As part of the wider BSG focus on sustainability, we are working with our venue, suppliers and stakeholders to reduce the carbon and overall environmental footprint of this event.
Our venue, the Birmingham ICC, is a zero to landfill venue so all packaging will be recycled, and food sourced locally and donated. You can read more about our venue’s approach here: http://www.theicc.co.uk/about-us/sustainability/
We are producing minimal conference material with a non-plastic lanyard and enhanced use of technology to help attendees navigate the event.
We are currently reviewing our use of large printed posters, with further communication to members coming soon.
All social and ancillary events are accessible within a 15-minute walk of the venue, and we encourage use of public transport.
There will be a reduction in international travel with some speakers presenting virtually.
We are also holding a sustainability symposium and are encouraging all our exhibitors to make major reductions on printed materials and other unnecessary items.
The BSG is committed to sustainability and we welcome your feedback and suggestions – please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to our stand during the event.
Prof Adrian Stanley, BSG Senior Secretary
Prof Helen Steed, BSG Secretary