The Green Expo – Sandton & CTICC (Updated)

28 – 30 September 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre

23 – 25 November 2012 at the CTICC

The complex issues of climate change, biodiversity, biotechnology and social investment are the big challenges facing society today. Our objective is to promote sustainability as a way of life, to make sustainability “Cool”.

Everyone should be addressing sustainability issues and everyone can make a difference.

For businesses, sustainability reporting and standards will become increasingly important over the next few years and opportunities to profit from the necessary changes that society will be adopting abound.

People are rapidly becoming more and more interested in making changes to their own habits as well as understanding the business opportunities that are already awaiting us.

UPDATE:

The Green Expo, taking place from the 28th to the 30th of September at the Sandton Convention Centre, is set to be the year’s most talked-about eco event. The expo is expected to draw thousands of visitors, from the most environmentally-savvy eco warriors to those just discovering sustainability and the concept of “going green”.

In proud association with National Geographic Channel, The Green Expo 2012 will showcase some of the world’s most innovative products, services and eco-design and provide practical green solutions to consumers and businesses, enabling them to harness their green consciousness in a fun and sustainable manner.

With the Expo byline Sustainability is your Responsibility underpinning the event, complex issues of climate change, biodiversity, biotechnology and social investment will be addressed as part of the Nampak Bevcan Main Stage Programme.

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Jam-packed with interesting and informative presentations on all things green, the Programme includes Jason Drew, author of The Protein Crunch and Atit Bhatia from Hindustan Tin Works, who discusses the sustainability of metal packaging. The topical and fascinating subject of Biomimicry is shared by Matthew Rosmarin, who will explore the lessons learnt from nature over the last 2 million years. Jane McKenzie looks at sustainability as it pertains to our health, while John Fox presents a frank discussion on packaging and its effects on the environment.

Other speakers include Nick Tselentis, discussing the Aerosol Recycling Initiative and Michael Baretta and Camilla Howard, who will present their amazing “Trekking for Trash” concept. Nampak Bevcan shows us how we can wear our metal packaging by bringing aluminum to life with the Grinding Edge Fashion show.

The Nampak Bevcan Main Stage Programme starts at 11 am every day of the Expo and ends before 6 pm each evening. All talks are included in the price of a ticket.

Another exciting aspect of the Expo is the partnership between The Green Venture Group and The Green Expo, which will see an Eco Home valued at R1, 2 million being given away. The house will be built “off the grid” in the picturesque Wellington valley and all visitors to The Green Expo will be in the running.

In keeping with their objectives, The Green Expo will also be instituting green measures of its own; waste reduction through the recycling of all paper and plastics, the recycling of biodegradable waste through compost production; and low energy consumption at the event, through the various energy-saving measures.

An array of delicious meals will also be on offer – all prepared from natural and organic produce by the stall holders of the Bryanston Organic Market.

Presented by the multi award-winning organisers of the SABC Education Baba Indaba, this comprehensive trade and consumer exhibition promises to equip visitors with the most current information, tips and trends for a greener home and work environment.

Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind event in Sandton, from 10:00 – 18:00 on each of the three show days. Tickets are R50 each, but visitors who cycle to the event get in for free!

The Green Expo, 28 to 30 September 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre. For more information visit www.thegreenexpo.co.za/ or follow @GreenexpoSA for regular updates.

About the Green Expo:

Three City Events, organisers of the award winning Baba Indaba exhibitions have a proven track record in the exhibition industry, winning the “EXSA” awards for the best consumer exhibition of the year four times in the last five years as well as a Gold award for the Most Memorable Event in 2009. We have also been awarded the “Top Women” award for Gender empowerment.

We have been actively involved in the greening of the event industry and have an active involvement in the newly formed “Event Greening Forum” Recent events have had the carbon footprint minimised with the balance being offset with renewable energy certificates, making the expos carbon neutral. In addition we have, wherever possible, supported a local small businesses as suppliers and exhibitors following the principles of the triple bottom line.

We have noted the need for a generally accessible exhibition focusing on sustainability issues appealing to the homeowner as well as the business person. It is with this in mind that The first Green Expo was held at the CTICC in November 2011. The success of this expo has led to the launch of the Johannesburg Green Expo to be held in September at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Member of and bound by the codes of conduct of the Exhibitor Association of South Africa and the Event Greening Forum.

www.thegreenexpo.co.za

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