Birmingham announces MIPIM events programme

By on 17/02/2011 in News

Birmingham has set its sights on the future challenges to be faced by the development industry as it launches its MIPIM 2011 event schedule today.  The city will be leading debates and hosting showcases to raise the profile of its expertise in delivering efficient, low carbon schemes as the industry examines how to keep costs to a minimum without impacting on the quality of development.
Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:
“This year's events programme has been carefully prepared to enable us to demonstrate that Birmingham leads the agenda on innovative and sustainable city planning, and therefore delivering on its vision for the future.  
“We will be showcasing the city's low carbon plans to influential investors and senior decision-makers at a variety of events where they will be able to meet some of Birmingham's leading companies.”

Business Birmingham, the city's new inward investment body, has published the events programme, which involves 14 events and over 20 speakers across the four-day property show between 8-11 March in Cannes, France.   Events will cover zero-carbon city-planning, improving digital and physical connectivity and delivering iconic projects in a challenging economy.
Key figures participating in the programme include: David Adams, Head of Retrofit at Willmott Dixon; Gary Taylor, Managing Director of property development company Argent Group PLC; Simon Dingle, Operations Director at support services company Carillion and Bo Aronsson, Project Manager for RiverCity Gothenburg, part of the Swedish city's 2050 development plan. 
Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, will be participating in a panel debate within the main conference programme on 'Making Regeneration Happen in the UK' alongside figures from Manchester and Leeds as well as leading a series of events on Birmingham's Decade of Delivery.

The events will take place at Birmingham's MIPIM stand, R27.09, as well as other venues within the city.  
For more information about Business Birmingham's MIPIM programme, visit

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