BusinessGreen launches Net Zero Festival 2024

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BusinessGreen launches Net Zero Festival 2024

Delegates can now register to attend this year's Net Zero Festival, which will take place in London on October 22-23

BusinessGreen has today officially launched the Net Zero Festival 2024, which will take place on October 22nd and 23rd at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

Delegates can now register their interest in attending the Festival, which will bring together over 3,000 business leaders, clean tech providers, sustainable investors, green campaigners, and environmental policymakers to jointly explore how to turbocharge the net zero transition. 

Now in its fifth year, the Net Zero Festival remains free to attend and will feature over 150 expert speakers, scores of exhibitors, and a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, case studies, and workshops across four stages: Inspiration, Action, Engage, and Showcase.

Plus, a new BusinessGreen Intelligence stage for our members will provide an exclusive set of deep-dive sessions, offering detailed insights into how to develop a best-in-class net zero strategy.

The agenda for each stage has been published today and will be updated in the coming months as more inspiring speakers and Festival Partners are announced. Confirmed speakers include Festival hosts, James Murray, Lucy Siegle, and Philippa Forrester, keynote speakers broadcaster Simon Reeve and climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh, and a series of experts from across the green economy.

Confirmed exhibitors and partners include BSI, Laing O'Rourke, Changeblock, Cullinan Studio, and Carbon Limiting Technologies, as well as Aldersgate Group, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, CDP, and many others.

"We're delighted to be hosting the Net Zero Festival once again," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. "The Festival comes at a critical time and offers a fantastic opportunity to bring together leaders from across the green economy to explore how to accelerate the transition towards greener and more sustainable business models. 

"Recent figures from the CBI show the net zero economy is booming, growing nine per cent last year and providing one of the UK's biggest economic success stories. But at the same time concerns are mounting that the country is no longer on track to meet its legally-binding emissions targets and faces significant challenges if it is to deliver the step change in clean tech deployment that is so urgently needed. 

"As such, the Net Zero Festival will explore the myriad risks and opportunities that will define the coming decade, providing business leaders and senior sustainability executives with access to inspiring keynote speakers, thought provoking debates, and in-depth case studies, as well as the chance to connect with peers and prospective partners."

Drawing on BusinessGreen's more than 15 years of experience covering the green economy, the Festival will also marry an in-person event with digital content that provides delegates with further insights into the many ways in which the net zero transition is transforming the global economy. 

"Last year's Festival featured senior executives from global blue chips, top investors, clean tech entrepreneurs, renowned authors, economists, poets, comedians, artists, and politicians, all with their own perspectives on how to advance the most exciting industrial revolution in history," said Murray. "This year's Festival promises to bigger and better once again, as we look to celebrate the best of the net zero transition and explore how we can move faster, together."

You can now register your interest in attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring the Net Zero Festival 2024.

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