The Manchester at Mipim Partnership has revealed a record schedule of 27 sessions for next month’s event in Cannes.

Manchester at mipim

Manchester at Mipim

The programme, on which Property Week are a media partner, seeks to build on last year’s introduction of the Manchester Pavilion.

Leading speakers on the Manchester programme, which covers topics from science and tech to transport and housing as well as the Northern Powerhouse, include sports stars Gary Neville (founder of UA92) and Andrew Flintoff (director of Logik Developments). Property leaders including Chris Oglesby, chief executive of Bruntwood; Tom Fenton, project director at Far East Consortium and Peter Swift, managing partner at Planit-IE are also on the agenda.

Finally, Manchester’s European Breakfast sessions will welcome leading figures from some of Europe’s key growth cities including:

  • Miguel Pinto Luz, deputy mayor of Cascais Municipality, Lisbon;
  • Dr Philipp Bouteiller, chief executive at Berlin TXL;
  • Anna Gissler, chief executive of Invest Stockholm;
  • Lluis Gomez, economic commissioner at City of Barcelona;
  • Øyvind Såtvedt, managing director of Oslo Region Alliance;
  • Rob Van de Velde, vice mayor of City of Antwerp.

Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said: “MIPIM is a vital opportunity for Manchester to promote itself on a global stage. For us to effectively capitalise on this opportunity, we need to make sure that our activity at the event is as wide-reaching, diverse and inclusive as possible.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming industry insight from some leading European cities, as well as private and public sector speakers from across the Greater Manchester region. We’ll be discussing science, tech, education, housing, health, sport, culture, environment, transport, diversity, devolution, and the Northern Powerhouse, along with all the latest on the city-region’s upcoming developments. It’s sure to be an exciting week, and hopefully one Greater Manchester will look back on as a significant milestone in its growth strategy.”

The closing event will see the Manchester and London Pavilions join forces for the first time at MIPIM to show that the two cities stand shoulder to shoulder in promoting growth for Great Britain.

The full events diary is available at and you can find out more by following @mcrmipim.