President and Vice-Chancellor shows Manchester to the world at MIPIM

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell has spoken at MIPIM, one of the world’s largest property conferences today.

The University of Manchester’s President and Vice-Chancellor used her time on the platform in Cannes, France to talk about how Manchester is to become European City of Science 2016.

She also spoke about the exciting opportunities presented to investors by developments such as the National Graphene Institute, the presence of the largest academic clinical partnership in Europe centred around the Manchester campus and the focus on five research beacons within the University.

MIPIM aims to facilitate business between investors, corporate end-users, local authorities, hospitality professionals, industrial and logistics players and other real estate professionals. In 2014 21,000 people from 93 countries attended.

The Manchester delegation also included Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, Spinningfields’ Mike Ingall and Bruntwood's Chris Oglesby. They were joined by former Manchester United player, Gary Neville and Lynda Shillaw, the divisional chief executive for property at Manchester Airports Group.

During her speech, Professor Rothwell also introduced a video which showed the role of science and technology in Manchester as the city builds to European City of Science.