What is Innovation Forum?
Innovation Forum is an independent London-based company with decades of collective experience in sustainability events and publishing. We research, create, and facilitate debate-driven, focused events tackling the critical business sustainability challenges around the world.Over the past few years we’ve created successful annual and regional events, including those focused on preventing deforestation, sustainable agriculture, human rights and modern slavery and industry specific conferences in sustainable apparel and sugar production.
What makes this conference different?
Focused content designed for action and practice – the focus of the agenda and event structure are designed to provide actionable tools and practical insights that you can then apply to your own company.More time for genuine discussion – the agenda and timings have been built to provide time for in-depth debate and meaningful exchange beyond introductions and superficial outlines of initiatives. There will be a lot of experience in the room and therefore we intend for the discussions to be participatory.Held under the Chatham House rule – this event is not intended as a PR platform – we hold the event under a covenant of confidentiality to promote honest exchange.
How can I apply to speak?
Our speakers are selected and invited based on in-depth research into the leading organisations in the space. However, if you have an interesting program, initiative or partnership, then we would love to hear from you.Please direct your inquiry to Sheniz Mushtaq at [email protected]
Are sponsorship opportunities available?
At Innovation Forum, we are always looking for new organisations who are able to support the work that we do, and promote leading debate and discussion.Innovation Forum events offer a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to be able to showcase their work to, and network with, a room full of focused, relevant and senior sustainability professionals.For information on how to get involved and support this forum, please contact Anita Thomson on [email protected]
Can I attend for just one day?
Yes, we offer one-day tickets at 65% of current registration rate.
Are there any volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we offer a small number of places to students studying in relevant fields. We ask for some assistance over the two conference days in return for access to the conference sessions and learning opportunities. Get in touch for more details.
What are your booking T&Cs?
Cancellation PolicyPlaces are transferable without any charge. But once you register at the event your pass is strictly for your own use and you shall not reassign, transfer or lend it to any other person whether or not they are employed by the same company.Cancellations made more than 30 days ahead of the conference will incur an administrative charge of 25%. If you cancel your registration within 30 days of the conference, we will be obliged to charge the full fee.
All fees for the conference include lunch, refreshments and documentation. Please note that payment must be received before the event.In the event that Innovation Forum cancels a conference, delegate payments at the date of cancellation will be refunded in full. In the event that Innovation Forum postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be refunded or credited towards the rescheduled date.
Method of PaymentPlease make sure your payment is received by Innovation Forum in a timely manner. If your payment has not been received before the event a credit card payment will be required at the time of check in on the day of the conference.
AgendaThe organisers reserve the right to make changes to the program without notice.
DiscountsEarly Bird and Group discounts only apply to full price conference passes as advertised on web-based and print literature.
The 2019 conference will have 150+ delegates representing corporates, NGOs, suppliers, traders, development agencies, investors, government bodies, academics and other relevant organisations.
How can I stay up to date with further Innovation Forum conferences, research and publishing?
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Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, if you’d like to attend with two or more colleagues, we can offer a group discount. For details, please contact the conference director, Sheniz Mushtaq at [email protected]
What are the objectives of this conference?
This conference is designed to:
- Show how to break down communication barriers between business and investor and key stakeholder communities
- Demonstrate how to create a common language and framework for assessing company performance through an ESG lens
- Explore, in-depth company case studies, which demonstrate both purpose and measured positive impact across key area of social and environmental performance
- Highlight the latest systems for measuring and monitoring the impact of corporate sustainability programs
- Enable further understanding amongst investors in how to evaluate company practices and incorporate ESG performance into decision making
- Debate how companies can best engage key stakeholders in purpose and mission driven initiatives – both internally and externally