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Blue Earth Summit 22 launches at Patagonia Bristol

Last night saw lift off for Blue Earth Summit this year, as we filled Patagonia Bristol for our ’22 launch party.

There was an amazing amount of energy in the room, and it was great to see such huge support and goodwill towards the Blue Earth Summit movement. In between drinks, music and conversation, the event founders took to the stage to reflect on last year’s Summit and shared plans of growth and progression for ’22.

This was followed by a talk from the inspirational Kate Rawles, who shared stories from her adventures and how they have influenced her outdoor philosophy.

To mark the launch, Priority Tickets are now live. For the next 7 days when you buy one ticket you’ll get a second free. Once this limited offer closes tickets will be released in batches to our pre-registered audience, following which any remaining tickets will go on general sale later this year.

What to expect from Blue Earth Summit in 2022

We’ve created a platform that brings people and business together in a more positive way.

In today’s world businesses need to be about more than profit. In order to connect with their teams and their customers, businesses of the future need to be purpose driven. We believe that business can be a force for good and help to inspire positive change.

Blue Earth Summit exists to help business rebuild, reconnect and move forward in a more positive way, focusing on three core pillars:

Outdoors – Harness the power of the outdoors
People – Champion physical and mental health
Planet – Understand the positive impact that business can have on the planet

Using the main theme of ACTION, key topics for 2022 include:

Circular Economic Systems
Blue Health
Youth, Diversity and Inclusion
Regenerative Food Production
Responsible Adventure & Travel
Energy Transition

What’s new this year?

Based on feedback and demand from last year’s Summit, we’re extending the format and increasing capacity from 1,000 to 5,000 attendees across the event, which will now run over three days .

The first two days will be held at Motion, with even more in depth content across a broader range of topics. On day three we’ll head back to The Wave, this time for the full day with additional opportunities to surf, bike, run and experientially network with fellow Blue Earthers. Plus more day three activities to be announced.

Another area of growth is the Pitch Tent. Last year we raised £15m for 4x finalists. This year we are expanding the business format and introducing:
Pitch Tent Adventure – Funding expeditions challenges
Pitch Tent Community – Funding projects that make the outdoors more accessible

After a busy day for the first time we’ll be introducing a Night Programme, which will see a range of break out evening events across Bristol.

Who’s coming to Blue Earth Summit ’22?

2022 will see the return of some key speakers from last year including favourites Sir Tim Smit, Kresse Wesling CBE and Hugo Tagholm.

Joining them are business change leaders Mike Barry and Jonathon Porritt, elite ocean racer Pip Hare, outdoor diversity leader Maxwell Ayamba, MD of Iceland Group Richard Walker, youth activist Poppy Stowell-Evans and head of River Action UK & former chairman of Teneo Charles Watson, to name a few!

There are big plans afoot for the Global South, plus lots more exciting speakers we’ll be announcing in coming weeks and months.

Many of last year’s partners such as Trek, Hydro Flask and Feel Good are coming back and continue to support the growth of this event and on top of this we are welcoming the likes of Rab, Komoot and many more.

So what are you waiting for? Priority Tickets for the leading purpose-led business and outdoor festival in the UK are on sale for the next 7 days, so when you buy one ticket you’ll get a second free. Book your tickets here.

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