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Old March 7th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #81
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Record numbers to back north west at MIPIM property fair

Jill Burdett

March 07, 2011

A record number of private companies will support Manchester’s attempts to strengthen its place on the global stage when the city showcases developments at the MIPIM property fair in the south of France this week.

A total of 49 firms will represent the city in Cannes, including developers and other property professionals, architects and lawyers, alongside council bigwigs and representatives of organisations including inward investment agency MIDAS. Only chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein and one other officer are being sent by the city council itself.

Chris Oglesby, chief executive of commercial property giant Bruntwood, said: "MIPIM brings together the key decision makers from the industry and provides an unrivalled opportunity to develop the relationships that are crucial to securing future business for the city."

Argent, The Co-operative Estates, Manchester Airport Developments, MediaCo and MIDAS are the key sponsors of Manchester at MIPIM Partnership and representatives from Arup, BDP, Bluemantle, Harrow Estates, Harvest Housing, Ian Simpson Architects, MBLA Architects & Urbanists and Stephenson Bell will also be present at the event, which starts tomorrow for four days.

The city needs to show it is still very much open for business and is ambitious for continued growth despite drastic cuts in public funding.

In a key MIPIM event, Manchester will line up alongside Amsterdam, Barcelona and Hamburg to discuss how Europe can continue to compete against the new powerhouses of China and India.

Mancunian Jim O’Neill, chairman of asset management at investment bank Goldman Sachs, will speak at the event and today he speculated that Manchester would have to be more creative when it comes to funding in the future.

He said: "There are some interesting ideas floating around and, if anywhere can make them happen, it will be Manchester.

"With the current leadership team, there is longevity and stability, which has managed to persist despite national changes, and that is important for planning and investment.

"Looking at more local financial solutions is consistent with this concept of the Big Society, the idea of giving more autonomy to the regions.

"I think Manchester has the bravery and the ambition to do something radical and I would be very eager to help them to do that."

Manchester will have a high profile presence with a stand at the front of the huge Palais building and a balcony emblazoned with a Manchester banner overlooking the Croisette.

Events are held on the stand twice a day spotlighting different schemes and spelling out Manchester’s strategy for continued growth with Sir Howard speaking every day.

On Tuesday he is expected to talk about the potential of localism and the changes being made by the Coalition under the title a Vision for Leadership.

On Wednesday morning Robin Phillips, finance director with Siemens will be talking about Manchester being a science powerhouse and in the afternoon speakers will look at how the city has redrawn urban regeneration.

Thursday sees Tom Bloxham, chairman of Urban Splash, and Alex Poots, director of Manchester International Festival, come to the stand to talk about the city’s cultural ambition.

The final event on Thursday afternoon will give more detail on the new Urban Quarter that is being planned around First Street. Ken Knott from Ask will explain how the new Library Theatre and Cornerhouse will sit with plans for more offices, retail and a new hotel.

Manchester’s presence at MIPIM is masterminded by a steering group led by Sir Howard that sets the schedule but it is delivered by Marketing Manchester whose team ties up private partners and organises the setting up and running of the stand and the three days of events.

With a budget of around £370,000 and the likelihood of little more coming from the city council, the yacht and swanky dinner have rightly gone but MIPIM is about having discussions you could not or would not have had back home.

» The stand events are at 10.45am and 15.45pm tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, see them live at manchesteratmipim.com
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Old March 7th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #82
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While Manchester has to follow the route of other local authorities in cutting spending and having extensive redundancies, it is still determined to keep the pace of improvement going. One indicator of this was the strong showing at the MIPIM property show in Cannes where Marketing Manchester, the promotional organisation, had an extensive diary of events and speakers pushing the city. Andrew Stokes of Marketing Manchester said: �The stand events are a crucial element of our activity at MIPIM and attract a significant number of delegates. It is where we showcase the latest developments, such as the regeneration of the First Street and Oxford Road corridor.� The city has the ambition to become the UK�s leading region for innovation and enterprise and be ahead of other cities. This is the centrepiece of a report by Pro-Manchester, a professional network organisation. Its Chief Executive John Ashcroft said the private sector was prepared to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of a major part of the publicly funded support. �We have a lot of members with specialist knowledge and helping new businesses would bring them new clients.� He estimated that business angels in the North West put at least �4 million into new businesses. What will spark considerable interest is that the report indicated that there are 25 mid market private equity houses in Manchester ready to meet demand from start ups. The Innovation and Enterprise report suggests a number of measures such as the Bank of Manchester providing soft loans; a �1.5 million fund for high growth businesses; shared office space and a Centre for Business Angel Research in a university. History shows that Manchester and the North West have been successful in nurturing young companies and industries and that its universities have been at the forefront of helping industry
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Old March 8th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #83
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A couple of interesting stories from today's first dat at MIPIM.

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MANCHESTER City Council leader Sir Howard Bernstein has said that the cities which continue to grow in the midst of the current funding crisis are those that place "science and innovation at the heart of their agenda".

Speaking at a presentation at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes, Bernstein said that cities also need to develop new investment models to replace the Gap funding from grants that many developments have relied upon in previous years.

Mike Emmerich, chief executive of New Economy Manchester, said that the recent award of a Nobel Prize for Physics for two University of Manchester scientists, Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov, for their work in the discovery and development of Graphene was a symbol of Manchester's "global leadership in science and technology".

He argued that the recent cuts provided an opportunity for Manchester to "reposition its offering".

"In a lot of cities they're cutting back on economic development. Our approach is different."

He said that the city can take advantage of opportunities emanating from its universities and to invest in viable projects that will drive innovation and growth forwards.

Sarah Whitney, a director of CBRE, gave an overview of the new Evergreen Fund being managed by the City Council which provides mezzanine funding to help kickstart stalled schemes.

She said that the £30m fund, which has already invested in the Soapworks scheme where Nikal Investments is redeveloping the former Colgate factory at Salford into office space, had been matched with investment from local councils, the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and from Barclays Bank.

She added that it remained in talks with other potential private sector partners, and if a large enough pot is generated it could "make a huge difference in terms of the Manchester economy".

Sir Howard added that if its bid for £85m of funding from the initial Regional Growth Fund round was successful, it would give the council and its partners the additional capacity to take equity stakes alongside the mezzanine funding provided through the Evergreen Fund.

"With that we will be able to significantly increase the financial reach of that fund," he said.

He also urged businesses in Greater Manchester to submit their own bids for project funding as part of the second round of Regional Growth Fund applications, which open on April 12.

"What we need are more projects which are capable of being put forwards quickly, which are going to which will attract the right kind of finance and by doing that not only helping themselves but also helping Manchester and Greater Manchester in driving ourselves forward.
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MIPIM 2011: Manchester will speak with one voice, say leaders

A NEW promotional strategy framework is being developed for Manchester which will provide a unified voice for the city within its promotional activities.

The framework, which is currently undergoing consultation, was announced by Marketing Manchester's chief executive Andrew Stokes as part of a shake-up of leadership functions currently being concluded in response to public spending cuts and the winding-up of the regional development agency.

The announcement was made at the first of a series of presentations being given by Manchester and its partners at the annual MIPIM property conference in Cannes this morning.

Introducing a session titled Manchester: A Vision for Leadership, the council's chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein said: "We still have enormous ambitions for Manchester and there's absolutely no shortage of our commitment to bring forward innovative strategies to move the city forwards."

MIDAS chief executive Angie Robinson spelled out the city-region's importance to the UK economy, stating that it is responsible for 5% of the UK's GDP and for 50% of the North West region's output of around £120bn - the 12th-largest of any European region.

Stokes said that the city's leaders had "long ago started a collective vision for leadership" which will culminate in the appointment of the new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board.

Stokes also said that more than 90 applications had been submitted for the nine board positions - four of which will go to members of the AGMA family and the remaining five will be taken up by representatives from the private sector. Interviews for board members are still taking place and a decision on appointments is expected later this month.

Public sector funding cuts have led to a restructuring of the so-called "Manchester family" of quangos, with organisation such as Manchester: Knowledge Capital being merged with New Economy Manchester while regeneration body New East Manchester was subsumed into Manchester City Council's operations.

Moving forwards, Robinson said that three key organisations will be responsible for delivering different aspects of economic development functions.

New Economy Manchester will handle research, strategy and evaluation briefs while MIDAS will oversee the business growth, trade and inward investment role. Marketing Manchester will be responsible for an over-arching strategy for marketing, communications and tourism.

Robinson said that although the government had decided to centralise the inward investment function for the UK as a whole, it would continue to lobby to sub-contract responsibility for promoting the North West region.

"We believe it would be better delivered at a local level."

She added that Manchester's city-region needed to ensure it would benefit from the legacy left behind by the North West Regional Development Agency and its position as "the principal attack brand for the region".
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Old March 8th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #84
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All the videos via Manchester MIPIM Youtube. (3 so far) http://www.youtube.com/user/mcrMIPIM
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The rumour mill in overdrive

With a lack of any 'new' news, speculation is rife on things that might be happening soon but perhaps not soon enough for MIPIM. Here's some of my favourite rumours of the last day and a half...

There's a big scheme agreed near the City of Manchester Stadium, due to be signed off very shortly, although the club's Arabian owners aren't keen on publicity so would prefer it to be low-key. I can personally guarantee them there's no chance of that happening.

A big pre-let office scheme will go ahead in Manchester city centre, and soon.

KPMG has decided where it's moving to, with agents on five separate buildings claiming it is their building. They're all fibbing. The firm is on the lookout for 50,000 sg ft however.

Airport City will be signed off soon with a chunky pre-let to get things going.

Tantalising stuff eh?
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #86
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Live. Manchester pioneering urban Development. 2.45pm, UK time. http://www.manchesteratmipim.com/
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Sorry. Here. http://www.livestream.com/manchesteratmipim
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Are we going to see the plans from ADUG then?
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Are we going to see the plans from ADUG then?
No. See latest Manchester Confidential article. Good report with lots of interesting snippets. Autumn according to the article/report. Can't post it due to being in work.
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Theyve annoyingly posted the repeats of the first days presentations though the speakers much better. You wonder what the point and cost is though when these videos all have less than a hundred views. Will we have a new set of presentations or are we done now?
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So was that it? This is after all the last day. I remember last year there was a lot of talk about MIPIM but this year looks to have been either highly predictable, or the good stuff didn't turn up. There was nothing really presented that we didn't already know. Then again, was last year full of false promises to pad out what was a quiet year?
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It was more restrained, I think you can tell the budget was cut slightly.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 05:44 PM   #94
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Manchester Gears Up For MIPIM

Cannes property fest happens in March

Written by Simon Binns.

MANCHESTER'S property sector is preparing itself for a week in Cannes as the annual MIPIM exhibition draws near.

But what is the city showcasing to the rest of the world?

According to Marketing Manchester, 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 some of the topics to be highlighted in the South of France between March 6-9.

Keynote speakers for the stand events include Juergen Maier, managing director of Siemens; Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airport; 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.

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

Although the property sector is still engaging recovery mode, MIPIM is still a decent gig for Manchester. The city council get the private sector to pay for the cost of attending and even in a quiet period, the Manchester stand at the Palais De Congres is worth keeping - it has a balcony right out front, proudly bearing the city's name to all those passing down Le Croisette, and is the first stand you see when you go up the escalator to the first floor of the exhibition.

Give that prime spot up and they'd never get it back. And as any property professional will tell you in a recession, it's all about investing in prime locations.

Twelve organisations are joining the Manchester contingent at MIPIM for the first time in 2012. These include Barton Willmore, Gateley and Stride Treglown.

Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester, 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 www.livestream.com/manchesteratmipim and also available to watch on the homepage of www.manchesteratmipim.com

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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Hopefully more like the year before, last years was a bit of a damp squib.
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I can't remember what happened last year was it all that ISA stuff behind beetham (the new metrolink station and walkway to Manchester central?)
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I can't remember what happened last year was it all that ISA stuff behind beetham (the new metrolink station and walkway to Manchester central?)
No that was year before, last year was Noma and that was about it.
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Keynote speakers for the stand events include Juergen Maier, managing director of Siemens; Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airport; 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.

http://www.manchesterconfidential.co...s-Up-For-MIPIM
So the line up looks like...

Siemens Campus
Airport City
One St Peters Square + ?
Bruntwood - Eye Hospital / Manchester Business School
NOMA - Deja vu, joint venture partner announced, more of the plan?

also apparently,

First Street

Simpson in both the NOMA & First Street presentations?

With the curve ball of Bruntwood being involved in Siemens or NOMA???
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Keynotes are up on the MIPIM site.

6th March

The Appliance of Science - Graphene, R&D/Innovation

Fostering Innovation - Bruntwood & Allied London

7th March

The Business of Creative - First Street

Reshaping Manchester's Skyline - NOMA

8th March

International Enterprise - Airport City/MAG

The Alliance of Energy - Argent & Siemens
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