EIC Annual Conference 2015 to gather key environmental industry leaders

Book your place at the Environmental Industries Commission annual conference on 19th November to discuss the critical post-Election issues facing an expanding environmental sector.

EIC annual conference 2015

The Next Five Years for the Environmental Industry: 19th November 2015 at the Willis Building, London.

The environment industries most influential industry and political leaders are set to join delegates from across the expanding and hugely innovative £100bn environmental sector at the 2015 Environmental Industries Commission annual conference.

The date for this important one day conference is now confirmed for Thursday 19 November and the venue is the Willis Building in the heart of the City of London.

Date: 19 November 2015

Venue: The Willis Building, London

To book:

Event sponsors:

- Willis 

- Beale and Company

- Lafarge Tarmac

- ACO Technologies

Post General Election the environmental market will more than ever shaped be shaped by the political landscape and so it is appropriate the day will feature a senior representative from government to set out the new Tory administrations priorities for the sector.

The Conservative party’s mixed environmental track record means that more than ever the industry seeks clarity over its ambition going forward and the conference expects to generate interesting debate on the subject.

“Environmental markets, perhaps more than most are shaped by politics as much as economics,” said EIC director general Matthew Farrow.

“With a new Conservative-led political landscape in the UK, an EU referendum now on the horizon, critical international climate negotiations only months away and economic uncertainty across the world, understanding the factors which will shape environmental business opportunities is harder than ever before,” he added.

As last year, event will be chaired by James Murray, influential editor of the Business Green website who will steer delegates through animated discussion and debate over environment policy, the impact of an EU referendum, the critical international climate negotiations only months away,


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And with economic uncertainty still clearly impacting business across the world, understanding the critical environmental factors shaping business opportunities over the next five years will be critical for all operating in the sector.

“The EIC annual conference will once again be a fantastic opportunity for professionals in the sector to come together with leading players in the environmental industries, politicians, NGOs and other experts,” said Farrow.

The full programme will be revealed over the next few weeks – visit for details.

Join leading players in the environmental sector,  politicians, NGOs and other experts at the EIC’s 2015 Annual Conference to find out:

  • How will the political dynamic over the next five years affect environmental markets and commercial opportunities?
  • What more can the UK do to encourage more innovation in its eco industries?
  • How far is sustainability really embedded in the government’s infrastructure agenda?
  • How can UK environmental firms access the infrastructure supply chain?

The event will bring together the UK’s successful, innovative £100bn environmental sector with the aim of identifying the market implications of the new Tory government’s green agenda over the next five year parliamentary term.

Sessions will include:

Environmental priorities of the new Government:

  •     How important will green issues be for the government over the next 5 years?
  •     How could the EU referendum affect UK environmental regulation?
  •     Of the new intake of MPs – who are the ones to watch on environmental issues?

Innovation in environmental/sustainability technology

  •     Does the UK have a good track record on eco-innovation?
  •     Are we making the most of university expertise?
  •     Have the Catapults been successful?
  •     Is IP law an issue?
  •     Does environmental regulation help or hinder innovation?

What to expect from Paris climate talks:

  •     Will the negotiation outcomes affect carbon prices and regulations?

Are environmental regulations being properly enforced?

  •     Is poor enforcement of environmental regulation undermining the environment sector and law-abiding mainstream business?
  •     Whose job is enforcement – the Environment Agency’s , the public’s, NGOs

Greening the infrastructure boom

  • The next few years will see unprecedented investment in highspeed rail, new runways, new housing, flood defence and roads
  •     How can this infrastructure be made sustainable?
  •     What opportunities will the new infrastructure spend mean for UK environmental firms?


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