“Only by creating platforms for open discussion and effective collaboration is true change made. As we are now all too aware, change is very much needed.”  Organisers – The Southern Sustainability Partnership


Hampshire Business Leaders Climate Summit

Date  6th October 2020
Time 8.30am to 2.30pm
2.30pm to 4.00pm Free Access to Sustainability Expo
Floor 2, Hilton Ageas Bowl (Southampton)
Room Media Suite

COVID-19 We would like to assure you that this event is going ahead as planned following the government guidelines, as you would expect. An action plan is currently in place for event day to ensure the safety of our delegates and participants – all in line with government guidelines.
Stay safe everyone.

2020 will see the launch of the first Business Leaders Climate Summit for Hampshire

A platform designed to help protect and future-proof private and public sector organisations. Summit organisers, The Southern Sustainability Partnership – TSSP, with offices in Dorset and Hampshire, also host the region’s only dedicated Expo for corporate sustainability and they wanted to use this significant platform, now in its fifth year, to address the growing effects of climate change in the county. Both now and going forward.

2020 Summit Sponsor

The 2020 Summit has been sponsored by Southampton City Council who will open proceedings supported with a ‘super stand’ on the Expo show floor.

The Summit will also provide free access to the TSSP co-event, The Big Sustainability Expo, which offers an introduction to leading products, technologies, services and experts who enable these important changes to happen.

Why is this important for organisations in 2020?

No one can deny that climate change and its effects is the challenge of our time and organisations must prepare themselves to guard against the obvious vulnerabilities this will cause for them and their supply chains. The Summit will address some of the challenges ahead and enable the open dialogue that leads to rewarding collaboration and for change to begin and continue to happen.

This Summit will enable discussion between the businesses operating within the county and the local authorities to shine a spotlight on the ways to address – and act upon these challenges.

Business leaders and local authorities will come together to discuss issues such as;

  • How safe is your supply chain
  • Effects of changing weather patterns on your business
  • Understand the challenges faced by your local authority
  • Local authority? Understand business challenges
  • Effects this may have on your workforce
  • How large organisations can turn SMEs onto the benefits

What will your Summit will look like?

The Summit will include the formal launch of Southampton City Council’s Green City Charter with their partners. It will be followed by a series of discussions from a panel of business leaders and local authorities from across the region to address the topics shared above. Followed by an invited audience Q&A.

Attendees will also hear from leading experts from across the country to address these issues from different angles.

Who should attend?

The Summit is strictly an ‘invitation only’ event.

The panel and expert presentation audience will be made of Hampshire business leaders from large organisations, on a first-come-first-served basis.

SMEs and businesses from outside the county can apply for consideration.

Cost for Attendees?

This is an important event for the county and, as such, TSSP has decided to make it a free event for attendees.  This will include all refreshments and a light buffet lunch.

Summit Agenda

8.30am to 9.00am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9.00am to 9.10am
Introduction to proceedings
9.10am to 9.15am
The importance of a Summit in 2020
9.15am to 10.15am
Southampton City Council Launch Green City Charter with partners
10.15am to 11.15am
Observe the first business leaders/local authority climate panel discussion.
The challenges of businesses and local authority shared to accelerate collaboration
11.15am to 11.25am
Audience Q&A
11.30am to 11.45am
11.45am to 12.05pm
Martin Baxter – Chief Policy Advisor
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – IEMA
12.05pm to 12.25pm
Tim Nicoll- President
Chartered Institute of Wastes Management – CIWM
12.25pm to 13.00pm
Lunch and Networking
13.00pm to 13.20pm
Met Office – Highlighting the effects on businesses of changing weather patterns
13.20pm to 14.15pm
Observe the second business leaders/local authority climate panel discussion.
Followed by a discussion on how to engage Hampshire SMEs.
14.15pm to 14.30pm
Audience Q&A
14.30pm to 14.35pm

Introducing your Presenters?

Martin Baxter – Chief Policy Advisor
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – IEMA

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Tim Nicoll- President
Chartered Institute of Wastes Management – CIWM

James George
Network Development Lead
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Further presenters to be added shortly.
For an early alert contact info@southernsustainability.co.uk

Summit Venue?

The prestige Hilton Ageas Bowl (Southampton) and home to Hampshire Cricket. The venue is located at;

Botley Road
West End
SO30 3XH

The venue is easily accessible from all forms of public transport with plenty of free parking. The venue offers easy access for everyone and the second floor room is accessible via stairs and lift.


To apply to join the business leader panel, local authority panel or as an attendee or contact us on 01202 971186 or via

Local authority?

To discuss an expo and summit package and related costs please call 01202 971186 or email via info@southernsustainbility.co.uk

Expo Stands?

For expo stand details and pricing please call 01202 971186 or email via info@southernsustainbility.co.uk

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