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Green Growth 2017

Enjoy great food and even better conversation at Brighton's green networking event
Growing a sustainable business

Every magnate, tycoon and entrepreneur would agree on one thing: networking is one of the secrets to growing a successful business.

It grows your circle of contacts, keeps you in touch with trends in your market and helps you find new clients.

To acknowledge the importance of networking, one of the themes of Green Growth 2017 is collaboration. The event will bring together a community of green-minded business people from a range of sectors for a day of inspiring talks, thought-provoking workshops and great conversations.

Where and when

The University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform will host Green Growth 2017 on 23 February 2017, at Brighton’s Clarendon Centre.

09.00–16.30 (with a drinks reception until 17.30)
Clarendon Centre, New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GQ

With inspirational speakers, business-focused workshops, locally sourced lunch, business stand zone, networking, refreshments and a post-event reception, early bird tickets are a bargain at £75.

Click here to book your place

Sustainable food and drink

Enjoy your networking at Green Growth 2017 over delicious food and drink that’s sustainably produced by Silo and Old Tree Brewery.

Silo is a nationally acclaimed restaurant in the heart of the North Laine. It uses local ingredients and creates its sumptuous food from scratch – even going as far as milling the flour for its sourdough bread. It’s a zero-waste business and any leftover food goes to the Real Junk Food Project or is composted.

Old Tree Brewery will be providing Bramley Apple Juice, Kombucha and Elderflower bubbly, all brewed in-house using local and foraged ingredients. It’s a social enterprise with a fantastic environmental ethos.


How small business innovation is vital to our future, with Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer.

Finding opportunities in an uncertain political landscape, with Sue Riddlestone OBE, Chief Executive and Founder, BioRegional

Turning a traditional industry on its head by pursuing zero waste, with Jon Khoo, Co-Innovation Partner at Interface UK

What future digital trends will impact green business? With Professor Karen Cham, Founder & Creative Director at Rhizometrics Design

Taking a low carbon innovation from a garage prototype to trials with Sainsbury’s, with Professor Toby Peters, Board Director and Strategic Advisor at Dearman UK


Social enterprises: Clarity for growth with Craig Carey of Bubble Chamber

Activating your business purpose with brand strategist Jenny Anderson

SEO: Get Google winning you business with Creative Bloom

Win more customers with gamification and behaviour change science with Pete Jenkins of Gamification+

Get funding to grow your business with Clive Bonny and Mark Hadley

All sessions are one hour long.

Click here to get your tickets for Green Growth 2017.

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