MIPIM: Manchester taking record delegation

Fifty nine organisations have joined the Manchester Partnership, which returns to MIPIM next month to showcase Greater Manchester's upcoming developments at the world's leading real estate event.

MIPIM is due to take place from 11 to 13 March in Cannes, France. This will be the 14th year that Manchester has been represented at the event with the largest number of partners to date.

There were 46 partner organisations for Manchester at MIPIM in 2013.

Of the firms signed up so far, 22 are new to Manchester at MIPIM. These include developer Capital & Centric, Bolton-based Landmark Investments Group, Carillion, First Street architect Mecanoo and residential managing agent Urban Bubble.

Top level partners of Manchester at MIPIM 2014, where the rate card is £20,000 apiece, include: Addleshaw Goddard, ATOS, Airport City, Manchester City Council, MediaCo, MIDAS, NOMA, RE:SYSTEMS.

The middle tier of partners, paying £9,500, contains AECOM, Argent Property Development Services, Arup, Beijing Construction Engineering Group, BDP, Bluemantle, Bruntwood, Ian Simpson Architects, Laing O'Rourke, Nikal, PwC, Siemens, Zerum.

Associate members, at £5,950, include 5Plus Architects, AEW Architects, AFL Architects, Allied London, Barton Willmore, Bolton Council, Bridging Finance, Capital & Centric, Capital Properties, Carillion, Colliers International, Denton Corker Marshall, Estate Master, GA Studio Architects, Gateley, GVA, Harworth Estates, IBI Taylor Young, Innov8 Safety Solutions, Invest in Oldham, ISG, John Sisk & Son, Landmark Investments Group, Leach Rhodes Walker, Lexington Communications, Mace, Mecanoo, OBI Property, Royal Haskoning DHV, Savills (UK), Seddon, Slater and Gordon Regeneration and Real Estate, Stride Treglown, Town Centre Securities PLC, Turley Associates, Urban Bubble, Vita Ventures Limited, Willmott Dixon.

The Manchester stand sessions will take place at 10.30 and 15.30 each day (09.30 and 14.30 GMT). As last year, Manchester stand sessions will be streamed live from www.livestream.com/manchesteratmipim and also available to watch on the homepage of www.manchesteratmipim.com

Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester, the agency responsible for coordinating the city's presence at MIPIM, said: "The city's collaborative approach at MIPIM is testament to the strong leadership that we have here, with the support of our exceptionally strong partnership; we aim to convey how Manchester will continue to be an international focal point for growth and development, in both the physical and intellectual sense."

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Are taxpayers getting value for money here with 3 separate Mancunian bodies ( MIDAS,MCC, Airport City) paying the £20,000 top rate each?
To say nothing of the attendant croissant & wine bills for the delegates.


Still seats available on the Ryanair flight from MCR to NICE for Mipim. Follow instructions here…http://www.magproperty.co.uk/mipim

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