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In recent years, sustainability has shot to the top of the global agenda as we become acutely aware of what is at stake for our planet should active change not begin to happen immediately. There is no doubt that sustainability is a concept the world must embrace, but before we do so, it’s important for us to understand what sustainability actually means, and entails.

The sustainability summit will look to dig deeper into what the events sector is doing well and what more can be done. It’s an opportunity for us to take a temperature check and measure our sustainable impact, discuss best practices, and suggest ideas on how to tackle the key issues holding us back when it comes to creating a sustainable future for events.



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Connect with like-minded business owners to share common knowledge, issues, and solutions on sustainable practices with one another during our interactive sessions.





Learn from experienced event professionals on the challenges that they have faced when creating sustainable events, and how the correct implementation of relevant processes to their events has helped them adapt to the changing needs of our world.



Interact with hand-picked suppliers to trial the newest products and most sustainable venues available on the market that meet the changing sustainability standards within the events universe.




To have a structured future of sustainable events, we need to learn, discuss and educate fellow event planners and drive best practices across the industry. Now is the time for our industry leaders to step forward.
Have your say and help shape the future of events at the CN Sustainability Summit - by connecting, learning, and interacting. 

Download our Information Pack to find out more about Conference News and the event - or register for FREE to attend the event. 


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15Hatfields is one of London's most sustainable venues.

Since they opened their doors a decade ago, they have been raising the bar for sustainable business and their environmental principles inspire everything they do.

Their flexible space can accommodate meetings of anything from 2-530 delegates and is fitted with state-of-the-art AV equipment. 

The venue is in London's South Bank, conveniently located no more than a 10-minute walk from four underground and mainline stations.

Find out more at

Address: Chadwick Court, 15Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ


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  • 9am – 9.15am: Arrival & Check In
  • 9.15am – 9.30am: Coffees & Pastries & Networking
  • 9.30am – 10.10am: Session 1 – Legacy
  • 10.15am – 10.55am: Session 2 – Carbon Calculating
  • 10.55am – 11.15amNetworking break
  • 11.15am – 12.15pmNetworking session with organised 1-on-1 Meetings
  • 12.15pm – 1.15pmNetworking Lunch
  • 1.15pm – 1.55pm: Session 3 – Organiser Expectations Panel
  • 2pm – 2.40pm: Session 4 – B-Corp Panel
  • 2.45pm – 3.45pmNetworking session with organised 1-on-1 Meetings
  • 3.45pm – 5pm: Session 5 – The Copenhagen Legacy Lab Workshop - Adopting a Sustainable Development Approach to Events


Legacy Panel

The legacy of an event is the long-term positive impact or return on investment the event will have on the host area culturally, economically, and physically. Such an important aspect of this is the carbon footprint of the event, its environmental impact and potential for positive social change. What can we learn from some of the fantastic events that have taken place in the UK over the past few years to help create more sustainable events that leave a positive legacy?

To chair:

  • Martin Fullard, Editorial Director at Conference News

On the panel:

  • Shaun Hinds, Chief Executive at Manchester Central
  • Joel Lavery, Strategic Lead Major Sporting Events at West Midlands Growth Company
  • Mark Bannister, Production & Operations Director at Toucan
  • Anita Howard, Strategy Director at ICE

Carbon Calculating Panel

With so much technology now available to track our event’s carbon footprint, are we doing enough to mitigate our environmental impact? This panel will look to explore whether organisers are doing their due diligence when it comes to carbon calculating to ensure we create a more sustainable future for events, and what can be done to influence our delegate behaviour.

To chair:

  • Matt Grey, Founder at event:decision

On the panel:

  • Chris Thompson, Chief Executive Officer at You. Smart. Thing.
  • Chrissie Beck, Events & Experiential Sustainability Consultant at Worlds Better
  • Saskya Liney, Account Director & Head of Sustainability at emc3
  • Cassidy Knowles, Director of Events & Operations at Chorus

Organiser Expectations Panel

Are organisers, venues, suppliers, and delegates doing enough to ensure we create a sustainable future for events? Who does the responsibility fall to? This panel will investigate how the full supply chain can work together synergistically to create events and experiences with as little negative environmental impact as possible.

To chair:

  • Louisa Daley, Reporter at Conference News

On the panel:

  • Joe Harris, Deputy General Manager at 15Hatfields
  • Duncan Reid, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Reset Connect London
  • Dale Parmenter, Chief Executive Officer at DRPG
  • Felicia Asideu, Senior Marketing Manager at Cvent Europe

B-Corp Panel

What is B-Corp certification? Is it achievable for all businesses? This panel will learn from the valuable experience of individuals at all stages of the B-Corp process to explain the benefits, the challenges and the value to that the certification can offer.

To chair:

  • Cameron Roberts, Editor at Conference News

On the panel:

  • Ed Low, Head of Growth at OrangeDoor
  • Phil Clarke, Founder at Consciasm
  • Ed Tranter, Managing Director at 73 Media


The Copenhagen Legacy Lab Workshop

Adopting a Sustainable Approach to Events

Co-create a legacy from your event in alignment with the mission and purpose of your organisation using the Copenhagen Legacy Lab – a tool which has already facilitated spectacular outcomes in the future treatment of cancer patients in Spain. You are invited to join CN`s legacy partner, The Iceberg, in a session encouraging sustainable development outcomes in partnership with your host destination.




Roundtable 1 - What do I do with the data? Putting sustainability research into practice

Host: Cameron Roberts, Editor at Conference News
Sponsor: Manchester Central

Roundtable 2 - How do I get there? Investigating sustainable travel and carbon offsetting

Host: Louisa Daley, Reporter at Conference News
Sponsor: You. Smart. Thing.

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