The Black Country will be taking part in the following events at MIPIM 2017:

Wolverhampton City Centre Regeneration: The City of Opportunity

Tuesday 14th March. 16:15-16:30

Overview of the regeneration opportunities currently available in Wolverhampton City Centre.

Format: Presentation

Speaker: Tim Johnson, Strategic Director – Place, City of Wolverhampton Council

Location: Midlands Pavilion C16.B  Click here to register

Creating global cities of the future: Competing for global investment and its impact on citizens

Tuesday 14th March. 16:30-17:00

Greater Birmingham has firmly established itself as a key driver of economic growth, attracting record levels of investment from major international markets. What is the region’s strategy to remain globally competitive and does this affect citizens? How will the region’s landscape reflect this strategy?

Format: Panel Discussion

Panellists: Tim Johnson, Strategic Director – Place, City of Wolverhampton Council, Richard Cowell, Assistant Director – Development, Birmingham City Council, Ian Stringer, Regional Senior Director, GVA, Rob Groves, Development Director, Paradise Birmingham

Location: Midlands Pavilion C16.B Click here to register 

The Black Country Garden City – Housing transformation for the 21st century

Wednesday 15th March. 16:30-16:45

An overview on the housing development opportunities currently underway and available across the Black Country.

Format: Presentation Speaker: Dr Chris handy OBE, Board Lead on social enterprise, housing and low carbon, Black Country LEP

Location: Midlands Pavilion C16.B Click here to register

Shaping Britain’s Industrial Strategy through Enterprise Zones

Thursday 16th March. 12:30-13:00

The event explores how the Midlands’ automotive sector is acting as an exemplar model for the Government’s long-term Industrial Strategy, and the investment opportunities this creates.

Format: Panel Discussion

Panellists: Tom Westley, Board Lead on Enterprise Zones, Black Country LEP David Frost, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP, Mike Crone, Purchasing and Property Director, Jaguar Land Rover Cllr John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council

Location: Midlands Pavilion C16.B Click here to register 

If you would like to meet the Black Country team at MIPIM – please contact Invest Black Country on 08448 15 20 30 or

To see the full Midlands UK event schedule and for more details on the region’s presence at MIPIM 2017, please visit




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