As the wedding industry continues to evolve, so does the demand for environmentally conscious practices. In response to this growing trend, the Sustainable Wedding Summit is set to take place on Thursday, 1st February 2024, at BMA House in London. This inaugural in-person event promises to be an immersive and action-driven experience for wedding professionals seeking to integrate sustainability into their businesses.
A wedding conference dedicated to action
The Sustainable Wedding Summit is not merely a conference; it’s a catalyst for positive change. The event is designed to equip wedding professionals with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to transform their businesses into sustainable powerhouses. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive plenary sessions, engaging panel discussions, and insightful workshops led by industry experts. These sessions will delve into a range of sustainability topics, including:
- Why does the wedding industry need to be sustainable? How sustainable is the wedding industry today and what can we do to make long term sustainable change?
- What are the challenges we face in the wedding industry? An interactive session to discuss the challenges faced by different parts of the industry. “How can we dispose of wedding day waste”, “what do we do to educate couples”, and “how can we reduce our carbon footprint” are just a few of the issues we hear regularly but we’d love to know from you what challenges you have, and what solutions you, or others in the industry may have found.
- What is Net Zero, why does it matter and how do we get there? The phrase net zero is a new one… and one that many people have heard but don’t understand. In this session we will hear from an expert panel about what net zero means for our businesses, why it matters in 2023 and what we need to do in order to achieve it.
- Social Sustainability: Teams, volunteering and wellbeing – what’s it got to do with sustainability? Social sustainability is about identifying and managing business impacts, both positive and negative, on people. Directly or indirectly, companies affect what happens to employees, their supply chain, customers and local communities. We will hear from an expert panel from different areas of social sustainability.
- Building a Sustainable Business… the Journey so far. What is a sustainable business, and what does it mean to build one? In this session we will explore the ways in which you can build a sustainable business, what support there is available, and hear from businesses at various stages of their sustainable journey.
Inspirational leaders in sustainability from the wedding industry and beyond
Throughout the summit, attendees will have the privilege of hearing from sustainable businesses that have already established themselves as leaders in sustainability from both within the wedding industry, the wider hospitality sector and beyond. These trailblazers will share their experiences, insights, and best practices, empowering others to embark on their own sustainability journeys.
Tickets available for wedding industry professionals
Registration for the Sustainable Wedding Summit is now open, and early bird tickets are available until the end of November 2023. These discounted tickets offer an excellent opportunity to secure your place at this transformative event.
Be part of the change
The Sustainable Wedding Summit is not just about learning; it’s about taking action. By attending this event, you’ll become part of a growing movement of wedding professionals committed to making a positive impact on the planet. Together, we can transform the way weddings are celebrated, ensuring that these special occasions leave a legacy of sustainability for generations to come.
Book your tickets today and embark on your sustainable business journey
Embrace the future of the wedding industry and secure your spot at the Sustainable Wedding Summit. With its action-oriented approach, expert guidance, and inspiring community, this event is the perfect catalyst for transforming your business into a sustainable force.
Together, let’s make weddings sustainable celebrations that honour the planet and cherish the memories that will last a lifetime.