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SWM Annual Conference: Sustainability and the West Midlands Combined Authority – 19/10/15



19 October 2015


09:00 – 14:00 including lunch


Conference Aston Meeting Suites

, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. The entrance to the venue is in the North entrance of Aston University. On arrival at Campus please follow the pink bollard’s, they will take you to the North entrance. On arrival access the facility using the following code: 0047. If necessary please use the intercom system to contact the Conference Host. On entrance turn left, walk up the stairs and turn right and CAMS reception will be straight ahead The venue is within walking distance of Birmingham New Street Rail Station and easily accessed by bicycle. An electric vehicle charging point is available on site. Car parking can be booked here.


Sustainability West Midlands


Leaders and their advisers from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Senior level policy and decision makers willing to work together for a positive future for the West Midlands.

The event

The West Midlands Combined Authority is the new governance structure being initiated for the West Midlands by the seven Metropolitan Authorities: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The West Midlands Combined Authority promises to regain our region’s heritage as ‘Britain’s engine for growth’ but how will its plans affect economic development, social issues and the environment? Our annual conference will bring together business and community leaders to take a closer look at the new authority’s priorities and the crucial role of a sustainability agenda in ensuring lasting and inclusive prosperity across the region. In this consultation period before the launch of the new combined authority in April 2016, the conference provides a much-needed forum for open discussion. It is an opportunity to work together, to ‘think big’ and to make bold propositions for sustainable development in the West Midlands. We’ll hear from Jonathan Porritt, the inspirational writer, commentator, author and co-founder of the sustainability development think tank Forum for the Future, and from an expert panel of senior people from influential organisations in the Midlands, in the public, private and third sectors. We want to hear from you too. Join us to discuss the issues and help shape the sustainability agenda for the future of our region.


The agenda for the conference is available here.

Booking and further information

Our annual conference is now fully booked. For further information please email enquiries@swm.org.uk or ring 0121 237 5890.


This event is generously sponsored by our members Tarmac. Exhibitors include:

  • British Gas Corporate Energy
  • Cenex
  • Centro

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