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Downtown in Business UKREiiF Dinner Proves a Leading Real Estate & Infrastructure Event

The DIB UKREiiF Dinner recently brought together DIB members to hear from five leading decision-makers from Leeds, Newcastle, the West Midlands, Liverpool City Region and Wolverhampton to mark the UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) conference.

Downtown in Business Leeds hosted an insightful and engaging networking dinner event on Monday. The DIB UKREiiF ‘fringe’ Dinner held at the esteemed Malmaison Leeds from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, brought together industry leaders and professionals from across various sectors to mark the start of the UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) conference.

Attendees were treated to an exclusive dinner event that served as a platform for meaningful discussions surrounding real estate investment, infrastructure development, and economic growth. Against the backdrop of the UKREiiF conference, the dinner provided a prime opportunity for local authority and industry leaders from the North East, West Yorkshire, North West, and West Midlands regions to connect and reflect on the key themes of the week-long event.

Thirty DIB members from across the country heard from five leading decision-makers from Leeds, Newcastle, the West Midlands, Liverpool City Region and Wolverhampton.

Mariana Pexton,  Director of Strategy & Resources at Leeds City Council, Pam Smith, chief executive at Newcastle City Council, Neil Rami, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Growth Company, Tim Johnson Chief Executive for the City of Wolverhampton Council and Stephen Young of Halton Borough Council lead the discussion which focussed on what ‘asks’ we would make to a new government to deliver economic growth.

UKREiiF, known as the UK’s Biggest Real Estate & Investment & Infrastructure showcase, is renowned for fostering dialogue and driving investment to accelerate economic growth in towns, cities, and regions across the UK. The Downtown in Business UKREiiF Dinner complemented the conference by offering attendees a chance to discuss the most relevant topics likely to be discussed throughout the week and forge new connections within the property sector.

The evening featured conversations around regeneration, development, and economic prosperity, echoing the overarching themes of the UKREiiF conference. Attendees had the opportunity to network with influential figures from the real estate, property, and infrastructure sectors, further enriching the collaborative spirit of the event.

Sponsored by Krol Corlett, DB3, and ION, the UKREIIF Dinner exemplified Downtown in Business’s commitment to facilitating dialogue and driving growth within the property sector. The generous support of our sponsors contributed to the success of the event, providing attendees with an enriching and memorable experience.

Reflecting on the event, Downtown Chief Executive Frank McKenna expressed his delight at the opportunity to convene industry leaders and stakeholders, staying, “We’re delighted to have hosted such a successful dinner event in conjunction with the UKREiiF conference. Events like these play a crucial role in fostering dialogue, forging connections, and shaping the future of our towns, cities, and regions. We’d like to thank the staff at Malmaison hotel for their outstanding food, hospitality and service.”

The UKREiiF Dinner was a hit with attendeees, with participants gaining invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and the chance to contribute to the ongoing conversation surrounding regeneration and development.

Downtown in Business looks forward to hosting future events that continue to drive positive change within the real estate and infrastructure industries.

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