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Manchester to be represented at MIPIM by record 59 organisations

Manchester is to be represented at MIPIM in Cannes next month by a record 59 partners, giving the city a strong chance of securing international investment.

Manchester will be represented at the world’s leading real estate event MIPIM next month by the largest number of partners to date.

MIPIM is the globe’s leading real estate and construction event, with the two day affair expected to attract 20,000 exhibitors, delegates and journalists when it gets underway on March 11th 2014 in Cannes, France.

A record 59 organisations have joined the Manchester Partnership this year, which will return to MIPIM in March to showcase the upcoming developments in Greater Manchester.

The figure marks a significant step up from the 46 partner organisations representing Manchester at MIPIM in 2013.

This will be the 14th year Manchester has been represented at the event, and with a bigger number of partners than ever before it is hoped the city can tap into the global investor community.

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

“With the support of our exceptionally strong partnership we aim to convey how Manchester will continue to be an international focal point for growth and development, in both the physical and intellectual sense.”

This follows the recent news that investors are looking to the north of England as a stable property market and a flurry of private sector activity provide the potential for substantial profits.

A recent report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers revealed “double-digit growth” in the accountancy firm’s activities, reflecting ramped up confidence in retail and manufacturing in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle in particular.

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