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The British Association of Landscape Industries’(BALI) National AGM to be held on 12 September 2019 has had to change its venue location to due to increased number of attendance.

The AGM has been moved to Lantra House, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LG. The event will remain on site but has been moved to a larger venue size than Landscape House. Further details will be able available within your second Calling Notice due to be sent out week commencing 19 August 2019.

The formal AGM will begin promptly at 10:30am at Lantra House followed by a short presentation by Wayne Grills (Chief Executive) focusing on the past 12 months of activity at BALI, as well as seeking the opinions of members to ensure the association continues to meet members’ expectations. This will be followed by a complimentary buffet lunch. 

Just before lunch is served, between 11.45am and 12.45pm, there will be several short presentations from guest speakers Mike Connors, Managing Director of Revoplas Recycling Solutions, Shaun Herdsman, Division Manager of Modiform, and Jason Reeves Head of Policy and Communications at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Presentations will focus on sustainability and the environment as well as recycling black plastics and an introduction to biodiversity net gain.

agenda

AGM start - 10.30am
AGM finish - 11.30am
Speaker 1 - 11.45am
Speaker 2 - 12.10pm
Speaker 3 - 12.30pm
Lunch - 1.30pm
Close - 2.30pm

speakers

11.45am

Mike Connors
Managing Director
Revoplas Recycling Solutions

Recycling = Better Off – Plastic can be fantastic for your business

Plastic recycling consultants Revoplas can change the way your business thinks about plastic recycling and help you save money along the way. Whether you’re a landscape contractor, supplier or garden designer using plastic day-to-day, this free talk will unlock new ways to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

12.10pm

Shaun Herdsman
Division Manager
Modiform

Back in Black – You CAN recycle plastic plant pots

Award-winning manufacturer Modiform provides a short update on their innovative alternatives to black plastic plant pots releasing in 2020, and why you should take notice if you want to save costs and care for the environment.

12.30pm

Jason Reeves MCIEEM
Head of Policy and Communications
Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Biodiversity Net Gain – Practical ways to protect the natural environment

CIEEM will introduce BALI members to Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), including the use of metrics and Defra’s planned ‘eco-metric’. Defra has consulted on making Biodiversity Net Gain a mandatory element of the English planning system, the Chancellor has announced that it will be mandatory, and the Environment Secretary has reinforced this commitment. BNG forms part of a larger commitment to being the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it was before. This includes increasing health and well-being benefits from green spaces, reducing air pollution, improving soil condition, and creating natural flood prevention measures.

How to book your space(s)

For further information or to confirm your place(s) please email nicky.mcmurdo@bali.org.uk or book via our online event page. 

The event is free for BALI members but non-members will be charged at £12.00 (incl VAT). 

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