28th May 1999

 

GREEN ISSUES CONFERENCE GOES NATIONAL

 

The Environment Minister, Michael Meacher MP, will visit Lincoln in September to meet the challenge of making business ‘greener’.

 

The national Environmental Technology Forum will be hosted by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside working in partnership with Business Link Lincolnshire.

 

Mr Meacher will be the keynote speaker at the conference which will centre on the theme ‘Clean Business: Design, Innovation and Technology’.

 

Presentations will be made by UK and European policy makers and broadcast live via satellite links to a network of associated environmental forums across the UK.

 

The conference has grown out of the hugely popular Lincolnshire Environmental Fair which has run successfully for the last two years. This year’s event will be the biggest yet - 40 exhibitors and 400 delegates are expected from across the UK.

 

“Environmental issues present both challenges and opportunities to modern business,” said a forum spokesman. “The response of business to these challenges will dictate the direction of the environmental industry in the UK over the next decade.”

 

The event will focus on key issues such as the future of renewable energy and the link between ‘ethical’ investments and business performance. 

 

Hands-on workshops will include the chance to learn more about recycling technology and energy efficiency. Suppliers of environmental services and products will man trade stands in an exhibition.

 

Places at the forum are available to local business people but these are limited. To book go on-line at www.envtech.co.uk or ring Michelle Grant on 0181 682 2442.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk