Countdown to the Conference

Beth Winkley

One minute you’re looking forward to the summer holidays, the next autumn’s on its way. I don’t know about you but this summer’s wonderful weather seems to have made the season rush by even more quickly than usual and it’s hard to believe as I write this that September’s almost here.

Fortunately I’m too busy to have time to dwell on the chilly mornings and dark evenings, as there’s a lot going on over the next couple of months, including the WRAP Cymru Conference, which we’re holding on the 14 November.

The conference’s title is The Circular Economy in Action, and we’re hoping for a really action-packed day, with all the debates, discussion and networking opportunities that have characterised the event in previous years.

Following the huge interest in last year’s conference we decided we needed a bigger venue, and you can’t get bigger – or more iconic – than the Millennium Stadium. We’ll be joined by the stadium’s Facilities Manager Darren Crossman, who’ll tell delegates about how it’s become one of the greenest venues in the UK, and the first stadium to receive the British Standard for sustainable events.

He’s just one part of what looks like being a fantastic line-up of guests, which also includes WRAP CEO Dr Liz Goodwin, Sustainable Futures Commissioner Peter Davies and the Founder Director of the TYF Group Andy Middleton, not to mention the European Union’s Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, who’ll be giving a video address.

We’ll be announcing more names in the coming weeks, along with more details about the day. As always there’s no cost to attend, but as places are limited we ask that if you’re interested in attending you register  as soon as possible – because if there’s anything this summer’s taught me it’s that 14 November will be here in no time.