16 October 2017
Ros Kerslake and Sir Ed Davey announced as keynote speakers for this year’s Network Harvest – plus the latest agenda…
We are delighted to announce our latest agenda for this year’s Network Harvest, along with a fantastic line of up speakers including Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sir Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton and former Energy Secretary.
They will be joined by Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust and Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder Director of Ashden, to make this year’s event a day to remember.
The Network Harvest is our annual membership conference, and the biggest Fit for the Future event of the year. In 2016, over 160 delegates from 92 organisations came together to collaborate, share best practise and find out about inspiring sustainability projects from across the Network. This year’s event is set to be even better as we welcome new members from a diverse range of organisations.
This year’s event will be held at the British Museum, an iconic venue with outstanding sustainability credentials. Spaces are going fast and we already have a huge range of delegates signed up, from the Royal Household, Cancer Research UK and Somerset House to National Trust, RSPB and the Forestry Commission. If you are a current member of Fit for the Future, secure your free place here.
Following Sir Ed Davey’s opening address and Ros Kerslake’s keynote speech, the day will begin with a range of diverse and inspirational case studies from Network members that showcase sustainable innovation, climate change adaptation and outstanding achievements on the road to resilience:
Steve Curtis, Operations Manager at Contact Theatre – A journey from diesel to electric
Phil Dyke, Coast & Marine Advisor at National Trust – Adapting to change on Brownsea Island
Oliver Ingwall-King, Energy Adviser at West Suffolk Council – Renewable heat at Palace House Newmarket
Sally Mills, Reserves Bioenergy Project Manager at RSBP – Reedbed bioenergy
Jason Mitchell, Waste Manager at Newcastle Hospital –Achieving zero waste to landfill
During the afternoon, we’ll be bringing you practical and informative workshops led by a range of industry experts and practitioners. Workshop topics include:
The day will be full of networking opportunities and a chance to meet our friendly exhibitors – you never know where a conversation might take you. And to round the day off in style, Sir Ed Davey, Chair of Fit for the Future, will be launching our new Ambassadors initiative at the evening drinks reception with speeches from Dame Helen Ghosh and Sarah Butler-Sloss.
All Fit for the Future members and their colleagues can attend for free, so make sure you book your place as spaces are limited! Click here to view the agenda and register for the event. If you are not a member but are interested in attending, please get in touch with us directly.
The Fit for the Future team