The only event aimed at helping small businesses discover what the green economy can do for them will be taking place again this month.
Organised by Daisy Green Media & Events and the region’s climate change partnership ClimateNE, the free Big Eco Show will be held on October 17 at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
Nicola Jayne Little, managing director at Daisy Green Media & Events, said: “The Big Eco Show offers businesses a new way of doing business through co-operation and collaboration rather than conflict and competition – that’s why the theme is focused on connections, conversation and collaboration.
“Delegates will get the chance to not only showcase their achievements but also take part in facilitated discussions on green business issues and network with like-minded people.”
Leading sustainability consultant, Gareth Kane of Terra Infirma, will open the show and welcome delegates.
He said: “The green sector is one of the few parts of the economy that is booming and this show is a brilliant opportunity for small businesses to find out how they can be part of that boom.”
The event will also feature an exhibition of the growing number of green businesses in the North East, as well as information from the National Housing Federation on retro-fitting and the Green Deal.
Monica Burns, North East external affairs manager for the National Housing Federation, said: “Housing associations in the North East are at the forefront of using green technology to get a better deal for their residents. We are delighted be involved in the Big Eco Show, looking at ways our members can work corroboratively with local green businesses to build new ecologically sound homes for local communities.”
For more information on the event, sponsored by Camira Fabrics, see www.bigecoshow.co.uk