9-10 June, 2009
Official event of the Environmental Goods and Services South Africa Forum (EGSF)
GREEN SUPPLY AND DEMAND
In order to avoid critical shortages in energy, water and land fill sites, as well as irreparable harm from pollution, and spurred on by the threat of climate change, government is rolling out legislation to regulate the use of limited resources and shield the environment from further degradation.
In parallel businesses, consumers, public and international buyers are demanding more environmentally friendly goods and services, the procurement of which helps them minimise their impact on the environment and as such helps them achieve their environmental objectives and commitments.
To meet this ‘green demand’ suppliers are offering a growing number of environmental choices in every possible product category, by introducing new low impact product ranges or by intervening in the input choices, production and supply chains of their current products and materials. In many instances this environmental leadership is gaining them a competitive advantage regardless of sector or position in the value chain.
These market forces, have in turn stimulated a burgeoning Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) sector, consisting of activities that produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimize or correct damage to water, air and soil, as well as problems related to waste, noise and eco-systems.
Traditionally geared towards compliance, the EGS sector is now also the ‘go to’ sector for companies and cities who want to go beyond the statutory minimums and set themselves apart by adopting higher voluntary environmental standards.
Buy-environmental Conference will bring together public and private sector decision makers from South Africa and abroad, executives from procurement, sales and marketing, operations and production, health safety and the environment, as well as consultants, professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs, to learn from internationally renowned speakers and case studies on leading examples how substitution, intervention and mitigation can protect the environment and create competitive advantage in the new green economy.
BUY-ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE SHOW
Adjacent to the Conference, the Buy-environmental Trade Show will feature environmental choice products and environmental goods and services from South Africa and abroad.
The purpose of the trade show will be to give these providers an opportunity to show case their offerings to delegates attending the conference as well as people from government and industry who will attend the trade show to learn more about environmental choices and solutions available to them in SA.
How do I get involved?
To attend as a Conference Delegate:
2 day Conference
Cost: R4950 plus vat
EGSF Member Delegates discounted 50%
Cost: R2475 plus vat
To exhibit at the Trade Show & exhibition:
Standard Exhibitor Package:
Stand size 3x3
Cost: R15000 plus vat
SME / SMME Exhibitor Package
Stand Size 2x1
Cost: R7500 plus vat
Exhibition attendance is R50
For Further Information Please contact:
Megan Van Horsten
Tel: 021 447 4733
Tel: 021 447 4733