Barking and Dagenham @ MIPIM 2015

Date: 10-13 March 2015
Location: Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Such is the surge in interest in development opportunities in Barking and Dagenham, London, that a group of private-sector investors in the borough attended MIPIM as a group for the first time, brought together by the regeneration and investment magazine BOLD.

"Countryside is proud to support the Barking and Dagenham group at MIPIM 2015," said business development director Michael Hill. "We wish them well on this key international stage to get the message across to promote the borough for further investment."

Willmott Dixon Construction managing director Chris Tredget added: "Barking and Dagenham is a diverse community and has excellent communication links making it a great place for future investment. We at Willmott Dixon want to support the Barking and Dagenham group in their trip to MIPIM as they seek relationships and investments that will support sustained growth in the area. The new leisure centre we are building is part of the attractive offering which is a fantastic catalyst in the local community and for further outside investment."

View pictures of Barking and Dagenham at MIPIM 2015 below:


Barking and Dagenham delegation:

Wednesday 11 March

12:00 - Barking and Dagenham lunch

Invitation-only lunch attended by the Barking and Dagenham delegation, the GLA and guests.

16:30 - "Barking and Dagenham: London's newest growth opportunity."

Location: New London Architecture, main stage, London Pavilion

Chaired by the NLA's Peter Murray, Barking and Dagenham Council leader cllr Darren Rodwell takes part in a panel discussion alongside Richard Blakeway, London deputy mayor for housing, property and land; David Lunts, executive director of housing and land, Greater London Authority; Richard Cherry, CEO, Countryside Properties; and Olivier Soulier, director, Bouygues Development.


Thursday 12 March

10:30 - "Future Transport Infrastructure."

Location: New London Architecture, main stage, London Pavilion

Chaired by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Colin Stanbridge, Barking and Dagenham leader cllr Darren Rodwell takes part in a panel discussion with Stephen Barter of KPMG; and Keith Brooks, partner and head of UK city strategies at EC Harris.


 The delegation includes:

  • Bouygues Development (Olivier Soulier, deputy director)
  • Countryside Properties (Michael Hill, business development director)
  • East Thames Group (Kevin Harris, director of development and regeneration; Jacqueline Esimaje-Heath, director of land and business development
  • Estates and Agency
  • GVA (John Jones, senior director)
  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader; Cllr Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration; David Harley, group manager economic development)
  • Swan Housing Group (Geoff Pearce, executive director of regeneration)
  • Willmott Dixon (Chris Tredget, managing director construction)


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