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Notes from MIPIM: Infrastructure investment for breakfast

London First chief executive Jo Valentine sends us her thoughts from MIPIM.

10 March 2015, Tuesday 10:54

Took our new partner, Winckworth Sherwood to breakfast in the Carlton. €126 for three of us! Wow. Just for coffee (or the vert in my case) and a croissant (although Faraz [Baber, London First head of planning policy] had beans on toast). Karen Cooksley, partner at Winckworth Sherwood, was wearing a glamorous red dress. She says she always wears something loud at MIPIM so she can be noticed. We sorted out opportunity areas, infrastructure investment and tax. Despite the cost, it was a very civilised breakfast in the sun on the terrace.

I’m hoping Karen’s infrastructure partners will come to our London Infrastructure Summit on 25 March. Should be good value, finishing with Lord Adonis, Baroness Kramer and Steve Norris in a transport fisticuffs.

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