From left: Jeff Gillbanks of Brabners, Ian Pollitt from Peel Group, Ged Fitzgerald, Liverpool City Council, Sean Beech of Deloitte, Max Steinberg from Liverpool Vision and Colin Sinclair of Bruntwood | Image by Gareth Jones

Liverpool at MIPIM launches with healthy take-up

Liverpool has secured 28 partners as part of the city’s delegation heading to MIPIM in Cannes next March.

The running total already surpasses the 27 partners secured in 2015.

Liverpool property professionals met at a launch event on Monday evening to hear final plans for MIPIM UK, due to take place later this month in London, and ideas for MIPIM in Cannes in March 2016.

The Liverpool sponsors confirmed to date for MIPIM 2016 in Cannes are: AECOM, Arup, Brabners, Bruntwood, Capital & Centric, City Residential, Colliers International, Countryside, Curtins, Deloitte, Downing, Falconer Chester Hall, Glenbrook, Grosvenor, Bilfinger GVA, Innov8 Safety Solutions, ISG, K2 Architects, Liverpool BID, Liverpool Chamber, Liverpool John Moores University, MODA, Morgan Sindall, Panoramic, Peel Group, PHD1, Redrow, University of Liverpool.

Partners received updates from Ged Fitzgerald, chief executive of Liverpool City Council, Max Steinberg, chief executive of Liverpool Vision and Sean Beech, partner at Deloitte and chairman of the Liverpool in MIPIM steering group.

At MIPIM UK, Liverpool will again have a joint presence with Manchester, supported by 34 partners from across the property sector in both cities.

Liverpool will showcase investment already taking place in the city such as the Liverpool2 superport.

As part of the programme showcasing the Liverpool-Manchester offer, there will be two events capitalising on Northern Powerhouse and its place at the top of central government and news agendas.

Marketing Liverpool and Invest Liverpool, part of council-funded quango Liverpool Vision, will organise the city’s delegation in partnership with the private sector property professionals led by is Chair Sean Beech from Deloitte, organise Liverpool’s presence at MIPIM UK and MIPIM Cannes.

Sponsorship packages cost £7,000 for associate level, £12,000 for partner and £20,000 for sponsor. These are roughly in line with Manchester at MIPIM packages, which begin at £5,950.

Liverpool Vision said it is hoping to raise between £100,000 and £150,000 from the private sector. The organisation is also selling event sponsorship for its dinners and lunches at MIPIM.

Unlike the London event, Liverpool and Manchester have again decided not to offer joint sponsorship packages at a reduced rate to support both cities’ stands in Cannes, despite calls from companies active in Manchester and Liverpool. Manchester at MIPIM 2016 launched last month with 26 partners confirmed. Manchester at MIPIM 2015 had 75 partners.

MIPIM UK is due to take place at Olympia, London from 21 to 23 October 2015.

MIPIM 2016 will be held in Cannes, France from 15 to 18 March.

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Good luck Liverpool. The wider city region are behind you.

By Paul Blackburn (Chester)

Apart from Halton, St. Helens and Knowsley of course.

By Prestatyn

I think that Liverpool and Manchester,plus the wider North West,should work together.This parochialism up here is an absolute farce.It is time that all these places grew up,.and if they did, they might not be at the bottom of every awful list of statistics going.In this day and age,it is places with large populations which flourish,not villages,or small towns I despair that St Helens doesn’t want to be a part of a Greater Liverpool.What on Earth is a town like that going to do alone? London must be laughing like a drain at how we carry on.I would get rid of the wider Metropolitan counties and just incorporate the surrounding boroughs into the main city.

By Elephant

Manchester arranged its meetings to clash with Liverpool’s apparently last year. Yes they would be stronger together but it ain’t gonna happen soon.

By Paul Blackburn (Chester)