2016 Annual BASIS Conference
13th & 14th September | London, Queen Elizabeth Park
2016 is a momentous year for sport, both in the UK and internationally – capped off with the Olympic and Paralympic games taking place in Brazil this summer.
In recognition of how far sustainability and sport has progressed in the previous four years we look forward to welcoming you back to the London 2012’s Queen Elizabeth Park – home of the Olympics’ most sustainable games.
In association with the University of Loughborough’s London Campus we will be hosting the 2016 BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference in their state of the art and newly renovated teaching and conference venue.
Day 1 (13th September 2016):
Day 1 Keynote: “Sustainability Champions” –
Presented by Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, Formula E and Euro 2016.
08:00-09:00 Exhibitor access
09:00-10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:15-11:15 Opening Keynote: Sustainability Champions
- Susie Tomson, Land Rover BAR
- Julia Palle, Formula E
- Neil Beecroft and Matthew Philpott, Euro2016
11:45-13:00 Plenary 1: Sustainability and the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Session Chair Amanda Curtis
- David Stubbs, Former Head of Sustainability, LOCOG
- Jennifer Daothong, London Legacy Development Corporation
- David Hobson, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
- Julie Duffus, Rio2016
14:00-15:30 Breakout 1b - How can motorsport drive sustainability?
Session leader: Jean Emburey-Brookes, Driven
- Julia Palle, Formula E
- Kate Robson, FIA
- Christopher Joseph, Chicane TV
14:00-15:30 Breakout 1c: Sustainability and Sport Broadcasting
16:00-16:45 Breakout session 2a: Implementing sustainability within the operations of UEFA EURO 2016
Neil Beecroft, Sustainability Manager, UEFA
16:00-16:45 Breakout session 2b: Sustainability and Sport Sponsorship
Rachael Smith, Fuse International
16:00-16:45 Breakout 2c: Legal aspects of Sustainability for Sport
Collen Theron, CLTEnvirolaw
16:45-17:00 First day closing comments
17:00-18:00 BASIS AGM 2016
Day 2 (14th September 2016):
“Educating and Involving athletes in the fight against catastrophic climate change”
delivered by Michael Pedersen, former Head of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (http://minc.ch/).
Michael will be speaking at the BASIS Conference between meeting in Portugal for the Sport Integrity Global Alliance and the European Commission’s flagship event on Sport Governance.
09:00-09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30-10:00 Plenary 2: Plenary Session: Engaging Athletes in the Fight Against Catastrphic Climate Change
Michael Pedersen, M.Inc> change the game
11:30-12:15 Breakout 3a - Sport, Sustainability and the Oceans
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage Fiona Llewellyn, Zoological Society of London
11:30-12:15 Breakout 3b - University Sports Facilities – Sustainability Challenges
Presented in Partnership with EAUC Session
Chair Nick Roberts, Global Athletes
11:30-12:15 Walking tour of Olympic Park –please pre-book
12:15-13:00 Breakout 4a: Managing Waste: Avoiding and Recycling
- Joanna Gilroy, Bunzl Plc
- Matt Cove, Stack Cup
12:15-13:00 Sustainable Sport and Academic Research – a discussion of shared interests and opportunities
Session Chair Dr Graeme Larsen, University of Reading
12:15-13:00 Walking tour of Olympic Park –please pre-book
14:00-14:30 Plenary: Sport et developpement durable: How the French Government is delivering Sustainability in Sport
Mael Besson, Ministere de la Ville, de la Jeunesse et des Sports.
14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion: Integrating sustainability into the UK Government Sport Strategy
Panel Chair: James Allen, Sport and Recreation Alliance
15:30-16:00 Closing comments and remarks
16:00-17:00 BASIS Steering Group meeting
Early bird (to 31st August) = £95 one day or £150 for both
Basic price = £115 one day or £190 for both days.
For Member/Concession prices please email info[at}basis.org.uk for more information.
If you would like for BASIS to facilitate a discussion for your sport or governing body let us know.
Alternatively, if you have additional ideas for topics to cover, new projects which deserve recognition or research which will be published we would be very interested to hear from you. Please send an email to info[at]basis.org.uk