7th Annual BASIS Conference

1-2 March 2018

BBC MediaCityUK
Quay House
M50 2QH

Join us for the 7th annual British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) conference, hosted at BBC MediaCity UK, Salford.

Convening 200 leaders at the nexus of sport and sustainability, this two-day event will explore the role sustainability can play within Sport at a national level, to drive forward responsible economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress.

An exciting two-day schedule comprises high profile keynote speakers and thematic breakout sessions interspersed with a multitude of networking opportunities, site visits and conference dinner.

Sir Ben Ainslie
Team Principal & Skipper - Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing
Chris Boardman
Cyclist & Olympian
Lord Deben
Chairman of the UK's Independent Committee on Climate Change
Dan Reading
Sustainability Programme Manager, World Sailing
Barbara Slater
Director BBC Sport

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport 
  • Sir Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper, Land Rover BAR 
  • Jeremy Mathieu, Sustainability Advisor, BBC; International Manager, BAFTA Sustainability
  • Steve Rawling, Former BBC Creative Leadership Programme Trainer and Producer    
  • Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change
  • Alexandra Rickham, Paralympian and World Champion Sailor
  • Aubrey McCormick, Former Pro Golfer (MBA Sustainable Management) 
  • Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manger, Lord’s Cricket Ground; Executive Director, BASIS 
  • Dan Reading, Sustainability Programme Manager, World Sailing
  • Aileen McManamon, Founder, 5T Sports 
  • Darren Crossman, Facilities Manager, WRU Millennium Stadium, BASIS Steering Committee member 
  • Michael Lloyd, Deputy Stadium Manager, Arsenal
  • Yvonne Thomson, CEO, UKHarvest
  • Richard Smith, Sustainability Manager, BBC
  • Pete Bradshaw, Director of Infrastructure and Estates, City Football Group 
  • Susie Tomson, Sustainability Director, PCSG 
  • Kirstin McEvoy, Sustainability and Corporate Social Values Manager, The Jockey Club, Steering Group Member, BASIS
  • Chris Boardman, Cyclist and Olympian
  • Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, Manager, Strategy and Relations, UNFCCC 

Agenda topics will include:

  • Sustainable venue management: the exciting launch of a new accreditation system for sports stadiums and facilities
  • An international perspective: connecting Britain with the global sport sustainability movement
  • The role of sport in sustainable practice: water management, energy use, waste/recycling
  • Integrating sustainability considerations at all levels of sport: from athletes to administrator
  • The importance of sport in the wider sustainability movement – partnering with business and environment sectors

We look forward to you joining us for this engaging multi-stakeholder event to advance and accelerate the sport and sustainability movement.

Registered Attendees

5T Sports
Archery GB
Arsenal FC
ATP World Tour
Badminton Scotland
Basketball GB
British Triathlon
British Wrestling
Dock 10
England Squash
Farm Group
GB Taekwondo
Input Media
It’s a Glorious Day
ITN Productions
Luton Town FC
Marylebone Cricket Club
Midori Consulting

NWC 2019
Premiership Rugby
R & A
RLWC 2021
Scottish Golf
Skateboard England
Sport & Recreation Alliance
Team Planet Sport
The Football Association/Wembley Stadium
The Jockey Club
UK Sport
Yorkshire 2019

Conference Rate

  • 2 day conference
  • Venue tours
  • Member's only prices

Early Bird

£ 165
  • 2 day conference
  • Venue tours
  • Price until February 4th

Conference Rate

£ 195
  • 2 day conference
  • Venue tours
  • Price from January 4th

Concessions and day-rates

Please contact us to discuss concessions and day rates. Please email [email protected]

Venue & Location

BBC MediaCityUK

Quay House


M50 2QH

Partner Hotel

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford Manchester

Through to the 7th February we are pleased to offer discounted rooms for conference delegates. Please click on the button below to book.



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