No Sooner Do We Mention Wolverhampton Jollies

Than the subject of Lancashire County Council jollies is raised

The Lancashire LEP has outlined plans to increase its presence and networking opportunities at MIPIM 2020. MIPIM is “The world’s leading property market 10-13 March 2020 – Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France”.

The delegation will showcase the region’s sector strengths, commercial prospects and investment potential through more events than any other year.

Marketing Lancashire – the county’s placemarketing agency – is organising the Lancashire MIPIM 2020 proposals on behalf of the LEP. The four-day programme includes eight invite-only events, participation in a series of Northern Powerhouse panel sessions, and presence on the county’s first, standalone exhibition space in the Palais des Festivals.

LEP chair Steve Fogg said: “Lancashire is one of the largest economies in the North and a key focus for the LEP is to build upon its global reputation in the aerospace, advanced manufacturing and energy sectors and to ensure we are positioned to exploit new opportunities in these and emerging sectors. Our attractiveness to inward investors will be enhanced further through investment in our infrastructure and maximising collaboration opportunities with our NPH partners. MIPIM is a major platform that will allow us to tell a global audience about Lancashire’s investment proposition.”

Cllr Keith Iddon, deputy leader of Lancashire County Council, added “This is the first time that Lancashire has taken a business delegation out to MIPIM, and we will be working with them to ensure that we maximise the profile of the county and its investment opportunities. There is significant potential for us to build on existing relationships and to create new partnerships that will help accelerate our growing economy, which is already the second largest in the North West”.

The Lancashire 2020 MIPIM programme is sponsored by Eric Wright Construction, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lovell, Shoosmiths, The Peel Group, and University of Central Lancashire.

Question…How much is the Lancashire taxpayer picking up of the jollies tab?

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