Tuesday, October 20, 2015

News: SCR on show at MIPIM UK

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Business bosses and local leaders from the Sheffield City Region (SCR) are heading to MIPIM UK this week to promote the area to hundreds of property developers and investors.

MIPIM UK is the UK's largest exhibition and conference for property professionals. Taking place at Olympia in London on October 21-23, it provides a market place for UK players and international investors to meet, discuss projects and opportunities and do business. It builds on the MIPIM conference, the world's premier real estate event, held each year in Cannes.

Sheffield City Region will build on their success at MIPIM last year by attending in partnership with Leeds City Region again this year. The two city regions will be hosting a number of events as well as working with other Northern Powerhouse neighbours to host panel discussions and networking events throughout the week. The conference attracts 5,000 delegates from 35 cities and 100 exhibitors and hosts over 60 conference sessions and networking opportunities.

This year senior representatives from local authorities across the city region will be attending including Ben Still, Executive Director of Sheffield City Region, Diana Terris, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council and Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster Council.

The aim is to promote Sheffield City Region's key investment opportunities including the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.

James Newman, chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: "MIPIM UK is a fantastic opportunity to get the city region in front of hundreds of potential investors. We are focused on economic growth, and plan to create 70,000 jobs over the next decade, and MIPIM UK gives us the chance to promote an extensive range of investment opportunities and projects.

"It's by working hard at events like this that we make sure international business decision makers understand the many reasons why they should invest in our city region."

Based around the Sheffield-Rotherham corridor, the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District will be Europe's largest research-led Advanced Manufacturing cluster and will be an important development not only for the Sheffield City Region and the wider Northern powerhouse, but for the UK as a whole. It is set to capitalise on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham and surrounding Enterprise Zone.

The team manning the MIPIM stand will be talking to potential developers about the city region's importance in manufacturing technology and engineering for key industries such as aerospace, nuclear, oil and gas, healthcare technologies and transportation.

Sheffield City Region LEP website

Images: Sheffield City Region LEP

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