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29th Nov 2007 Creating a Low Carbon South East - People. Planet. Profit.


29th-30th November 2007, University of Southampton

'Creating a Low Carbon South East' is the region's flagship event addressing energy and economic development. It is a direct response to the growing concerns surrounding waste and emissions in the region.

This two-day conference will give business, developers, planners and local politicians working in the South East the tools to deliver low carbon development.

The Right Honourable John Denham MP, the Secretary of State for Innovation and Skills, heads the list of policy makers, business leaders, sustainable development experts and low carbon pioneers speaking at the conference.

Key sessions

The agenda includes keynote addresses, workshops, practical case studies, guidance and study tours.

Key sessions include:

1) THE ROLE OF INNOVATION IN DELIVERING A LOW CARBON ECONOMY
Policy challenges and industry responses to plans for the creation of a low carbon economy in the South East

2) LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE
Hear about the lessons learned from recent projects

3) THE SOUTH EAST PLAN
How will planners, agencies and local authorities use the new South East Plan to deliver low carbon development and communities?

4) THE ZERO CARBON LOCAL AUTHORITY
Discover how Eastleigh Council plan to deliver a zero carbon local authority carbon by 2012

5) OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LOW CARBON ECONOMY
Hear how new technologies, materials, energy sources and ways of working will change the way we work

Who should attend?

Those responsible for delivering low carbon development within their organisations, especially:
. Developers
. Sustainable Technology Suppliers
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. Local Authority Chief Executives, Policy Directors and Elected Members
. Heads of Planning and Building Control
. Regional Bodies and NGOs (policy influencers)
. Universities and Academics
. Architects, Housing Associations and Development Consultants

The event includes the Low Carbon Awards Dinner on 29th November (£45 per head) with the BBC's Political Editor for the South East, Peter Henley, master of ceremonies at the Awards.

For further details of the conference please call us on 023 8033 6172, visit www.environmentcentre.com or e-mail conference@environmentcentre.com.

The conference is sponsored by:perfectap.us - npower renewables
- SEEDA
- GOSE
- Waltet

There are limited opportunities remaining to become involved as a sponsor or exhibitor. To discuss these opportunities please call me on 023 8033 6172.




25th Oct 2007 MEET THE BUYER – Innovation Challenge


MEET THE BUYER – Innovation Challenge

25-26 October 2007, Kraków - Poland

“Meet the Buyer – Innovation Challenge” is the culminating event of the GROWenterprise project which aims to promote the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in four participating European regions in Holland, Spain, the UK and Poland.

The event will bring together major International Buyers from GROW partner regions in Holland, Spain, the UK and Poland for face-to-face sales meetings with Suppliers from the regions.

The event includes:


  • Showcase exhibition of Buyers

  • Presentations by Buyers outlining their company vision and opportunities for Suppliers to grow with them

  • Workshops on selling, marketing and negotiating with large companies

  • Face-to-face meetings giving Sellers a unique opportunity to sell their services and win new business

  • Networking drinks providing the opportunity for Suppliers to meet with other Suppliers and share experience and develop new business leads


Programme:

Day 1 - Thursday 25th October


9.15 - 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome - Marek Nawara, Marshal of Małopolska
10.10 - 11.30 Buyers presentations
11.30 - 13.30 Face-to-face meetings
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.30 Face-to-face meetings
19.00 - 22.00 Networking Mixer

90-minute themed workshops on selling, marketing and negotiating will run consecutively throughout the day, repeated at 11.30, 13.00 & 15.00.


Day 2 - Friday 26th October

9.15 - 10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00 - 11.30 Buyers presentations
11.30 - 14.30 Face-to-face meetings
14.30 - 15.30 Closing session

Venue / Hotel
The event will be held at the newly completed conference and exhibition centre at Tomaszowice Manor House on the outskirts of Kraków.

Address:
Modlnica k/Krakowa; 32-085 Modlnica
tel/fax: (+48 12) 419 2000

For booking please contact Tomaszowice Manor House directly by 19th October 2007 and quote British Polish Chamber of commerce.
Email: dwor@dwor.pl
Please copy to: travel@dwor.pl

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
visit: www.southpoland.com
or email Oskar Grzegorczyk at: oskar@spbl.pl
Programme - PDF format
Programme - word format




18th Oct 2007 GROW People - Planet - Profit: Mainstreaming sustainability across regions


<b>GROW People - Planet - Profit: Mainstreaming sustainability across regions</b>

Over 120 Business leaders and policy makers from five high-growth European regions, came together on 18 October in Brussels to discuss the results of GROW.

The conference showcased the 16 hublot replica watches successful partner projects with over 82 organisations and companies participating in GROW. GROW began in June 2005 and runs through December of this year.

The conference, ‘GROW People - Planet - Profit: Mainstreaming sustainability across regions’ focussed on the outputs of the programme and its impact in Europe. Over 70,000 people across Europe have learned more about the new ways to approach sustainable development.
Agenda GROW Dissemination conference
Grow Programme Overview - Kathy Vuillaume, Grow programme manager
INTERREG IV funding - Erwin Siweris, Deputy Programme Manager, INTERREG III/IVC JTS
Sustainable Development Strategy and the Cohesion Policy - Dr Jonathan Parker, DG Environment




16th Oct 2007 GROW into Maintenance Event


GROW into Maintenance Event

We would like invite you to the:

GROW into Maintenance Event as part of the Growing Trade and Innovation project on 16 and 17 October 2007
Tilburg, the Netherlands


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This event brings together: Asset Owners, Asset Manufacters and Asset Maintainers.

Take this opportunity to meet around 150 important players and get your knowledge and network up to date in the world of maintenance and asset performance. Especially for those who are active in the field of Process, Aerospace & Defence, Energy, Maritime and Infra this event is worthwhile. Regional and national governmental representatives, existing network parties and associations as well as educational & research institutes with strong links into Maintenance will be invited too.

With this event we aim to:
Give an update on the latest trends and developments in Maintenance and current projects
Share the challenges and opportunities in the MRO supply chain between Asset Owners & Operators, Asset Manufacturers and Asset Maintainers
Explain how to start successfully international partnerships (empowered by Stimutran-SME)
Bring together and meet-and-match the stakeholders of World Class Maintenance supply chains

We hope that you will participate in this unique event!

Link: www.worldclassmaintenance.eu/grow_register.php




27th Sep 2007 Grow enterprise-Best practice workshop/Encuentro de Intercambio de Mejores Prácticas y Encuentro Empresarial


<b>Grow enterprise-Best practice workshop/Encuentro de Intercambio de Mejores Prácticas y Encuentro Empresarial</b>

Dear European Partners,
The Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Sevilla has the pleasure to invite you to their next Growenterprise event which will be held in Seville from 27th to 28th of September.

27th September 2007

09:30 Coach from Hotel Al-Andalus to Chamber of Commerce of Seville
10:00 Welcome
10:15 Opening: Chamber of Commerce of Seville
10:30 Presentation: Andalusian Council of Chambers of Commerce
10:50 Coffee-break
11:20 Presentation: Centros de Apoyo al Desarrollo Empresarial (CADEs)
11:40 Presentation: Unidades Territoriales de Empleo, Desarrollo Local y Tecnológico
12:00 Partners Presentations
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Conference: “How to do business in Andalusia”
15:15 Presentación: “Meet the Buyer Event”
15:45 Coffee-break
16:00 Business Networking
17:15 Coach to Hotel Al- Andalus
20:30 Coach to networking dinner

28th September 2007

09:00 Partners meeting in Hotel (everyone else has free time until 10:00)
10:00 Coach to Incubator
10:30 Visit to incubator
11:30 Coach to Seville’s Scientific and Technological Park
12:00 Tour of Seville’s Scientific and Technological Park
13:00 Coach to Hotel
13:30 Lunch and end of the program


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Link: www.camaradesevilla.com
Agenda Growenterprise - travel information




20th Sep 2007 FLORISPRE Final international conference 20.09.07


<b>FLORISPRE Final international conference 20.09.07 </b>

On the 20th September 2007 the FLORISPRE project (Citizen Flood Risk Prevention) is holding an International seminar. The seminar will be used to present and celebrate the achievements of the project as well as looking beyond the project.

Please find attached your invitation to this event that is being hosted by the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The agenda for the day is also attached.

We hope this event will serve as an opportunity for specialists in this field and interested parties to gather together and discuss the importance of flood risk management and the particular area of citizen awareness that the Florispre project has focussed on.

Please confirm you attendance by completing the attached form and send to EGMASA either by email, florispre@egmasa.es

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels.


Link: www.cor.europa.eu/es/activities/conferences_expo.htm#september2007
Click here to download your Invitation
Click here to download the Conference Programme and Registration Form




20th Jun 2007 BOLOGNA - GROW INTERREGIONAL CONFERENCE


<b>BOLOGNA - GROW INTERREGIONAL CONFERENCE</b>

Working towards the Lisbon and Gothenburg Agendas - Implementation at luxwatchesclub.com replica watches regional and local levels
Over 90 delegates attended the Grow conference in Bologna co-chaired by Rob Douglas, Deputy Chairman. The aim of the event was to explore the basic principles of a Sustainable Development theoretical framework, the most effective ways of protecting and valuing environmental capital, reducing social exclusion, while increasing economic growth.
Valuable feedback from the workshops regarding the proposed sub themes for GROW 2 was gathered. The information will be reviewed and used in the formulation of a 2nd bid.

Presentations:ad2f48d2


The positive power of sustainability - John Dagevos, Telos, NL
Bridging Economy and Environment - Alistair Hunt, University of Bath, UK
Insight into the future INTERREG IVC programme - Silke Brocks, JTS INTERREG IIIC West, Lille, FR
THE GROW PROGRAMME: Preliminary results of the independent evaluation - Tim Cordy




21st Mar 2007 “Water Proof” - final European Meeting FLORISPRE project


<b>“Water Proof” - final European Meeting  FLORISPRE project </b>

The Municipality of Piacenza organizes on 21, 22 and 23 March 2007 the final European Meeting of the FLORISPRE project, named “Water Proof”.

On the first day, the Steering Committee will examine the works schedule. A photo exhibition will be inaugurated at the school campus G. Raineri - G. Marcora. In the afternoon, the delegation consisted by Spanish partner (EGMASA), English partner (Environment Agency), Italian partner (Municipality of Piacenza) and a member of the GROW Secretariat will be visiting the Val Trebbia area where the Life Project is taking place. Later on the delegation will visit the Geology University Center of Bobbio.

On 22 March, the Second European Meeting of experts in Flood Risks Prevention will take place in the S. Margherita’s Auditorium from Piacenza.
Themes :
- Po river and its tributaries;
- the flood risks prevention;
- the hydrological upheaval that affects the Apennines.

A specific space will be dedicated to the damages, in particularly to productive settlements and to insurance cover of the flood damages.

A specific toolkit will be produced, comprising a DVD, CD and a pamphlet, including information about flood risk management , how to behave during floods, how to prepare the community in case of flood and how to mitigate flood risks.
This toolkit will be disseminated to schools, universities and local city councils on 23 March 2007 in the auditorium of Saint Illario.

For more information, please contact:
Clint Garcia Alibrandi
Empresa de Gestión Medio Ambiental S.A., Calle Johan G. Gutenberg, s/n., Isla de la Cartuja, 41092-SEVILLA, Spain
Tel: +34 (0)697 953 158 / 753 158
Email: cmgarcia@egmasa.es



Link: www.ec.europa.eu/environment/greenweek/day04/index.htm




19th Mar 2007 REGIONAL AND LOCAL BROWNFIELD STRATEGIES IN SE ENGLAND


<b>REGIONAL AND LOCAL BROWNFIELD STRATEGIES IN SE ENGLAND</b>

19th – 20th MARCH 2007
A RELEMCOM UK WORKSHOP WITH SEEDA AND ENGLISH PARTNERSHIPS


The purpose of the workshop is to illustrate the range of good practice taking place in brownfield development in SE England, often funded and supported by SEEDA and English Partnerships, as well as on the Continent. It provides an opportunity for networking and to discuss a selection of national and local initiatives in more detail in the break-out sessions.
The workshop is designed for planners and regeneration specialists from local authorities and regeneration agencies in South East England, and will also be of interest other stakeholders such as architects, designers and community workers.

The Workshop is free; however registration in advance is essential
Programme
Venue Map
Booking form




30th Nov 2006 GROW INTER-REGIONAL CONFERENCE: Challenges of achieving sustainability in High Growth Regions


<b>GROW INTER-REGIONAL CONFERENCE: Challenges of achieving sustainability in High Growth Regions</b>

Royal Windsor Racecourse

About 200 people from 5 different European regions met at the GROW INTER-REGIONAL CONFERENCE: Challenges of achieving sustainability in High Growth Regions, on 30 November 2006 in Windsor, UK.

For the most part, they represented GROW projects and policy makers.

The Windsor Conference was a unique opportunity for organisations to find out more about pioneering initiatives under the GROW programme. It also provided a forum for delegates to contribute to the debate and address the challenges of balancing social, economic and environmental constraints as part of regional, national and European strategies to achieve stable growth.


DAY’S PROGRAMME

Chair: Jeff Alexander, Director for Business & International, SEEDA

09.00 Registration and Coffee

09.30 Welcome by Rob Douglas CBE, Deputy Chairman of SEEDA

09.45 Introduction to the GROW Programme by Kathy Vuillaume, Programme Manager

10.00 Presentation of the GROW projects
Green Growth
Business Growth
Inclusive Growth

12.00 Buffet lunch and Exhibition of international Grow Projects

13.00 Opening of Policy debates. Scene setting “Challenges of achieving sustainability in High Growth Regions”

13.30 Policy impact in the GROW regions:
Noord-Brabant, Andalucia, Emilia-Romagna, Maloposka, South East England

14.45 The Sustainability Agenda –interactive workshop

15.45 Audience discussion & way forward

16.30 Closure
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Grow Projects
Presentation on the Policy Impact in the Grow regions






29th Nov 2006 Grow - Finance, audit & monitoring for Grow project leaders , partners and auditors only


<b>Grow - Finance, audit & monitoring for Grow project leaders , partners and auditors only</b>

29 November 2006
Royal Windsor Racecourse

Information-packed programme on the audit and financial procedures:
• Audits & financial rules and regulations under GROW.
• Find out how to fill in your online monitoring outputs
• Network with other UK and overseas partners

The GROW Information day is free to attend and lunch is included - but booking is essential We strongly advise all partners to attend the event!
To secure your place please register below
Note: you will receive confirmation of your place one week prior to the day.
We look forward to seeing you in Windsor !
Agenda




6th Nov 2006 Suspurpol Workshops on Sustainable Procurement


<b>Suspurpol Workshops on Sustainable Procurement</b>

The aim of these workshops is to address sustainable procurement and economic development in both the public and private sector.

The first workshop will look at how local authorities will work with business and partners to ensure sustainability policies are embedded into procurement strategies and specifications. During this workshop Mayus Karia from RAM Recycling will give a presentation illustrating how business partnerships between the public and Audemars Piguet Replica private sector can work. Mayus is a local BME private sector partner of Southampton City Council who has invested significantly in new technology to meet the challenges of localised recycling of highways waste for reuse in highways maintenance contract activities. He has done this without subsidies, and is working closely with the Highways Maintenance Partnership. This business venture is set to create 50 new jobs; double the amount of people currently employed by the company. This has been a significant investment by RAM Recycling, and is a prime example of how the sustainability agenda can be communicated between the public and private sectors to assist in the delivery of Local Authority targets for sustainable development, while at the same time delivering economic regeneration.

The second workshop will examine what opportunities exist for public sector bodies in delivering and embedding sustainability, in the working of procurement in a seamless and transparent manner. During this workshop John Marsh from the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), will give a presentation focusing on how the national procurement agenda can be delivered at the local authority level. APSE is a national body and have over 200 member authorities form across the UK, including four in Hampshire.

Both workshops will include a presentation by David Moon from the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP), and will look at the delivery of resource reuse.

At lunch during both sessions David, who is the head of procurement at WRAP, will be available by holding advice surgeries for individuals who have issues or questions.

The buffet lunch provided will feature a selection of Hampshire Fare produce; proving how sustainable procurement can work at all levels.


Agenda
Suspurpol Newsletter




12th Jul 2006 Conference “Regional Policy – experiences and perspectives” of Regional Framework Operations Grow and Smart (CI INTERREG IIIC) took place in Kraków (Poland), 19-20, of June, 2006


<b>Conference “Regional Policy – experiences and perspectives” of Regional Framework Operations Grow and Smart (CI INTERREG IIIC) took place in Kraków (Poland), 19-20, of June, 2006</b>

The main goal of the Conference was to demonstrate the influence of projects implemented within framework of Interreg IIIC, on the potential of regions especially in the New EU Financial Perspective 2007-2013.
There were four sessions:
• Dilemmas of Cohesion Policy for the new programming period 2007 - 2013
• Steps towards Territorial Cooperation Programmes 2007- 2013
• Lisbon Strategy – key aspects
• Regional perspective of new cohesion and competitiveness policy

Representatives of the partner regions of the GROW and SMART projects, representatives of regional and local self-governments, institutions of business environment, scientists, NGO activists attended this 2 days conference. They presented their experience gained in the different areas of implementation of Cohesion policy in their regions. Participants focused on potential problems, which they will face in the New EU Financial Perspective 2007-2013 broadening the reflectins to the three trans-components: transregional, transnational and transborder. The conclusions of the conference will be used in process of programming in the next Financial Perspective.

The Department of Regional and Spatial Policy is editing out a post conference publication on regional policy issues for the European arena.

The publication will be made available to delegates and policy makers in September 2006.





26th Jun 2006 Bridging Business and Science Surrey Study Tour


<b>Bridging Business and Science Surrey Study Tour</b>

A two day study tour is planned to take place at the University of Surrey from 26th -27th of June 2006.

The two main topics of the meeting will be, best practice in Intellectual Property management in collaborative research projects between universities and industry and Government funded KT schemes (KTP).

There will be over 40 specially selected participants including academics and industry representatives from the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Poland representing three key research areas of Biotechnology, Environment and IT/New Materials and Technologies.

The study tour topics will be introduced by key speakers representing UK universities, industry and government organisations.

For more information, please contact James Matthews on 01483 689647, j.matthews@surrey.ac.uk.





12th May 2006 “RESEARCH TO BUSINESS – R2B 2006” Bologna (Italy), 11-12 May, 2006



Second Edition of “RESEARCH TO BUSINESS – R2B 2006” Bologna (Italy), 11-12 May, 2006
will take place in Bologna at the premises of the Bologna Exhibition Center
The R2B event will witness the participation of the most qualified public and private research centres at international level. The event is conceived as an original exchange platform through which representatives of leading international companies operating in the most innovative industrial sectors will be able to investigate scientific and technology co-operation opportunities and ventures with scientific and research counterparts. The crucial focal point and overall aim is to facilitate and foster science-industry relations and engage innovative industrial research projects among R2B participants and visitors.
R2B is promoted by BolognaFiere SpA (Bologna Trade Fairs organisation) and the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, in collaboration with ICE (the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade), the Italian Ministry for Productive Activities and ASTER the Science, Technology and Business Consortium.
“Research To Business (R2B) 2006” is based on the two pillars of industrial development: Research and Finance&Services.
Exhibitors and Sectors
Universities, public and private research centres, R&D companies and laboratories, innovation centres and networks of excellence present the most close-to-market research results in 5 target sectors strategic for industrial innovation, according to the technological drivers identified by the European Union:
• High Mechanical Technology
• Biotechnologies
• Energy and Environment
• New Materials and Nanotechnologies
• ICT Services and applications

For more information on R2B 2006, please consult the official website:



Link: www.rtob.it




3rd May 2006 Día del Emprendedor


<b>Día del Emprendedor</b>

La macrojornada se celebrará los próximos 3 y 4 de mayo en el Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Sevilla (FIBES).

La Dirección General de Economía Social y Emprendedores de la Consejería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa de la Junta de Andalucía ha diseñado este evento con la cofinanciación del Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio.

Se trata de una macrojornada de dos días de duración central en la figura de la persona emprendedora.

El evento se dividirá en zonas que servirán para orientar a los visitantes hacia los contenidos que más le interesen. Entre estas zonas, se encuentran la Ruta para Emprender - un recorrido por todas las fases que atraviesa un proyecto empresarial desde que surge la idea hasta que se consolida - y los Talleres de Empresa.

Aquellas personas que deseen asistir deben visitar la Web www.diadelemprendedorandaluz.com y rellenar la ficha de inscripción. El número de plazas es limitado.







7th Feb 2006 GROW Information Day for UK applicants


<b>GROW Information Day for UK applicants</b>

GROW Information Day - 7 February 2006


This morning session was packed with information on how to improve your application form. The event provided about 60 potential UK applicants with useful advice and information on Grow.

You can download the presentations of the meeting below:
General presentation on GROW
Financial management under Grow
Thematic presentations GROW
Delegate list




17th Jan 2006 Partnerfair in the Netherlands - 17 and 18th of January


<b>Partnerfair in the Netherlands - 17 and 18th of January</b>

80 delegates from the 5 regions gathered in Noord-Brabant. The event gave the opportunity to delegates to network with replica uhren
other project managers as well as to present their project idea.


Please find below the presentations of the Partner Fair:
Presentation Grow
Presentation Finance Mangement
Hints and tips to apply
Delegate list




12th Sep 2005 Information Day for project managers


<B>Information Day for project managers</B>

A day packed in information on how to apply, on the different themes, the partner search and the application procedure.

Individual appointments are available. Please contact the GROW secretariat on 01483 484 200 to arrange a meeting.



General presentation on GROW
Presentation on the Green Theme
Presentation on the Business Theme
Presentation on the Inclusive Theme




24th Jun 2005 International Partnerfair, Sevilla Spain


<b>International Partnerfair, Sevilla Spain</b>

Launch of the GROW programme!

Around 200 project managers from the 5 high Growth GROW regions gathered in Seville to find out more about the Grow programme. The event was opened by the presentation of the Minister of Social Affair of Andalusia and followed by a series of workshops on the 3 themes. The seminar introduced the programme to potential project managers and organisations, providing practical information on how to apply for funding as well as offering the opportunity for potential bidders to find partners in the other regions.
Click here to download the contact details of delegates