The Annual Event for Leaders in the Environmental Industries

This year’s EIC Annual Conference will focus on the factors that drive growth in environmentally focused businesses. It’s clear that Brexit will have significant implications for the environmental sector. With so much environmental regulation emanating from Brussels, there are now huge questions as to how much of this will survive the UK withdrawing from the EU, and how future UK Governments can best be persuaded to continue a progressive environmental stance. However let’s also remember that Brexit would of course give us the ability to tailor EU regulations where they have not been working well in a UK context. The 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 and policy makers will 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

Featured Speakers

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Sir Ed Davey Former Secretary of State of Climate Change
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Steve Canadine Development Director- Environment Mott MacDonald
Yodaly Sierra-Rubio Business Development Manager for Energy & Sustainability EMEA
Aaron Bielenberg Associate Principal McKinsey & Co
Peter Atchison Managing Director PAGeotechnical Ltd
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Ian Meikle Director of Infrastructure Systems Innovate UK

Who are the EIC & why are we hosting this event?

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), founded in 1995, represents the businesses which provide the technology and services that deliver environmental performance across the economy. In short, we are the voice of the green economy.

One of the ways we ensure our voice is heard and that we are communicating the concerns, ideas and strategic priorities of our members and the wider environmental community, we host the EIC Annual Conference.

Becoming involved in this is your opportunity to make a significant contribution to this discussion and fully understand what is driving the environmental industry forward.

Why Industry Leaders Are Supporting This Event

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  • The EIC Annual Conference is an opportunity for cross party political leaders, industry clients and environmental experts to come together, learn and network.

    Mark Watts

    Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

  • With the growing value of the environmental sector it is very important to nurture and grow the green economy. This event is an important initiative in making this happen.

    Julia Groves

    Julia Groves, CEO, Trillion Fund