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Dovecot Studios Ltd

10 Infirmary Street

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COP26 being held in Glasgow presents a unique opportunity for Edinburgh to harness the momentum and shine a light on projects in the city.

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COP26 being held in Glasgow presents a unique opportunity for Edinburgh, as Scotland’s capital, to harness the momentum from the conference and shine a light on bold and innovative projects being undertaken in the city to support our ambitious target of net-zero carbon by 2030.

The COP26 Edinburgh Summit will bring leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs together to connect and be inspired to take climate action. We’ll hear from a range of local and international speakers who will share their insights and stories on their transition to net-zero.

At this two-day event, we’ll also host a series of panel discussions to explore the challenges and opportunities around meeting our net-zero target of 2030 and to debate the policy environment needed to achieve a just transition to a greener, fairer economy.

The event is open to all, and we expect a range of delegates to attend - from corporate directors to entrepreneurs, public sector representatives to third sector leaders and young people. We will come together with the shared ambition of working towards a net-zero economy for the city.

Day 1: Wednesday, November 3rd

Registration opens from 08:30am and day runs until 5pm.

Keynote Session: Liz McAreavey, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Catherine Dolton, Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, IHG

Panel Discussion: Green Finance

  • Bill Fowler, Partner, Dentons
  • James Alexander, Chief Executive, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association
  • Adam Purvis, Scotland Lead, Dark Matter Labs
  • Jon Williams, Parnter &UK Sustainability Finance Leader, Partner at PWC
  • Sindhu Krishna, Head of Sustainable Investments team, Phoenix Group

Panel Discussion: Green Tourism

  • Andrea Nicholas, Chief Executive, Green Tourism
  • Amine Zungi, General Manager, Novotel Edinburgh City Centre
  • Leon Thompson, Executive Director UK Hospitality Scotland
  • Simon Gage, Director and CEO, Edinburgh Science Festival
  • Marshall Dallas, CEO, Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Bryan Robertson, Chief Operating Officer National Galleries of Scotland

Day 2: Wednesday, November 3rd

Registration opens from 08:30am and day runs until 5:15pm.

Keynote Session: Robin Watson, CEO Wood Group plc

Panel Discussion: Green Built Environment

  • Graham Hill, Partner Executive, Arcadis 
  • Anna Stamp, Director of Edinburgh BioQuarter
  • Andy Outram, Chair, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Lead Director - Real Estate Scotland, Turner Townsend
  • Callum Murray CCG Director (Granton Waterfront project)
  • Joanne McClelland, Sustainability Director and Architect, GLM

Panel Discussion: Green Food & Drink

  • Alain Laidlaw, Chief Executive, RHASS
  • John Davidson, Strategy and External Relations Director, Scotland Food and Drink
  • Fiona Houston, Co-Founders, Mara Seeweed
  • Professor Nik Willoughby, Heriot-Watt University
  • Workshop: Supporting Businesses to Achieve Net-Zero, hosted by Jacobs

Spaces are limited to 2 people per organisation - book your free place below. Please note, you can book to attend the full summit over 2 days, or book a day 1 or day 2 ticket. Please specify whether you would like a 'full', 'day 1' or 'day 2' ticket in the booking notes on our website.


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