We’re excited to announce that our first Power 50 Green Champions, created in partnership with sustainability body isla, will be recognised at an educational and celebratory event at The Barbican in London on 10 October 2023.
The Power 50 Green Champions is the first industry initiative dedicated to shining the spotlight on individuals within the UK events industry who are devoting their time, passion and energy to making a positive impact on the planet. Entries for the Power 50 were invited from across the industry, with individuals being self-nominated or nominated by their peers and judged by a panel of sustainability experts both within and outside the events sector in July. Those who made it into the final 50 will be revealed on the day.
By highlighting the changemaking achievements of 50 individuals, the event and supporting digital publication, aims to share best practices, innovative approaches, and success stories, creating a platform for knowledge exchange and industry-wide learning.
It will kick off with some thought-provoking content sessions in the afternoon, where select individuals from the final Power 50 will share their experiences, discuss what made their entries stand out, and provide insights into how they are trailblazing in the field of sustainability. This will be followed by an evening celebration.
We’re also thrilled to announce that in partnership with Speakers Corner, Chris Hines MBE, will deliver an inspirational keynote session at the event. Hines is an experienced surfer and highly respected communicator and driver of positive change. In 1990, he was founder and Director of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) until 2000 and from 2001-2007 he was Sustainability Director at the Eden Project.
The Power 50 Green Champions event is open to event planners and suppliers interested in learning about sustainability best practice from the industry’s leaders in this area. You can find out more and register to attend here.
The Barbican, known for its commitment to sustainability, is an ideal venue for hosting the Power 50 Green Champions event. With its BREEAM certification and emphasis on eco-conscious practices, the Barbican aligns perfectly with the event’s focus on driving sustainable change within the events industry.