Last month, Liverpool Place Partnership reported live from the national annual property development event that’s all about UK cities sharing in growth.
A seasoned veteran at MIPIM Cannes, since re-branding and re-launching, with a full, 12-month programme of events, Liverpool Place Partnership has cast a wider net to reach a broader audience.
This year, for the first time, we were excited to showcase Liverpool City Region at UKREiiF, a 3-day property and development event, which took place from the 17-19 May 2022.
UKREiiF brings together more than 5,000 delegates across the public and private sector – with every core UK city and region involved – alongside government, investors, funders, developers, housebuilders and more.
Partnering with our neighbouring city region, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region connected people, places and businesses to accelerate our Levelling Up Agenda, whilst showcasing our sustainable, inclusive and transformational investment opportunities to a national audience.
With a rich programme of 20+ public and private events, Liverpool City Region covered a broad swathe of the most important issues in property development today, featuring an impressive selection of our most senior public and private sector leaders across the region.
With such a weighty and diverse programme, it can be a challenge to effectively summarise our presence at such an ambitious event. One of the best ways, of course, is seeing things for yourself. Here we’ve selected 14 short, sharp clips that aim to encapsulate Liverpool City Region at UKREiiF 2022.
Watch the videos or read the highlighted quotes below for a more in depth break-down of the event. Property people and city leaders sharing ideas and best practice to achieve common goals is what Liverpool Place Partnership is all about.
EVENT: BREAKING THE MOULD: HOW CAN UK TOWNS & CITIES INNOVATE WHEN FUNDING MAJOR REGENERATION PROJECTS
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority CEO, Katherine Fairclogh:
“Investors appreciate a place that has a clear sense of its own identity, strong future planning & a keen awareness of the key aspects that they want to talk to developers about. This starts productive conversations.”
“Liverpool City Region has really turned a corner, in terms of public and private sector collaboration. You need only look at things like LCL connect, digital infrastructure that’s maximising the opportunity for business growth…”
EVENT: IN CONVERSATION: REGIONAL LEADERSHIP DEBATE AN INFORMAL IN CONVERSATION DISCUSSION WITH LEADERS FROM MANCHESTER, LIVERPOOL AND LEEDS
“There’s a great synergy across the North. With our shared net zero ambitions we have the opportunity in the North to create the clean, green energy of the future…”
EVENT: HOW LEVELLING UP CAN TACKLE A NATIONAL SKILLS SHORTAGE
Rachael Lynne Patterson, Chair, Liverpool Place Partnership Future Impact Board:
“As a sector, we don’t advertise our industry enough to young people… I want to be a role model for this industry and we need to do more to upskill & promote this sector…”
EVENT: COMBINED AUTHORITIES: HOW CAN THEY DRIVE FORWARD LEVELLING-UP?
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority CEO, Katherine Fairclogh:
“For us, it’s about pulling together the leaders, the activity and the opportunity and the recognition in local areas that it’s actually about shaping our own destiny…”
“We’re responsible for a whole range of funding around high-level & entry level apprenticeships & our tidal power initiative, which is being actively developed…”
EVENT: DRIVING FORWARD THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE WHAT ARE THE NEXT STAGES FOR REALISING THE NORTH’S POTENTIAL?
Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram:
“Liverpool City Region has assurance frameworks in place that the government need to guarantee that their funding is invested effectively. So, investing in Liverpool gives UK government a bigger band for its buck…”
“Through HyNetNW we’re looking at industrial processes. Capturing carbon, reverse engineering the network and storing that energy in depleted gas fields in Liverpool Bay… That will create tens of thousands of jobs…”
EVENT: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: STEVE ROTHERAM, MAYOR OF THE LIVERPOOL CITY REGION
“Liverpool City Region is one of the UK’s fastest growing regions… Previously we went to MIPIM to sell a vision. That vision is now a reality… Levelling-up is about maximising potential. In Liverpool we’re doing that ourselves…”
“We’ve got high-performance computing, materials innovation, advanced manufacturing, life science… All of those things offer world-class opportunities to investors… and now we’re looking for LCR become the UK’s renewable energy coast…”
EVENT: SECURING LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT FINANCE FOR NET ZERO PROJECTS
Dr. Aileen Jones, Liverpool City Region’s Investment & Development Director:
“Liverpool City Region has a pathway to net zero and we’re publishing an action plan this year, which sets our specific actions that we need to take across housing, transport and industrial decarbonisation…”
“Another project that we have in LCR is our tidal project; using the capacity of the River Mersey to generate clean energy…”
“We’ve put a purchasing system in place to help with our housing retrofit programme… and we work very closely with our public & private sector partners.”
EVENT: FREEPORTS ONE YEAR ON, EXAMINING THEIR FLEDGLING ROLE IN UNLOCKING DEVELOPMENT, JOBS, & INWARD INVESTMENT
Liverpool City Region Freeport Director, John Lucy:
“There’s strong international interest in our Freeport status… Freeports are a highly-effective redevelopment & regeneration tool with the power to speed up the process by decades…
“In Liverpool City Region we are delivering some very real net zero initiatives… Next year we’ll have a trial fleet of HGVs that will emit 95% less C02, followed by inland waterways & road to rail…”
LIVERPOOL AT UKREIIF – SPEAKER VOX-POPS
Liverpool City Council Chief Executive, Tony Reeves on our UKREIIF event:
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: CORE CITIES STRATEGIC NVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UK’S BIGGEST CITIES
“We had a really interesting panel, talking about the future of UK town & city centres & how we connect local people into the opportunities we create…”
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority CEO, Katherine Fairclogh on our event: COMBINED AUTHORITIES: HOW CAN THEY DRIVE FORWARD LEVELLING-UP?
“The panel provided a great opportunity to hear from private sector investors… Liverpool City Region can nurture these relationships started here today and also raise the profile of our city region and our ambitions for the future…”
Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, on our UKREiiF event DRIVING FORWARD THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE WHAT ARE THE NEXT STAGES FOR REALISING THE NORTH’S POTENTIAL?
“Great day! Our panel spoke about the urgency of better connectivity, about innovation and inevitably about skills. Being at UKREiiF is about bringing people together and hopefully, we’ll see each other again here, next year.”
Future Impact Board Chair Rachael Lynne Patterson, tells us about her Place Liverpool Partnership UKREiiF event: HOW LEVELLING UP CAN TACKLE A NATIONAL SKILLS SHORTAGE.
“We represented the Liverpool City Region in a way that pushes us forward, with our inclusivity and our approach to social inclusion and inclusive innovation as well.”
Dr. Aileen Jones, Liverpool City Region’s Investment & Development Director on Liverpool City Region at UKREiiF.
“It’s so important for the city region to be here, working together with our public and private sector partners.”
Liverpool City Region Freeport Director, John Lucy on the critical importance of Liverpool’s Freeport status.
“I’m here to highlight the unbelievable Freeport benefits to both the UK & Liverpool City Region in terms of jobs created, new ambitions for business sectors & new exciting technology coming to Liverpool…”