Birmingham Delivers Opportunities for Growth; Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Looks Forward to Discussing How Birmingham Is Creating the Physical and Economic Conditions Needed for Investment and Business Growth at the World's Largest Property Conference

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Byline: Mike Whitby

Birmingham is an exciting, energetic and ambitious city that is fast becoming a leading choice for investors looking for a cost effective European base that delivers on talent, connectivity, infrastructure and growth opportunities.

As the largest property and developer conference in the world, and a key date in the international development community's calendar, MIPIM presents a significant opportunity for Birmingham to showcase its strengths and demonstrate how the city is rising to the challenges of the current fiscal climate by creating the physical and economic conditions needed for investment and business growth.

This year our team of public and private sector partners, including key figures from the city's leading property and construction companies, will deliver a diverse events programme that showcases Birmingham's position as a city that delivers for investors. Events range from discussions on Birmingham's innovative city centre based Enterprise Zone and the regeneration it is expected to unlock; to the impact of the approved high speed rail link to the capital and Airport runway extension - which will boost Birmingham's credentials as a location for European headquarters.

Analyses of the city's regeneration agenda, including developments such as Icknield Port Loop with British Waterways, will be complemented by an in-depth look at Birmingham's growing visitor economy and its success in attracting major new hotel developments to the area. …