Time to book your IEMA conference place

14th October 2011

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Despite ongoing economic pressures, places at IEMA's 2011 conference, "Sustainable business: environmental professionals driving change", are currently being taken up at the same rate as for last year's event, which sold out.

The event, to be held on 15–16 November 2011 at Savoy Place in London, addresses the many challenges that organisations in all sectors are facing. From the transition to a low-carbon economy to understanding the limitations of operating within the natural capacity of the planet, the leadership role that experienced environmental professionals play in helping business and organisations to develop sustainable solutions has never been more vital.

The conference, sponsored once again by leading assessment, verification and certification body NQA, focuses on the scale of these challenges and the resulting opportunities open to environmental professionals. Ultimately, the conference will provide practitioners with the information, motivation and tools that are essential to helping lead their organisation’s sustainable business ambitions.

More than two-thirds of the conference seats have already been booked. Now, with less than one month to go before the event, IEMA advises anyone thinking of attending this leading event to enrol quickly to avoid missing out, as we anticipate that all seats will be gone by the end of October if booking continues at the current rate.

The conference features an impressive range of workshop sessions, including how to get value out of your certification body; how best to mainstream environment into your business; and how to change behaviour in your organisation to achieve better environmental outcomes.

There is also a zoned exhibition and an evening drinks reception (15 November), which will include the presentation of the IEMA graduate award.

In addition, the main stage will host a series of presentations on important topics such as the challenges and opportunities arising from better management of resources (15 November) and reducing the environmental impacts of products and services (16 November).

Speakers at this year’s event, some of whom are pictured above, include:

  • Henrietta Anstey – BAE Systems;
  • Richard Aylard – Thames Water;
  • Fiona Ball – BSkyB;
  • Andrew Bloodworth – British Geological Survey;
  • Sara Eppel – Defra;
  • Julian Feasby – Environment Agency;
  • Diana Montgomery – Chemical Industries Association;
  • Mike Peirce – CPSL;
  • Toby Robins – Wiles Greenworld;
  • Lucy Shea – Futerra Sustainability Communications;
  • Paul Turner – Lloyds TSB;
  • Steve Wallace – National Grid;
  • Dr Miles Watkins – Aggregate Industries;
  • Peter White – P&G;
  • Helen Woolston – Transport for London; and
  • Peter Young – SKM Enviros.

The conference will be chaired by IEMA chief executive Jan Chmiel.

Members can book at the special member’s-only rate of £349 for the entire conference. And, with group discounts available, why not consider bringing some colleagues with you? To find out more, visit IEMA's website.

The conference will provide you with the motivation and tools to do your job better, so we hope that you are able to join us at Savoy Place.


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