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Hampshire: Corporate sustainability Expo cements platform for growth

By Jo Whittle
30 March 2021
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Southampton hosts one of the UK's most respected events dedicated to supporting the private and public sector through the challenges of corporate sustainability. Throughout its five-year tenure, a rise in the need for this support, coupled with advancements in technology and services available has grown exponentially. And, with it the need for The Big Sustainability Expo to evolve in order to meet the expectations of its UK-wide delegates and exhibitors.

In order to achieve this, expo organisers have cemented a platform for significant growth over the next three years. A plan that will now be realised by a move to one of the city’s most prominent venues, St Mary's Stadium in the centre of the vibrant city and home to Southampton Football Club.

The first exhibition at the premiership football ground will take place on October 28, 2021 – and will take full advantage of its increased exhibition space. The event will also include a keynote speaker theatre, workshop programme and EV experience. The event is supported by the 2021 headline sponsor AyMa IoT, an energy management technology company with headquarters in Dundee, Scotland. With organisers co-hosting the event alongside the newly launched Hampshire Business Leaders Climate Summit – a three-year support programme in partnership with Southampton City Council. As well as the third gala dinner and Big Sustainability Awards event that same evening.

A company with offices in both Dorset and Hampshire, The Southern Sustainability Partnership has its roots firmly in the corporate sustainability space. Director, Anita Potten said: "Working in partnership with St Mary's Stadium and their events company Gather & Gather, we have been able to achieve the perfect experience for both our exhibitors and delegates in 2021 without having to compromise. With a rich history, the club offers us a vast, modern event space, while Gather & Gather holds a royal warrant and prestigious event and catering catalogue spanning Her Majesty's Royal Garden Parties to the Chelsea Flower Show – to name just two."

To visit The Big Sustainability Expo on October 28 between 9.30am and 4.00pm please visit: https://southernsustainability.co.uk/projects/x-big-sustainability-expo/

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