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Following the sad loss of David last May we are all determined to deliver a great event to honour David’s huge contribution and celebrate his tireless work on sustainability

 

David had been the main organiser of this event for the last 5 years and was a keen protagonist for the sustainability agenda for over 25 years. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all of those in the sustainability movement.

After the massive success of the 2019 event which attracted over 200 delegates from multi national companies, to micro businesses, NGO’s and voluntary organisations, we had intended again at the 2020 event to give attendees the opportunity to network, share knowledge and exchange experiences in tackling the climate crisis.

Unfortunately due to COVID 19 we have had to postpone the event until 15th June 2021

I do hope you , virus permitting , will be able to join us then

We have a range of speakers already committed ( see speaker tab and links at the bottom of the event page).

We are also looking for additional companies/organisations to join whg, Birmingham Energy Institute – University of Birmingham, University of Keele and the RSA to support this event for 2021. If you have a story to tell re action on Climate Change and you wish to profile your company at this exciting event we have room for 2 more sponsors @ £1,250. This would give you a speaking position, logo placement and an opportunity for a table top exhibition at the event.

There are also a limited number of opportunities for Exhibitors @ £300

09:00 – Registration and refreshments
09:15 – Event Welcome – Chair – Professor Martin Freer Birmingham Energy Institute University of Birmingham
09:15 – 10:45 Session 1 – Setting the Scene – The challenge and the Local, Regional and National perspectives
10.45 – 11:15  Networking and Exhibition
11:15 – 12:45 Session 2 – Climate Change Mitigation in Action – hear from organisations delivering change
12:45 – 1:45  – Lunch , Exhibition and Networking
1:45 –  Session 3.- How can we all make a difference – opportunity to contribute to actions
15:30 – Close

Chair – Professor Martin Freer , Director Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham and Director of Energy Research Accelerator

Jonathon Porritt CBE – Co- Founder – Forum for the Future ( Video Link)

Paul Dockerill – Director of Energy and Programme Management – whg

Councillor Waseem Zaffar – Chairman – Birmingham Climate Taskforce – Birmingham City Council

Professor Zoe Robinson Professor of Sustainability Keele University

Philip Ward – Chair  RSA Sustainability Network

John Firth – Senior Director, Climate and Resilience Hub  Willis Towers Watson

Bob Sherman – Harbury Energy Initiative

Chris Crean – Regional Campaigner – Friends of the Earth

Colin Hewson Principal Consultant Tribe Culture Change Ltd

Beverley Nielsen  – Exec. Director Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration BCU

Rosemary Coyne SHAP Co-ordinator and Warmer Homes ERDF Compliance and Coordination Project Manager at Connexus

Car Parking

Please note  although there is onsite parking available it is not guaranteed due to the nature of the estate. If the Tally Ho car park is full, please park in the MAC pay and display car park ( Cannon Hill Park ) which is  within walking distance of the venue with both pay by phone & cash. To access the MAC exit the Tally Ho and turn right into Bristol Road. Turn right at the traffic lights and turn second right into the MAC car park. Drive to the end. On the right is a small gate which leads into the Tally Ho car park, and then  it is just a short walk to the venue.

 

Entrance to the actual conference is via the glass doors with a plaque for the Lord Knights Suite. Please do not enter via the doors badged Conference centre which leads to their reception and offices.

Postcode

The postcode is B5 7RN

Travelling to the event

See link below for full details of all travel options

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David Middleton – The Background

David Middleton was given the opportunity, at the age of 20, to become a news reporter on the weekly local newspaper, the Walsall Observer. He spent a few years in local newspapers and radio before becoming a motor sport photo journalist. Via time in commercial PR he moved into the world of exhibitions and conferences which took him across Europe, Japan and the USA. In 1988 he had his ‘green epiphany’ standing on a  bridge in Pittsburgh. In 1991 he helped launch the Midlands Environmental Business Club (M.E.B.C.), a business group dedicated to the subject of sustainable development. He was it’s CEO and was Secretary General of TURF – The Urban Renewal Foundation . He also later added the role of CEO of the UK branch of the World Business Council for Sustainable Developments to his activities.

He retired from those responsibilities in 2013 and then become involved in various projects including the annul Sustainability conferenece. In August 2017 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

In ‘retirement’ he also starting writing fast moving adventure stories with the central themes based on various elements of sustainable development in the hope this might be an effective vehicle by which to carry important messages to as wide an audience as possible. Titled

The Final Shah Mat

The Acionna Projects

The Hwang Solution

Cobalt!

 

David sadly passed away in May 2020 , he will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all those in the sustainability movement

If you want further information on the sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting please  contact

Jacqui Staunton
jacqui.staunton@climate-change-solutions.co.uk
07866552833

We are proud to support WaterAid as our chosen charity. You can find out more at www.wateraid.org’.

David was a keen supporter of WaterAid .

A Just Giving Webpage will be set up nearer the time for anyone wanting to donate in David’s memory

Details

Date:
June 15
Cost:
Free – £300
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Organiser

Climate Change Solutions
Phone:
07866552833
Email:
jacqui.staunton@climate-change-solutions.co.uk
Website:
www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk

Venue

Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre
Pershore Rd
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7RN United Kingdom

Tickets

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Exhibitor 15th June 2021 David Middleton Sustainability Conference
£ 300.00 ex VAT
10 available
Delegate 15th June 2021 David Middleton Sustainability Conference
£ 0.00 ex VAT
74 available