First South West and Wales Air Quality Conference set for Bristol

Already responsible for annual events in London and Manchester, the UK’s leading source of air pollution and air quality stories is adding a third for 2023. 

The South West and Wales Air Quality Conference – the first of its kind to hit the region – will take place on Wednesday 21st June at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel.

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Taking place just a week after Clean Air Day 2023, the aim is to bring together local authority staff, councillors, mayors, public health experts, scientists, academics and those in the air quality and measurement industry for a full day of discussion and presentations on the crisis in our atmosphere. 

A number of key speakers have already been confirmed. These include the actor, presenter and writer Robert Llewellyn. Known for his role as rubber-masked mechanoid Kryten in iconic sci-fi comedy ‘Red Dwarf’, he’s also a strong environmentalist and the man behind ‘Fully Charged’, a YouTube channel dedicated to the future of electric vehicles with over 55m views to date. 

Our guests also include Tessa Bartholomew-Good of Global Action Plan, who is currently spearheading the UK’s largest public campaign on air pollution. And we’re delighted to announce Professor Enda Hayes will be joining from the University of West England.

An expert in air quality and carbon management, he brings expertise from work with Defra, the Devolved Administrations, South African government, Irish Environmental Protection Agency, and European Commission. Meanwhile, Cllr Don Alexander, of Bristol City Council, will also be in attendance, discussing the authority’s plans for a new transport network, including a region-wide mass transit system, among other things. 

Tickets for delegates are currently available. You can book your place here

Image: Ferenc Almasi


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1 year ago

Sounds good but are they going to talk about all of the SW of England and all of Wales, or only the urban areas? Summer traffic fumes in rural Devon and Cornwall are dire and there is a dearth of AQ monitoring stations in these areas, as well as in North and central Wales. I know fewer people live in the countryside (especially in winter …) but they still need to breathe!

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