Slough is going to MIPIM

Published: 06 March 2018

Slough Borough Council is going to MIPIM – the most important leading property and development conference and market in the world.

MIPIM is being held in Cannes, France from 13 to 16 March and brings together influential international property players from the office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial sectors.

Leader of the council, James Swindlehurst will be attending the four day event alongside the council’s director of regeneration, Joe Carter and Simon Hall, the economic growth and enterprise manager.

Whilst there, they will be meeting with investors, developers, agents and architects, speaking at a round-table session on our engagement with Heathrow and what it offers, staffing a shared stand with other Heathrow authorities; whilst all the time showcasing Slough as the best location for new business and investment.

The team will also be hosting a breakfast session for developers and future stakeholders to discuss all the opportunities Slough has to offer.

The trip is being funded by external sponsorship.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “Slough means business and MIPIM is the place where, internationally, the big players come together and major deals are begun.

“Slough has too much going on and too many investment and development opportunities for us not to take part in MIPIM.

“As a council, we rely on our amazing inward investment opportunities to help fund our ambitious plans including for our front line services and MIPIM is the place to be to ensure investment continues.

“Just this year alone, our partnership, Slough Urban Renewal, has brought in enough income for us not to need any cuts to frontline services. This is how Slough Means Business benefits every one of our residents.”

He added: “We have a vision of growing a place of opportunity and ambition for our residents, for our businesses, for our industries; we will be working hard to attract further inward investment at MIPIM, to bring that vision for Slough even closer to reality.”

The team will leave for MIPIM on Monday 12 March and will return on Friday 16 March. They will be staying in an apartment in Cannes during the week; also funded by external sponsorship.