Sheffield City Region: A successful week at MIPIM 2016
Sheffield City Region has enjoyed its most successful week of promoting the City Region and its forthcoming developments at the world’s largest property and investment conference. Over 20,000 delegates, including 4,500 investors, attended MIPIM this year.
Sheffield City Region’s delegation consisted of over 45 people from the public and private sector united by the goal of attracting investment and enabling development. Events put on over the last few days attracted approximately 350 attendances from a global and national audience.
One of the key topics of discussion at the events hosted by Sheffield City Region included the Region’s Devolution Deal.
Nigel Brewster, Vice-Chair, Sheffield City Region LEP said:
“What’s important is the freedoms and flexibilities you get in terms of devolution, which allows us to make a step change in achieving our aims in terms of our strategic economic plan, around transforming our city region economy. Delivering 70,000 new jobs, 6000 new businesses. We are keen to recognise Sheffield City Region’s unique proposition as part of the Northern Powerhouse and as part of the UK and international economies.”
Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair, Sheffield City Region LEP said:
“Connectivity with the other parts of the northern powerhouse regions is important, there is a lot to do but we are more than capable of doing it. I am honoured and privileged to be asked to be asked to be Chairman of the Sheffield LEP and I will do my bit along with a great team.”
At MIPIM, Sheffield City Region showcased forthcoming developments including Barnsley Town Centre, the Waverley residential development, and the Rossington Hall Golf Course, Doncaster, which being supported by European Tour Properties.
17th March 2016