Over 90 countries may have attended the world's leading real estate event, MIPIM this year, but it was Manchester which proved once more, why it has become one of the most investable destinations across the globe.

Hosting 19 events throughout the week-long event - held annually in Cannes - Manchester’s growing international reputation was recognised when delegates from 40 countries visited the Manchester stand; many keen to get their hands on a copy of its brand-new investible propositions brochure to learn more about opportunities across the region.

Through panels, networking, and activations Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency, MIDAS, made its debut to provide insight and support to businesses interested in discovering why Manchester does investment differently. Speaking on behalf of MIDAS were Joe Manning, Managing Director and Audrey Peers, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, who both shared their professional and personal views on why Greater Manchester has its sights firmly focused on the future.


“Greater Manchester is a demonstrator of technologies and an adapter as well; that’s really attractive to businesses looking to come to the region.”

– Joe Manning, Managing Director, MIDAS