In the lead up to the Greater Manchester Green Summit on the 21st of March, a number of 'Listening Events' are being organised with the aim of providing a platform for discussion and consensus building around core issues of importance in Greater Manchester.
This event will provide an insight into Greater Manchester’s contribution to the low carbon agenda by presenting the latest stats on the size and growth rate of the thriving green technologies and services sector and provide businesses that are already working in this space and those looking to diversify, the knowledge and confidence to capitalise on the opportunities this sector has to offer.
This will be followed by structured discussion providing local Greater Manchester based SMEs the opportunity to provide their insight into what measures need to be implemented to ensure the City’s ambitious green agenda is met, consider possible recommendations for submission to the Green Summit, and inform the development of a proposed new Green Charter for the region.
08.00 - 08.30 Registration and refreshments
08.30 - 08.45 Welcome and introduction - Amy House, Low Carbon Sector Lead, Business Growth Hub
08.45 - 09.00 Why business, as usual, is not an option and why is change happening - Todd Holden, Low Carbon Director
09-00 - 09.15 Key highlights from the latest sector mapping study and an insight into what support is available to ensure local businesses can capitalise -Samantha Nicholson, Head of Low Carbon & Manufacturing, Business Growth Hub
09.15 - 10.00 Roundtable discussion and your chance to inform the development of a proposed new Green Charter for the region- Lead by Business Growth Hub’s Green Tech and Services Team
1. How do we stimulate demand and increase uptake of low carbon technologies within the home?
2. How do we speed up the adoption of low carbon technologies within businesses?
3. How can we support businesses operating green technologies and services supply chain grow in this fast-paced turbulent market?