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BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2024

The BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2024 at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, runs from 29-30th April 2024.

Day One will convene BASIS members for a series of facilitated roundtables to help sustainability leaders across sport share challenges, actions and solutions, followed by a drinks reception which is open to all conference delegates.

Day Two brings together a packed programme of leaders and experts, including Dame Katherine Grainger, Chris Boardman and speakers from DCMS, UEFA, the EFL, The R&A, Silverstone, MCC, ATP Tour, the RYA, The Jockey Club, RSPB and WWF. Our Conference offers you the very best sustainability knowledge and expertise to help you turn ambition into action at every level of sport across the country.  Don’t miss out on the early bird rate – available until Monday 8 April 2024.


Members Agenda – 29th April 2024

1345-1400: Registration

1400-1500: Members-Only Tour of Emirates Old Trafford

1515-1715: Members-Only Roundtables

1730-1930: All-Delegates Drinks Reception



Conference Agenda – 30th April 2024  

0800-0900: Registration, Coffee & Exhibitors

0900-0910: Welcome & Introduction

0910-1000: Leadership & Governance with Dame Katherine Grainger (Chair, UK Sport), Chris Boardman MBE (Chair, Sport England), Sian Joseph (Deputy Director for Sport, DCMS) and Russell Seymour (Chair, BASIS)

1000-1030: Delivering Radical Change with Dr Graeme Heyes (Litmus Sustainability)

1030-1100: Networking Break

1100-1145: Sustainable Transport Solutions with Chris Boardman MBE (Commissioner, Active Travel England), Lydia Carrington (Edgbaston Stadium), Mark Epps (ATP Tour) & Ellen Cumber (Department for Transport)

1145-1230: Biodiversity in Sport with Kirstin McEvoy (The Jockey Club), Libi Newell (The R&A), Dr Marie Athorn (RSPB) & Holly McKinley (WWF)

1230-1330: Networking Lunch

1330-1415: Social Transformation Through Sport with Katie Cross (Pledgeball), Ben Fisher (The EFL), Sean McCabe (Bohemian FC) & Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh MBE (University of Bath)

1415-1500: Athletes & The Power of Sport with Melissa Wilson (GB Rower, Athletes of the World), David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers), Pragnya Mohan (Triathlete) & Kate Strong (Cyclist, Triathlete & Adventurer) 

1500-1545: Reducing Sport’s Carbon Footprint with Filippo Veglio (UEFA), Stuart Dunlop (MCC), Phil Horton (RYA), Stephane Bazire (Silverstone) & Zoe Lee (Planet Mark) 

1545-1615: Networking Break

1615-1700: Profit & Purpose In Sport with Sarah Peasey (Neuberger Berman), James Savage (Deloitte), Freddie Daley (Badvertising) & Scott Over (Sporting Giants)

1700-1745:  Sustainable Broadcasting with BBC Sport & Sky Sports

1745-1800: Closing Remarks

Event details
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Tickets £478.80 each
Members get 1 free ticket

(Prices include VAT, 15% discount for three or more tickets)

Emirates Old Trafford


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A discount of 15% is available when 3 or more tickets are purchased at the same time.

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Talbot Road, Manchester M16 0PX

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Accommodation and transport information


We are delighted to offer a limited number of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manchester, Emirates, Old Trafford at a special delegate rate for rooms booked before 22nd March 2024.

£109.00 per night based on a two-night stay and £149.00 for a single night.

We are delighted to also be able to offer a special room rate for delegates at Hotel Football, Old Trafford for £109.00 per night (single occupancy).

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