edie’s annual exhibition, Net-Zero Live 2020, will take place virtually over three days in November, as part of a themed month of digital content dedicated to accelerating climate action and helping business build back better.
Taking place on 10-12 November, the free-to-attend virtual Net-Zero Live event will include high-level keynote talks, interactive panel discussions, facilitated networking sessions and educational masterclasses, as well as virtual exhibition booths showcasing the cutting-edge net-zero technologies and services that will shape the decade ahead.
The transition from face-to-face to virtual will also see Net-Zero Live 2020 become the flagship event of Net-Zero November – edie’s bumper month of digital content which aims to spark new business ideas and actions on the road to a net-zero-carbon future.
edie’s publisher David Griffiths said: “We cannot let Covid-19 derail the UK’s net-zero transition. From the great challenge of this pandemic and the strict social distancing guidelines that remain in place, we’re seizing a unique opportunity to evolve Net-Zero Live into a virtual event that will help businesses build back better and accelerate climate action.
“The virtual format allows us to expand the event’s reach whilst taking a deeper dive into the key net-zero topics; with a more diverse range of expert speakers and more interactive discussions, resulting in greater action.”
Virtual event formats
Net-Zero Live is the UK’s first and only energy and sustainability event which unites thousands of businesses, policymakers, investors, NGOs, product and solutions providers around a common purpose: to spark new ideas and actions on the path to a sustainable future.
Under the new virtual format, each day of Net-Zero Live will take a different theme: “Net-Zero Business Leadership (10 November); Net-Zero Resources & Waste (11 November); and Net-Zero Carbon (12 November). The line-up for each day will include scene-setting keynote presentations, interactive “ask us anything” panel discussions and practical “how-to” masterclasses.
Meanwhile, a dedicated virtual networking space will allow sustainability and energy professionals to catch up with peers and forge new connections with net-zero experts, policymakers, investors and NGOs around the world. And a virtual exhibition area will showcase some of the latest products, services and technologies that are advancing the net-zero transition.
And that’s not all. Given the great size and scale of the net-zero movement, edie is bringing back Net-Zero November – an entire month’s worth of content dedicated to informing, inspiring and empowering sustainability and energy professionals on the road to a net-zero carbon future for their business.
Now spearheaded by Net-Zero Live, the month will include an array of net-zero-themed exclusive interviews, downloadable guides, reader blogs, webinars and podcasts. Net-Zero November will also aim to spark new business ideas and actions through edie’s award-winning campaign, Mission Possible. Specifically, edie readers will be encouraged to submit new net-zero themed commitments on behalf of their organisations via the Mission Possible Pledge Wall.
Last year’s Net-Zero November saw the editorial team deliver more than 40 pieces of original content which resulted in edie’s most successful month ever in terms of website traffic and audience engagement. You can view all of that content here.
Net-Zero Live and Net-Zero November will take place at a crucial time for the global net-zero carbon transition; with the solutions to coronavirus and climate change converging, the collaborative green recovery movement gathering pace, and the deferred COP26 climate talks due to be hosted exactly one year later, in November 2021. edie will continue reporting on all of the major net-zero news and announcements as they happen via our dedicated net-zero content hub.
Read further information on Net-Zero Live and register your interest to attend the virtual event here.
For further information on Net-Zero Live, please contact edie’s Publisher David Griffiths – DavidGriffiths@Fav-house.com.
For further information on edie’s planned programme of content activity for Net-Zero Live and Net-Zero November, please contact edie’s Content Director Luke Nicholls – LukeNicholls@Fav-house.com.