Green event grows business knowledge

A Green business event will give practical tips on how to organise sustainable events.

Samsung, Green Shoot Pacific, Goodwood, Vista, Smyle and Positive Impact will give delegates practical tools and ideas to take away from the Sustainable Events Summit at the QEII Centre in London on 6 July.

The opening plenary, which will be chaired by business coach Nadine Dereza and will include input from Cerespo in Japan and the Thailand Conference and Exhibition Bureau.

Speakers include Chris Hines MBE, formerly the director of sustainability at The Eden Project; Daniel Ritterband, reputation management specialist and advisor to the Mayor of London; and former international rugby player John Steele, group chief executive of the Youth Sport Trust and the chairman of the English Institute of Sport.

The organiser said that the afternoon programme will start with three presentations where the audience will be able to rotate to attend two of these sessions.  Focusing on topics such as raising the volume of communication, increasing education in sustainability and creating the right culture, speakers such as Paul Stoddart from Capita and Sharon Rudd from Vista will be on the platform.

Christabel Sadgrove from Samsung and Ulrika Mårtensson from Visit Copenhagen will share their views why sustainability is vital for the corporate planner.

Fiona Pelham of Sustainable Events and Positive Impact said:  “We are delighted that the 2015 Summit programme incorporates not only the wealth of experience we have in the UK, but also that from our colleagues in the meetings and events sectors from overseas.  Sharing experiences across the globe, and turning them into real solutions, is what the summit is all about.”

Rick Stainton of Smyle said:  “Over the past three summits we have seen the depth of knowledge in this sector grow and develop. Primarily this is because of the willingness of corporate brands, agencies and organisers to share their expertise at events such as the summit.”

John Keenan


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