SWM Annual Conference 2020: Getting back on track – 03/12/2020


3 December 2020


09:45 – 12:30 for main conference
12:40 – 13:00 for members only AGM


Online via Zoom; details will be provided to attendees a few days before the event



The Event

When we launched our 2030 Roadmap at 2019’s Conference, little did we know what was going to happen soon after. The impact of the pandemic have been huge and far-reaching, on a global scale but also here in the West Midlands. There have been implications on sustainability and on the themes related to our Roadmap which we’re becoming more familiar with. Our 2020 virtual Conference will provide our members and stakeholders the opportunity to reflect on these implications, and join together to identify ways that we can move forward positively, taking advantage of the sustainability related benefits that the lockdown provided and celebrating the success of our members.

The Conference will also include:

  • Our keynote: In Conversation with Shaun Spiers, Executive Director of the Green Alliance and Chair of Greener UK
  • Welcome to our new Chair, Andrew Pollard and thank you to Tim Haywood, chair for the past three years
  • Showcase of our members, celebrating their successes of 2020 in spite of the circumstances
  • Breakout discussions on what the future priorities should be against our eight Roadmap priorities in light of the changes seen as a result of the pandemic
  • Ample time for networking and to ask questions

An agenda is available here.


When booking please note the following:

  • SWM Members are limited to two places per organisation
  • Non-members are limited to one place per organisation
  • The below link is to book for the Conference only and not the AGM; booking for the AGM is open to members only and available here.
  • You will be asked to select which breakout session you’d like to join in relation to the agenda item focusing on the future priorities of our Roadmap; there will be one breakout session per theme, so please select the theme of most interest to you.
  • Registrations close at 5pm on Monday 30 November
  • Joining instructions will be sent to attendees on Tuesday 1 December
  • Please let us know if you wish to cancel; this is still really important even though it’s an online event

You can register your place here.