Blue Earth Summit returns to Bristol Propyard - how to book tickets

The programme features over 70 speakers and 20 workshop sessions

Blue Earth Summit returns to Bristol for a second year next month with an expanded three-day programme for up to 5,000 guests at Propyard.

The summit will take place from October 11-13, bringing together a community of business professionals looking to make a positive impact and affect change at their place of work.

A business event with a difference, Blue Earth Summit harnesses the power of the outdoors to inspire sustainable mindsets and foster meaningful connections.

The third and final day of the event is hosted at The Wave, enabling attendees to get outdoors and get active.

With the event growing and set to welcome five times as many attendees in 2022 compared with the first year, Propyard was selected thanks to its credentials around sustainability, and putting environmental and social issues at the heart of its business model.

The massive exhibition space in St Philips has already brought world class art to Bristol, with the likes of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, and this will take over the venue ahead of its Christmas celebrations in 2022.

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The third and final day of the event is hosted at The Wave

The Blue Earth Summit programme features over 70 speakers and 20 workshop sessions to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and actionable insight on core themes, ranging from purpose-led business to health and wellbeing; energy transition to diversity, youth and inclusion.

The Bristol arts and culture scenes will be represented with sessions looking at how large scale events and festivals can operate more sustainably and how venues can move towards carbon net zero, with wider issues tackled including how city centre transportation can be transformed to combat air quality.

The Pitch Tent returns to include Adventure & Impact projects alongside Business, which has been so successful for the winning companies who pitched to leading investment firms last year in terms of increased visibility and crucial funding.

Propyard co-founder, Sam Watts, said: “We are incredibly proud to be hosting this massive return of the Blue Earth Summit as sustainability and social issues are something that we have put at the heart of Propyard.

“Knowing that Bristol has such a longstanding commitment to making greener choices was one of the core reasons we decided to create this new venue here, and hosting this pivotel event enables us to bring sustainable innovation to the fore for the city.”

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New speakers this year include ocean racer Pip Hare and activist Poppy Stowell-Evans, alongside leading brands such as Rab and Aqua Libre.

There will be sessions looking at how large scale events and festivals can operate more sustainably

Returning headline speakers including Sir Tim Smit (Eden Project) and Hugo Tagholm (Surfers Against Sewage), alongside brands such as Trek, BUFF and pioneering sports venue The Wave.

Bringing together makers, mavericks, founders, futurists, adventurers and investors creates a unique opportunity to meet with like-minded attendees who are putting sustainability at the forefront of business.

After a packed schedule of content at Propyard, attendees will head to The Wave, where they can surf, swim, run, cycle and climb with these newly made connections.

The event provides a vibrant platform to spark natural connection between business and industry. Blue Earth Summit is designed to be a place of positive action and can-do attitude inspired by the great outdoors.

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Will Hayler, Blue Earth Summit co-founder, said: “Networking can often be seen as a cynical exchange of business cards but the exchange of mutually beneficial ideas at last year’s summit was extraordinary. It was the first time so many people with shared visions and values had been able to connect in a business context. The energy and ideas both in the room and out in the open were amazing.”

Tickets and early access to workshops and Day 3 activities can be booked here.