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The LearnZone - Your dedicated learning platform
With the business case for sustainability proven beyond all doubt, the Expo LearnZone brings together experts from across the UK to support organisations in both the public and private sector with free workshop sessions throughout the day.  Wherever you are on your journey, there is a workshop or workshops for you and the sessions are developing in the build up to the event.

WELCOME from Penny

Those of you who are seasoned visitors to the Expo LearnZone may well have met me.

I have been a member of the Southern Sustainabiity team since we launched the first Expo in 2016. Originally working on the LearnZone, I have since become a researcher too, helping to keep the team up to date with the latest products, technologies, services and experts and those who can present them at the Expo. I very much look forward to greeting you when you arrive on the 8th October. You will find us on the upper ground floor, accessible via lifts behind reception or via stairs if you need the excercise.

If you have any particular questions on the workshops or access, do email me via info@southernsustainability.co.uk marked for the attention of Penny.
Penny MILLS  -  Research Specialist and Event Support

Creating Value through Environmental and Energy Management

Time  10.00am to 10.45am       Delivered by  Peter Schofield
GEP Environmental

This workshop is aimed at organisations that are looking to understand;

  • What good Environmental and Energy Management looks like
  • How can we implement ISO 14001:2015 and/or ISO 50001:2018
  • How could your business benefit from improved environmental and energy management

This workshop will give best practice examples from our diverse client base, including, practical cost-saving exercises, resource management activities and compliance assurance processes which can be applied for large organisations and SMEs alike.

GEP Environmental has supported a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors with the implementation and maintenance of ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 management systems.

Delegate places are always limited, so do BOOK TODAY to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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Creating Value through Environmental and Energy Management

Time  13.00pm to 13.45pm       Delivered by  Peter Schofield
GEP Environmental

This workshop is aimed at organisations that are looking to understand;

  • What good Environmental and Energy Management looks like
  • How can we implement ISO 14001:2015 and/or ISO 50001:2018
  • How could your business benefit from improved environmental and energy management

This workshop will give best practice examples from our diverse client base, including, practical cost-saving exercises, resource management activities and compliance assurance processes which can be applied for large organisations and SMEs alike.

GEP Environmental has supported a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors with the implementation and maintenance of ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 management systems.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK TODAY to avoid disappointment.  Thank you.

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Meet the Corporate Sustainability Consultant

Time  12.00pm to 12.30pm       Delivered by  Peter Schofield
GEP Environmental

This year GEP Environmental is offering the opportunity to “meet the consultant” for advice, troubleshooting and to discuss best practice across a wide range of topics. If you have any questions or would like to learn more then please pop along to this drop-in session where our experienced consultants can provide information and support surrounding:

  • Carbon Management - data collection, collation, verification, validation, report compilation and submission
  • Integrated Management Systems (ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001)
  • Legislation and compliance - support your staff or conduct on your behalf audits to ensure compliance, the collection and management of data, compiling and submission of Notifications and Reports to regulators and stakeholders
  • Internal and external auditing advice - Lead Assessors and Auditors for ESOS, EPC, ISO 50001 and other management systems
  • CSR and Sustainability Reporting - measure, understand and communicate environmental, social and economic performance within your organisation
  • Waste Management - duty of care, waste hierarchy, segregation, treatment, storage, disposal, recycling, documentation and record keeping
  • Conducting Feasibility Studies g. Solar PV, CHP, Biomass, District Heat
  • Training Course - Carbon Management, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Leadership

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK TODAY to avoid disappointment.  Thank you.

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Embedding Sustainability within your organisation

Time  14.00am to 14.45am             Delivered by Peter Schofield
GEP Environmental

This workshop focuses on the importance of incorporating sustainability practices into your organisation. Embedding sustainability into day-to-day business management enables organisations to reduce costs, have a more holistic and comprehensive understanding of risks and opportunities, reduce environmental impacts, make better business decisions and increase engagement with staff, customers and your supply chain. GEP Environmental’s Director and Principal Environmental Consultant will lead this session and will provide best practice examples and practical solutions to enable you to successfully embed sustainability into your strategic planning and day to day operations. Topics will include:

  • Sustainability Governance and Leadership – engaging with senior management to determine a sustainability strategy and commitments
  • Sustainability Reporting – a tangible way of improving your environmental performance whilst maximising profit
  • Creating a sustainable supply chain - identifying organisations with similar environmental goals as you, and developing a supply chain of like-minded, environmentally friendly sources of materials.
  • Behaviour change and engagement – communicating sustainability goals throughout an organisation

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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Embedding Sustainability within your organisation

Time  11.00am to 11.45am             Delivered by Peter Schofield
GEP Environmental

This workshop focuses on the importance of incorporating sustainability practices into your organisation. Embedding sustainability into day-to-day business management enables organisations to reduce costs, have a more holistic and comprehensive understanding of risks and opportunities, reduce environmental impacts, make better business decisions and increase engagement with staff, customers and your supply chain. GEP Environmental’s Director and Principal Environmental Consultant will lead this session and will provide best practice examples and practical solutions to enable you to successfully embed sustainability into your strategic planning and day to day operations. Topics will include:

  • Sustainability Governance and Leadership – engaging with senior management to determine a sustainability strategy and commitments
  • Sustainability Reporting – a tangible way of improving your environmental performance whilst maximising profit
  • Creating a sustainable supply chain - identifying organisations with similar environmental goals as you, and developing a supply chain of like-minded, environmentally friendly sources of materials.
  • Behaviour change and engagement – communicating sustainability goals throughout an organisation

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK TODAY to avoid disappointment.  Thank you.

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The Smart Island Theme Series on using Sustainable Development Goals Framework

Time  10.30am to 11.30am             Delivered by Martin Slocombe
Gates Green Solutions

Session 1:  Staff Engagement and Accreditations (Thinking Globally, Acting Locally) SDGs 1-6

Room:  Richard's Suite

This will interest business leaders and directors of large companies, as well as SMEs that have not yet started to map their activities to the SDGs or are not acting on any significant environmental policy.
These are particularly aimed at Hotels, Sports & Leisure centres, Care Homes, Schools/College/Unis, Hospitals, Manufacturing sites, Event venues & Theatres.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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The Smart Island Theme Series on using Sustainable Development Goals Framework

Time  12.00pm to 13.00pm             Delivered by Martin Slocombe
Gates Green Solutions

Session 2: Innovation Technology and Funding (Clean Growth UK - making Global goals, local business) SDGs 7-9

Room:  Richard's Suite

This will interest business leaders and directors of large companies, as well as SMEs that have not yet started to map their activities to the SDGs or are not acting on any significant environmental policy.
These are particularly aimed at Hotels, Sports & Leisure centres, Care Homes, Schools/College/Unis, Hospitals, Manufacturing sites, Event venues & Theatres.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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The Smart Island Theme Series on using Sustainable Development Goals Framework

Time  13.30pm to 14.30am             Delivered by Martin Slocombe

Gates Green Solutions

Session 3: Energy Revolution - On-Site, Off-Grid (What's possible) SDGs 10-12

Room:    Richard's Suite

This will interest business leaders and directors of large companies, as well as SMEs that have not yet started to map their activities to the SDGs or are not acting on any significant environmental policy.
These are particularly aimed at Hotels, Sports & Leisure centres, Care Homes, Schools/College/Unis, Hospitals, Manufacturing sites, Event venues & Theatres.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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The Smart Island Theme Series on using Sustainable Development Goals Framework

Time  15.00am to 16.00pm             Delivered by Martin Slocombe
Gates Green Solutions

Session 4:  Ambassadors of social change - time for action - Q&A Sustainability panel - Conclusion. SDGs 13-17

Room:   Richard's Suite

This will interest business leaders and directors of large companies, as well as SMEs that have not yet started to map their activities to the SDGs or are not acting on any significant environmental policy.
These are particularly aimed at Hotels, Sports & Leisure centres, Care Homes, Schools/College/Unis, Hospitals, Manufacturing sites, Event venues & Theatres.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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Mandatory Carbon and Energy Reporting Demystified

Time  10.00pm            Delivered by Carl Peat
EXO Energy

Room: Nicholas Suite

Changes to UK legislation mean that from April 2019 more than 11,000 listed and non-listed organisations are required to annually report their Energy, Carbon and performance metrics, alongside their financial information. The report must include a measurable performance metrics and include details of significant energy reduction projects to date.

It will not be possible to release company accounts until this information is complete, meaning some organisations risk delays to publishing their accounts and possible fines.

The qualifying conditions are met by a company or LLP in a year in which it satisfies two or more of the following requirements:

  • Turnover £36 million or more
  • Balance sheet total £18 million or more
  • Number of employees 250 or more

This workshop aims to explain the new legislation and help you to prepare your data to minimise risk and delays.
Should you feel that your organisation may qualify, please come along for this interactive engaging workshop.

PLEASE NOTE...Public Sector bodies ARE NOT required to report at this stage and so we kindly ask that spaces are reserved for companies/ LLP only.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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Terrafiniti

Leading Consultancy, Terrafiniti return to offer our delegates expert guidance for the fourth year running.
Working for some of the leading corporations in the UK, this provides unique access to their highly sought after expertise.

Time  14.00am to 14.45pm             Delivered by Dominic Tantrum
Terrafiniti

           Room:  Nicholas Suite - Upper Ground Floor LearnZone

Session 1:  Exploring the Business Case for Sustainability

Understanding and communicating the business case for your sustainability is an essential part of building engagement and buy-in.

Come to this workshop if you want to start making meaningful sustainability changes in your business - or, if you want to build what you’ve already started to the next level.

Terrafiniti’s fun and informative 45-minute workshop will:

  • Explore the different ways that a business case can be understood and communicated,
  • Identify which messages are best for different target audiences, and;
  • Highlight how sustainability can be understood in terms of business value.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER THEATRE:  Do also join Dominic at 12.00 on the second floor in the media suite (access via lift or stairs) for this keynote presentation.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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Terrafiniti

Leading Consultancy, Terrafiniti return to offer our delegates expert guidance for the fourth year running.
Working for some of the leading corporations in the UK, this provides unique access to their highly sought after expertise.

Time  15.00am to 15.45pm             Delivered by Dominic Tantrum
Terrafiniti

           Room:  Nicholas Suite - Upper Ground Floor LearnZone

Session 2:  Sustainability - Key Challenges to Implementation

Delivering a successful sustainability plan/strategy can be tricky.

You might have the right vision, ambition, goals and plans but still struggle to embed new priorities into business as usual.

Drawing directly from Terrafiniti’s experience of developing and implementing successful strategies with companies in the UK and worldwide, this 45-minute workshop will:

    • Identify some of the key challenges sustainability professionals face in turning their plans into practice,
    • Identify why such challenges arise, and;
    • Explore solutions and tactics for achieving successful implementation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER THEATRE:  Do also join Dominic at 12.00 on the second floor in the media suite (access via lift or stairs) for this keynote presentation.

Delegate places are always limited so do BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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Life After ESOS - What will you do next? 

Time  11.00am to 11.30pm             Delivered by Stephen Preece
Arbnco

Session 1

Room:   Energy Leaders Hub - Ground Floor Hall 1 Expo Show Floor

This will interest organisations operating to ESOS guidelines, with 250 employees and/or a turnover of £50m. Arbnco is a building performance technology company developing disruptive and scalable solutions to optimise energy and environmental performance. Based in Glasgow, UK and Detroit, Michigan, they specialise in designing systems to support energy performance, indoor environmental quality and testing resilience to climate change. Developed by a high-calibre team of building scientists, engineers, and consultants, their solutions are designed to enable evidence-based decision-making and delivery of high-performance outcomes.

Delegate places are always limited so do  BOOK HERE today to avoid disappointment.  Thank you. 

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