20 March 2017

MIPIM 2017: The highlights

This year’s MIPIM conference, which took place on 14-17 March in Cannes, was a resounding success, not only for the international property sector but also for the Leeds City Region.

MIPIM, the world’s leading real estate market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors – office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial – and offers unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.

Once again Shulmans attended this prestigious event, as part of the private sector delegation representing the Leeds City Region. The delegation is now substantial, with a greater number of sponsors included. Andrew Latchmore (Chair of the Leeds Property Forum), Amanda Beresford (Head of Planning), Michael Watson (Head of Property Litigation) and Dawn Carlisle (Commercial Property Partner) were present alongside other delegates such as GVA, Bruntwood, CEG, Harworth Group and Quod.

The highlights

The conference reiterated the appeal of the Leeds City Region as a great place to conduct business and to invest in. An opinion supported by Amanda Beresford, who recently commented on Leeds and the wider region being “a dynamic and exciting place to live and work”.

The Leeds City Region provides unparalleled opportunities for inward investors and is now experiencing its fastest pace of development for decades; the Leeds local authority is willing to work proactively with developers and other parties to deliver projects in the city. Moreover, Leeds is now submitting a bid to become European City of Culture in 2023. This is a very important bid, one which could bring significant economic benefits.

Further details regarding the bid can be found at http://leeds2023.co.uk/.

Two videos were shown as part of the conference, which highlighted the appeal of the Leeds City Region as a force to be reckoned with in the international property market:

Michael Watson commented: “The Leeds presence is stronger than it has ever been at MIPIM; however we can do even better, and we should be ambitious in our endeavours to promote the region as a great place to invest, to work, to do business and to live.”

Further feedback on MIPIM 2017 can be found in an article published by The Yorkshire Post.

MIPIM 2018

Next year’s conference will be taking place from 13 to 18 March 2018 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

Further information about MIPIM, including details of the 2018 conference, can be found on the MIPIM website.