Business and political leaders from Liverpool and Manchester will join forces in London this week with the aim of attracting UK and international investors to the North West.
The two cities will have a joint presence at the first-ever MIPIM UK event being held at the capital’s Olympia venue.
MIPIM is the world’s largest property and investment festival and the main event is held every March in Cannes on the French Riviera.
Cities from across the UK, including Liverpool and Manchester, and from all over the world converge on the event in an attempt to impress investors.
In March this year Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson led a private sector-funded delegation to Cannes and he takes on a similar role in London from Wednesday this week.
Liverpool will be backed by 20 sponsors and partners including Peel, Deloitte, Morecrofts, the Liverpool BID Company, City Residential, the Homes and Communities Agency, Active Profile, Capital & Centric, Bruntwood, Neptune, Sigma, Countryside, Harcourt, St Modwen, Innov8, Arup, Ryder Architecture, The Chrysalis Fund, Sutcliffe and Wates.
Deloitte partner and chair of the steering committee for Liverpool at MIPIM, Sean Beech, told ECHO Business:
“MIPIM enables the private sector to drive forward discussions around investment and positioning working with the city’s leadership and public sector.”
“We are at MIPIM UK as a private sector collective with the support of Mayor Joe Anderson to further showcase the opportunities that exist for investment and look forward to the success of the event.”
It will be the second consecutive week that Liverpool has been showcased in London.
Early last week, Professional Liverpool led a delegation to Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, to highlight the advantages of relocating to Merseyside.
Last month Mayor Anderson emphasised why it was important for the city to attend events such as MIPIM. The city will also be returning to the main festival in March next year.
“Be in no doubt that Liverpool is a confident business city with an incredible offer and world-leading companies,” said the Mayor.
“We need to promote ourselves as a capital of commerce at every opportunity.”