In March this year, I was privileged to lead the first Midlands delegation to MIPIM, the world’s largest property investment event. Over 100 delegates from 45 Midlands Commercial Partner companies joined Public Sector leaders and their local partners to promote our region’s attractions as a place to live, work, play and invest – and to showcase their own companies to a uniquely relevant audience. Four intensive days and nearly 50 events generated record numbers of new leads; over 3,000 visitors to our Pavilion and a media reach of almost 30,000,000! It also allowed our Midlands’ Commercial Partners to strengthen their public and private sector connections and demonstrate their commitment to the Midlands’ continued success.
PARTNER WITH US AT MIPIM – BIGGER AND STRONGER FOR 2018!
Following the success of 2017, plans are already well underway to deliver a bigger, stronger Midlands presence at MIPIM 2018, including a new ‘Midlands Partner’ package plus enhanced benefits across our range of partnership options. The organising team are keen to share their exciting plans with you and explain how your organisation can benefit from supporting both your local city / region and the Midlands as a whole. So whether you are a Developer, Investor, Service Provider or Advisor, now is the time to register your interest in becoming a Midlands Commercial Partner!
Call your local MIPIM contact or one of the central organising team at [email protected]
DIRECT FLIGHT TO MIPIM 2018 FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT!
As in 2017, it is our intention to organise a direct flight from Birmingham Airport to take the Midlands delegation to MIPIM in 2018. Over 150 delegates from across the Midlands will again enjoy convenient and fast travel to MIPIM, including coach transfers to and from Nice Airport. Please note that the 2018 flight will depart on Monday afternoon rather than early on Tuesday morning. Proposed timings are as follows:
Outbound: Monday March 12th
Dep BHX 13.00 – arrive NCE 16.00
Coach transfer to Cannes 16.30 – arrive approx. 17.30
Inbound: Friday March 16th
Dep Cannes by Coach 10.00 – arrive NCE 11.00
Dep NCE 13.00 – arrive BHX 14.00
The flight is being underwritten by the West Midlands Growth Company (formerly Marketing Birmingham) and as they are not able to take a commercial risk of this nature, it is important that sufficient advance bookings are received by September 15th. Given the success of last year’s flight, we are confident that demand will be high, so I would ask you to reserve your seat(s) on the plane as soon as possible to ensure this valuable service can be confirmed. A booking form (including prices, terms & conditions and contact information) can be accessed here.
I hope very much that you will join us as a Midlands Commercial Partner at MIPIM and help build even more success for the Midlands in 2018 and beyond!
Sir John Peace
Chairman, Midlands Engine