It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that David Middleton passed away earlier this year
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.
David had put together a great programme for the 2020 event and we aim to honour his memory and celebrate his tireless work on sustainability by delivering the best event yet in his name.
Unfortunately due to COVID 19 we have had to postpone the event until 22nd April 2021
I do hope you 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
If you want further information on the sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting please contact
Climate Change Solutions will be running this event on a cost free basis. All monies received over and above the direct costs from the venue will be donated in David’s name to Water Aid – a charity which David supported.
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
Unnikrishman Noir – Head of Climate Change – The Commonwealth Climate Change office
Paul Dockerill – Director of Energy and Programme Management – whg
Councillor Waseem Zaffar – Chairman – Birmingham Climate Taskforce – Birmingham City Council
Cheryl Hiles – Director of Energy Capital – West Midlands Combined Authority
Philip Ward – Chair of the RSA Sustainability Network
Bob Sherman – Harbury Energy Initiative
Chris Crean – Regional Campaigner – Friends of the Earth
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.
The postcode is B5 7RN
Travelling to the event
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