Valuable insights for entertainment technology businesses
Our next Member Business Forum will take place on Thursday 18 January 2024 at the Victory Services Club in London.
Join us to explore the key theme: Sustainability & Carbon Reduction.
This is a free-of-charge event for PLASA members – you can bring up to two members of your team with you.
Itinerary & keynote talks
14.15: Arrival & refreshments
15.00: Welcome introduction with PLASA Chair Adam Blaxill
Headline speaker: Mark Stevenson, Co-Founder and Director, CUR8
The Future and what to do about it: Mark Stevenson, ‘reluctant futurist’ and award-winning author of the best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and We Do Things Differently is expert on global trends and innovation. In this talk he’ll take us on a whistle stop tour of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the next 20 years and why ‘business as usual’ is a recipe for disaster. Welcome to ‘The Long Emergency’ (stretching over the next 30 years) that will spell the death knell for organisations unable to get on with the business of playing their part in answering the grand questions the future is asking us. How is the landscape of society going to change in terms of technology, energy, governance, health and commerce? What questions should smart organisations be asking themselves? How can we answer them – and stay happy and sane in the process? Find out more about Mark Stevenson
Mark Vignaux, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Mark Vignaux will explain the work they do at the CDP and how they enable companies to share their carbon footprint with clients globally.
Eman Martin-Vignerte, CBI
Updates from the CBI by Eman Martin-Vignerte, External Affairs, Governmental and Political Relations – UK Region, Robert Bosch. Details TBA.
Phoebe Currie, Sustainability & Social Values Manager, SLX
Having grown up in the events industry, Phoebe combines her knowledge of events with her passion for sustainability as Sustainability and Social Values Manager at SLX where she is responsible for driving SLX’s sustainable strategy forward and delivering our goals.
Tom Harper, Managing Director, Unusual Rigging
Tom Harper will provide an update on Unusual Rigging’s new HQ and research building, with a focus on sustainability, circular economy, and the built environment. Plus, Tom will share how Unusual Rigging found themselves in the finals for the prestigious World Economic Forum’s ‘The Circulars’ Awards scheme.
17.10: Final words and questions with PLASA MD Peter Heath
17:30: Networking and drinks
Sharing solutions for all
PLASA’s Member Business Forums offer content-rich days out of the office, with actionable advice on how to improve your business practices. Plus, they are a great way to meet fellow members and expand your professional network.
“The first PLASA members forum was a very valuable event. Insightful and thought-provoking, the speakers were very relevant to the landscape we are in right now. I look forward to more of these and would recommend taking part if you can.” – Lee House, Ambersphere