A handful of tickets remain for the fifth annual National Air Quality Conference, taking place in London in a fortnight (October 4).
The conference, which is organised by airqualitynews.com, will be looking at key issues around addressing the UK’s air pollution challenge, including the Clean Air Strategy, the development of Clean Air Zones in towns and cities and latest advances in air quality monitoring equipment.
Taking place at Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, the one-day event is expected to attract over 100 delegates from councils and business. Ticket prices start from £99+VAT.
Support for the event is coming from Mercedes-Benz and FUSO, Calor, Urban Transport Group, Imperial & Videalert, Eminox, EMSOL, BEAMA, Toyota and Gramm Barriers & SmogStop.
During the morning session, presentations will come from Defra’s deputy director for air quality and industrial emissions, Harriet Wallace, who will offer an update on the government’s Clean Air Strategy, which was launched in the summer, and aims to tackle air pollution from a range of non-transport sources (see airqualitynews.com story).
Karen Exley, group leader air quality and public health at Public Health England, will discuss the organisation’s Air Quality Toolkit (see airqualitynews.com story) and Chris Large, senior partner at the behaviour change charity Global Action Plan – organiser of the Clean Air Day campaign – who will discuss challenges in raising awareness of air pollution issues.
Later sessions include a Clean Air Zone case study, as well as presentations from SMMT, EarthSense and NPL – with the conference concluding with discussion on some of the latest research and thinking into indoor air quality.
Delegates can also book a specially-priced joint ticket to attend the National Air Quality Awards, which is taking place shortly after the conference and will recognise achievement in helping to improve the UK’s air quality and reduce emissions at all levels across local authorities, the private and third sectors.
Over 40 finalists have been shortlisted for awards, from across the local authority and business sectors (see airqualitynews.com story).