Organiser of the second annual Sustainable Events Summit say that delegates will leave the forum with ‘50 practical actions’ to take back to their organisations.
Due to take place 22 May at One Wimpole Street, London, the opening keynote address will be by head of sustainability at LOCOG, David Stubbs. He will also be joining a panel discussion with the sustainable development manager for Virgin Trains, James Wright.
“With sustainability currently a huge issue in the events industry, and organisers eager to learn best practice and implement sustainable measures, this is a timely moment for the summit to take place,” says summit organiser and MD of Seventeen Events, Andrew Williams.
The summit will be chaired by ethical living columnist for the Observer and BBC One Show presenter, Lucy Siegle. “I’ve seen first hand how a sustainable approach can bring an event to life. I’m looking forward to hearing from leading industry professionals about the challenges and opportunities of making events more sustainable.”
Industry ‘tweeters’, Mike Fletcher and Merlin Events’ Peter Kerwood, will be running a presentation on how social media such as Twitter can help make an event sustainable.