The French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (FNZCCI) is excited to unveil The Climate and Sustainability Forum that aims to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability, share best practices implemented by businesses in New Zealand.

The Climate and Sustainability Forum aims to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability, share best practices implemented by businesses in New Zealand, and inspire participants with thought provoking discussions on circular economy and decarbonisation.

The two panel discussions will be followed by the Climate Drinks organised in collaboration with Team For The Planet. Expect to enjoy French wine and nibbles.

This forum is open to all individuals and businesses in New Zealand interested in environmental issues and climate change, expand their network and exchange ideas. This peer-to-peer forum is also aimed at CEOs and Heads of in charge of Sustainability in their organisation. This event is an exceptional opportunity for French and New Zealand companies to meet like minded organisations, share knowledge and build partnership.

Date and Time: Thursday, 17 August 2023 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: HSBC Tower, Level 22, 188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Panel Discussions:

1. Circular Economy – 4:45pm:*
Dive into the burgeoning wave of the circular economy with a panel featuring James Joyce, Project Manager at Veolia Australia and New Zealand, Yi You, Sustainability Manager at The Warehouse Group, and Florian Graichen, General Manager at Scion. Discover the potential of collaborative endeavors among government bodies, businesses, and communities; uncover avenues for job creation and innovation; and explore inventive solutions for waste reduction and efficient resource utilization.

2. Decarbonisation – 5:45pm:
The imperative of decarbonization takes center stage in a panel boasting Fanny Mattens, Head of Strategic Development and Sustainability at Airbus Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, Ali Lowrey, Sustainability Consultant at Edge Impact, Soumya Puri, Senior Product Manager at EROAD, and **Douglas Wilson, Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland and a Ngā Ara Whetū affiliate.** Delve into the role of renewable energy, carbon pricing, and community involvement in steering New Zealand towards a low-carbon future.

Why Attend?

The Climate and Sustainability Forum welcomes all individuals and businesses in New Zealand driven by environmental concerns and climate change. Whether you’re seeking to expand your network, exchange ideas, or establish partnerships, this peer-to-peer platform offers an unparalleled chance to connect with like-minded organizations, share insights, and foster collaborations. CEOs and Sustainability heads will find this event particularly enriching, offering a unique avenue to cultivate shared knowledge and synergistic partnerships.

– Members: $40 (GST inclusive)
– Non-members: $60 (GST inclusive)
– Students, unemployed, and speakers’ guests: $25 (GST inclusive)

Secure Your Spot:
Visit our website to register and secure your place at this pivotal event.

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