Published 27th October 2015 at 9:10am

Business bosses and local leaders from Sheffield City Region headed to MIPIM UK in London earlier this month to promote the area to hundreds of potential property developers and investors. MIPIM UK is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals.

The aim was to promote Sheffield City Region’s key investment opportunities including the plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK and a revitalised Barnsley town centre.

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Chairman James Newman said: “MIPIM UK is a fantastic opportunity to get the City Region in front of hundreds of potential investors. We are focused on economic growth, and plan to create 70,000 jobs over the next decade, and MIPIM UK gives us the chance to promote an extensive range of investment opportunities and projects. It’s by working hard at events like this that we make sure international business decision makers understand the many reasons why they should invest in our City Region.”

Sheffield City Region attended in partnership with Leeds City Region and the two regions jointly hosted a number of events as well as working with other Northern Powerhouse neighbours to host panel discussions and networking events.

The conference attracts 5,000 delegates from 35 cities and 100 exhibitors and delivers over 60 conference sessions and networking opportunities.