Institute announces conference dates for 2014

2nd May 2014

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IEMA announces that it is to host three major conferences examining sustainability, resource management and environment management practice

IEMA is set to deliver three major conferences in the last four months of 2014. The Vision 2020 consultation last year highlighted that members want IEMA to stage more large events. To meet this demand, the Institute is staging three events on issues that members have identified as crucial to their roles and areas of interest.

The first event focuses on sustainability and will be held in Cambridge on Wednesday 24 September. The issue of sustainability was often raised during the workshops IEMA hosted to discuss Vision 2020, and this conference signals the start of a greater focus and more activity by the Institute on this important topic. It also follows IEMA’s recent takeover of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers.

The Cambridge event will be followed on Thursday 16 October by a conference in Leeds on resource management. This event will examine how organisations are tackling resource efficiency, what innovations are happening, and how all businesses can revolutionise their use and supply of critical resources.

It follows, a membership-wide survey in 2013 which highlighted the importance to practitioners of understanding how to manage resources more efficiently. IEMA will also soon be launching a special report on resource management.

The third event will be the IEMA forum on environment management systems (EMS) on Thursday 16 November. The IEMA EMS forum returns for the first time since 2010 and will give members working with management systems the opportunity to hear the latest updates on EMS practice, as well as learn new techniques and discover how the revisions to ISO 14001 will change the landscape. As a member of the ISO working group responsible for the updating 14001, IEMA’s executive director of policy, Martin Baxter, will deliver a progress report on developments.

Further details for each event, including venues, speakers and early-bird discounts will feature in future issues of the environmentalist and at once the full conference programmes are finalised.


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