LHVA Delivers Sustainability Conference for Hospitality Businesses in Leeds

As the world’s leaders grapple with the challenges of Climate Change at COP27, hotels, bars and restaurants in and around Leeds are invited to a free Sustainability Conference Take On, Take In, Take Out at the Royal Armouries, Leeds on Monday 14th November 9.30am – 1.30pm.


Hosted by Leeds Hotels & Venues Association (LHVA), the conference provides information and insights for hospitality businesses to work towards the city’s carbon neutral status by 2030.  With speakers from the broad church of hospitality and supply chain, including Michael Falla, Senior GM and ESG lead for Valor Europe, and Royal Armouries Group Sustainability Conference & Events lead, Ben Campbell, attendees will get hints and tips to help them attain a greener and more sustainable business.


Polly Cook, Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality will outline the vision to get the city of Leeds to its carbon neutral target by 2030, as well as guiding businesses to where they can find support to help them to achieve this ambitious target of CN2030.  Nicholas Chellin, Energy Specialist at HBSL, which offers a broad range of services from food, logistics and supply chain, will advise delegates how they can make important savings, in the context of both climate change and financial sustainability too.


Finally, Adam Smith, founder and co-chair of The Real Junk Food Project and now CEO of Surplus To Purpose (SToP), will share how he turned waste food into a visionary, multi-award winning, global initiative.  The Real Junk Food Project was an early adopter and innovator of avoiding unnecessary food waste, while Surplus 2 Purpose caters for events, using supermarket food items that have passed the Best Before dates.


Wayne Topley, Chair of LHVA, said:  “Talking about climate change feels like an overwhelming subject matter so we felt that it was important to deliver elements around sustainability that businesses can scale accordingly.  A super range of experts at the conference are offering essential tips, targets and advice that business owners and managers across the city can use to help them prepare for this critical milestone of CN2030 without it feeling too daunting.


“The hospitality industry is facing a range of challenges at the moment, so we wanted this conference to offer some practical advice and take-aways that are easy to implement and provide clarity to business leaders and owners our industry.”


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