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Re-use for a Better Future - FRN Annual Conference 2016 Press Release

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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!

Website: www.frn.org.uk/conference

Facebook & LinkedIn: Furniture Re-use Network

Twitter: @FRNUK

#FRNConf16

Download booking form: HERE

Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities at The FRN Conference please contact Lesley Wilcox on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0117 954 3572. 

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Contacts

Bex Jones (Marketing & Communications Officer) T: 0117 9543552/07557 526 980

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Sponsorship & Exhibiting: Lesley Wilcox (FRN Operations Manager) E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

To book: Lauren Jenkins (Membership and Events Admin) E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download booking form: BOOKING FORM

Visit the FRN website at www.frn.org.uk 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FurnitureReuseNetwork

Twitter: @FRNUK 

 

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.)

Website: www.frn.org.uk/conference

   

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