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Spotlight on Edinburgh

Cannes |
Speakers include:
Richard Powell

Richard Powell

tHe Haymarket Edinburgh

Gavin Littlejohn

Gavin Littlejohn

Financial Data & Technology Association

 Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr

City of Edinburgh Council

Overview

Financial Times and fDi, in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council, are pleased to present 'Spotlight on Edinburgh', a private networking reception at MIPIM. Selected guests will gather to discuss the unique development and inward investment opportunities available in Edinburgh and the city’s strategy to stimulate and support existing and new investment into Scotland’s Inspiring Capital. 

This reception will be a unique occasion to share new perspectives for the real estate environment and discuss business potential with the most influential players from all international property sectors.

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Agenda - 14th Mar

  • 5:00pm
    Refreshments on arrival
  • 5:15pm
    Welcome and opening address by Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-chief, fDi Magazine
  • 5:20pm
    Keynote Speaker

    Gavin Littlejohn, Fintech Entrepreneur & Chairman, Financial Data & Technology Association

    Demand for commercial property in Edinburgh is being driven by the rise of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector which is complementing the city’s traditionally strong financial services. Gavin will provide an insight into Edinburgh’s growing Fintech scene and the city’s aspiration to position itself as a National fintech hub.

  • 5:30pm
    Panel Debate

    A great opportunity to question some of the city’s leading business figures to discover why Edinburgh is such an attractive investment destination. The Panel session will provide the very latest update on Edinburgh’s City Region Deal and the emerging City Vision 2050. Key investors will discuss their investment into Edinburgh’s vibrant office, retail and hotel sectors, whilst also providing an insight into the latest Sustainable Cities Index, where Edinburgh is rated the second most economically sustainable city in the UK.

  • 6:00pm
    Closing Comments & networking

Venue

Hôtel Majestic Barrière Cannes
10 Boulevard de la Croisette
Cannes 06400

France

Tel: +33 4 92 98 77 00

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Speakers (6)

Richard Powell

Richard Powell

tHe Haymarket Edinburgh

Richard Powell is a highly experienced property professional specialising in promoting and developing large mixed-use urban schemes across the UK. His wealth of expertise in mixed-use urban projects is integral to the successful delivery of tHe Haymarket Edinburgh, the largest and most complex scheme to be developed in the capital for the last 10 years. Prior to his appointment with EHDL on the £200m Haymarket Edinburgh, Richard was an Executive Director at Grosvenor where he was responsible for development and investment activity of the London Estate.

Gavin Littlejohn

Gavin Littlejohn

Fintech entrepreneur & Chairman
Financial Data & Technology Association

Gavin is a repeat Fintech Entrepreneur and is Chairman of the Financial Data & Technology Association. Gavin has also recently been appointed as the UK Fintech Convenor to represent the interests of Fintech in the delivery of new banking competition reforms. He is at the heart of Scottish Fintech Strategy development and an advocate of Edinburgh's growing Fintech base, which is anticipated to contribute to the future economic and physical development of the city.

 Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr

Chief Executive
City of Edinburgh Council

Andrew took up post as Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council on 27 July 2015. He was previously Chief Executive of Cornwall, Wiltshire and North Tyneside councils, and Chief Operating Officer in Cardiff. Known for his work on Social capital, with an interest in developing communities, a reputation for his approach to change management and large scale joint ventures for economic benefit, he is one of the most experienced local government leaders working today.

Hugh Edmiston

Hugh Edmiston

Director of Corporate Services
University of Edinburgh

Hugh is the Director of Corporate Services at the University of Edinburgh. He is responsible for the overall management of the Corporate Services Group which includes the University’s estate, finances and commercialisation of research.

Graham Hill

Graham Hill

City Executive, Scotland
Arcadis

Graham is a Partner of Arcadis and Scotland City Executive; focussing on the needs and opportunities for Scotland’s leading Cities to be more resilient and sustainable to achieve competitive advantage and improve quality of life. He is a highly experienced Project Manager and Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the property and construction industry. Since joining Arcadis, Graham has led a number of major residential and mixed use projects such as Quartermile, Applecross, Taylor Wimpey and Murray Land. He has more recently worked with public sector organisations in improving built asset and project performance.

Myles White

Myles White

Director of Retail
TH Real Estate

Myles has been involved in retail real estate for over 25 years.  As Fund Director, Myles provides strategic advice and direct the Fund team on major decisions. Myles joined the company in 1997 and was initially involved in repositioning the retail portfolio from secondary to prime assets. Myles has been responsible for setting up the UK Shopping Centre Fund in 2004. He was part of the team which developed Bullring in Birmingham, UK.

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