Invest Midlands 2022: A sustainable future – the drive towards net zero

Lance Hill, Becky Valentine, Andy Williams and Charmaine Morrell

This year’s Invest Midlands event will take place on Friday March 25 and is being curated by and its sponsors becg, the University of Birmingham, Millennium Point and Phoenix Group.

We can now exclusively reveal this year’s packed agenda, which features high-profile speakers and panellists discussing everything from devolution to funding, and the war for talent to the Midlands towns and cities of the future.

Today, we take a look at what is sure to be another fascinating session: A sustainable future – the drive towards net zero.

The drive towards net zero is now a serious ambition of many towns and cities across the Midlands. We ask what role businesses in the region have to play to ensure sustainability isn’t just the latest marketing buzzword.

Our panel includes:

– Charmaine Morrell, MSc MIEMA, CEnv – Head of Sustainability – Nottingham Trent University

Andy Williams – Director for Business, Investment & Culture – Coventry City Council

– Becky Valentine – Co-owner, Spenbeck

Lance Hill – MD – Eight Days A Week Print Solutions

The full-day conference will be packed with insight, analysis and original research that will make it an inspiring and informative event that can’t be missed by anyone investing, working or innovating in the Midlands.

To grab your tickets for this not-to-be-missed event, please click here.

A full list of speakers is available here.

For the first time the conference is being complemented by the Invest Midlands dinner at Millennium Point in Birmingham on March 16, with a guest list featuring our speakers and some of the biggest names in Midlands business. Guest speakers at this event include Adam Tickell, vice-chancellor at the University of Birmingham and Councillor Ben Bradley MP, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council.

What’s more, anyone who buys a ticket for our dinner on March 16 will receive a free place at the online conference.

Turn pixels into plates and kick-off the conversation in person with some of the Midlands’ leading business figures at Millennium Point next month.


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