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Porto receives Financial Times award at MIPIM

For three consecutive years, the Financial Times magazine (fDi Intelligence) has placed Porto at the top of the European Cities and Regions of the Future. In this edition, Porto came third on the "Large European Cities" podium, led by Glasgow in Scotland and Antwerp in Belgium. The award has now been presented to the City Council for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Ricardo Valente, at MIPIM, which is taking place until Friday 15th in Cannes (France).

Porto receives Financial Times award at MIPIM
13 Mar 2024

For fDi Intelligence, Porto's economic development strategy remains solid when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment. "Being in the 'top 3' for the third year running demonstrates the sustainability of the strategy and the city's competitive capacity," said Ricardo Valente at the time, recalling that "the work carried out by InvestPorto is reflected in the 1.8 billion euros of investment and the more than 22,000 jobs created."

"In short, this award plays a crucial role in promoting the city and recognizes the vision of a Porto with a future," said the City Council for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

Attracting foreign investment at MIPIM

Behind Porto were European cities of a similar size such as Bilbao (Spain), Gothenburg (Sweden), Düsseldorf (Germany), Katowice (Poland), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Izmir (Turkey) and Poznán (Poland).

The award was presented at the 2024 edition of MIPIM, where "Greater Porto", an entity made up of the municipalities of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia and Matosinhos, is committed to presenting its territories at a high level to international investors, in order to generate new job and investment opportunities and attract international companies to the region. The three municipalities are accompanied by companies active in the sector and in their respective municipalities.

Showcases, conferences and live experiences are some of the many items on the agenda at MIPIM, which is attended by around 90 countries, more than 300 stands, 2,500 representatives and more than 6,500 investors. "All the leaders in one place" is the motto of the event, which takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.