The second IEMA annual conference takes place on 3rd and 4th of June at the Botanical Gardens, near Birmingham. The conference will be open to IEMA members only, places are limited so please book early. There is an early-bird discount available up to 31st January 2003. To book for the conference email mailto:[email protected] To find out more about the conference see the December issue of 'the environmentalist' or go to "read more".

The conference plenary sessions will be on: Contaminated land - policy and practice; Waste - national strategy and its implications for business; The Water framework Directive; and Biodiversity, a strategic view and key issue for business.

There will also be a full programme of workshops on: EMS and Auditing, EIA and SEA, and a range of other topics, including continuing professional development, environmental reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, HS&E - making the links, sustainability in the food industry - for consumers and suppliers, bridging the industry - university gap, and Life cycle management

Other highlights include: The student essay awards, Fellow Membership awards, an Evening dinner, a guided tour of the Botanical Gardens and an exhibition.

The event will be Carbon Neutral.