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MIPIM 2015 Global Business Conference

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MIPIM, seen by many as the world's leading property conference, held its 26th Birthday in Cannes last week. The guest list of over 22,000 included some of the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial.

This is a unique gathering which has gained momentum over its lifetime and is now seen as the main property conference and the reason why IQE and other Isle of Man businesses make the commitment to attend.

From an IQE perspective, MIPIM is an opportunity for us to engage with our international client base, including investors, developers and our broad professional network.  MIPIM is also a platform to ensure that the wider real estate community continues to understand the benefits of utilizing the Isle of Man for investment and development projects.

This is certainly an important sector for many of the Island's financial services businesses and regardless of what your strategy looks like, engaging with partners, introducers and counterparties is essential.  The property market is fiercely competitive and many other international finance centres were represented at MIPIM, however the Isle of Man's experience and strong reference stories are compelling and IQE's experience with global developers on landmark projects in London and working with one of the largest property companies listed on the London Stock Exchange are clear evidence of this.

UK Partnership - As the UK continues to seek investment from the international market, this has provided an opportunity for a closer collaboration for businesses like IQE. We have worked with London counterparties and directly with a number of development agencies in the key cities in the North West, who now see the Isle of Man as a robust platform for international companies to invest in property developments that will bring the job creation and regeneration seen as being essential to growing the UK economy.

All of the "Northern Powerhouse" cities were represented at MIPIM and made some very encouraging investment and development announcements.

IQE has invested significantly in growing public and private sector relationships in the North West, working with Isle of Man based partners and the Department of Economic Development to promote the Island.  Our clients have completed a number of transactions in the North West over the last 6 months.   As the North West continues to build its own profile, with key cities such as Manchester and Liverpool working together to promote the region and successfully attract FTSE 100 companies, this will provide further investment opportunity for our clients and the Isle of Man.

For more information in respect of our services, contact Steve McCafferty smccafferty@iqe.im .

We have the expertise to assist with multi-jurisdictional fiduciary services for international structures

As an independent Non-Executive Director of Ishaan Real Estate Plc I worked closely with IQE who provided Company Secretary and administration services. IQE hosted the board meetings, prepared minutes often on complex matters and were central to the communication between the international board members, lawyers, accountants and advisers. I found them to be reliable, approachable and pragmatic and IQE provided a professional and responsive service with extremely high standards appropriate for a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. I would be happy to recommend their services. Stephen Vernon, Chairman, Green Property

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