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Base 2010

What is it?

base (business and a sustainable environment) is a 2-day conference delivering straight-forward, practical, solutions-based information for businesses on how to operate in a sustainable and effective way in the 21st century. The output will be answers that businesses can take back to the office and enact. It costs only £150 to attend or £120 if you register as a guest of WSP, just contact us for our discount code.

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Why attend?

base is one of the few conferences absolutely driven to deliver quality, insightful and practical information. Information that will enable any business of any size to take immediate steps to improve their sustainability performance and opportunity. Too often organisations recognise sustainability as a business imperative but don’t know where to start, base aims to help organisations to make that start.


Tom Burke, CBE, said, ““Sustainable development is a window on a world of opportunity and risk. All companies, no matter what their size, need to know where they sit in that world. Contributing to the global transition to sustainable development is an imperative for business and not an option. base sets out to show the opportunity, explain the risk, and hasten the process of change for all businesses. It is the pivotal business-to-business forum on the subject and I urge you to be there.”


When and where?

16th and 17th March 2010 at London’s ExCel, in the Platinum Suite. You can register here. Don’t forget to email Nicki Marsh for your discount code…


What can WSP give you?

Firstly, a discount. If you attend as a guest of WSP we can provide you with a discount code granting you access for just £120. Simply email Nicki Marsh with your name, company name, email and phone number.


Secondly, lot’s of great advice to take back to the office to help you improve your sustainability performance. We have a stand where you can come to meet us to discuss issues current in your organisation. We have 2 speakers in the main conference and we are running a number of free fringe events. Take a look below at what we will be discussing at Base and take a look at our Base page to get more information on these topics.


  • Smart Buildings – What technologies to use to reduce your bills
  • How to make your FD your sustainability champion
  • Engaging staff and helping them to manage their carbon footprint at home
  • Understanding the Carbon Reduction Commitment and where to start
  • A look at the core issues is 2010 and what’s next
  • Information on easy ways for any company to earn from renewables
  • A look at the legislation you need to worry about now and legislation on the horizon
  • A debate on what sustainability champions really need to overcome blockers and obstacles to deliver success in sustainability
  • The vision for a low carbon economy and future – what does it look like?


Find out more about WSP at base.


A bit more about base…

The event will combine powerful and engaging key note presentations with a lively fringe programme of clinics, seminars, product demonstrations etc. Keynote addresses are already confirmed from Ed Miliband, Hilary Benn, Vince Cable, Rory Bremner, Jonathan Porritt, Charlie Mayfield chairman of John Lewis Partnership and Justin King, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s.


As a Founding Partner, WSP is delighted to have contributed to shaping the content, ensuring all sessions provide sharp, focused messages and take-aways for attendees as they aim to shape the way they tackle sustainability and adapt to climate change impacts in their own business operations and supply chains. WSP is a Founding Partner alongside: Barclays Commercial, Kraft, Oracle, Scottish & Southern Energy, Linklaters, Prologis and The Prince’s May Day Network.


‘base’ is supported by an impressive advisory board which includes Tom Burke CBE as Chair, who acts as an advisor to Rio Tinto, plus Peter Ainsworth MP and the Rt Hon John Gummer MP.