Manchester at MIPIM speaker line-up unveiled

The regeneration surrounding Ask Developments' First Street and the scientific credentials of the Oxford Road 'Corridor' will be the focus of stand events at MIPIM in Cannes next month.

There will also be presentations on the city's cultural, innovation and leadership offering on the stand event line-up. The property convention takes place from 8 to 13 March.

Among the speakers on the Manchester stand will be Robin Phillips, industry sector finance director at Siemens, Ken Knott, chief executive of Ask Developments and Sarah Whitney, executive director of real estate finance at CB Richard Ellis.

Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester, the agency responsible for co-ordinating the city's presence at MIPIM, said: "The stand events are a crucial element of the activity undertaken by the Manchester at MIPIM Partnership during MIPIM week.

"They attract a significant number of delegates to the stand and provide an opportunity to showcase the latest developments taking place in the city to the MIPIM audience."

Last year the stand events were attended by more than 600 people and were later viewed on YouTube over 8,000 times.

For the first time this year, the stand events will be live streamed on the internet to allow members of the business community not in attendance at MIPIM the opportunity to watch the presentations and submit questions via Twitter.

The stand events will be live streamed on and will also be available to watch on the homepage of the Manchester at MIPIM Partnership website:

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