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Net Zero Sport Summit

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Event description

This in-person half-day summit will explore opportunities for sporting organisations to :

  • Set, and meet, net zero targets in their operations
  • Leverage those commitments and outcomes into marketing opportunities and
  • Increase engagement with their players, members, spectators and communities .

At the event you will get to hear from industry experts. Presentations will include practical case studies at all levels, from professional, national, and international sporting organisations and events, through to local clubs and let’s not forget the partners who have helped them on their journey.

We will be answering nitty gritty questions about net zero aspirations. Like, what does “net zero” actually mean? Is it different to carbon neutral? What about offsets - are they good or bad?

The event will cover two different contexts, with panels covering Net Zero in the Big Leagues and Major Events, and The Flip Side: Community Sport leaning into Net Zero, their way.

Program overview:

  • 12.30pm - Registrations open (serving tea & coffee)
  • 1.00pm - Acknowledgment of Country and framing of day
  • 1.20pm - What the heck is Net Zero Sport? Annabel Sides, Founder, Green Planet Sport Kate Nicolazzo, Director, Let Me Be Frank Nicholas Dion, Head of Digital APAC at Amer Sports (Arc'teryx, Wilson, Salomon, Atomic, Peak Performance)
  • 1.40pm - Panel Discussion: Major Events and Professional Leagues
    • Richard McInnes, CEO Water Polo Australia
    • Matt Nicholas, Director of Sustainability, Tennis Australia
    • Ali Devlin, Senior Consultant, Sustainability for MI Global Partners & Event Operations for Sail GP Sydney
    • Stephanie Lebeau, former Manager, Sustainability, FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee
    • Paul Whelan, Zero Carbon Operations Lead, City of Melbourne
  • 2.35pm - Afternoon Tea
  • 2.55pm - Carbon Offsets: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Jo Hoatsen, Australian Sports Climate
  • 3.10pm - Panel Discussion: Community Venues and Programs
    • Fiona Young, Manager Places to Play, Tennis Victoria
    • Jo Hoatsen, Australian Sports Climate & Cricket for Climate
    • Andy McCarthy, RACV Solar
    • Rita Nehme, Richmond Football Club
  • 4.05pm - Building a vision for a Net Zero Future in your sport
  • 4.25pm - Evauluation & Close
  • 4.30pm - Networking time
  • 5.00pm - Event close

Tickets are $50 for General Admission and $25 for community clubs and not-for-profit organisations. There is a small number of tickets available for free for students.

Brought to you by Let Me Be Frank and Green Planet Sport as part of their Climate Action in Sport series.

Supported by Wilson and the City of Melbourne.

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