Internationalisation is embedded within the DNA of Greater Manchester and is fundamental to our continued economic success. The Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) confirms that we will “compete on the international stage for talent, investment, trade and ideas”. Our long-term vision is to become a top 20 global city by 2035 measured by:
- Our attractiveness to international investors, visitors, business and academic talent and students;
- Our international cultural and place offer and the propensity of our business base to trade internationally;
- Our success as a key international gateway to the UK – and a gateway to the world for our UK businesses and communities.
- The quality and ease of access and interconnectivity to all places across the city region to maximise the local benefits of Internationalisation across Greater Manchester’s communities.
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The Greater Manchester Internationalisation Strategy
Launched in July 2017 the Strategy sets out how Greater Manchester aims to achieve our long-term vision to become a top global city by 2035.
Greater Manchester Brussels Office
Based at the heart of European quarter in Brussels, we represent the interests of Greater Manchester partners through profile, policy influence and intelligence on key strategic issues that are relevant to Greater Manchester.
To support our international ambitions, we participate in a number of global networks:
- Metropolis (link opens in a new window)
- European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) (link opens in a new window)
- Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (link opens in a new window)
- Under2 Coalition (link opens in a new window)
- WHO Global Network for Age Friendly Cities and Communities (link opens in a new window)
- OECD Champions Mayors for Inclusive Growth
- Marketing Manchester
- China Forum
- Manchester India Partnership
- Manchester Airport
- European Enterprise Network
GMCA International Projects
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