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North West delegates get MIPIM UK showcase underway

Delegations from across the North West will begin a three-day showcase of the region’s investment opportunities today (19 October) as MIPIM UK gets underway.

Move Commercial will be on hand throughout the event at London’s Olympia to bring you the latest news and updates.

Returning to the conference and exhibition with its own stand for a third year, Knowsley’s expanding team of private and public sector representatives will highlight prominent opportunities in the borough including the masterplan to regenerate Prescot town centre and the area’s ongoing growth as a warehousing and logistics hub.

Knowsley Place Board as well as leader Andy Moorhead and chief executive Mike Harden of Knowsley Council will lead the delegation in 2016, alongside partners and associates from private sector businesses. The team will also stage a bigger programme of events and networking opportunities than ever before.

Meanwhile the Liverpool City Region will once again join forces with Manchester to promote the key cities from a joint stand, where leading private sector partners including Peel, Morgan Sindall, Arup and Bruntwood will be backed by council leaders and representatives from across the region.

Liverpool City Council’s chief executive Ged Fitzgerald and Manchester City Council chief, Sir Howard Bernstein are also lined up as speakers within MIPIM UK’s packed programme of conference sessions.

Ellen Cutler, head of Invest Liverpool, says: “This is a dynamic, accessible region with a brilliant world-class brand backed up by solid, significant investment that is driving forward growth across the region, and we can’t wait to tell the Liverpool story at MIPIM UK.”

As the 2016 property marketplace gets up and running, Lancashire’s nine councils are also jointly exhibiting for the first time along with the Eric Wright Group, Carillion Plc and Marketing Lancashire in a consortium known as ‘We Are Lancashire, the place for growth’.

The delegation will highlight initiatives which are transforming the county including the Local Enterprise Partnership’s £1 billion growth strategy and an ambitious city deal and growth deals.

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