Manchester stand MIPIM

Manchester will once again return to La Croisette in Cannes for MIPIM. Credit: PNW

Manchester reveals MIPIM 2024 stand programme

A city region that is ready to build upon success will be one of the core messages at the Greater Manchester base at the international property conference in March.

Those attending MIPIM can expect a dynamic schedule at the Manchester stand on La Croisette in Cannes. Sessions are being geared up to spotlight projects like Trafford Park and areas like Wigan and MediaCity.

There are also panels that delve into where the next phase of growth will lie in Manchester, from offices to culture to sport. Manchester City Council’s relationship with Manchester City Football Group will be put in the spotlight as well, looking into how a football club and a local authority can work together to improve a region through more than just performance on the pitch.

Along the way, the Manchester stand will focus on how to the city region is tackling sustainability and placemaking through sessions dedicated to ‘greening the city’, the Places for Everyone framework, and devolution.

Manchester will be inviting European city leaders to join its stand as well, with a session called “Beyond the Capital”, which will present a deep dive into how ‘second cities’ can thrive.

Place North West will also be returning to the MIPIM stand, with two sessions on Wednesday 13 March and Thursday 14 March. Wednesday’s session at 4:45pm will delve into the future of Wigan, a borough that is poised for investment with a series of exciting opportunities in the wings. On Thursday at the same time, Place will explore what devolution looks like on the ground and how it makes Greater Manchester an enticing investment option.

The Manchester stand at MIPIM will also host lunchtime drop-in sessions on each of the days of the conference, opportunities for people to come in and meet city region leaders. Similarly, the evenings will have an aperitif hour, providing more opportunities for networking and collaborating.

You can read the full schedule below.

Tuesday 12 March

9am: Welcome keynote from Manchester City Council Leader Cllr Bev Craig

9:45am: Manchester Delivers – Building on Success

10:45am: Places for Everyone – Delivering Growth Through Our Strategic Plan

11:45am: Investing in Place-Based Growth; a workshop session by Atkins

12:45am: Lunchtime drop-in sessions

2:15pm: Manchester, What Next? The New Neighbourhoods Driving Growth and Opportunity

3:30pm: Football, Global Reputation, Local Transformation

4:30pm: MediaCity 2.0 – Doubling in Size, Opportunity, and Ambition

5:30pm: Aperitif hour

8pm: Manchester dinner

Wednesday 13 March

9am: Networking with Manchester delegates

10am: Accommodating the Next Wave of Innovation

11am: Why Manchester? A panel session featuring Renaker.

12pm: Lunchtime drop-in sessions

2:15pm: Greener Manchester – As the City Becomes a Pioneer for Urban Greening, What Value Stands to be Unlocked? A panel session with Civic Engineers.

3:30pm: The Economy of Culture

4:45pm: Greater Manchester’s £5bn Borough; a Place North West deep dive into Wigan

5:30pm: Aperitif hour

Thursday 14 March

10am: European Cities Session – Beyond the Capital

11am: The Future of Trafford Park

12pm: Lunchtime drop-in sessions

2:30pm: Why Cities Need Offices To Survive

3:30pm: Cities, Placemaking, Living

4:45pm: The Future of Devolution for Greater Manchester; a Place North West exploration into how the public and private sector can harness the opportunities presented with more devolved powers – and what that means for investment

5:30pm: Closing Reception

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Fantastic. Would be very interested in watching any live feeds on this, particularly my local authority area Wigan

By Anthony Baldwin

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