Marketing Manchester has closed the sales on its Mipim sponsorship packages with 49 partners on board – 45 of them private sector.
The agency said the number of private companies supporting the city at the annual property convention in Cannes in March was a record. There have been more than 50 partners in previous year but not so many private companies. Only GMPTE, Manchester Airport, Manchester City Council and Midas have signed up from the public sector this year.
The final firms to sign up were electronics giant Siemens as a partner, paying £9,500, surveyors Drivers Jonas Deloitte, consulting engineers Stockley and law firm McGrigors, all at associate level at £5,500.
Fifteen of the companies on board are supporting Manchester at Mipim for the first time.
The event attracts around 25,000 delegates from around the world and takes place the week commencing 7 March.
Manchester at Mipim supporters in full
Sponsors, paying £20,000
Manchester Airport Group Developments
Ian Simpson Architects
MBLA Architects & Urbanists
Associate partners, £5,500
Barratt Electrical & Mechanical
The Carlyle Group
Denton Corker Marshall
Drivers Jonas Deloitte
Fairhursts Design Group
Leach Rhodes Walker Architects
Rider Levett Bucknall
Town Centre Securities
Willmott Dixon Construction
Manchester City Council