The Association for Sustainability in Business Inc is seeking leaders in sustainable business development to speak at our National Conference in March 2017. To be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane, the Conference Program will involve presentations by Keynote Speakers in addition to oral presentations, panels and interactive forums. The Association invites thought leaders and commentators to speak by registering at http://conference.sustainability.asn.au/submit-abstract/
Topics for the 30 minute oral presentations include renewable energy systems and sources; think local first; innovative business opportunities; the energy market; and trends, policies and strategies. Discussion at the conference is broad, including not only innovation in wind power plus solar, wave and tidal energy but also the future challenges and opportunities in the wholesale and supply chain, consumer demand, emerging trends, technologies and research. In addition, the conference will focus on the development of the local economy and community, urban agriculture and buying local as well as incubators, start ups and entrepreneurs that promote and engage sustainable business practice.
Keynote speakers include Professor Stuart White, Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures; Peter Castellas, CEO, Carbon Market Institute; Peta Ellis, CEO, River City Labs; Dr Jennifer Alden, Chair, Bendigo Regional Food Alliance; Dr Paul Bannister, Projects and Advisory Services Director, Energy Action; Parrys Raines, Board Member, Future Business Council and Anne-Marie Birkill, Executive Director, One Ventures.
Industry leaders will also hold a series of Forums focusing on Renewables; Innovation; and Opportunities, Markets and Capital. Specialists within these areas are also invited to speak within the 90 minute forums that conclude with a Q and A from the delegates. Key outcomes derived from the conference will be provided in a report presentation back to attendees.