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Brexit focus for environmental industry annual event

Post-Brexit challenges for the environmental industry will take centre stage at this year’s Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) annual conference.

The conference will focus on the key factors that drive growth in environmentally focused businesses and it’s clear that Brexit, with its significant implications for the environmental sector, will be a key focus at the event.

With so much environmental regulation emanating from Brussels, there are now huge questions as to how much of this will survive the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and how future UK governments can best be persuaded to continue a progressive environmental stance. The conference will also look at potential opportunities too as Brexit gives the industry the ability to tailor EU regulations where they have not been working well in a UK context. 

Conference sessions will enable environmental businesses and individuals to identify strategic priorities for the environmental industry as the post-Brexit scenarios unfold, focusing on:

Innovation: Where will the next environmental innovations come from? Are the government support structures and business-university links delivering what they should?
Exporting: With the global environmental market worth over $1trillion, which export markets provide most potential opportunity for environmental firms? What support is available?
Financing: How does the financial sector view green businesses? What role can ‘green bonds’ play?

Keynote speeches, discussion panels and forums will highlight the most exciting areas for business development and growth opportunities within the environmental sector.

Major politicians, including former secretary of state for climate change,  Sir Ed Davey and influential policy makers will also share the political context for the industry and key disruptors and innovators within the environmental sector will take the stage to give their perspective on the most important areas of growth and best business opportunities.

Break-out sessions will offer more intimate discussion and knowledge-sharing on specific parts of the environmental market, including:

  • Air pollution control
  • Contaminated land clean up
  • Smart environmental technology
  • The Circular Economy

Click here for full details of the event and to book your place.