PRESS RELEASE TV Star to visit Expo 2005 by asafwewe


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									                                                     Government Office for
                                                      the East Midlands
PRESS RELEASE                                                                  More information from Jon Whowell,
Release Date:            31st August 2005
                                                                                    Policy Advisor Communications
Ref:                     38-08
                                                                                  East Midlands Regional Assembly
                                                                             Tel 01664 502551, Mobile 07887 635749
                                TV Star to visit Expo 2005
Penney Poyzer, presenter of the new series No Waste Like Home on BBC2, will be a special guest
at East Midlands Expo 2005 Pride Park Stadium Derby September 29th 2005. Around 50
organisations exhibiting.

Penney said: “I am proud to be associated with Expo 2005; Climate Change is literally a burning issue. I
find it thrilling that my local region is the seed ground for truly innovative projects and green services.
Seven years ago when I began converting my Victorian home with sustainability in mind there were few
British products available but now I can find many of the items locally. This is real progress.”

East Midlands Expo 2005 is being organised by East Midlands Regional Assembly, the Environmental
Industries Forum East Midlands and the Government Office for the East Midlands. It will showcase a wide
range of activities by East Midlands' businesses, schools, the public and voluntary sectors that improve
people's quality of life and help to address Climate Change. Visitors to Expo will be able to network with
key contacts, learn about the extensive range of activities already underway in the region and learn about a
whole host of opportunities that could benefit their business or organisation and the region. The organisers
are thrilled at the appetite in the region also shown by businesses and other organisations wishing to be
involved by either showcasing the good work they are doing or visiting to see for themselves the wide
range of activities underway. Visitors will even have the opportunity to build a solar-powered car from a kit!

Councillor David Parsons, Chair of The East Midlands Regional Assembly, said.” I am delighted that we
have around 50 exhibitors already signed up for Expo 2005. This is a terrific showcase for the region that is
attracting so much interest across the Country and it demonstrates how much good work is going on in the
East Midlands. The work on climate change will help us all enjoy a better quality of life in the future.”

Notes to Editors
1. The Partners

a) East Midlands Regional Assembly
The Assembly has become the region's foremost voice, creating a strategic partnership to boost the
economic, social land environmental quality of life - for us all.
For more details visit

b) Environmental Industries Forum, East Midlands
The Environmental Industries Forum, East Midlands aims to provide its members in the region's
Environmental Goods and Services sector with opportunities to develop their business both domestically
and internationally, network, train, improve skills and access research and development.
For more details visit

c) GO-EM
Government Office for the East Midlands works to deliver, influence and develop government programmes
and initiatives in the region by working with relevant organisations to meet local needs.
For more details visit
d) emda
East Midlands Development Agency (emda) has a vision for the East Midlands: to be a top 20 region in
Europe by 2010.

This ambitious target is achievable by making the region a place where people want to live, work and
invest. And they'll want to do this by creating a vibrant, successful economy; a healthy, safe and inclusive
society; and a good quality environment.
For more details visit

Jon Whowell, Policy Advisor Communications East Midlands Regional Assembly
Tel 01664 502 551, Mobile 07887 635749, E-mail

 List of Exhibitors as at 30.08.05

 Attenborough Nature Centre BEST                  Big Lottery Fund        BioKneX
 British Geological Survey       Defra (SDU)
 Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link (Environment Centre)                Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
 East Midlands NTI Energy and Environmental Network                      EGNIOL Ltd
 EIForum                         EMBEC           EMBREN                   Empower Training Services
 EMRA                            Energy and Utility Skills                Environ
 Environmental Champions Network                  Envirowise              Euroscience
 Global Action Plan (EcoTeams Project)            GOEM                    Groundwork East Midlands
 Hoval Limited                   IESD, De-Montford University
 Leicester City Council (Environment Team)       Leicester Regeneration Company
 National Quality Assurance Ltd                  Natural England          Northants Borough Council
 Nottingham Health Action Team                    Nottinghamshire Agenda 21 Forum
 Notts county Council - Beacon Council for Sustainable Energy
 Peak District National Park Authority            Pedal Express           Radon Centres Limited
 Schools Homes Energy Education Project           Scott Wilson            Studentforce for Sustainability
 The BA (British Association for Advancement Science)
 The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management                   The Leicestershire Rural Housing Enabler
 UKTI                            Wastecycle Limited

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