NP11, the group made up of the North’s 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), has joined forces with the UK government as an official partner for MIPIM 2020. A series of seminars and roundtable discussions will be held, with placemaking experts and potential investors informed about proposals to transform the North’s housing landscape, as well as opportunities around transport and digital connectivity via major projects such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. The events will consist of breakfast meetings, afternoon seminars and evening receptions, with each event covering a topic from housing to transport, regeneration and solving the UK’s inequality gap. The Northern Powerhouse events have been organised by the NP11. Roger Marsh, chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and the NP11, said: “These events will look at the major infrastructure developments currently underway across the North of England. “With significant plans for the region to take charge of its own destiny and to lead on transformative initiatives such as the clean growth revolution, now is an incredibly exciting time to collaborate with the North’s leaders and become part of a project that will bolster the UK’s post-Brexit prosperity. “Through our collaborative participation in MIPIM, we hope to build on long-term partnerships and attract further foreign direct and capital investment into many of the North’s world-class projects.” The NP11 consists of Sheffield City Region, Leeds City Region, Cheshire & Warrington, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Humber, Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, North East, Tees Valley, and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEPs.