Conference 2015 Programme

Tuesday 30th June

from 8.30 Registration
10.00 Conference Opening Slide Show
10.05 Chairing and welcome by Mr Philip Hygate, Chairman, NAAONB
10.10 NAAONB Annual Review by Mr Howard Davies, CEO, NAAONB
10.30 Mr Hector Pearson, Planning Policy Manager, National Grid plc – The VIP project – an update on a year of exceptional progress demonstrating the value and relevance of working with the NAAONB and AONB Family and a preview of National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative.
11.00 Q & A to above speakers
11.15 Coffee break
11.30-15.30 A choice of briefings and “market place” case stories on national areas of work and other themes including planning, communications, raising non-exchequer funding, biodiversity, sustainable tourism etc.
13.00 Buffet lunch to allow people to attend the market place
15.30 Coffee break
16.05 Bowland Award Showcases
17.00 Finish
17.30 Time for fringe meetings
19.00 Reception, Bowland Award voting, dinner and ceremony
Late bar facilities til midnight

Wednesday 1st July

From 7.30-8.30 Breakfast
from 9.00 Field trips with lunch
By 18.00 Return to West Downs Centre
19.00 Informal dinner and quiz
Late bar facilities til midnight

Thursday 2nd July

7.30-8.30 Breakfast
9.00 Mr Philip Hygate, Chairman, NAAONB
Welcome
9.05 Mr Mat Roberts, Director of Sustainability Strategy, Interserve – The value and relevance of Protected Landscapes as dynamic living landscapes that underpin the UK’s sustainable economic success.
9.25 Mr Ian Glover, Environmental Sustainability Manager, National Grid – The value and relevance of Protected Landscapes to UK business and National Grid’s “Natural Grid” concept
9.45 Coffee break
10.30 Ms Lyndsey Swift, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement, VisitEngland – the value and relevance of Protected Landscape to the tourism industry
10.50 Dr Carly Wood, Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science, University of Essex – the value and relevance of Protected Landscapes to the health and wellbeing of society
11.10 Mr Rory Stewart, Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, Defra (tbc)
11.30 ‘Question Time’ panel debate to include above speakers
12.30 Chairman’s closing statements
12.35 Landscapes for Life Award ceremony – photo opportunities
13.00 Close