Birmingham City Council Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, wrote:
Last week I joined the Greater Birmingham delegation at MIPIM, the world’s largest and – arguably – most important property conference and exhibition. The event, which attracts 21,000 property professionals from 93 countries, provides one of the region’s best opportunities to match investors with our development opportunities in commercial, residential, retail and housing sectors.
Increasing confidence in the market and our own city’s prospects was reflected by the largest delegation from this area to date. The Greater Birmingham delegation comprised some 70 delegates from 33 partner organisations, including representatives from Solihull and Black Country local authorities. We had a back-to-back programme consisting of promotional events and investor discussions, with 12 presentations taking place on the Greater Birmingham stand.
We also joined forces with Greater London and Coventry at two further events, setting out the benefits of the new HS2 high speed rail network to both the region’s and the UK’s economic prosperity and connectivity. Speakers included: our own Leader, Sir Albert Bore; Sir Michael Bear, Chairman of UKTI’s Regeneration Investment Organisation; Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of London; and Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and Managing Director of John Lewis.
Read Mark’s blog in full here: https://markrogersbcc.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/birmingham-is-bouncing-back/