Manchester’s real estate sector prepares to put the city in the limelight at MIPIM 2012 - MIDAS

Manchester’s real estate sector prepares to put the city in the limelight at MIPIM 2012

Future developments at Manchester Medi Park, Airport City, Argent’s redevelopment of Elisabeth House on St Peter’s Square and Siemens’ sustainable technology park, are just some of the topics to be highlighted by the Manchester at MIPIM partnership in Cannes this March (6-9).

The Manchester stand sessions held during MIPIM 2012 – the world’s premier real estate event – will cover key topics that will influence the future of Greater Manchester’s built environment, including science, sustainability, the media, Manchester’s international profile and the future of the city’s economy.      

Keynote speakers for the stand events include Juergen Maier, managing director of Siemens, Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airport Group, David Partridge, chief executive of Argent, Chris Oglesby, chief executive of Bruntwood, David Pringle director of NOMA at the Co-operative Group, and Ian Simpson of Ian Simpson Architects.

45 organisations have signed up to join the Manchester contingent at MIPIM 2012.  Its main sponsors include Argent Estates, MAG Developments, MIDAS and NOMA.

12 organisations join Manchester at MIPIM for the first time.  These include Barton Willmore, Gateley and Stride Treglown.

Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester, the agency responsible for coordinating the city’s presence at MIPIM, said:

Manchester’s stand events are an essential part of the MIPIM property conference – they provide an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the city’s partnership and to raise those all important questions about the potential growth of the city; amongst a significant crowd from the international property and business community.

The Manchester stand sessions take place at 10.45 and 15.45 each day (09.45 and 14.45 GMT).

As per last year, Manchester stand sessions will be streamed live from and also available to watch on the homepage of

Other partners for Manchester at MIPIM 2012 include: Manchester City Council, AECOM, Arup, BDP, Bluemantle Ltd, Bruntwood, Drivers Jonas Deloitte, GVA, Harvest Housing Group, Ian Simpson Architects, Laing O’Rourke, MBLA Architects & Urbanists, MediaCo, Siemens PLC

Associate members include: 5plus Architects Ltd, AFL Architects, Addleshaw, Goddard LLP, Allied London, Ask Property Developments Ltd, Barton Willmore, Bolton Council, The Carlyle Group, Cobbetts LLP, Gateley LLP, Habitat Contracts, Harworth Estates, Himor Group Ltd, Indigo Planning, Leach Rhodes Walker Architects, McGrigors LLP, Manchester Medi Park Airport City, Nikal Ltd, Overbury PLC, Planit-IE Ltd, Savills, Shepherd Construction, Squire Sanders, Stride Treglown, Town Centre Securities, Urban Splash and Willmott Dixon.


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