The Festival of Sustainable Business Gala Dinner will take place at The Bristol Hotel, beginning with a drinks reception and finishing with an organic, locally sourced, 3-course meal. There will also be some world-class speakers joining the evening, providing entertainment and insightful knowledge to those in attendance.
All standard meals will be vegetarian to minimise our environmental impact.
Dress Code: Business attire
7.00pm – Drinks reception
7.45pm – Sit-down dinner
Mike Barry, Board Trustee at A Blueprint for Better Business
Mike is a change agent, committed to helping business big and small, new and established to prepare for and succeed in the great sustainability disruption that will wash through the economy in the 2020s.
Mike was until recently Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer, spearheading its ground-breaking Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one planet we have) sustainability programme. He co-chaired the Consumer Goods Forum’s sustainability work bringing the world’s largest retailers and fast moving consumer goods brands together to work on issues such as deforestation, plastics and forced labour. He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Martin Kiszko, Green Poet
Martin Kiszko is the ‘UK’s green poet’ — a moniker given to him by audiences around the world. His one man-show based on his two books Green Poems for a Blue Planet and Verse for the Earth has been performed from LA to China, Dubai to the Edinburgh Fringe and three times in India.
The books and show is illustrated by Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park.
Most recently he wrote and published the world’s first epic eco-poem King Frank & the Knights of the Ecoquest. The poem has been broadcast in fifteen episodes on Fun Kids radio station and stars singer Toyah Willcox. Martin’s new fun collection of poetry, Inversebrates, has also been published.
In 2015 Martin was Poet in Residence for Bristol European Green Capital year. In 2016 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bristol for his work. As a composer of music for film and television, he has composed over 200 scores and has released nine albums with Europe’s finest orchestras.