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Partners and speakers
Richard Walker, Iceland’s MD, will be a headline speaker at the event in October, having already publicly committed the company to bold sustainability goals.
‘If you and your business are passionate about our planet and the people who work for you, Blue Earth Summit is for you’, Richard said. ‘I am very much looking forward to this year’s Summit as we all need to discover and celebrate how we create businesses that do good. Combined with that is a celebration of the outdoors, whether that means encouraging people to walk around their local parks or spending time at the beach if they can. We know it benefits people’s mental and physical health. They are shared goals.’
New speakers joining Richard this year include ocean racer Pip Hare and activist Poppy Stowell-Evans, alongside representatives from leading brands such as Rab and Aqua Libre.
The Summit will also welcome back headline speakers including Eden Project’s Sir Tim Smit, Surfers Against Sewage founder Hugo Tagholm and Kresse Wesling CBE from Elvis & Kresse, plus brands such as Trek, BUFF and pioneering sports venue The Wave.
Reconnecting with nature
Bringing together makers, mavericks, founders, futurists, adventurers and investors creates a unique opportunity to meet with like-minded attendees who are putting sustainability at the forefront of business.
The event is built around the belief that the great outdoors can be a catalyst for great ideas, and that networking is better done out on a trail run than in a stuffy conference hall.
Networking in a traditional format just doesn’t cut it these days, which is why day three of Blue Earth will be hosted at The Wave.
After a packed schedule of content at Propyard, attendees will get to surf, swim, run, cycle and climb with their new connections.
Blue Earth Summit is designed to be a place of positive action and can-do attitude inspired by the great outdoors, and the event will provide a vibrant platform to spark natural connection between business and industry.
‘Networking can often be seen as a cynical exchange of business cards but the exchange of mutually beneficial ideas at last year’s Summit was extraordinary’, said Will Hayler, Blue Earth Summit’s co-founder. ‘It was the first time so many people with shared visions and values had been able to connect in a business context. The energy and ideas both in the room and out in the open were amazing.’