Who is Innovation Forum?
Innovation Forum is an independent London-based company with decades of collective experience in sustainability events and publishing. We research, create, and facilitate debate-driven, focused events tackling the critical business sustainability challenges around the world.Over the past few years we’ve created successful annual and regional events, including those focused on preventing deforestation, sustainable agriculture, human rights and modern slavery and industry specific conferences in sustainable apparel and sugar production.
More information can be found on our website.
What are the objectives of this conference?
The primary objectives of this conference will be to:
- Drive progress that works for consumers, the environment, utility and business reality
- Equip business with the practical guidance to develop and implement strategies for reducing plastic footprints
- Highlight leading company approaches and promote industry best practice
- Facilitate collaboration between key actors across the value chain
- Showcase the latest innovations and technologies that can enable companies to deliver on targets
The 2018 conference will have 100-120 delegates representing retailers, brands, waste management companies, policy makers, suppliers and NGOs and other relevant organisations.
What makes this conference different?
Focused content designed for action and practice – the focus of the agenda and event structure are designed to provide actionable tools and practical insights that you can then apply to your own company.More time for genuine discussion – the agenda and timings have been built to provide time for in-depth debate and meaningful exchange beyond introductions and superficial outlines of initiatives. There will be a lot of experience in the room and therefore we intend for the discussions to be participatory.Held under the Chatham House rule – this event is not intended as a PR platform – we hold the event under a covenant of confidentiality to promote honest exchange.
Can I attend for just one day?
Yes, we offer one-day tickets at 60% of current registration rate.
How can I apply to speak?
Our speakers are selected and invited based on in-depth research into the leading organisations in the space. However, if you have an interesting program, initiative or partnership, then we would love to hear from you.Please direct your inquiry to Natasha Bodnar at Natasha.Bodnar@innovation-forum.co.uk
What are your booking T&Cs?
Places are transferable without any charge. But once you register at the event your pass is strictly for your own use and you shall not reassign, transfer or lend it to any other person whether or not they are employed by the same company.
Cancellations made more than 30 days ahead of the conference will incur an administrative charge of 25%. If you cancel your registration within 30 days of the conference, we will be obliged to charge the full fee.
All fees for the conference include lunch, refreshments and documentation. Please note that payment must be received before the event.
In the event that Innovation Forum cancels a conference, delegate payments at the date of cancellation will be refunded in full. In the event that Innovation Forum postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be refunded or credited towards the rescheduled date.
Method of Payment
Please make sure your payment is received by Innovation Forum in a timely manner. If your payment has not been received before the event a credit card payment will be required at the time of check in on the day of the conference.
The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the program without notice.
Early Bird and Group discounts only apply to full price conference passes as advertised on web-based and print literature.
How can I stay up to date with further Innovation Forum conferences, research and publishing?
To stay up to date, you can sign up to our weekly business brief here: www.innovation-forum.co.ukBy signing up, you’ll receive our latest analysis through our weekly newsletter. You’ll also be the first to find out about similar conferences and related content.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, if you’d like to attend with two or more colleagues, we can offer a group discount. For details, please contact the conference director, Natasha Bodnar at Natasha.Bodnar@innovation-forum.co.uk
Are there any volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we offer a small number of places to students studying in relevant fields. We ask for some assistance over the two conference days in return for access to the conference sessions and learning opportunities. Get in touch for more details.
How can we sponsor this forum?
At Innovation Forum, we are always looking for new organisations who are able to support the work that we do, and promote leading debate and discussion.Innovation Forum events offer a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to be able to showcase their work to, and network with, a room full of focused, relevant and senior sustainability professionals.For information on how to get involved and support this forum, please contact Lewis Hudson on Lewis.Hudson@innovation-forum.co.uk