The region’s private sector has joined forces with public sector investment & development teams to promote the North East as a place to invest, at international property event MIPIM, taking place in Cannes from 13-16 March 2018.
With just eight weeks until the event, Invest Newcastle – a service delivered by NGI on behalf of Newcastle to attract investment to the city – is preparing to lead a high-level delegation of 30 partners from across the region. Attending alongside Newcastle City Council are Gateshead Council and Arch Northumberland.
Tier One Capital, NBS, Ward Hadaway, Milburngate Durham, Square One Law, Gleeds and Patrick Parsons will all attend MIPIM for the first time as part of the Newcastle at MIPIM partnership, alongside previous partners including GVA, Ryder Architecture, Highbridge Properties, Engie and Newcastle Science Central.
The partnership will have the opportunity to meet and pitch their schemes to investors, developers and intermediaries from across the commercial property & development sector, with c-suite decision makers attending the event to strike deals for existing and future projects.
NBS chief operating officer, Helen Whitfield who is attending MIPIM, said: “The opportunity to attend MIPIM as part of the Invest Newcastle delegation for the first time is a real opportunity for NBS to broaden our sphere of influence, build contacts, promote our current work and share exciting developments to come. We’re delighted to be joining such a strong partnership of businesses and look forward to shining a spotlight on Newcastle in March.”
The Invest Newcastle stand will transport delegates on a journey across the areas key strategic development sites with a newly commissioned film, developed by Gateshead-based SuperKrush.
Traversing the winding riverscape from Port of Tyne, the film will explore the future of Newcastle as a Smart City and the region as a leader in the tech, creative and digital space, as well as energy, health and life science sectors. It will highlight development sites at North Bank of the Tyne, Gateshead Quays, Stephenson Quarter, East Pilgrim Street and Newcastle Science Central before fast-tracking past Newcastle International Airport and finishing at Energy Central in Northumberland.
Pat Ritchie, chief executive of Newcastle City Council, said: “Partnership is the key to Newcastle’s economic growth. The record delegation at this year’s MIPIM event demonstrates our strong partnerships with the private sector.”
The Newcastle at MIPIM partnership will play host to over 20 events that will run throughout the three-day show, including an invitation only investor dinner; an event exploring resilient cities and regions in partnership with Estates Gazette, alongside events exploring sustainability, data, digital construction and the North Sea Inter-connector project.
Inward investment director at Invest Newcastle, Catherine Walker said: “The Invest Newcastle Pavilion at MIPIM 2018, is a true show of strength from the North East with public and private sectors joining forces to promote Newcastle and the wider region as an exciting and vibrant place to do business.