The networking brunch, ‘Attracting inward investment through Devolution’  takes place on Tuesday 13 March in Cannes, will highlight the opportunities being creation by devolution, particularly in the North where significant strides are being made in areas including Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Tees Valley.

Featuring a panel of experts from regions delivering devolution, together with real estate specialists from across the UK, the event will spark debate and provide a detailed insight into a range of topics including the future of inward investment in devolved areas in a post-Brexit economy and the importance of global connectivity to these regions.

On the panel for the event will be Julie Gilhespie, Finance Director for the Tees Valley Combined Authority & South Tees Development Company and Mark Lynam, Director of Programme Commissioning with Sheffield City Region. They will be joined by Lynda Shillaw, Divisional CEO Property for Manchester Airports Group (MAG), Colin Thomasson, Executive Director of CBRE and James Nicholson, Managing Director of developer Harlex Property.

Lynda Shillaw said: “Devolution is helping to shape key regions across the North, which is creating a broad range of commercial opportunities for developments looking to attract investment opportunities. This panel will provide an interesting insight into how devolved regions are utilising their powers to attract inward investment and role the UK real estate sector can play in supporting these areas of the North.”

The brunch discussion will be hosted and introduced by Michael O’Connor, Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Projects and Energy Group at Addleshaw Goodard.

Sponsored by Airport City Manchester, CBRE and hosted by Addleshaw Goddard, the discussion event is being held at Quay 21, Quai Saint Pierre, Cannes 06400 between 10.30am and 12.00 on Tuesday 13 March.