A message from the Liverpool MIPIM Steering Group Chair

14th February 2020

Stephen Cowperthwaite Principal and Managing Director, Avison Young Liverpool Chair of MIPIM Liverpool Steering Group

It is my privilege to Chair the Liverpool City Region delegation as we head to MIPIM Cannes 2020. I took over the reins from Sean Beech, who had led the delegation from just 14 partners in 2014, to leave us in such fine shape, with more than 40 partners in 2019. My sincere thanks to Sean and also to the team that have supported me throughout the last year. Without the wonderful assistance and valuable input of the steering and marketing groups, the team at Marketing Liverpool, OCD Event Management and Rachael Bampton-Aiken, none of this would be possible.

As we count down the days to MIPIM 2020, it is worth reflecting on the last 12 months since we returned from a successful presence at MIPIM Cannes 2019. We attended MIPIM UK, where we were THE standout region. We developed our 12 month programme, with a series of Partner meetings and ‘Captain’s Table’ events, which explored a number of topics and themes, ensuring that we head to Cannes in very fine form. At MIPIM 2020 Liverpool City Region will not just be a part of the conversation, we will be leading it.

Liverpool City Region’s £20 billion+ opportunity is globally significant and it requires a true international platform to act as an appropriate launch pad – this platform is MIPIM Cannes. This is an exciting time for Liverpool as we witness the progress and success of major new developments in the region including; Liverpool Waters, Wirral Waters, Paddington Village, Pall Mall, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Upper Central and the new Everton Football Club Stadium, to name but a few. MIPIM Cannes presents the perfect stage to shine a global spotlight on Liverpool City Region’s ever-growing investment opportunity.

Take a look at the extensive list of associates and partners showcased HERE and imagine what can be achieved for Liverpool City Region when all of these talented and committed companies working together to realise a shared vision.

I also believe that we have compiled our best ever events programme, with a real step change in associating ourselves with other leading European destinations.

A strong presence at MIPIM Cannes strengthens Liverpool City Region’s standing in the international property and investment market, helping to deliver world class assets, ultimately inspiring talent, creating employment and delivering inclusive growth for the city region. MIPIM is an event that makes things happen.

So, in the words of Muhammad Ali “Don’t count the days. Make the days count!”

Stephen Cowperthwaite
Principal and Managing Director, Avison Young Liverpool
Chair of MIPIM Liverpool Steering Group

14th February 2020

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