CEO Blog

CEO Recap of MIPIM 2017 – Day 2

Thu 16 March 2017

Yesterday, our second and last day of MIPIM, presented us with even more opportunities to champion and educate other delegates on our initiatives to transform London’s West End, such as the varied preparations for Crossrail – from public realm and placemaking improvements to developing new spaces in the West End for the additional visitors, like St Giles. A key objective to our participation in MIPIM this year took place today as we hosted a presentation, “Welcome to the new West End”.  The event included our members and London leaders who supported discussions on our role in the multi-million-pound investment making the West End ready for Crossrail.

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CEO Recap of MIPIM 2017 – Day 1

Wed 15 March 2017

New West End Company attends MIPIM 2017 discussing how we are operating as active delivery partner in developments across the district, partnering with Transport for London (TfL) and Westminster City Council (WCC). 

Yesterday marked the first day of MIPIM 2017 and our Chairman, Sir Peter Rogers and I are in Cannes representing our members at this pivotal conference in the real estate sector’s calendar. We are proud to partner with City & Westminster Property Associations (CPA) (WPA), West End Partnership (WEP) and The Northbank BID to promote the continual efforts made to improve business conditions and retail opportunities for occupiers in the West End. This collaboration is important to the future of the area as many of the WPA, CPA and WEP Board Members are also our members and present in neighbouring Northbank, allowing us to align and work towards shared goals for the district’s future.

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Wed 21 December 2016

2016 has been an extraordinary year of change.

Against a backdrop of major global events, Brexit and a new Mayor, London’s West End has continued to demonstrate its resilience and its allure. For New West End Company, our focus has been on driving retail trade, enhancing asset values and acting as an influential business voice to represent your interests and deliver on our 2020 plan.

The entire team at New West End Company thanks you, our members and our partners, for your ongoing support and wishes you a prosperous year ahead.




Fri 2 December 2016

This week saw us visiting some of our Asian members based in Beijing and Hong Kong and attend MIPIM Asia, Asia’s Property Leaders Summit.  The trip was an excellent way to showcase the West End, our work and business initiatives as well as encourage even more investment in to the West End.



London’s West End debuts at MAPIC 2016

Fri 18 November 2016

Attracting new investors to London’s West End is a key focus for New West End Company, so being given the opportunity to attend and exhibit at MAPIC2016, one of the world’s highest calibre and best attended retail property conferences, was a perfect way to showcase all that the West End has to offer, to continue raising our profile and to help us realise our target of becoming the first business improvement district (BID) in the world to contribute more than £11 billion to (UK) GDP by 2020.




Thu 17 November 2016

Following a fantastic first day at MAPIC yesterday, we were all looking forward to seeing what day two had in store, and it certainly did not disappoint. It has been filled with meetings and speaking engagements both for MAPIC as well as on the New West End Company stand.