Join the 7th BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference

By February 07, 2018

BASIS, British Association for Sustainable Sport, will organise its 7th annual BASIS Conference on 1–2 March at BBC North, MediaCityUK, Salford.


Over 200 industry leaders across the two-day event will explore which role sustainability can play within sport at a national level, to drive forward responsible economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress.


Topics include:

  • Sustainable venue management: with the launch of a new accreditation system for sports stadiums and facilities
  • An international perspective: connecting Britain with the global sport sustainability movement
  • The role of sport in sustainable practice: water management, energy use, waste and recycling
  • Integrating sustainability considerations at all levels of sport: from athletes to administrator
  • The importance of sport in the wider sustainability movement: partnering with business and environment sectors


Speakers include:

  • Ben Ainslie, Skipper Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing
  • Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport
  • Chris Boardman, Cyclist and Olympian
  • Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK's Independent Committee on Climate Change
  • Darren Crossman, Facilities Manager WRU Millennium Stadium
  • Michael Lloyd, Deputy Stadium Manager Arsenal
  • Dan Reading, Sustainability Programme Manager,World Sailing
  • Jeremy Mathieu, Sustainability Advisor BBC and International Manager BAFTA Sustainability
  • Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager Lord’s Cricket Ground and Chairman BASIS


More information about the BASIS Conference


The conference rate for non-BASIS members is £195. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an additional 20% discount as an ESSMA member.


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Since September 2016, ESSMA and BASIS have a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding).


ESSMA offers a platform to stadium professionals where they can share, learn and discuss topics related to ESSMA’s areas of expertise: Stadium Development, Operations & Ticketing, Sustainability & SMART, Safety & Security, Fan Entertainment & Hospitality and Pitch Management.