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Big Green Conference 2017
Thu 27 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
One day Conference – 27th April 2017 #thebiggreenconference
Our 2017 Conference is designed to build a programme of learning and networking, coupled with the introduction of products and technologies in support of energy, recycling, waste and general environmental management efficiency.
This Conference counts towards your CPD Points for 2017.
We are delighted to announce our first 2017 Keynote Speaker.
Ken Webster Head of Innovation – Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy
Author of the thought-provoking read ‘A Wealth of Flows’, Ken is an inspirational speaker on the subject of the Circular Economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with global business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
We are confirming further speakers, that will shortly be announced.
Philip Duddell Director, Sustainable Procurement Limited
Philip is a Chartered Environmentalist who spent almost 20 years as an Investment Director advising Companies and Charities, during which he introduced environmental and ethical investment options, before this had become mainstream.
Procurement is an important enabling mechanism to achieve an organisation’s intended outcomes. The ‘Golden Thread’ aligns organisational objectives to procurement actions and the monitoring of relevant outcomes, which may include reducing waste and costs, re-using materials, raising skills, developing markets, reducing risks within supply chains and responding to tenders effectively.
Philip will discuss how these issues link to the transition to a circular economy and practical measures that procurers and suppliers can take. This will use relevant examples and consider the benefits that have arisen for procurers and suppliers.
Josh Fothergill – Policy Lead
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment IEMA
Integrating the Circular Economy in organisations, based on Josh’ experiences developing the forthcoming standard BS8001, due to launch in May 2017. Josh will also share how the CE agenda can be progressed by those organisations operating an ISO14001 compliant EMS.
Steve Mason – Managing Director
Managing Director – Pearce Group
Waste problem? Squash it!
The solution for every problem, by design.
Jason Light - Strategy Lead, Environment
Eastleigh Borough Council
Currently the Strategy Lead for Environment at Eastleigh Borough Council, Jason steers the ambitions of the Council’s environment portfolio, which includes tackling issues such as air quality, sustainable transport, parking, waste management, energy, biodiversity, environmental compliance and other aspects of sustainability which fall across other priority areas. Working with their local University, Jason will discuss how to tackle the subject of waste by streamlining the process. The end result being less waste.
CIWM - Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Speaker and topic to be confirmed.
MORE SPEAKERS ARE BEING BOOKED...
9.30-10.00am Arrival / Tea-Coffee-Juice / Pastry’s
10.00am Welcome / Introductions
10.15am–12.45pm Speaker Sessions (comfort break/refreshments)
1.00pm–2.00pm Lunch and Networking
2.15pm–4.15pm Speaker Sessions (comfort break/refreshments)
4.15pm – 4.30pm Close
2017 Master of Ceremonies
We are delighted to announce our 2017 MC will be Adam Woodhall. Adam managed our Keynote Speaker format at the 2016 Expo – The Big Green Event 2016 and did a remarkable job engaging everyone and making it a great experience for each delegate that participated. Adam has 20 years of commercial experience, with ten of those being in sustainability. He is well known for his broad knowledge of sustainability, deep understanding of engaging stakeholders and ability to empower change. His work now takes him around the world.
Your 2017 Venue
The Robin Smith Suite – Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, Botley Road, Eastleigh, Hants SO30 3HX
Come to the Reception at the Ageas Bowl. Home of Hampshire Cricket. FREE Parking available on site.
For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org