The Future Economy Group launches its Festival of Sustainable Business

The Future Economy Group are thrilled to have launched the Festival of Sustainable Business, a one-day event taking place in Bristol on 17th September 2019.

Set to be the largest day of celebrating environmental business in the Bristol and South West region, the Festival comprises a free exhibition, a sustainable food zone, a sustainable transport zone, 10 seminars and a gala dinner, all taking place within Bristol City Centre.

The Festival of Sustainable Business will demonstrate that as a region, we are committed to achieving against our carbon neutrality targets and are leading the way in demonstrating that sustainable business models are commercially viable and the only fair and ethical choice.

Alan Bailey, Director of The Future Economy Group said: “The Festival of Sustainable Business will help organisations progress their sustainability thinking; showcasing innovations in sustainable technologies and services and facilitating key networking and knowledge sharing opportunities. The Future Economy Group is delighted to be able to bring this to the city, helping Bristol lead the way in achieving its carbon neutrality goals.”

Director at Brunel Jonathan Filer said: “We are delighted that Brunel Group are joining us as one of our major sponsors. Brunel Group are absolutely delighted and very proud to be sponsoring the Festival of Sustainable Business. As a business we don’t just talk about climate impacts, we take action, as is reflected in our paperless office and carbon neutral targets. As a region, Bristol is a dynamic entrepreneurial hub of fantastic businesses. We feel this event is a perfect opportunity to explore collaborations whilst highlighting important sustainability issues. We can’t wait for 17th September!”

The Future Economy Group are excited to announce as keynote speakers, Bristol City Council Mayor, Marvin Rees, and Founder of City to Sea, Natalie Fee.

Alongside keynote speakers, our seminars will welcome industry experts such as Airbus discussing progress in electric aviation, Interface showcasing their carbon neutral, circular business model, the Deputy Director of Climate Change at the Environment Agency discussing air quality, Kensa Contracting presenting innovations in district heating, Bristol Energy and The Carbon Trust discussing the Future of Energy, and Triodos Bank, The New Economics Foundation and The Bank of England presenting on Sustainable Finance.

The Future Economy Group will also welcome academics from the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and look forward to hearing Q&As from former Heart FM Radio Presenter, Paris Troy who will be compering the lightening talk stage.

Current sponsors include Brunel Group, University of Bristol, UWE, Bristol Energy, Kensa Contracting, TLT and Bevan Brittan. A range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available, please see if of interest. Other supporters include the West of England Combined Authority, Bristol City Council, The Environment Agency, Triodos, Burges Salmon, Smith and Williamson and Grant Thornton.

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