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Kent Conference

    Kent Low Carbon Business Conference

    16.09.14, Ashford International Hotel

     

    The Greenov and Fusion projects co-hosted the Kent Low Carbon Business Conference in Ashford, UK, with 150 experts and delegates from businesses and public bodies across five countries in north-west Europe joining together to share ideas and find out how reducing carbon footprints can help cut costs and win business.

     

     

    The thKentLowCarbonConf1.jpgemes for the day were green retrofitting and the circular economy, with Greenov acting to promote greater understanding and awareness of its actions and goals, and encouraging new connections between cluster members. The audience heard from speakers including Tim Newton, from Siemens Financial Services; biomass heat energy expert Ben Heathcoat Amory, from Estover Energy Group; and Steve Wallace, a former Head of Climate Change and Environment at National Grid and currently a Director of Sustainable Economy Alliance, Aldersgate Group International. They also had the chance to participate in eleven roundtable sessions and speed networking allowing valuable new interactions to take place.

     

    International partners and businesses spent the evening visiting the local St Mary the Virgin church to learn about the sustainable retrofit of the centuries-old building and how it is benefitting the Ashford community. Presentations from this and the earlier speakers can be found attached to this email.

     

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    The conference was part-funded by the Greenov Project, an Interreg IVB project, and the Fusion project, an Interreg IVA 2 Seas Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007 – 2013, both funded through European Regional Development Funding.

     

    Programme

    Welcome Speech: Seán Holden, Kent County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development (Chair)

    Keynote Speech: Tim Newton, Account Development Manager, Siemens

    Accessing Finance for Low Carbon Growth

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    Keynote Speech: Steve Wallace, Director, Aldersgate Group

    Practical action for circular business: a beginner’s guide

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    Keynote Speech: Ben Heathcoat Amory, Supply Manager, Estover Energy Group

    Generating Electricity and Heat from Local Biomass Supply Chains

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    Q&A Session

    Break & Networking

    Roundtable Discussions– visit 3 discussions from a choice of 10 to find out about support available, new green products, future business models…

    Download the presentations from groups B, F, H, I

    Speed networking

     

    Marketplace and Networking

    Day Conference close

     

    Evening programme

    Visit of St Mary's Church

    Welcome Speech: Cllr Neil Shorter

    St Mary’s Church and the Greenov Project

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    Keynote Speech: John Minter and Patrick Osborne, Lee Evans Partnership

    Renovation of St Mary’s Church

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    Networking

    St Mary’s Church close and pedestrian transfer to Everest Inn

    FUSION project speeches

    Evening Dinner

     

     

     

     
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