Re-use for a Better Future
Furniture Re-use Network Annual Conference 2016.
The only UK conference dedicated to re-use returns on 26 - 27 April bringing key industry influencers from the CIWM, University of Northampton, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, IKEA, John Lewis, the voluntary re-use sector and more.
Re-use already plays an essential role in the circular economy package throughout Europe; major high street retailers see it as a crucial part to their sustainability strategies; National Government are encouraging re-use in discussions about policy making whilst Local Authorities and others are benefiting from significant savings through re-use.
The theme for this year’s Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) Annual Conference is ‘Re-use for a Better Future’ and we will be exploring the huge impact re-use has, how it will influence our future and exactly how re-use can help our communities and our businesses.
“The FRN conference could not have come at a better time. There are societal challenges that the re-use sector needs to address now and although they initially appeared insurmountable - we are coming up with new solutions to counteract these challenges to deliver a change in the social, political and consumerist system. By being active and enterprising we’re seeing a growth in business for the re-use sector, and our commercial partnerships are ensuring we’re getting recognition for our far-reaching value to society and the environment. Various external parties have already identified the true value of a re-use partnership and are seeing huge opportunities for their own future business, influence and impact. This is what the FRN Annual Conference will address – the promotion of the real impact and the vision for the future of re-use.” (Craig Anderson, CEO)
We offer an independent programme based on the most recent developments in the sector. The key themes to be addressed are:
- The Circular Economy and re-use
- Collaborating with the Re-use Sector
- The value of re-use for business, voluntary sector, public sector and society
- Communicating the positive impacts and values of re-use
- Breaking the barriers of re-use
- Making re-use a part of a business strategy
The FRN's annual conference is aimed at professionals in the re-use sector, practical leaders, decision-makers, local government staff and policy makers who are involved and committed to making re-use part of a better future.
Book your place by 24th March to take advantage of the discounted Early Bird delegate rates!
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Notes to the editors:
Craig Anderson, CEO of the Furniture Re-use Network is available for interview and has worked for the FRN since 2000.
About Furniture Re-use Network
- The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) is the national representative for over 200 reuse charities in the UK.
- The Furniture Re-use Network was set-up in 1985 as response to a growing demand for furniture donation and a growth in reuse charities.
- According to the FRN’s annual statistics, the 200+ re-use organisations in the UK help over 1 million households through the provision of over 3 million household furniture items and electrical equipment whilst saving low income households £348million on essential goods.
- For the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) it is re-use that provides an answer to the UK’s serious waste problem - turning it into a solution for the alleviation of poverty instead. By shifting behavioural attitudes of the public and corporations and using innovative schemes such as retail take-back scheme and supporting product stewardship, the FRN is a game-changer in putting the circular economy into motion.
About the Furniture Reuse Network Annual Conference
Date: 26-27 April 2016
Venue: De Vere Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6JT
Speakers: Speakers confirmed from CIWM, University of Northampton, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, IKEA, John Lewis and more. Announcement to come soon.
Delegate Fees: Early Bird Prices until 24th March 2016. Full prices thereafter.
Non FRN Member Early Bird price: £275 (Includes 1 day conference, food and refreshments, Gala dinner, Tuesday night B&B.)
FRN Member Early Bird Price: £235 (Includes 2 day conference, food and refreshments, Gala dinner, Tuesday night B&B.)