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Renew Wales Annual Conference

People Power: Creating Sustainable Futures - Thursday 15th October 2015 at City Hall, Cardiff

Booking is now open - Register here



Renew Wales are hosting their Annual Event on Thursday 15th October 2015 at City Hall, Cardiff.


This year’s conference is focused on creating sustainable communities and we have a number of practitioners and professionals coming together to jointly consider the challenges we face in providing a more vibrant and sustainable community. The conference intends to explore a wide range of pathways combining climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable development.

View the draft programme here. Please note that this programme is subject to change.


Benefits of attending

Come to this event to:

  • Hear from leading experts in the third sector in project development, creating sustainable communities, the impact of climate change and utilising peer to peer support
  • Explore the critical and practical financial issues and solutions to creating community wealth
  • Discover the pros and cons of community asset transfers
  • Take advantage of excellent networking opportunities


Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to:

  • Community Groups, Social Enterprises, Community Interest Companies
  • Organisations that want to make a positive impact on climate change
  • Organisations that are interested in the future generations and sustainability
  • Housing Association Board members and Councillors
  • Organisations investing in renewable technologies
  • Government Officials


Keynote Speakers:

  • Gareth Clubb, Friends of the Earth:  The Power of the People
  • Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones, People and Work Unit:  The Future of the Voluntary Sector
  •  Peter Draper and Ben Ferguson-Walker, Renew Wales:  Peer to Peer support for Sustainable Communities



There will be an opportunity to attend two workshops as they will be held in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.  These workshops will be fully interactive and delegate participation is required to fully engage.


Workshop 1:

Mick Brown, Robert Owen Community Banking Fund:  Journey to active citizenship/creating a thriving local economy


Workshop 2:

Helen Murray, Planed: Engaging local communities/people in Asset Development


Workshop 3:

Jim Poole, Climate Change Commission for Wales and Aled Owen, Place Coordinator:  Involving Communities in Adaptation


Workshop 4:

Cris Tomos,  4CG Cymru 2010 Limited:  Community enterprise energy and engaging communities to take positive monetary action 


Workshop 5:

Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones, People and Work Unit – Addressing poverty and disadvantage whilst promoting local community action.  Sarah will also look at the challenges and opportunities in the third-sector.


Exhibition and Sponsorship:

An exhibition will run alongside the event providing an excellent opportunity for your organisation to be represented and to promote your products and services.  You will be part of a select group of no more than eight exhibitors, positioned in the Main Room which will host the registration desk.  Refreshments/Lunches will be served in this area, providing you with maximum exposure and visibility at the conference.  Booking an exhibition stand will also provide for free parking for one car at the City Hall and entry for two persons who can also attend the event activities.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

You can also download an exhibitors form here.

Cost:  £250 per stand

Delegate Costs:

  • Renew Wales Community Groups – free, but limited to 30 delegate spaces, only one person per group.  Otherwise, £50 per delegate
  •  DTA Members and Community Energy Wales Members - £50 per delegate
  • General - £100 per delegate


To book a place click here


The delegate price includes all refreshments and lunch.

This a paper-free event, so presentations will be provided to all delegates on a USB memory stick and also available for download from the Renew Wales Website


To book a place click here


Download Renew Wales Annual Conference File 1 (EXHIBITOR-BOOKING-FORM.pdf)

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