Chairing Volvo’s Construction Climate Challenge conference – November 2017

In November 2017 Paul chaired a day long conference on reducing infrastructure through the application of PAS2080 (the world’s first accreditation scheme for infrastructure carbon). The conference at BEIS in Westminster, brought together major infrastructure clients with their supply chains and was sponsored by Volvo UK, in conjunction with the Green Construction Board Infrastructure Working Group.

Volvo Group commissioned Paul to design the format and content of the day, liaising directly with speakers to make sure the day flowed and the material was relevant.  Paul chaired the conference ensuring the right questions were asked to drive understanding and allow delegates to go back into their businesses and take positive action.

The format varied; featuring traditional expert presentations with panel discussions, expertly chaired by Dr Toyne, with some new sessions. Paul’s idea of facilitated table clinics addressing specific issues turned out to be really successful. Here delegates on registering were given a choice of what areas they wanted to explore in the clinic sessions, and experts in these areas lead the discussions on these tables. The 90 odd delegates swapped tables, and covered two topics in the hour long session. After lunch the key discussion points were shared in plenary. The delegate feedback was that they were able to share ideas and gain ideas that they could take back into their businesses.

It was the second seminar that Paul has chaired for Volvo Group, as part of their commitment to the Construction Climate Challenge.

For the conference summary and Paul’s take on the conference’s outcomes please see the following video clips via these links

The conference was a great success, testament to good preparation. If you are interested in using Paul please get in touch. 

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