Yesterday at 2 p.m., Connected Liverpool left the office to join the Low Carbon Liverpool event: Liverpool Green Capital? at the Foresight centre (The University of Liverpool). It was an interesting event with roundtables to discuss whether Liverpool should participate in the competition to become the “Green Capital” attended by academia, the public and private sector. Every table got the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas in making Liverpool greener and more sustainable, an excellent event with great speakers.
Just before the event, Innovation Lead Jordy van Kuijk catched up with Shadow Climate Change Minister Luciana Berger to discuss the Green Deal. Jordy: “It was good to speak to such a driven individual. She is very committed to achieve her vision of a greener society. It would be good to collaborate in the near future as her agenda points match our agenda points”.
At 6.15 p.m., CEO Lee Omar and Innovation Lead Jordy van Kuijk left the Foresight Centre for the Merseyside Celebration 2012 at the Atlantic Tower Thistle Hotel in Liverpool. The purpose of Celebration 2012 was to “celebrate CMI (Chartered Management Institute) student’s achievements, the importance and the success of the Global Entrepreneurs Congress 2012, Merseyside’s positive future and the role that CMI has to play in that future”, according to the organisation.
The recently appointed CMI Chief Executive, Ann Francke CCMI, started off by providing the attendees with an update on CMI’s strategic vision, plans for the future, how CMI can collaborate with other professional bodies and educational establishments, and the role of CMI in the North West. It was Ann’s first branch event outside of London.
The keynote speaker was Max Steinberg, the Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision. Max commented on the Merseyside journey and its recent achievements compared to 5 to 10 years ago. Perhaps even more interestingly, was his speech about the future of Liverpool and the many investment projects the city is awaiting such as the International Festival of Business 2014, the 2013 Schools Enterprise Challenge, a new 5-star hotel next to the Echo Arena and the renovation of Stanley Dock to name a few. One thing is sure, Liverpool will become increasingly important in the UK in the upcoming years which is something we are amazingly proud of.
Throughout the evening, all attendants enjoyed a lovely 3-course dinner enabling the attendants to catch up and network with the many interesting guests that were present from the academic, private and public sector. All together, an amazing celebration.