TEAM Leicester makes final preparations for MIPIM 2019

TEAM Leicester will travel to MIPIM, the world’s largest property expo, next month (12-15 Mar) after completing their final preparations this week with an event at the National Space Centre.

The team, which includes some 20 public and private sector sponsors from across Leicester and Leicestershire’s property and construction industry, met today (28 Feb) to discuss how it will showcase the county on the international stage and outline the key sites and opportunities it will be promoting in Cannes.

Driven by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and private sector partners, Team Leicester has helped to reinforce the city and county’s message at the world’s leading property market, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

Rob McGuinn is chair of Team Leicester and is looking forward to the event thanks to the wealth of opportunities the team will be promoting this year. He said:

“MIPIM is the perfect environment to showcase what we have to offer in Leicester and Leicestershire – and for 2019, we really do have a wealth of opportunities for investors and developers interested in the region.”

Space-related industries will be a key priority for Team Leicester at MIPIM this year and joining the team in Cannes will be winner of the BBC2 series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? Dr Suzie Imber from the University of Leicester.

Rob added:

“We are extremely excited that Dr Imber will be speaking at the Team Leicester dinner at MIPIM this year; we have some really interesting opportunities within the space sector that we will be talking about during the week, so having such a brilliant keynote speaker at our main event is fantastic.”

Representing Team Leicester will be: Associate Events, Bradgate Estates, BEC Consulting, CEG Group, Couch Perry Wilkes, East Midlands Airport, Fortem, Freeths, Godwin Developments, Harworth Group, Innes England, Leicester Business Festival, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, LLEP, Loughborough University, MDA Consulting, Obstrat, Pick Everard, Space Park Leicester, TMDP Group and Weightmans.

Leicester and Leicestershire will be showcased as part of the Midlands UK Pavilion at the property fair for the third year in 2019 – confirming itself as an important part of this thriving UK area.

MIPIM takes place from 12 - 15 March centred round a large-scale exhibition in the Palais de Festival in Cannes in the south of France which attracts tens of thousands of global visitors. For more information, log onto

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