Shaping Sustainable Events

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Wednesday 24 April 2024, 10.00 am - 2.00 pm, West Court Jesus College, Cambridge.

Overcoming challenges, sharing solutions, cultivating change

As an event planner, where do you start with embedding environmental and social sustainability into your events?  How do you convince stakeholders that this is no longer a  'nice to have' but a wholly essential part of an event? Where can you find resources and support?

Big questions...and we can't claim to have all of the answers so we're asking the experts!

If you're an event planner, professional conference organiser, or programme manager with a desire to change your events for the better, Shaping Sustainable Events is the one event that you can't afford to miss this year. 

With two expert speakers, focusing on environmental and social sustainability, a panel session that promises some lively discussion and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Cambridge venues over a networking lunch, Shaping Sustainable Events is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in two of the industry's hottest topics.  Make connections and pick up tips and ideas to help you create more purposeful, more inclusive and less wasteful events.

As an industry of problem solvers, there is a huge opportunity to be a catalyst for change in how we run the events of now and in the future. By coming together at Shaping Sustainable Events to share knowledge and experience we hope that everyone will leave with practical tips to get started on making that change happen!


                 Anji Miller M.Sc Ph.D CLP RTTP (she/her)


Anji Miller M.Sc. Ph. D CLP RTTP (she/her)




An advocate of equality diversity and Inclusion, Anji is one of the co-founders of Global Equality, Diversity and Equality in Technology Transfer (GEDITT), an initiative missioned to raise awareness and promote EDI in the Technology Transfer sector.

Marina Bradford


Marina Bradford

Co Founder, TerraVerde

Founder, Bemari


Marina brings over 19 years of experience and expertise in sustainability, decarbonization, supply chain and change management for public and private sector organisations across Europe, Africa and Asia spanning multiple industries.

The Panel

In addition to our speakers, we're delighted to welcome the following to the panel...                 

                 Stuart Websdale, Fellow and Domestic Bursar, Jesus College, Cambridge

Stuart Websdale

Fellow and Domestic Bursar

Jesus College, Cambridge

Stuart was appointed Jesus College's Domestic Bursar in November 2018. Since joining he has played a key role in the large-scale kitchen redevelopment and has been instrumental in developing and delivering the College’s Sustainability Strategy.

                 Madalina Marincas

Madalina Marincas


Opening Doors & Venues (OD&V)

OD&V has been operating in the events and conference arena for almost 23 years, Madalina became a company Director in 2021. She holds a Master's with Distinction in Marketing for Events and was a passionate 2012 Olympics Games Maker!

Ben Buttery

Benjamin Buttery

Head of Commercial

Downing College

Benjamin Buttery is Head of Commercial at Downing College, Cambridge. He is involved in delivering the strategy integrating sustainable initiatives into commercial event activities, and actively supporting the College's pursuit of net zero emissions and reducing carbon footprint.

West Court at Jesus College, situated in the heart of Cambridge offers a beautiful setting for all types of events. Speaker and panel sessions will take place in the Frankopan Hall, a contemporary, flexible space; whilst the exhibition and networking lunch will take place in the Elena Hall.

At Shaping Sustainable Events you'll have the opportunity to meet with a selection of Cambridge venues, selected from our portfolio. Discover a mix of academic venues, hotels and unique properties. Meet the teams and find out more about the facilities they can offer.

We have partnered with local company, Blendology who are redefining professional networking with a paperless technology solution that lets you connect with your peers in a single tap!

Please arrive by public transport, on foot or by bicycle for our event if you can. Cycle parking is plentiful at Jesus College; West Court at Jesus College is an 8-minute walk from the main bus station. Connections to the various Park & Ride sites are also close by.

Shaping Sustainable Events is free to attend and to gain entry but we are asking everyone to bring a donation for the Cambridge City Food Bank. Details of what they need the most will be sent to you ahead of the event.

With Thanks To

Shaping Sustainable Events wouldn't be possible without the generous support of the Master and Fellows of Jesus College and its Conference and Events team.

Our thanks also go to our speakers and panellists for their kind support of this event and lastly, but by no means least, thank you to all of our venues and suppliers.

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