Green growth post-Brexit: don't miss EIC's annual conference

Leaders from the environmental industries sector will meet in London, at Arup's 8 Fitzroy Street HQ this week, for the annual EIC (Environmental Industries Commission) conference, which this year takes opportunities for business growth post-Brexit as its theme.

Keynote speakers at the event, on 30 November, include the chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd, and Dustin Benton of the Green Alliance, among others. The conference sessions will allow delegates to identify strategic priorities for the environmental industry as 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?

"Post-Brexit’s impact on the UK environment sector is one of this year’s core topics," said the co-head of international energy management at law firm Bird + Bird, Michael Rudd. "The sector needs a coherent strategy to manage its impact and this conference is an invaluable forum for all delegates, including us, to share our collective expertise on innovations, challenges and opportunities on this important issue," said Rudd.

Liz Goodwin, former chief executive of WRAP, said: "I'm delighted to be speaking at the EIC Conference this year. It's a great opportunity for people to network, to discuss issues of interest to the sector and share experiences."

For the full list of speakers, programme and further information on this year's EIC conference, Going for Green Growth Post-Brexit – innovation, exports and financing in the environmental sectorclick here.