Furniture Makers to hold round table Climate Change event

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is organising an innovative and interactive event to encourage knowledge sharing and discussion around key issues impacting on climate change.

The Climate Change Sprint Challenge will be held on Thursday 20 July at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London. Organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Climate Change and Sustainability committee, the Climate Change Sprint Challenge will provide delegates with the opportunity to participate in round table discussions moderated by sustainability champions within different sectors of the furniture and furnishing industry.

Attendees will participate in four sessions with topics including: Avoiding harm to people and planet; Standards and certification; Measuring and reducing carbon emissions; Prioritising material selection; Circular economy – keeping products & materials in circulation. The day, including a complimentary lunch, will conclude with a summary of the issues raised and discussed.

The event, which is sponsored by FIRA, Ocee and Four Design, Panaz and SATRA Technology, will include representation from key industry associations including Commercial Interiors UK, British Furniture Manufacturers Association (BFM), the National Bed Federation (NBF) and Carpet Recycling UK.

Joanna Knight, chairman of the Climate Change and Sustainability Committee at The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “The ‘Routes to Greater Sustainability’ conference held earlier this year was a great success, so the committee wanted to provide an opportunity for greater participation and collaboration. We’d like to thank FIRA, Ocee & Four Design, Panaz and SATRA Technology for sponsoring the event, enabling it to be free for members of industry to attend.”

Registration to the event is free of charge but spaces are extremely limited. During registration, attendees are invited to choose four of the five table discussions during the day. To reserve your space, register on Eventbrite:

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