West Midlands Mayor opens Big Zero Show

 West Midlands Mayor opens Big Zero Show

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, will be speaking at the Big Zero Show – and as a former Managing Director of John Lewis, Andy has a strong background in business and understands the importance of sustainability for economic growth.

During his time as Mayor, he has overseen major initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions, such as the introduction of electric buses and the expansion of cycling infrastructure.

The West Midlands has set the ambitious target of reducing carbon emissions to 70% of 1990 levels by 2027 and achieving net zero by 2041.

Andy will be giving a Big Zero Lecture on his vision for the green future of the region.

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt thinks nuclear should be considered renewable – but what are your thoughts?

You can learn more about this from nuclear specialist Caroline Longman, who will also be delivering a talk at the show.

Are you a public sector organisations or a business – big or small – that wants to know about sustainability and net zero?

Pathway to Net Zero talks will also be held to showcase businesses of all sizes from varying sectors tackling their carbon emissions and taking green strides!

You can find all the answers for free on the 20th of June at the Coventry Building Society Arena in Coventry.

The UK’s biggest net zero event for business, the Big Zero Show returns for its second year running, with Secretary of State Grant Shapps invited to be a guest speaker. Other famous names include Founder of Good Energy Juliet Davenport and plenty more guests.

Brought to you by future Net Zero, the cross-industry platform where businesses come together to help enable responsible growth and influence others, business and public sector leaders will be able to learn and understand how you can improve your company’s carbon footprint. You can get expert advice on cutting emissions and how to get the funding to help you do so.

In partnership with Coventry Council, the free event is set to be bigger and better than last year, with a focus on encouraging businesses across the UK to go net zero.

There are only 1500 free spaces so sign up now!

The founder of future Net Zero and ex BBC presenter Sumit Bose said: “We believe the West Midlands is going to be a true hub for net zero and are excited to hear Andy Street’s first-hand opinion on the future.

I’d encourage anyone in business or working for the public sector, to come and see how they can contribute in the fight to cut emissions. We are a SME ourselves and we believe we make a difference, so anyone can. It’s about better business for a better planet.”