Greater Manchester will attend UKREiiF later this month, collaborating once again with the team at Opportunity London on a joint presence. 

The Manchester @ UKREiiF 2024 partnership – coordinated by Marketing Manchester as the Manchester Invest Partnership – will return to The Canary on Leeds Dock at UKREiiF (21-23 May) and will be joined once again by the team from Opportunity London.  

The Canary will be a hub for both regions to share their capital investment and real estate ambitions and opportunities with UKREiiF’s delegation of investors, funders, and developers. 

Victoria Braddock, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester, said:

“We are delighted to be returning to UKREiiF in 2024 as the Manchester Invest Partnership.  

“Last year we took a strong partnership alongside Opportunity London to The Canary, and we are looking forward to replicating that success, creating invaluable opportunities for our partners to talk to investors, facilitate collaborations, and further discuss all the good work that is currently underway in Greater Manchester.  

“This will include a laser-like focus on promoting the city-region’s key investable propositions, including sites like Atom Valley, ID-Manchester, and upcoming Mayoral Development Zones.” 

The Manchester @ UKREiiF 2024 partnership will be led by Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority and will be comprised of Local Authorities and private partners working in collaboration to support and strengthen Greater Manchester’s position as a leading place for investment, innovation, sustainability and thought leadership, through engagement with the international real estate business community. 

Companies and organisations joining the Manchester @ UKREiiF 2024 partnership include Addleshaw Goddard, Avison Young, Bolton Council – Invest in Bolton, Bury Council, Civic Engineers, EPR Architects, GC Insights, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Hawkins\Brown, Hydrock, Igloo Investment Management, Lovell Partnerships, Manchester Airports Group, Manchester City Council, MediaCity, MIDAS, Morgan Sindall Construction, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, OMI Architects, Place North West, Planit, Rochdale Development Agency, Renaker Build, Salford City Council, SimpsonHaugh, Stockport Council, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, The North West Evergreen Fund, and Wigan Council. 

Greater Manchester and Opportunity London will host a welcome breakfast on Tuesday 21 May from 08:30 and drink receptions on both Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May from 16:00 – all at The Canary. Meanwhile, across the event leading voices from the Manchester @ UKREiiF 2024 partnership will participate in the following programme events: 


Tuesday 21 May 

  • Greater Manchester and Opportunity London welcome reception (08:30-09:15). 

  • Planning For Places: What Kind of Planning Reform Can Support Long Term Regeneration and Economic Growth? with Aidan Thatcher, Director of Place at Wigan Council (09:30-10:30). 

  • Creating Communities Through Brownfield Regeneration with Tom Stannard, Chief Executive at Salford City Council (11:00-11:45). 

  • Energy Security, Resilience and Place: Balancing the Scales Between Policy and Practicality with Cllr Bev Craig, Leader at Manchester City Council (11:20-12:20). 

  • Demographics and Economics – How the Living Sector is Meeting the UK’s Diverse Housing Needs with Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive at Manchester City Council (13:15-14:15). 

  • The Growing Case for Inclusive Innovation in Urban Developments with Deb Hetherington, Head of Innovation Services at Bruntwood SciTech (15:00-15:40). 

  • Strategic Place Partnerships: Going for Growth with Cllr Bev Craig, Leader at Manchester City Council (15:30-16:30). 

  • Greater Manchester and Opportunity London drinks reception (16:00-17:30). 

  • Connecting Communities and Places Through Electric Transport with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (17:00-20:00). 

  • Sixth Annual Chamberlain Lecture with Cllr Bev Craig, Leader at Manchester City Council (18:45-19:15). 


Wednesday 22 May 

  • De-Risking Planning With Community-Led Development with Caroline Simpson, Chief Executive at Stockport Council (08:30-10:00). 

  • Housing Partnerships – The Value of Housing Stock in the North West with Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor (09:30-10:30). 

  • Delivering Successful Public and Private Partnerships in the North with Becca Heron, Strategic Director for Growth and Development at Manchester City Council and Chris Roberts, Chief Development Officer at Bruntwood (11:00-12:00). 

  • Retrofit – Safety and Sustainability: Following the Golden Thread to Net Zero with Rachel Eyre, Head of Inward Investment (Advanced Manufacturing and Low Carbon) at MIDAS (11:00-12:00). 

  • How Do We Make BtR & Operational Living a More Attractive Investment? with John Searle, Strategic Director of Place at Salford City Council (11:30-12:30). 

  • Homes for Key Workers –Single Family Rental Solutions & Public/Private Sector Collaboration with Becca Heron, Strategic Director for Growth and Development at Manchester City Council (13:00-14:00). 

  • Launch of the Public Sector Forum Guide – "Working in Partnership" with Tom Stannard, Chief Executive at Salford City Council (15:00-16:00). 

  • Estate Renewal in the ‘New Era of Regeneration and Housing Delivery' with Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor (15:30-16:30). 

  • Creating Healthy Towns and Cities with Paul Richards, Director of Development & Regeneration at Stockport Council (15:30-16:30). 

  • Greater Manchester and Opportunity London drinks reception (16:00-17:30). 

The full programme of events is available to view here


***Please note that the above programme is subject to change and additions.***