The emergence of the Northern Powerhouse will be an integral part of Liverpool’s MIPIM events programme, according to city executives.
Liverpool are set to work in partnership with other northern cities to deliver a series of events, beginning with “Unlocking the Investment Potential of Manchester and Liverpool” on 10 March, featuring a debate with Liverpool city mayor Joe Anderson and Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein.
Joe Anderson and Sir Howard Bernstein will also team up the following evening for “Devolution: Investing in Leading Cities” as part of an event that aims to improve collaboration between London and other UK cities and focus on the potential opportunities offered by devolved powers.
On day three, chief executives from Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Manchester council will meet for “Maximising Growth: Investing in the Northern Powerhouse”.
MIPIM, which takes place between 10 – 13 March in Cannes, provides an ideal opportunity for the city’s representatives to make international contacts and showcase Liverpool waterfronts developments. There will be an announcement about potential partners for the 2015 Liverpool International Waterfront Forum, which will be followed by an informal meeting between the mayor of Liverpool and the mayor of Oslo.
Private sector partners will also take to the stand through during daily events, which will see speeches and announcements from businesses including Deloitte, Morgan Sindall and City Residential.
Colliers International will host an event on the Liverpool stand entitled: “Regional Revolution: Neo Victorian Britain and the emergence of the Northern Powerhouse”.
Liverpool Vision’s Max Steinberg said:
“The events calendar for Liverpool has really taken shape over the last couple of months and we look forward to some meaningful debate from key property figures and leaders.
“Working in partnership with organisations, partners and our neighbouring cities on the events planner has made the programme really varied this year and we hope our guests and visitors to the stand get a lot of value from it.”
Liverpool at MIPIM has been led and project managed by Marketing Liverpool, and supported by its private sector steering group and partners.
Words: Peter Cribley