The Big Green Conference 2017

More than a Conference – it’s a real learning experience and an opportunity to take a new way of thinking back to your organisation.

2017 Focus

Future-Proof your Business – Prepare for Growth.

We have brought together a dynamic group of experts from different backgrounds and sectors. Carefully chosen to enable us to provide you with a valuable, well-rounded day.  A day that will introduce thought leaders, policymakers and innovators to our exclusive group of delegates.



Don’t miss this opportunity!

 Why attend? 

  • Take time to work ON your business, not IN your business and it will pay dividends.
  • Stay up to date with what customers and staff expect in the 21st century.
  • To become a more attractive supplier and employer.
  • Take something away to introduce into your organisation and improve your processes. 
  • Learn ways to reduce the cost of running your organisation.
  • Cabaret style seating enables you to meet like-minded professionals.
  • Increase your business network.
  • A look at a new career field.
  • Meet the experts.
  • IEMA members will earn CPD Points.
  • Non-IEMA members will achieve a 15% discount to join when registering for this event.

Who should attend?

  • Business owner looking to make cost reductions
  • Tender operatives
  • Facilities Managers
  • Waste professionals
  • Environmental and Sustainability Managers
  • In charge of legislation


Each attendee will have the opportunity to WIN a UK manufactured FreeGo Electric Bike!


We are delighted that Adam Woodhall will be more than adequately filling the shoes of our MC role this year. Adam is not only a great character, he is also passionate about sustainability and social awareness.

“Why events like this are important is the reason why I combine my passion for a flourishing economy and planet with my skills as a speaker and MC to inspire sustainability.  Every organisation can operate more efficiently in the way they use materials, energy and waste.  By embracing resource-efficient ways of working they can streamline their processes, significantly reduce their costs and become a more attractive supplier and employer.” Adam Woodhall.

Date/Time  April 27th, 2017  9.30am to 4.30pm

Booking deadline March 31st 2017

Venue  Robin Smith Suite, Ageas Bowl (Eastleigh – Southampton), home of Hampshire Cricket SO30 3HX

IEMA Member? This event counts towards your CPD credits.

Karl Walker   –  

Clean Energy UK and The Big Clean Switch Initiative

As a Consultant & Project Manager, Sustainable Buildings & Major Infrastructure Karl has fifteen years experience and led Phase 1 of the Sustainability Strategy for the £3.6bn Thames Tunnel project.

Ken Webster   –  Head of Innovation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Author of The Circular Economy – A Wealth of Flows, Ken is a major contributor to the development and communication of the ideas surrounding the circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was established in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to a circular economy, working with global business, government and academia to build a framework that is restorative and regenerative by design. 

Josh Fothergill – Policy Lead

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – IEMA

Integrating the Circular Economy in organisations, based on Josh’ experiences developing the forthcoming standard BS8001, due to launch in May. Josh will also share how the CE agenda can be progressed by those organisations operating an ISO14001 compliant EMS. This speaker counts towards your IEMA CPD credits.

Philip Duddell – Director

Sustainable Procurement Limited

Philip has provided support on public and private contracts valued in excess of £3 billion, trained hundreds of procurers and suppliers and developed tools and guidance used by clients. 

Procurement is an important enabling mechanism to achieve an organisation’s intended outcomes.

Jason Light – Strategy Lead, Environment

Eastleigh Borough Council

Jason steers their ambitions of the environment portfolio tackling issues such as air quality, sustainable transport, parking, waste management, energy, biodiversity, environmental compliance and other aspects of sustainability. He will discuss tackling waste by taking a different approach to what comes into your facility.

Jonathan Lodge – CEO / Founder

City Farm Systems

City Farm Systems produce the most commercially viable and sustainable facilities for the growing of the most perishable and hardest to transport fresh produce. The way they do so will make for a highly interesting presentation.

Steve Mason – Managing Director

Managing Director – Pearce Group

Waste problem? Squash it! The solution for every on-site waste problem, by design.

Adam Woodhall 

2017 Master of Ceremonies

Adam is well known for his broad knowledge of sustainability and deep understanding of engaging stakeholders and ability to empower change which takes him around the world.


A further speaker will be added shortly.


Full speaker line-up, free parking, refreshments and lunch just £125.00 plus VAT per delegate.

To enquire and to book email

VOUCHER CODE?  If you have been given a voucher code please quote at the time of booking.


9.00am          Arrival  – Tea/Coffee / Networking with attendees

9.30am          Welcome

9.40am          Karl Wilson  – Clean Energy UK and The Big Clean Switch.

10.00am       Ken Webster – Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

10.45am        Philip Dudell – Managing Director, Sustainable Procurement Limited

11.30am         15 minute break

11.45pm         Josh Fothergill – Policy Lead, IEMA

12.30pm        Jason Light – Strategy Lead, Environment at Eastleigh Borough Council

1.00pm           Lunch

2.15pm            Jonathan Lodge – City Farm Systems

2.45pm            Steve Mason – Managing Director, Pearce Compaction Limited

3.15pm            Announce shortly

4.00pm           Panel

4.30pm            Close  

To enquire and to book contact