Global Sustainability Leaders Join CREtech London 2024 Lineup
New York, NY (December 14, 2023) — CREtech, the leading global technology and sustainability conference company devoted to Reimagining the Built World, proudly announces the participation of global sustainability experts at its upcoming CREtech London event on 8-9 May , 2024, hosted at Magazine London.
Joining an exceptional roster of industry experts are Chief Executives from Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) and UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), along with a distinguished industry executive from Ingka Group (IKEA).
Confirmed speakers already set to present on the Keynote Stage include C-Suite executives from British Land, Stanhope, WilkinsonEyre, Olympia, and more. Their discussions will traverse critical topics about Reimagining the Built World in 2024 such as AI, real estate-led climate innovation, lessons in resilience and adaptation, repositioning in a tough market, occupier demand, smart design, and urban master planning. Attendees can expect tangible, actionable insights empowering them and their companies within an intricate and ever-evolving market landscape.
Newly confirmed speakers for this forefront Built World innovation event include:
Smith Mordak, Chief Executive, UKGBC: A prolific thought leader driving UKGBC towards net zero amidst a pivotal period for the UK's sustainability goals.
Smith is a committed and passionate advocate for building a future economy where people, society, and ecology can flourish. By combining their deep science-based understanding of the climate emergency with a principled approach to transforming our built environment, they are able to lead UKGBC through a critical period in order to put the UK back on track to the net zero goal. Smith’s distinguished career includes leadership roles in architecture and engineering firms Buro Happold, Webb Yates Engineers, and Studio Weave, as well as authorship of several high-impact initiatives and reports. They were the lead author of ‘Built for the Environment’ a report to COP26 commissioned by the RIBA and Architects Declare and endorsed by over 300 built environment organisations from around the world. Smith has also held a wide range of industry positions from which they have campaigned for a just transition to a more sustainable future, including as Board Member for the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy and The Architecture Foundation, and as a nationally elected Councillor at RIBA
Simon Henzell-Thomas, Global Director Climate and Nature, Ingka Group (IKEA): A sustainability expert instrumental in maintaining Ingka Group's leadership in climate and nature action.
Simon has over nearly 20 years of experience working with and for global blue-chip retailers in a number of senior leadership roles. Currently, Simon is the Global Director of Climate and Nature for Ingka Group, operating IKEA Retail in over 30 countries. Previously to his current role, Simon was an integral part of the IKEA sustainability function in Sweden where he led human rights strategy development and partnership-building. Simon has a number of year’s experience as a non-Executive Director and Board member. He is currently on the Board of the UN Global Compact, Netherlands as well as UNFOLD (an association of Corporate Affairs leaders positively shaping the role of business in the world). Additionally, Simon has been a judge for the Cannes Award for Creativity in the Sustainable Development Goals category and was included in the Forbes list of “43 People Changing Advertising For Climate”.
Sarah Ratcliffe, Chief Executive, BBP: An innovative and dynamic leader whose expertise has revolutionized the trajectory of the company.
Sarah is the CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership, a collaboration of the UK’s leading commercial property owners who aim to deliver market transformation through sustainability leadership and knowledge sharing across the property industry. The BBP has 56 members with combined Assets Under Management (AUM) of +£340bn. Sarah spearheaded the market transformational BBP Climate Commitment and leads the BBP’s ground-breaking work programme including the Real Estate Environmental Benchmark, Design for Performance Initiative, ESG Training Programme for Asset Managers and the Owner and Occupier Forum. Sarah is also Chair of the Green Property Alliance, Board Director of the Sustainable Development Foundation, and an advisor to Property Market Analysis. Sarah contributes to numerous industry steering groups and committees including the Investment Property Forum, ESG Special Interest Group and the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard.
Further session details and additional speakers for CREtech London 2024 will be unveiled soon, promising an event brimming with unparalleled insights and networking opportunities.
At CREtech London, 1700+ attendees will experience world-class content that will educate and inspire attendees through a mixture of exclusive keynote presentations, panel sessions, fireside chats, interactive sessions and demos from the industry’s leading edge solutions providers. Only at CREtech London will attendees find the best-in-class C-Suite speakers delivering groundbreaking presentations to foster innovation, drive productivity, and enhance sustainability initiatives. In 2024, CREtech London will feature fewer speakers and panels and more fireside chats, TED talks and next-level presentations that will leave attendees feeling inspired.
Along with extraordinary content, attendees of CREtech London 2024 will get access to our AI-powered peer-to-peer matchmaking app that pairs attendees for 1:1 meetings, an expo hall packed with the latest built world solutions, a new immersive experience featuring leaders in smart building technology, a new curated breakout “CREtech Conversations”, our official cocktail reception and more.
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CREtech is Reimagining the Built World. We are the largest international community of professionals devoted to driving innovation and sustainability in the real estate sector. Our mission is to drive tech adoption and innovation in the Built world by organizing two large-scale conferences annually in New York and London. Learn more: CREtech.com.