Whether you run marketing events for lead gen, internal meetings to engage a large workforce, or anything in between, it’s likely you’re also facing increasing pressure to meet sustainability targets and hybrid events could help. With a reduced need for delegate and supplier transport, as well as less food, water, and energy being consumed on the day, events with a virtual element can have a significantly lower carbon footprint than events held entirely in person.
This expert panel will discuss how hybrid events can help the industry to decarbonise, without compromising on the attendee experience. They will cover:
As Sustainability and Safety Advisor at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Lauren is responsible for heading up their sustainability agenda, ensuring sustainability is truly at the forefront of all business activities. With over 8 years’ experience in the events industry, Lauren believes that being sustainable is inevitable for all businesses and is passionate about acting now, to ensure long-term success for future generations. Lauren heads up Manchester Central’s Sustainability Steering Group and also sits on the industry’s cross-association Sustainability Working Group.
Jake joined Hire Space and the events industry in January 2020, and was thrust right into the world of virtual events, helping deliver over 50 virtual Christmas parties that year and has managed many hybrid events for Hire Space clients since then. As Operations Manager, he is working closely with venues to keep them moving toward a more sustainable future.
With over 20 years experience running large-scale events & media products, Duncan has led award-winning exhibition, conference & publishing teams in the US, UK and across the world. He is past-Chairman of the UK’s AEO Development Board.
Following 10 years at Clarion Events, latterly as EVP of their large global energy portfolio, Duncan left to Co-Found Reset Connect, an integrated events and year-round community platform driving net-zero solutions and their financing.
A highly accomplished business development professional with 20+ years commercial experience – in Tech, SaaS Sales and Sponsorship solutions (sports, entertainment and events).
Henry has been working at Glisser for 18 months as a Customer Success Manager. A graduate in Sustainability & Innovation Management, he quickly nominated himself as Glisser’s sustainability champion. For the past year he has been leading the charge in establishing a company-wide ESG strategy. Passionate about a commitment to people, planet and our future, outside of work he enjoys playing golf, drinking good beer and listening to The Beatles.