Bristol and city region to promote £1bn investment opportunity at global event
The Bristol and Bath region will be demonstrating why it’s the UK’s most competitive and productive core city economy at international property event, MIPIM, next month.
The event begins on March 11.
Held in Cannes, France MIPIM brings together influential players from the world’s property market and showcases international business and development opportunities which are available for investment.
The Bristol and Bath region will be one of several major UK cities and city regions attending this year’s event.
Invest Bristol & Bath, which attracts inward investment to Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, will outline how the region intends to use £1 billion in government funding and how the private sector can influence investment decisions and lever funding.
The funding will help deliver new developments with the capacity to create 100,000 new jobs.
Colin Skellett, chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, comments: “The Bristol and Bath region is one of Europe’s fastest growing and most prosperous sub regions. I’m proud to be able to present such a strong offer to investors and the wider business community at MIPIM.
“As we emerge from the recession, it’s crucial that we capitalise on the return in confidence and MIPIM is the ideal place to do this as it will give us the opportunity to get in front of companies who are ready to invest.”
Invest Bristol & Bath’s attendance at MIPIM will be supported by law firm Burges Salmon and Bath-based housing organisation Curo.
A high level delegation from across the four unitary authorities will be attending MIPIM including Colin Skellett, Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, Paul Crossley, Council Leader at Bath & North East Somerset Council and Steve Evans, director of environment and community services at South Gloucestershire Council.