It’s World Rewilding Day today (20 March), and we’re excited to officially launch micebook Ventures Chapter II: Re-Wild Your Business, which will take place on 5-7 June at the new Birch (Selsdon).
The event follows the success of our first Ventures, which took place in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter last November and encouraged #eventprofs to explore solutions for transforming the world of business events as a force for good – though education and inspiration, one-to-one meetings and live experiences.
micebook Ventures is a sustainable summit for purpose-driven event industry leaders, which is founded on the 1:1 buyer-supplier meetings model but with a unique twist, themed around the concept of Rebuilding Better.
Our primary aim is to move away from the super-stacked, death-by-meetings environment and provide an alternative setting, which continues to offer the opportunity to talk one-on-one, but also provide practical, shared experiences, which address global issues through a dynamic, experiential programme.
For Chapter II, we’re inviting event buyers and suppliers to ‘Go Wild at The Birch’ with the event themed around ‘Re-Wilding Your Business, Restoring Our World’.
We’re evolving the ideas, education and solutions available to the particular needs of the meetings and events sector by exploring why we must avoid the Sixth Extinction of our rich and varied biosphere and what can we learn from Mother Nature about how we organise, measure and value the part of our lives that still occupies most of our waking time. Once again we are partnering with Open Audience to provide seamless technology to match our wonderful community.
Due to open in April in South Croydon, Birch (Selsdon) – sister property to Birch (Cheshunt) – is the perfect partner venue. Taking over what was formerly the Selsdon Park Hotel and a golf course, the 200-acre sister site has undergone a rewilding project headed by designer and environmentalist Sebastian Cox, with free-roaming long-horned cattle and Exmoor ponies being introduced as part of the initiative.
More details to be revealed soon, but the two-day event will once again bring together a network of likeminded EMEA partners to meet 1-to-1, who understand the power of putting Purpose and Sustainability at the heart of people, process, projects and true profitability. There will also be inspirational education and debate, along with experiential activities.
Get in touch with the team for more information on Ventures 2023 or find out more here
Why should you attend Ventures 2023? Find out what some of the attendees from Ventures 2022 had to say:
Anna Green, Broadsword MD said: “Ventures was wonderful – an inspiring experience that got the best out of me. The setting, the conversations and experiences all contributed to creating a safe space to challenge my thinking and focus my energy on the areas of development for Broadsword that matter the most to me.” Read our interview with Anna on her sustainability journey so far, and how Ventures helped, here.
Lene Corgan, head of Business Development – Business Events at Wonderful Copenhagen said: “A great event with lots of fantastic conversations around some of the most important topics of our time. A lot of work lies ahead for our industry, but one thing is clear, we can only succeed if we all work together and help drive change.”