Video: Matthew Farrow previews the Environmental Industries Commission annual conference

The Environmental Industries Commission's annual conference is set to be a sell out next week as professionals from across the sector gather to get to the heart of “Establishing the Green Agenda” ahead of the May 2015 General Election.

According to Matthew Farrow, executive director of the EIC and conference host it looks set to be a must attend event with a full day of presentations and discussion sessions led by politicians and thought leading professionals.

"The impact of sustainable issues on companies will largely depend on the attidtude of the next government to them," said Farrow. "This year's Environment Industries Commission annual conference will give a great overview of this vital political landscape for environmental protection and sustainability issues."

There is still time to book the last few delegate places at the conference: visit or call 0207 222 4148 to book your place.

This one-day conference on 2 December will bring together cross party political leaders, influential industry clients, environmental experts and the extensive supply chain that serves the industry – to keep environmental issues central to the on-going political debate so that they form a key part of all main parties’ general election manifestos.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lord de Mauley TD Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science Defra
  • Maria Eagle MP Shadow Environment Secretary 
  • John Cridland CBE Director General CBI
  • Julia Groves CEO Trillion Fund
  • Mark Watts Chief Executive C40
  • Duncan Brack Vice Chair Liberal Democrats manifesto group

The new session will be chaired by Pinsent Masons legal director Linda Fletcher and the panel discussion will include Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability, Hammerson, Euan McVicar, General Counsel, Green Investment Bank and Simon Clennell-Jones, Associate, ARCADIS/EC Harris.

Linda Fletcher explains why the conference is a must attend here

The topics to be discussed will include: 

  • The political landscape around the Green Agenda
  • The financing of sustainability policies
  • How the planning system could facilitate sustainable development 
  • The resource and skills needed to achieve sustainability objectives for the UK.

Places are going fast for this annual conference. Log on to today to secure your place. 


Sponsors include:

Pinsent Masons

ACO Technologies

EC Harris




The EIC annual conference

Reasons to attend:

  • Hear from the three main political parties about their environmental agendas, likely manifesto pledges and environmental policy drivers ahead of the general election
  • Be at the heart of the discussion to ensure that environmental issues form a key part of all main parties’ general election manifestos
  • Join in the debate about the environmental and political lessons learned from four years of coalition
  • Hear why the environment remains important to voters ahead of the election and learn what the environmental industry can do to elevate the status of environmental issues to voters
  • Discuss key requirements for an industrial strategy to support the environmental sector
  • Learn about the evolving role of the Climate Change Committee and hear what the committee will be seeking from the next government to help drive its role
  • Contribute to how the government of the future should work to boost the green economy
  • Hear case studies from around the world for creating smart green cities of the future
  • Network with Environmental Industries Commission members, their partners and supply chain
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