ABP has enjoyed significant success exhibiting at the world’s biggest property event. Our company took a stand in the prime position within the London Pavilion at the MIPIM global property exhibition held in Cannes in France. More than 20,000 people attend the exhibition every year. And a record number of 6,000 people came into the London Pavilion on the first day with even more on subsequent days.
There was tremendous interest in the ABP Royal Albert Dock project from investors, international businesses and from the real estate industry as well as from leading political figures.
Chairman Xu Weiping held a number of important one to one meetings with several distinctive and influential people including Sir Michael Bear (Chairman of Regeneration Investment Organisation, UK Trade & Investment), Richard Blakeway (Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, London City Hall), David Lunts (Executive Director of Housing and Land, London City Hall), Simon Powell (Assistant Director, Strategic Projects & Property, Greater London Authority), David Slater (Director of International Business Development, London & Partners) and Deirdra Armsby (Head of Planning and Physical Regeneration, Newham Council).
Mr Xu was also invited to a series of private meetings with people from across the UK and across EU who have heard about the Royal Albert Dock project.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, sought out Mr Xu and Nancy Xu because he wanted to know more about ABP’s success in London and in China. Liverpool is to hold an international business conference later this year with delegates from more than 10 Chinese cities attending and the Mayor invited Mr Xu to take part.
There was also a panel discussion on the theme of the future of Royal Docks at which Neil Robinson (Director of Global Communications, ABP London) spoke. He told the audience that the success of ABP Royal Albert Dock project was inevitable. And that it was generating extensive interest from throughout the UK and Europe. Simon Powell (Assistant Director, Strategic Projects & Property, Greater London Authority) told the audience that ABP is having a positive impact on London. The other panellist Councillor Ken Clark, Newham, Simon Powell, Deirdra Armsby and Simon Webster, Managing Director of Silvertown Partnership, added that the Royal Docks was to be the new business heart for London.
Former England, Arsenal and Tottenham footballer Sol Campbell who comes from Newham visited the ABP London stand and said he was excited by the project and by what ABP is doing for local people.