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Summer 2021's Must-Attend FM Events

Summer 2021's Must-Attend FM Events
20 May 2021
 

As England moves into the next stage of lockdown easing, what events are there to look forward to in the FM calendar this summer?

 

Summer Rooftop BBQ Party

 

New for 2021 is a special outdoor networking party, to welcome the industry back to the events.

You can enjoy networking with a view, at The Deck private rooftop bar and café, located on the 7th floor of Office Space in Town’s flagship business centre, overlooking the banks of the River Thames. 

 

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It's the perfect setting for enjoying a delicious barbecue and networking with industry peers, whilst taking in the stunning views of the city.

Find out more and book your tickets here. 

 

Carbon Battle Bus Tour


An ambitious Zero Carbon UK Tour, organised by sustainability certification Planet Mark will also go ahead this summer. The tour started virtually in May but will hit the road for live events in the UK's first fully electric Carbon Battle Bus, launching in June, and culminating at COP26 in Glasgow in November. 

The UK has set a net zero carbon target for 2050. While 45 per cent of FTSE 100 companies have committed to achieving net-zero by 2050 or sooner, only 16 per cent have a plan on how they will achieve it. Other FTSE companies require support to address the knowledge gap, helping to ensure that widespread net-zero carbon commitments are rolled out alongside robust and credible plans for organisations of all sizes. 

Planet Mark’s eight-month tour aims to address this by taking the net-zero carbon message to communities across the UK in support of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, the world’s largest alliance of actors committed to halving global emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. It will highlight how businesses can set their own credible net zero carbon targets in line with Race to Zero’s rigorous minimum criteria and implement plans to achieve them.  

The virtual tour will take place fortnightly from May, while the Carbon Battle Bus will take to the road in June at the Eden Project in Cornwall, where Planet Mark’s journey began in 2013, to coincide with the G7 summit (11-13 June). The Carbon Battle Bus, which is fully electric and will be charged en route, will then travel to London with a series of zero-carbon events along the way.  

The final leg of the tour will visit farms, schools and trading estates on the road north to COP26 in Glasgow, where Planet Mark will highlight and celebrate the steps taken by the business community in tackling carbon. Additional routes may be added throughout the summer.  

The physical stop-offs during the tour will provide everything a business needs to know to go net-zero through free-to-attend carbon clinics as well as paid-for Net Zero Essentials workshops, which will give participants the tools and knowledge to join Race to Zero with a robust net-zero target and an action plan to support it. The tour will also include press events and networking opportunities to help support businesses to get started on their sustainability journeys. 

 

Facilities Industry Annual Summer River Boat Party

 

The Annual Summer River Boat Party is one of the most popular events in the facilities industry’s calendar. This year it is set to be even bigger and better - more people enjoying great hospitality and an unforgettable evening on the River Thames.

Take this opportunity to wow guests with the enchanting and ever-changing backdrop of London’s famous sights whilst cruising aboard this replica 19th Century paddle steamer - London’s largest entertainment, conference and party boat.

 

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 20 May 2021

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