West of England showcases ambitious plans at MIPIM

Kye Parkin
Communications Executive | Business West
5th March 2018

The West of England will showcase investment opportunities worth at least £10 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM.

Businesses and public sector partners, led by Invest Bristol and Bath, will be attending the annual event in Cannes, from March 13 – 16. They include: AHR, Arcadis, Arup, Cheyne Capital, Bouygues, Bristol Airport, Bristol City Council, Burges Salmon, Business West, Curo, GVA, JLL, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, the West of England Combined Authority, and YTL.

MIPIM is expected to attract around 24,000 delegates, including potential investors, property agents, developers and media, from more than 100 countries.

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 the West of England, and are committed to delivering economic growth for all, building on our long history as an innovative and successful region. We will use MIPIM to 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.”

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.

Invest Bristol and Bath has previously attended MIPIM in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The event has proven beneficial and helped build strong relationships, which have led to investment in the region.

Find out more at www.bristolandbath.co.uk

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