ECO FAIR, the annual environmental business expo organised by the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, will open in Leeds on 18 June.
Now in its sixth year, the all-day event is one of the largest environmental expos in the North of England and is set to attract around 1,000 visitors.
The aim of ECO FAIR is to inspire businesses to change and help them to find green business solutions to everyday problems. Delegates will be able to learn about the products and services available to help improve environmental performance and cut costs, as well as network with leading environmental experts and attend seminar sessions.
The event will include a range of technical seminars focusing on three key themes:
- Energy and Renewables: covering energy management strategies, the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), monitoring and managing energy consumption, and investing in renewable energy
- Materials and Water: covering innovative ways of creating value from waste, water management, on site water efficiency and treatment technologies, and an update on environmental regulations
- Property and People: covering environmental building design and construction, the 2015 update to ISO 14001, engaging the workforce, and training and professional development.
Speakers include Lord Rednesdale, chief executive of the Energy Managers Association (EMA), experts from the Environment Agency and a number of other representatives from leading UK firms.
According to the Yorkshire Chamber’s figures, 76 per cent of delegates who attended ECO FAIR in 2014 said they felt “more confident about tackling environmental issues” and 81 per cent of exhibitors reported making additional sales by attending.
The majority of attendees are expected to be SMEs, with senior decision makers expected to make up 43 per cent of delegates.
The event will be held at Centenary Pavilion in Leeds on 18 June 2015.
For more information, including opportunities for exhibiting and sponsorship, visit the ECO FAIR website.