s strengths in digital, tech and advanced engineering mean that we are an exciting region for partners who wish to innovate and develop cross-sector collaborations. We have a highly skilled workforce and strong support for start-up and scale-up businesses which makes us a go-to place for investors and developers.”
The Bristol and Bath exhibition stand will host a programme of panel discussions and roundtable events to explore key themes including innovation, inclusivity and quality of place and how these will shape the future of development in the West of England. We will also highlight major schemes such as Temple Quarter in Bristol and Bath Quays that are contributing to the region’s inclusive economic growth.
At 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.