Hundreds of Manchester property professionals flew to the south of France at the start of this month for this year's MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier) property convention.
Described as the "market for international property trade", the convention in Cannes aimed to showcase property development, conferences and investment opportunities, while giving plenty of opportunities for networking over the four-day period.
A group of some 46 business organisations involved in Manchester property took a special chartered flight from Manchester Airport, organised by umbrella organisation MIPIM Partnership, led by Marketing Manchester and supported by the Manchester City Council.
Based at the convention's “Manchester Stand”, their aim was to use their time to highlight Manchester's key regeneration schemes and discuss issues affecting the city’s future prosperity in front of a global audience.
Marketing Manchester chief executive Andrew Stokes told the Manchester Evening News: “MIPIM provides an opportunity for the Partnership to share with the wider development and investment world the emerging plans for the city and the contribution they will make to lead the region through recovery.”