With sustainability an ongoing key topic for everyone in the gift industry, this year’s Sustainability in Licensing Conference (SiLC) will be taking place on Wednesday 8 November at London’s Royal Geographical Society, with the one-day event setting out to tackle some of the biggest conversations in industry sustainability.
Topics will include incoming legislative changes, innovative new technologies, the development of pioneering new circular economic systems, and more, showcasing the many solutions that are beginning to be presented and adopted in response to growing demands.
In Europe and the UK, Extended Producer Responsibility is on its way, with the effects of the European Green Deal, the obligations of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, refined Greenwashing regulations, and across the Atlantic, the impact of the Green Guides. As the United Nations draws up its Plastic Treaty, and the EU begins to embed its Nature Restoration Law, there will be some seismic shifts in the way businesses operate.
Helena Mansell-Stopher, ceo and founder of Products of Change, the team behind SiLC 2023, comments: “SiLC 23 will be showcasing the solutions and answers to questions we have all been asking. The narrative woven through each session this year not only provides attendees the thinking space for how to progress their own journeys with sustainability, but presents some hugely exciting and defining technologies and solutions as to how we, as an industry, can really start to move things forward.”
SiLC 2023 will once again be an in-person event as well as live-streamed to audiences around the globe.
Team GB, the LEGO Group, Tesco, and the United Nations – among the pioneers of transformation – will be among the speaker line-up, with SiLC 23 also hosting a special session – delivered by James George, POC’s Ambassador for Circularity and Mike Swain, POC’s Ambassador for Packaging – dedicated to exploring the latest legislation updates. With companies soon to be required to measure and track their carbon, Carbon Calculation will be critical, with SiLC 23 delivering a special talk from the Carbon Literacy Project’s co-founder and director of advocacy, Phil Korbel, to help delegates understand more.
Tickets for this year’s Sustainability in Licensing Conference are available to purchase now. Both in-person and digital-only options are available from the Sustainability in Licensing Conference website.
Top: Delegates at last year’s Conference.