Brighton and Hove is set to host its first-ever Smart Business Conference. The conference will form part of the Eco Technology Show at the Amex Community Stadium and is designed to address the latest strategies and tools to support sustainable growth within local government and business. The one-day event will play host to a number of leading international figures including, Caroline Lucas, Greg Barker and Norman Barker.

The conference will focus on two main themes; ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Smart Business’. Discussions will focus on how green technology can be used to improve both cities and businesses. 

Delegates will benefit from a comprehensive programme of seminars, workshops, case studies and speakers from international businesses such as IBM, Accenture, B&Q and Interface. Three of the Sussex MPs in attendance, Greg Barker, Norman Baker and Caroline Lucas, will discuss the opportunities and challenges of economic growth in a “sustainable business” Question Time-style debate. Whilst the new Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Jason Kitcat will present the council’s prospectus on how to attract investment to the city with Strategic Director, Geoff Raw.   

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion said: “Brighton and Hove has a strong reputation as one of the most ecologically conscious places in the UK – and thanks to the city’s great creative spirit and innovation, we are already leading the way in many green industries and technologies. The Eco Technology Show 2012 will be a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and those from further afield to showcase the latest advancements in renewable energy and energy efficiency.”

The Eco Technology Show begins Friday June 15 at Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Community Stadium.