Manchester conference aims to help SME’s and brands discover and share the solutions that can turn words into actions and help drive positive change.

Innovative co-working office Use.Space is set to host a sustainability conference on the 22nd April, aiming to ignite positive change within the North West’s business community.

The event, Use.Today, will bring together a variety of Manchester’s business and academic elite to discuss solutions for the creation of a more sustainable future.

David Walter, founder of Use.Space, said: “We will be hosting a range of experts, brands and businesses to tell their own unique stories and talk about how they are enabling positive change and leading the way towards a circular economy and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

Aiming to attract 150-200 individuals and organisations, the goal of the conference is to connect, participate, collaborate and continue the discussions and actions needed, with those interested in creating a sustainable future.

David added: “It’s time to start plotting a path to the 2030 agenda* and for that, we need a tidal wave of change.”

Use.Today want to create a shared platform for organisations driven by a desire and a need to make positive change and create a better and more sustainable future. The event will include speakers and brands from the world of commerce, creativity, culture, education, energy, fashion, FMCG and technology.

The event will host a variety of speakers including Dr.Patsy Perry, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing, University of Manchester. Dr Perry says: “Fashion is currently at a really interesting crossroad, retailers are continually talking about sustainability, however, they are still encouraging consumers to buy more. I’m excited to speak at the Use.Today event and discuss how small changes we make can have a massive impact.”

Use.Today is aiming to help SMEs to understand and implement more sustainable practices, this unique event is an opportunity for people across our region – and beyond – to come together to discover, learn, collaborate and share solutions and innovations that can reduce environmental impact, increase sustainability, and empower positive action

The timetable of the conference will include an introduction, round tables, keynote speakers, sustainable brand stories, breakout sessions and networking.

Tickets are priced at £100 or £150 which includes a copy of the 2030 NOW book, tickets are available from https://usetoday2020.eventbrite.co.uk. The event will run from 9 am-5 pm with lunch provided as a part of the ticket price.