#OneLess leaders summit: making waves

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Museum of London Docklands

Hertsmere Road


E14 4AL

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Join us at this exciting event to learn from and connect with organisations that are taking positive action to tackle the unsustainable use of plastic for the sake of the ocean. Be inspired, and get practical insights and advice to help you start or progress action in your business, organisation or area and overcome barriers.

This event is an unmissable opportunity to learn from pioneering organisations and businesses about their actions to reduce and eliminate single-use plastic bottled water usage in favour of more sustainable options, focusing on refilling and reusing.

Key reasons to attend

  • Be part of a growing community of pioneering businesses and organisations who are leading the way in tackling ocean plastic pollution.

  • Learn from organisations that have taken action to reduce single-use plastic water bottle use, in favour of refilling and reusing.

  • Make contact with experts, leaders and mentors to help you start or progress your plastic reduction journey.

What to expect on the day?

  • Keynote speech by Professor Heather Koldewey, Zoological Society of London and National Geographic.

  • Informative, participatory and inspirational sessions, during which you'll be able to hear and learn from organisations that are taking pioneering action to reduce plastic bottled water use in London. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to these business leaders and pioneers about their actions so far and key lessons learnt. These sessions will be an opportunity for you to connect with those already on this journey and get practical advice to help you implement positive change in your local area or organisation. Guest speakers will include representatives from Greater London Authority, Pret A Manger, Selfridges, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord's Cricket Ground, Shaftesbury PLC, Liverpool University, Royal Lancaster London Hotel – and many more!

  • Networking opportunities to build connections and collaborations.

  • A poster exhibit displaying organisational case studies of action on single-use plastic.

  • A unique attendee-driven session, designed to help you overcome barriers you may be encountering and problem-solve. You’ll have the opportunity to put forward questions to form the focus of relaxed and informal discussion groups.

  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

  • Read the programme here.

Speakers - more will be announced soon!

  • Adam Batchelor

    Adam Batchelor

    Greater London Authority Senior Policy & Programme Officer, Environment
  • Abby Chicken

    Abby Chicken

    Selfridges Sustainability Manager
  • Lydia Clarkson

    Lydia Clarkson

    Shaftesbury PLC Head of Public Realm
  • Laura Gutowski

    Laura Gutowski

    Pret A Manger Global Director of Strategy and Sustainability
  • Alex Hilton

    Alex Hilton

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office Head of Sustainability
  • Wayne Hitchings

    Wayne Hitchings

    Natural History Museum Head of Sustainability
  • Heather Koldewey

    Heather Koldewey

    Zoological Society of London & National Geographic
  • Elena Rivilla Lutterkort

    Elena Rivilla Lutterkort

    London School of Economics Sustainable Projects Officer
  • Olivia Preston

    Olivia Preston

    Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Sustainability Manager
  • Russell Seymour

    Russell Seymour

    Marylebone Cricket Club Sustainability Manager
  • Harry Standen

    Harry Standen

    Tideway Sustainability Advisor
  • Nicole Vitellone

    Nicole Vitellone

    University of Liverpool Senior Lecturer
  • Clare Wright

    Clare Wright

    Royal Lancaster, London Director of Procurement


Please RSVP by Wednesday 13 November at the latest. Spaces for the event are limited and demand is high, so prompt registration is recommended.


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Museum of London Docklands

Hertsmere Road


E14 4AL

United Kingdom

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