Coventry and Warwickshire will be at the heart of three high level investment events at a leading international property conference.
Business and civic leaders – all part of the Coventry and Warwickshire MIPIM Partnership 2015 – will be promoting the city and county at the MIPIM event, which attracts global property, development and investment figures.
The Partnership is hosting a series of high level events during the four-day show, three of which will focus on cities and how they attract investment.
Jackie Sadek, Chief Executive of UK Regeneration, is chairing an Investor Roundtable for the MIPIM Partnership on Tuesday, March 10.
The event, designed to attract leading investment figures, will be attended by Sir Michael Bear, executive chairman of the Regeneration Investment Organisation (RIO) at UK Trade and Investment.
RIO, launched by the Prime Minister in November 2013, is a one-stop-shop acting as the ‘honest broker’ in directing international investors to a £100 billion pipeline of UK regeneration opportunities.
Other key figures in the investment world will discuss how cities and areas can best attract investment, while the opportunities which in Coventry and Warwickshire will be showcased to the invited audience.
Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council, will then introduce and host an event – on Wednesday, March 11 – in partnership with Oxford Intelligence, a leading provider of business information to international commerce and government agencies.
Oxford Intelligence's management team, Richard Liebrechts and David Parker will be speaking on current opportunities and trends in the world of foreign direct investment, and how investment decisions are made.
Ann Lucas, leader of Coventry City Council, will lead a session on Thursday 12th outlining the opportunities which lie in the Key Cities.
The Key Cities Group was formed in 2013, comprising 25 UK cities initially founded by the councils of Coventry, Derby, Preston, Sunderland and Wakefield. They have a combined GVA of £160 billion and a population of more than seven million.