Final places remaining for free Mission Possible Workshops at edie Live
Sustainability and energy professionals have just a few days left to pre-book their place for a series of free 'co-creation' workshops taking place at edie Live on 22-23 May.
Whether it's unlocking the value of energy storage, getting to grips with the SDGs or solving the behaviour change challenge, the Mission Possible workshops will bring end-user businesses together to come up with new ideas and thinking on their mission to achieve a sustainable future.
Particpants are able to select from one or more of eight workshop topics being covered across both days of the show (22-23 May) at the NEC Birmingham.
The workshops are one-hour long and will take a roundtable format. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, visitors will discuss the issue, share their triumphs and challenges, and create a unique solution to the topic.
The edie editorial team will turn the results of the workshops into pieces of content which we will share with all participants after the event, along with notes on the key discussion points.
Each workshop is facilitated by an edie Live speaker, with some also including an industry expert put forward by the respective workshop sponsors. Space on each table is limited to 10 edie Live visitors.
The Mission Possible Workshop topics:
- Achieving a flexible future (sponsored by E.ON)
Facilitators: (Day 1) Ant Wilson, AECOM; (Day 2) Rob Wild, Severn Trent Water.
This workshop will see participants co-create the flexible energy system of the future and discuss the practical steps that can be taken achieve that flexible future, today.
- Getting serious about the SDGs
Facilitators: (Day 1) Gavin Milligan, William Jackson Food Group; (Day 2) Caroline Laurie, Kingfisher.
This workshop will see participants collaborate to devise an action plan for organisations to deliver on the SDGs and will discuss the practical steps that can be taken by sustainability professionals to embed the SDGs within their organisation’s business strategy.
- Solving the plastics problem (sponsored by Helistrat)
Facilitators: (Day 1) Iain Ferguson, Co-op; (Day 2) Tom Domen, Ecover.
This workshop will see participants identify their top five solutions to the global plastics problem, and will discuss some of the practical steps that can be taken by manufacturers and retailers to switch to more sustainable materials, minimise packaging volumes and achieve a circular economy
- Unlocking the value of energy storage
Facilitators: (Day 1) Joel Cardinal, Warwick University; (Day 2) Philip Bazin, Triodos Bank.
This workshop will see participants co-create a list of the five key steps that must be taken by business and the Government to unlock the value of energy storage in the UK.
- Developing stronger partnerships
Facilitators: (Day 1) Alastair Mant, UK Green Building Council; (Day 2) Katie Leggett, Innocent Drinks.
This workshop will see participants come up with 10 practical steps that can be taken by energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals to foster new collaborations and forge new partnerships to drive sustainable business.
- Getting to grips with your data (sponsored by E.ON)
Facilitators: (Day 1) Claire Whitely, Hilton Worldwide; (Day 2) Andrew Bryers, Aston University.
This workshop will see participants collaborate to develop their own ‘top tips’ guide to managing big energy data and will explore some of the practical steps that can be taken to generate energy and cost savings through effective data management.
- Solving the behaviour change challenge
Facilitators: (Day 1) James Robey, Capgemini; (Day 2) Chris Large, Global Action Plan.
This workshop will see participants collaborate to draw up their own ‘behaviour change cheat sheet’, breaking down the key steps that sustainability professionals can take to drive engagement and change behaviours.
- Winning the war on waste in your supply chain (sponsored by Helistrat)
Facilitators: (Day 1) Richard Carter, Adnams; (Day 2) George Ogleby, edie
This workshop will see participants come up with 10 practical steps that can be taken by sustainability and resource efficiency professionals to win the war on waste in the supply chain, with a particular focus on the retail and manufacturing sectors.
There is limited space for 10 participants per Mission Possible Workshop, and pre-booking is essential.