Sheffield City Region team set for capital

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Sheffield City Region business leaders will be descending on the capital this week to promote the area at a major conference.

A consortium of trade leaders are heading to MIPIM UK at the Olympia in London between October 21 and 23 to sell the region’s benefits to hundreds of property developers and investors.

The event is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals and a range of expert panels will discuss major developments and the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

The aim for regional business bosses is to promote Sheffield City Region’s key investment opportunities including the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK and multi-million pound retail and leisure investments in Barnsley town centre.

James Newman, chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “MIPIM UK is a fantastic opportunity to get the City Region in front of hundreds of potential investors. We are focused on economic growth, and plan to create 70,000 jobs over the next decade, and MIPIM UK gives us the chance to promote an extensive range of investment opportunities and projects. It’s by working hard at events like this that we make sure international business decision makers understand the many reasons why they should invest in our City Region.”

Sheffield City Region will aim to build on their success at MIPIM last year by attending in partnership with Leeds City Region representatives again this year. The two city regions will be hosting a number of events as well as working with other regional powerhouses to host panel discussions and networking events throughout the week. The conference attracts 5000 delegates from 35 cities.