The cultural and sporting prowess of Yorkshire’s cities and towns will form the centrepiece of the propositions put forward to potential investors as this year’s MIPIM conference.
Delegations from both the Sheffield and Leeds local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) will attend the week long event in Cannes in Southern France next month.
Both LEPs will seek to highlight cultural plans for Yorkshire, including that of the revived Capital of Culture bid in Leeds and the plans for a trail of sculptures in Sheffield at the event, considered to be the largest property conference in the world.
Crucially both LEPs will form part of a wider panel drawn up of partnerships from city regions in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle under the Northern Powerhouse banner as part of a pabel sessions focused on what it called “northern style”.
The Leeds City Region LEP will seek to highlight to investors how culture and sport are key drivers for regeneration in the region. It will use the example of Rutland Mills in Wakefield which is currently the centre of a multi-million pound regeneration project. The conference will also be used by Bradford City Council as a springboard for its plans and opportunities around a number of new development sites.
In addition, the programme also includes panel sessions on topics including how a Leeds City Region and London partnership benefits the UK economy in conjunction with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) and investments such as the East Leeds Extension.