edie Live 2016: A look back at Day 1 (video) and a look ahead to Day 2
After a fascinating first day of inspiration, insight and expertise, edie explores what's in store today (18 May) for the second and final day of the 2016 edie Live exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. And there's still time to attend!
Sustainable business was well and truly covered yesterday (17 May), with thousands of energy managers, sustainability professionals and resource efficiency experts sitting in on practical, CDP-accredited seminar sessions and crowds gathering at the edie Leaders Theatre throughout the day.
Day 1 review
Particular highlights from Day 1 included a lively morning debate on the edie Leaders Theatre about the potentially "detrimental" impacts of changing green policy; a great session on the role of 'servitisation' in driving a circular ecconomy over in the Resource Efficiency Theatre; and confirmation from Tesco that the supermarket group is rolling out the next phase of its food waste reduction programme.
Meanwhile, over in the Innovation Zone, Upside Energy beat off tough competition from nine other ground-breaking green innovations – all aimed at tackling sustainability head on - to win a £6,000 support package to help it become a commercial reality. Read the full Innovation Zone winners story here.
VIDEO: edie Live 2016: Day 1 round-up
Day 2 preview
Seminar highlights for today include a session on the 'remanufacturing revolution' in the Resource Efficiency Theatre at 10am; an exploration of the latest behaviour change methods in the Energy Efficiency Theatre at 12.30pm; an in-depth look at energy solutions for your building in the Onsite Solutions Theatre at 2.30pm.
Meanwhile, on the Leaders stage, edie editor Luke Nicholls will be chairing the morning sessions on 'ambition and transformation' and 'disruptive business models', follwed by an afternoon focussed on sustainability leadership skills, featuring IEMA, EY and Canon.
There's still time to attend today! You can register for your free edie Live 2016 entry badge here. That entry badge will give you unlimited access to: -
- Three practical seminar theatres – energy efficiency, resource efficiency and onsite solutions
- The edie Sustainability Leaders keynote stage
- Professional advice clinics that visitors can book via the show website
- Innovation Zone and technology showcases
- Hundreds of new green products and services
Stay tuned to edie for live news updates from today's sessions, and follow along on Twitter using @edie and #edieLive.