This includes regular hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and minimizing personal contact such as handshakes. We will provide additional hand sanitizers at registration, food stations and exhibition areas as well as in all toilet facilities.
‘Industry 4.0’ technologies are already all around us, changing the ways in which we live, work and learn. By 2022, the skills required to perform most jobs will have shifted and 54% of all employees will require re-skilling and upskilling.
So how do we prepare for this transformation?
Digifest 2020 captures the excitement and challenge of managing that evolutionary change – a challenge that will see wholesale changes to the jobs market where 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 have as yet to be invented!
Over the two days we’ll explore:
Education 4.0 and the world of work
Ethics and 4.0
Learning spaces with digital injection
Education 4.0: technology in action, sharing best practice
Information on how to get to the venue can be found on the ICC website.
Sustainability - reducing our global impact
We are working hard for Digifest 2020 to reduce the impact it has on the environment, locally and globally.
Digifest is held at the ICC in the centre of Birmingham, enabling easy and efficient access using public transport from across the UK.
The ICC itself is a short walk or tram ride from Birmingham New Street station.
The ICC is a venue that has an impressive approach to sustainability, with a zero to landfill recycling policy. Any remaining waste from events is burned to create power in a specialised plant. Any residual waste unable to be composted is used to resurface the roads in and around Birmingham. Food waste is used to make power at an anaerobic power plant, residual waste is used as fertiliser.
The ICC kitchens use the 'Winnow' waste app. This app analyses food waste to see where this food can be reused. Prepacked food nearing its expiry date is distributed via a charity, to those that need it. Plastic straws have been removed from all catering and beverage areas at the venue. Crockery and glasses are used at Digifest to reduce waste.
All lights have been replaced with LED units to save energy. Smart meters have been installed and data analysis from these meters is being conducted to determine how energy can be saved across the venue group.
We work with exhibition suppliers who offer multiple display deliveries and re-use stands which further reduce the environmental impact vs traditional “space only” events.
We actively encourage exhibitors to be mindful of their environmental impact.
The approach we take with our exhibitions encourages the use of digital messaging, reducing the opportunity for printed materials, graphics and giveaways.
At the event
The Digifest event app significantly reduces the amount of printing required at the event. Any event printing is now FSC certified and fully recyclable. All laminate or UV finishes have been removed from our marketing materials, ensuring that recycling can occur.
Our lanyards, when used, are made of bamboo and PET materials that are biodegradable.
The use of Foamex materials has been replaced with recyclable alternatives for any signage or branding at events. We have eliminated the use of vinyl opting for alternative recyclable or reusable materials.