UK: Novel biodiversity conference looks at business opportunities

08.06.10 by John Brown & Bob Bloomfield

Eminent business leaders from around the world are converging at Excel in London on July 13 to discuss the Business of Biodiversity - to debate the issues, consider the risks and view the opportunities that are emerging, which are linked to declining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Businesses attending the event will have an opportunity to network and hear leading experts explore the steps being taken to understand and manage business going forward in the paradigm being created in these developing markets

16 industry sectors each have individual parallel sessions focusing on new business opportunities within their market sectors. Government Ministers, NGOs, VCOs and business leaders are all under one roof, giving their response to the long awaited launch of the The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB D3) report for business, which is destined to influence the way businesses will operate in future and give practical actions moving forward.  

Exhibition areas, networking receptions, industry specific master classes, special off-site visits and many other components all give you access to the leading exemplars and thinkers in their fields, making this the most important private sector focused event to attend to date for all professionals operating within this space.

Costs : Delegate rate £45.00 + VAT.  Exhibition Stand 3 x 2m £450 + VAT.

*IYB-UK Partners have a special FOC delegate registration area, please use your code when you get there. IYB-UK partners registration.

'Business as Usual?'... well maybe not any more!

While 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, it is also the year when Governments from around the world meet to renegotiate their post 2010 targets and commit to reducing biodiversity loss in the future.

The symposium is the focal point for informed debate and a platform for innovation and response, Ahmed Djoghlaf - the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - will take feedback and outcomes from GBOB delegates to the COP10 in Nagoya later this year.

The conference is organised by IYB-UK partner Ten Alps, with an open invitation to you to attend and enjoy the overall activities, which are focused to help business demonstrate that they can be part of the solution.

Delegate registration is now open.

For further information about  the event, please contact John Brown, the Event Director on 07787 429223 or 01480 439283.

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