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Sport Positive Summit: Three days of sport & sustainability

The countdown to the Sport Positive Summit at the Kia Oval in London is underway: The congress, which has established itself in the sports industry over the past three years as the most important networking event for everyone involved in the topic of golf & sustainability in Europe, will take place this year from the second to the fourth of October and offers both a face-to-face event and the possibility of virtual participation.

Global issues and best practice

Compared to last year, the event attracts once again with a significantly increased program. Interesting is the division into a macro and an action stream, between which you can decide respectively. While the macro discussions will cover overarching topics such as “Accelerating Change with a Purpose” or “A Sustainable Future for Sport – Game On or Game over” and numerous other topics, the “Action” section will focus on concrete best practice examples from individual sports.

In this segment, for example, Caroline Louis, responsible for Circular Economy, Sustainable Development & CSR Manager for the 2024 Olympic Games, presents the concept for the biggest sporting event of 2024. Also of interest here, for example, is the program item “Innovating on Travel Challenges,” which takes a close look at mobility issues in top-level sports. The projects of Formula 1, World Athletics, UEFA and the Philadelphia Eagles are presented here.

Golf industry is part of the congress

The golf industry will also be present again at the Sport Positive Summit: Kelli Jerome, Executive Director of the GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf, will discuss the possibility of increasing ecology, biodiversity and nature on sports surfaces with representatives of the French Tennis Federation and the National Olympic Committee of Denmark. Under the title “Leading with Sustainable Procurement”, Maria Grandinetti-Milton, Head of Sustainability at the European Tour Group, will present the sustainability processes in the professional sector of the European golf scene.

For those interested in first learning about sustainability in sports, a preparatory workshop will be offered on October 2. Tickets, both for the online and the face-to-face event, and more info can be found here.