At this event you will hear from international expert speakers in the field of business and the environment.

You will hear from our key note speaker  Laura Sandys author of "Sweating our Assets: Driving Greater Resource and Energy Efficiency". Laura specialises in the energy, food and resource sectors, focusing on energy markets, food and energy security and resource management. Highly regarded in the industry, she is sure to bring useful global insights for Northern Ireland businesses.

International Synergies NI will also showcase the achievements of organisations supporting and demonstrating resource efficiency and matching through the application of Industrial Symbiosis.

You will find out how in Northern Ireland since 2007 participating businesses have saved an average of £30,000 per year in operating costs.

As we are celebrating our tenth anniversary the conference will include a recognition ceremony for businesses and individuals who have engaged with our service to improve productivity, sustainability and resource efficiency goals.

Since 2007 the service has achieved some remarkable results such as:

  • Economic benefit £40m+
  • Landfill diversion 300,000 tonnes
  • Greenhouse gas savings 250,000 tonnes
  • Jobs created and secured 100+


08:45 Registration, networking and exhibition
09:15 Session 1: Industrial Symbiosis: The Global Context Facilitator: Rachel Lombardi, ISL
09:20 Welcome: Niall Casey, Skills & Strategy Solutions, Invest Northern Ireland
09:30 Global Perspective for Industrial Symbiosis: Peter Laybourn, International Synergies Ltd
09:50 Managing supply chain risk through facilitated IS: Andrew Whyle, Ricoh
10:10 Mission Zero and Beyond, Interface NI (Orla Hoy)
10:30 Q&A
10:40 Networking break & exhibition
11:10 Session 2: Industrial Symbiosis: A Business Efficiency Tool: Facilitator- Alan McVicker, SIB
11:15 Flying the Flag for Resource Efficiency (Colette Eastwood))
11:30 Sharpening Our Business Resources, Camden (Roy Harrison))
11:45 Lightening our Customer’s Load, Frylite Group (Peter Jones))
12:00 Creating Change CAN Enhance Lives, CAN (Janet Schofield)
12:05 Q&A
12:15 Lunch, Exhibition & networking
13:30 Session 3: Industrial Symbiosis: Getting it right locally Facilitator: Rachel Lombardi
13:35 Ten years of Facilitated IS in NI: Elaine Kerr, International Synergies NI
14:00 Recognising IS achievements: Presented by Trevor Knipe & Niall Casey
14:45 Keynote address: Industrial Symbiosis and our assets in the next decade– Laura Sandys
15:15 Q&A
15:30 Summary & closing remarks
15:40 Networking time
16:30 Event close

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Titanic Belfast

Olympic Way,

Queens Road,

Titanic Quarter,


United Kingdom