Sustainable Events Summit kicks off with Nestlé and Cisco among speakers

Nestlé, Cisco and Coffee Republic are among the speakers at the Sustainable Events Summit 2014, which takes place at 30 Euston Square in London today (18 February).

Sustainable Events Summit is taking place at 30 Euston Square
Sustainable Events Summit is taking place at 30 Euston Square

More than 120 event planners are attending the one-day event, which will focus on "Who is doing what, how and why?", covering the sustainability practices adopted by event planners in their live events.

C&IT news editor Alison Ledger will be chairing a debate on 'Why sustainability makes business sense' with Nestle's head of sustainability Inder Poonaji, Coffee Republic's founder Sahar Hashemi and Cori Drogemuller, external communications manager of Cisco.

Hewlett-Packard head of events Jane Culcheth-Beard and Innocent head of creative Dan Germain will also be speaking at the event.

London 2012 Olympic champion slalom canoeist Etienne Stott will join Lucy Siegle, best known for her presenting role on the One Show, for a panel discussion to close the summit

Last year's event won a Gold award at the 2013 C&IT Excellence Awards.

The Sustainable Events Summit was created through a partnership between agencies Smyle and Positive Impact, with support from a variety of other businesses and industry bodies.

More: C&IT asked four event industry experts if sustainability was top of their agenda for 2014

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