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Speaker presentations

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STEAMhouse Mayoral Challenge report

Read the post event report and discover the recommendations and next steps to be made here.

Event location:

Thursday – Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7BD

Friday – STEAMhouse, 108 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DT


08.30 Registration

Plenary  Session 09.20 – 11.00

Chair Professor Michaela Kendall, Visiting Professor , Birmingham City University/CEO Adelan

Prof Julian Beer, Deputy Vice -Chancellor  Research Enterprise and  Business Engagement Birmingham City University

Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor 

Polly Billington, Director UK 100 Cities Network (100% zero carbon by 2050)

Jane Simpson, Head of Asset Creation Severn Trent Water Plc

Andrew Donald, Distributed Energy ManagerCentrica Business Solutions

Plenary Session 11.30 -13.00

Chair Cllr Liza Trickett Birmingham City Council

Tom Bradley, External Affairs Manager Cadent Gas Ltd

Susan Juned, Director Heart of England Community Energy Ltd

David Terry Tyseley Energy Park and Birmingham Energy Institute

Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development and Delivery Transport for West Midlands

13.45 to 17.00 Breakout /World café

Session 1

2030 Clean Energy Leadership Challenge

Ways to generating greater public, private and community sector leadership to produce 50% clean energy by 2030 in the region, replacing the £10 billion currently spent importing mainly carbon based power, gas and transport fuel. This can both save money, create new jobs, skills business, research and development for our clean, green growth future.

Session 2

2030 Low Carbon Buildings Challenge

How to accelerate retrofitting our built environment, business, public sector and homes,  particularly people in fuel poverty, between 25- 50% by 2030 and towards zero carbon for new build.

Session 3

2030 Clean Transport Systems Challenge

To addressing the paradigm shift to clean fuel technology for all transport, cars, Lorries, busses, trains and planes with electric, hydrogen/fuel cells and hybrid alternatives. Fossil fuel based petrol and diesel transport is causing premature deaths with toxic pollution while damaging all public health, particularly the young, and adding 20% to global warming.

Session 4

2030 Behavioural Change Challenge

Creating a popular public awareness and engagement campaign for behavioural change. This includes producing a road show poster exhibition highlighting the local and global emergency from local atmospheric pollution and adding to global warming both from burning fossil fuels. To combine this with showcasing the range of solution and what people can do about making a difference. This needs to be complemented with the creative use of social media.

15.30 Report back from breakout with recommended actions to follow

16.00  Tea break and network

16.30  Mark Wood Explorer, North-South Pole solar expedition highlighting climate change impact.

17.00 End /networking


Who are the speakers?

For information on all of the conference speakers, click here.


Who’s who? The delegate list.

Find out who else is at the event with you, click here for the delegate list.


STEAMlab information for day two

If you are participating in the STEAMlab on Friday, please read the challenge brief, here.


For Thursday at Curzon Building, we’d recommend Millennium Point car park, an indoor multi-storey.

For Friday, please check out the bottom of this page:

Related event to look out for:

The Practical Consequences of Climate Change – 6th November,