Book now to attend our free Keynote Speaker Sessions, Workshops, LearnZone Half Hour, Installer Breakfast and Networking Breakfast.

Headline Speaker

Ken Webster

Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy



We are delighted to announce our 2017 Headline Speaker will be the Head of Innovation of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy, Ken Webster. The Circular Economy, as a strategy for businesses of the future, is gaining enormous potential around the globe, with the British Standards Institute now launching a standard in May this year. Ken’s incredible knowledge of the Circular Economy and its possibilities for every organisation, turns usual thinking on its head.

Ken’s is the author of  ‘A Wealth of Flows Circular Economy, a highly recommended read which launched in 2015 with a recently updated version now available. Since 2010 Ken has worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and has a background in environmental issues and economics education.  His book relates the connections between systems thinking, economic and business opportunity and the potential for a circular economy. Ken is also a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the School of Management at the University of Bradford.  Register to attend today.

Keynote Speakers

Martin Baxter

Executive Director of Policy at Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)


We are delighted to announce Martin Baxter as keynote speaker at our 2017 Expo. Martin is a highly competent and experienced environment and sustainability executive. A strategic thinker with the capability to lead and influence others. National and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards, and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation.  Experience of communicating at all levels – including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders, academia. An acknowledged expert on environmental management, regular spokesperson on a range of business environment topic areas. Self-motivated and focused on making a strategic difference.

Experience of communicating at all levels – including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders, academia. An acknowledged expert on environmental management, regular spokesperson on a range of business environment topic areas. Self-motivated and focused on making a strategic difference.   Register to attend today.

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Technical Development Director at Suez Recycling and Recovery UK


We are delighted to have some as high profile in the sector as Stuart Hayward-Higham. Stuart is currently responsible for non-bidding emerging development activities in SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, delivering tools, techniques and information to meet customers’ business imperatives. This includes delivering new solutions or making successful niche activities mainstream through to market intelligence, market modelling and forecasting. In addition to his SUEZ duties Stuart is a director for Recoup (plastics recycling charity) and the Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-resources Association and is the UK senior management representative for SUEZ UK with Terracycle UK. Further he has provided expert advice to the EU on relevant elements of the circular economy and is a H2020 expert assessor. He is chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) Bioresources committee and member of the ESA renewable energy committee, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Organic recycling steering group and gasification and Pyrolysis committee. Stuart also regularly guest lectures at a number of UK universities.

Main activity themes include harnessing waste as a resource, energy and bio-fuels manufacture, sorting, extraction and value enhancement for waste mix resources and the increasing introduction of circular economy based products and solutions.  Register to attend today.

Tim Pointer

Starboard Thinking


Tim Pointer will be covering staff engagement at the Expo this year and the changing expectations of staff in the 21st Century. His company, Starboard Thinking, has a passion for advancing organisational performance by investing in a high-performance working culture. His objective is to create high-performing-teams at every level who are aligned to the organisation’s purpose and strategy. His company partners with executives and senior managers – both individually and as a team – facilitating and coaching them to align their organisation and its people for maximum success.

The model is based on high-performance sailing teams, such as within the America’s Cup. On the hydrofoil catamarans of America’s Cup racing, every member of the team knows their individual, specialist role and is relied upon to perform it with dedication and professionalism. Anyone watching the team’s performance can see the commitment to the team’s purpose and strategy. So their aim is for this to be true for those teams they partner.   Register to attend today.

Emma Harris

Spectrum Workplace talk on The Agile Workplace


Work has changed. Most offices haven’t. Your office environment speaks volumes about your business and has a huge effect on people: The people you work with, the people you want to hire and the people that you work for – the people who buy your products and/or services.

With a background in strategic transformation, Emma Harris will be sharing research-based insights and workplace design principles that are proven to provide a better work experience and help organisations achieve their strategic goals. Distilling over  40 years worth of experience & knowledge working with a range of companies from start-ups to industry giants, Spectrum Workplace has helped its clients drive competitive advantage and business results by designing and creating unique workplaces that are uniquely designed for who they are, what they do and what they need in their environment to succeed.  

Highlighting the 5 office spaces required for business success, Emma will explain what they are for, the benefits and the rules of engagement for each area – because whether you have a company of 5, 50 or 5,000 the fundamentals remain the same. Register to attend today.

Margaret Bates

President Professor – Chartered Institute of Waste and Management CIWM

And Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at The University of Northampton


We are delighted to announce Margaret Bates as our 2017 Keynote Speaker.

As the pre-eminent institution for resources and waste management we, CIWM, champion the success of individual professionals and organisations working in our industry.

Margaret was Professor at the University of Northampton and is presently the Chair of the Institution’s Scientific & Technical Committee. Over her years as a lecturer.

.Her work has featured on BBC Panorama, in the Guardian newspaper, Radio 4 You and YoursRadio 4 World at One, The Sun, News of the World, Mail, Mail on Sunday as well as on local radio, television and newspapers, researcher and presenter at conferences she developed an expertise in landfill energy from waste, resource efficiency and more recently WEEE. Margaret’s was an adviser to the Kenyan and Nigerian governments in the development of policy relating to wastes management and also delivered training on developing effective policy and regulation for several more through the United Nations University.   Register to attend today.

Simon Locke

International Environmental Sustainability Manager The Body Shop


We are very pleased that Simon Locke has chosen our platform to share their work on the World Bio-Bridges Mission, in association with the World Land Trust.

The Body Shop story started with Anita Roddick’s belief in something revolutionary; that business could be a force for good, and in 1976 The Body Shop was born. They have always done things differently, broken the mould, been bold, been brave. Today, their commitment is stronger than ever; to enrich, not exploit. For them, this means enriching people as well as our planet, its biodiversity and resources.

The Body Shop is committed to working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities to thrive.Their products enrich, but never make false promises and are never tested on animals. They are proud to be original, irreverent and campaign for what’s right; together we can do it.  The Body Shop: “Enrich Not Exploit™. It’s in our hands”. Register to attend today.

Dan Bradbury

Head of Development World Land Trust with The Body Shop


Patron – Sir David Attenborough: The money given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of. 

World Land Trust (WLT) works to protect some of the world’s most biodiverse and threatened habitats acre by acre. To do this, WLT empowers local NGOs by providing finance and technical support to create and protect nature reserves, restore degraded habitats and ensure they are permanently protected. 

An essential part of WLT’s philosophy is always to work through local partners and rely on local expertise. Unlike some organisations, WLT does not have its own local offices or direct the priorities of its partners. However, when required WLT assists with technical knowledge and supports the development of local skills and partner capacity. 

It is important to be able to quantify results, and having areas of land under active conservation by WLT’s partners is the best way to highlight the Trust’s achievements.    Register to attend today.

John Haynes 

Managing Director at Shock Mitigation


Viable Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion – ‘The Hour Of Power’

John is a thought leader on hybrid marine power with a unique ability to engage and create momentum globally. He is author of numerous articles on new technology and genuine innovation to help our marine environment. He has a passion for the ocean rooted in his own maritime background and a genuine vision of improving people’s lives on the water linked to commercially viable solutions.

 Subject matter expertise includes specialist maritime training and strategic product development. He provides professional end-user organisations and manufacturers with an independent overview of how the maritime sector is changing worldwide. He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Yachtmaster Ocean and at Seawork 2016 he was voted Maritime Professional Of The Year.

 The balance of power on commercial vessels is evolving towards extended operating range, reduced operating costs, improved fuel economy and environmental compliance in port. John has developed an innovative hybrid concept ‘The Hour Of Power’, combining diesel – battery – electric, which has the potential to reduce fuel consumption and emissions for vessels of all shapes and sizes worldwide.   Register to attend today.

Adam Woodhall – MC

Owner – Inspiring Sustainability

Master of Ceremonies presenting our Headline and Keynote Speakers

A well-known character in the sector, Adam is back as our MC this year by popular demand. Advisor, activator and author, he is passionate about celebrating the flourishing society we live in; supporting individuals and organisations to abundantly connect with their own values, each other and our shared home; and expressing my values by working with people to generate transformative action.  Register to attend today.

Workshop Programme

“How to transition your EMS to ISO 14001:2015”

By Peter Schofield – GEP Environmental

10.00am to 11.00am – Sainsbury Room Upper Ground Floor

A certified Environmental Management System (EMS) can deliver great commercial value and incorporating the new requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 need not be difficult or expensive. Peter is experienced in the design and implementation of Environmental Management Systems and has supported a number of client across a variety of sectors to transition to ISO 14001:2015, and will be explaining exactly what your organisation needs to do to meet the requirements of and become certified to the new EMS Standard.

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

“Adding value through effective Carbon Management”

Peter Schofield – GEP Environmental

11.30am to 12.30pm – Sainsbury Room Upper Ground Floor

Taking elements from the training courses GEP provide to clients covering, Carbon, GHG’s, Foot Printing, Accounting and Management, Peter will explain how to get to grips with your carbon intensity and the costs involved. With examples taken from our extensive experience of successful energy efficiency projects, we will provide guidance on assessing your premises and processes to identify cost-effective opportunities to reduce carbon emissions. Effective management of these opportunities will lead to tangible year-on- year cost reductions and other commercial benefits such as improved reputation or enhanced risk mitigation.

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Environmental Management in Action – Mat Jane of Winchester University 

10.00am to 11.00am – Marshall Room Upper Ground Floor

We are delighted to announce that Head of Energy and Environment at Winchester University will be talking in our environmental management in action section.  

The university has looked at every aspect of the running of their campus and student accommodation and, as a result, have made considerable savings in energy, waste, recycling, power, water and much more.

Mat is an enthusiastic and highly interesting and knowledgeable speaker.  

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

2 Workshop Sessions by Suez Recycling and Recovery UK

Session 1:  10.30am to 11.30am  – Greenage Room Upper Ground Floor 

Session 2:  2.15pm to 3.15pm – Greenage Room Upper Ground Floor

Run by leading waste expert (Top 100) Stuart Hayward-Hyham.

Session to be added shortly. 

For an early alert on the details, please email

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Susie Tomson on LandRover BAR America’s Cup 

Opportunities and actions, great things achieved and how they got there”.

 11.30am to 13.30pm – Marshall Room Upper Ground Floor

We are delighted to welcome Suzy as Workshop presenter for the 2017 Expo.  Suzy’s work is supporting and delivering the sustainability commitments and programmes for top sporting teams and events, including America’s Cup – Land Rover BAR, Ryder Cup 2014, European Tour, London 2012.  

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Anthony Spinks

Tony Spinks

Value Added Services Manager – Source for Business

Topic: Water De-Regulation

14:00pm to 16.00pm  (Marshall Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

Tony has worked in the UK water industry for the past 19 years, with 16 of those in water quality and water hygiene.
Aquacare offers a range of value added services alongside their water retail provision – Source for Business.  This completes their full end-to-end offering for commercial customers and is finely tuned to maximise efficiencies and optimise water usage.

The company can carry out water audits and data analysis to help businesses understand how they are using their water and to make sure they are using it as efficiently as they can.  If a customer wishes to reduce their consumption, they can offer tailored advice and a range of resources (from zero-energy pumping solutions, to leak detection and repair) to support them in their goals.  From here, customers will often want to make improvements and increase the resilience of their water and wastewater supplies.  

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Matthew Vass

Matthew Vass

Topic: Driving a Greener Future

10:00am to 12.00  (Nicholas Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

Connected vehicle technology has seen substantial growth in the last 5 years with more than 60% of companies with vehicle fleets now using some kind of telematics system, however, only around one-third of these businesses actually see any kind of return on investment. The reasons behind this include

–  Not having the right data

–  System incorrectly set up

– Lack of training

– Lack of time/resource to analyse and use the data  

– No clear goals

Whether you have 1 or 500 vehicles this session will explore how to use telematics data to achieve results that will create a greener and safer fleet for your business.


Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Jonathan Lodge

13:00pm to 15.00pm  (Nicholas Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

Jonathan Lodge of City Farm Systems produces the most commercially viable and sustainable facilities for the growing of the most perishable and hardest to transport fresh produce. With current suppliers, notes Jonathan, it can take 500 miles and 3 days to deliver bagged salads to British retailers. Worrying statistics say that leading retailers report 60% simply ends up wasted. With a City Farm Systems installation, retailers could give those 3 days to the consumer, resulting in enormous savings as a result of no transport, less packaging and lower costs and pollution.  

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Further workshops are being added. For an early alert on new sessions please email

LearnZone Half Hour

Ian Allder – Director, Specialist Sectors Lombard Bank

10.00am to 10.30am (Richards Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

As the UK’s largest financial supporters of Renewable Energy Projects, to the tune of £1.1b in the last financial year, and set to increase in the current financial year, Lombard Bank will share information on financing these solutions that are saving organisations hundreds of thousands of pounds in energy every year.

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Steve McIntyre

Steve McIntyre – ANS Global

11.00am to 11.30am (Richards Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

Steve is an experienced and trusted horticulturist, presently employed by the ANS Group. Steve has 30 years of experience in successful planting methods across a wide range of projects and 15 years experience specialising in Living Walls and Green Roofs.

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Gerrard Fisher

Gerrard Fisher – QSA Partners 

12.00pm to 12.30pm (Richards Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

Gerrard, and his company QSA Partners, make the Circular Economy strategy happen. Gerrard and his partners have worked for some key organisations to help them work to this model with its enormous benefits for business. They provide expert advice, insight and evidence to help take your business model ideas and turn them into reality. They work in a structured way but provide flexibility to adapt to change along the journey.  Their speciality is helping clients switch from a “sales” business model to a more “service” business model, by using a circular business approach.  


Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

Guy Osmond

Guy Osmond – Osmond Group 

2.00pm to 2.30pm (Richards Suite on the Upper Ground Floor)

Sit or Stand at Work? Separating Fact from Fiction

Much has been published about the dangers of sitting and the benefits of standing and moving about at work. However, if you are not a medical professional, the publicity surrounding this issue can appear bewildering. This short session outlines some of the mixed messages currently circulating, clarifies the known facts and makes some suggestions about effective ways to address the issue. Delegates will also come away with access to a range of free online resources for improved well being and productivity at work. Guy’s company was originally established in 1962 and the workplace ergonomics activities were introduced in 1992.  He speaks, blogs and advises regularly on issues such as the ageing workforce, generational differences, sit-stand furniture, handheld technology, well-being and productivity.

Register now to book early for this session as it will be popular. 

More LearnZone Half Hour Sessions are soon to be added.

For an early alert please contact

Installer Breakfast

Driving Heating from Natural Resources

7.30am to 9.00am – Then visit the show floor before heading back to the office. 

Hilton Ageas Bowl, Upper Ground Floor via the lift (Follow Signs)

If you work in the building sector we invite you to join us for a free breakfast on the morning of the show.

Enjoy a breakfast roll and hot drink with your peers and then find out more about an initiative from Daikin Heat Pumps and IBD Distribution which will provide you the training, specification, commissioning and MicroGeneration Scheme MCS for the installation of Renewable Energy Heat Pumps.  Essentially taking the headache out of the process.

If you would like to attend, simply email Lynda and we look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Exhibitor and Visitor Networking Breakfast

Enjoy some networking time and make some new contacts before the show doors even open.

£15.00 per head.  Breakfast Roll, Pastries, Tea, Coffee, Juice.

8.00am to 9.30am – Then visit the show floor before heading back to the office. 

Hilton Ageas Bowl, Upper Ground Floor Lake View Bar

If you would like to attend, book via Eventbrite TODAY.