The City of London Corporation will send its first ever delegation to Expo Real in Munich, this October, as part of a strategy to attract new investment into the City, by showcasing the Square Mile’s sustainable development opportunities.
In pursuit of a number of key strategic goals, including a net zero Square Mile by 2040 and securing funding for a range of infrastructure projects, the City Corporation will attend as part of a UK-wide delegation with UK Cities & Partners, sponsored by ‘Opportunity London.’
Expo Real is an international trade fair for real estate and investment, which has been held in Munich every year since 1998. Over three days, the industry meets in one place for the largest trade fair for real estate and investment in Europe and the City Corporation’s delegation will be among some 40,000 attendees, from over 70 countries.
This year will see the introduction of a new theme to the conference that closely aligns with the City’s own sustainable development policies, known as ‘Expo Real Decarb.’ The theme focuses on the decarbonisation of the property portfolio within urban development, through innovative and practical solutions to implement future projects in a climate-neutral manner, as well as climate-optimising existing buildings.
Chairman of the City of London’s Planning and Transport Committee, Shravan Joshi, said: “The City delegation will be working hard at Expo Real to ensure that London is recognised across the globe as the best place for sustainable real estate and infrastructure investment.
“The built environment is critical in supporting London’s transition to a more sustainable economy and the City Corporation is already well on its way to minimising emissions in this sector. I will be looking forward to sharing how we are doing this at Expo Real."