Friday 10th
November '23
12:00 - 18:00
at The Exchange,

Register now

& Growth


Friday 10th
November '23
12:00 - 18:00
at The Exchange,

Register now

Innovation Showcase & Net Zero Exhibition opens

12.00 – 13.00

Come along and browse our Innovation Showcase to see the latest cutting-edge technology and initiatives taking place right here in South London – with a series of lightning pitches running alongside. Get practical hints and tips on how your organisation can become sustainable at the Net Zero Exhibition. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

– MC for lightning pitches: Dexter Simms, Mula Cake

Summit Launch: Welcome to The Exchange, Twickenham

13.00 – 13.05

Welcome to BIG South London Innovation Summit

13.05 – 13.15

Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader, Richmond Council


13.15 – 13.40

TBC – awaiting confirmation

Net Zero Transition in Action PANEL

13.45 – 14.25

What’s Happening, What’s Working, Where’s the Opportunities?

Nish Parekh, KAPDAA
Andrew Hagger, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, Richmond, and Wandsworth Council
Jane Mossman, Head of Business Decarbonisation, West London Business, Better Futures+
Luan Baptista, London Borough of Sutton
Professor Sandra Dudley-Mcevoy, Faculty of Science & Engineering, LSBU
Facilitator: Matthew Hamilton, Director, South London Partnership


14.25 – 14.45

Summit Challenges

14.45 – 15.30

Choose from one of the two challenges below:


PEOPLE – Skills for a Net Zero Economy

Richard Keogh, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and External Engagement), University of Roehampton
Forbes Low, Chief Executive, Kingston Chamber of Commerce
Peter Mayhew Smith, Principal & CEO, South Thames Colleges Group
Mark Corbett, Head of Policy & Networks, London Higher
Rachel Bennett, Strategic Lead, South London Careers Hub
Dianna Neal, Strategic Lead for Enterprise, Economy and Skills, London Councils
Facilitator: Polly Persechino, Head of Economy, Skills & Employment, South London Partnership


INVESTMENT – Financing Innovation & Infrastructure for the Green Transition

Stephen King, Head of Business and Enterprise, London Councils
Monica Montero, Head of Programmes & Business Advisory Services, Newable
Pru Ashby, Head of Sustainability, London & Partners
Jonathon Clark, Head of Investment Programmes, Capital Enterprise
Nick Porter, Senior Advisor, Local Government Association
Facilitator: Duncan Brown, London Borough of Kingston


15.30 – 15.45

Net Zero Transition in Action PANEL

15.45 – 16.30

Leading Placed Based Approaches to Realising Net Zero

Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation
Dr. Helen Turner, Director, Midlands Innovation
Dr. Peter O’Brien, Director, Yorkshire Universities
Michelle Reeves, Senior Manager, Policy and Programmes, GLA & London Research & Policy Partnership
Liz Shutt, Programme Director, Insights North-East
Facilitator: Paul Kirkbright, Head of Partnerships, SLP & BIG South London

Keynote Introduction

16.30 – 16.35

– Carol Squires, Head of Economic Development, Croydon Borough Council


16.35 – 17.00

Dr Joe Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)

Innovation Awards 2023

17.00 – 17.30

Concluding Remarks

17.30 – 17.40

Summit Reception

17.40 – 20.00

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