National Sustainability in Business Conference

The 2018 National Sustainability in Business Conference will be held on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March 2018 at Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane.  The 2nd annual conference will explore sustainability best practice within organisations, creating resilience in business and ways to implement change.  The sustainability topics that will be embraced by our speakers will include integration, politics, technology, automation, future of renewables, procurement, food security, sustainable construction and waste as a resource. The  conference speakers and partners will provide insight into how  they are interweaving sustainability practices within their organisations, navigating change and the differences they are making within national and  multinational companies and small business.

This conference will provide a platform for business leaders, sustainability innovators, researchers and those working toward progressing sustainability practice within their organisation. The inaugural Business Leaders Breakfast has been added to our 2018 program to provide additional networking opportunities among forward thinking professionals.  We look forward to you joining us at the National Sustainability in Business Conference.

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Featured Speakers 2018

  • Ms Katrina Donaghy, Business Development Lead and Co-Founder, Civic Ledger
  • Dr Helen Lewis, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney & Environmental Consultant, Helen Lewis Research
  • Mr Chris Nunn, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate, AMP Capital
  • Mr Tony Roberts, Deputy Director-General, Environmental Policy and Planning, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Ms Kate Wakeling, State Community Manager – Queensland, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited
  • Ms Simone Looi-Britton, Sustainability & Public Policy General Manager, Veolia Australia and New Zealand
  • Mr Jon Westover, Managing Director – Global Operations, Jurlique International
  • Dr Kate Ringvall, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Australia
  • Ms Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group for Climate Change

The Association for Sustainability in Business

Our ambition is to develop a vision of designing and planning Urban, Regional and Remote Australia while being aware of one planet living, one world resources and ongoing community and business sustainability.

Who Will Attend

  • Sustainability practitioners and directors
  • Corporate executives
  • Environmental industry executives
  • Thought leaders, authors, opinion makers and agenda setters
  • Policy makers
  • Resource and supply chain managers
  • Energy, climate change, natural resources, research and technology transfer practitioners
  • Media
  • Built-environment professionals
  • Major development banks, development organisations, and aid agencies
  • Academics
  • Insurance and financial institutions, and venture capitalists

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open: July 2017
  • Abstracts Close: Monday 27 November 2017
  • Notification to Presenters: Monday 4 December 2017
  • Presenter Acceptances Due: Friday 15 December 2017
  • Draft Program Available: On or before Monday 18 December 2017
  • Presenter Registration Due: Monday 29 January 2018
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: Monday 29 January 2018

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The National Sustainability in Business Conference 2017

Venue and Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Situated on the highest point of the Brisbane CBD, the Hotel Grand Chancellor is a 4.5 star hotel offering the perfect vantage point for discovering the capital of Queensland, Australia. A short walk will lead you into the heart of the city, Queen Street Mall, Treasury Casino, South Bank, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Museum. The hotel is only a 15-minute walk to Suncorp Stadium, which makes it a great place to stay while visiting for sporting events.

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