Fiona Pelham

CEO, Sustainable Events Ltd, (Positive Impact Events)

Fiona launched not for profit Positive Impact in 2005 to provide education and collaboration opportunities to create a sustainable event industry.
Positive Impact tells the story of the power of events and inspires sustainability best practice across the global event industry. For example, have over 200 volunteer ambassadors and an annual best practice sharing campaign #CSRShareDay which reaches over 1.6 million people.
In 2018 Positive Impact is due to become an affiliate member of the UNWTO.

Fiona was the youngest female to chair an ISO standard when, in 2012, ISO
20121 a management system for event sustainability inspired by London 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games was created.
In 2014 Fiona received an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University for services to the event industry and sustainability.
In 2016 Fiona was the first European female to chair Meeting Professionals International, a global association of over 17,000 members belonging to more than 60 chapters and clubs in 22 countries.

Fiona is an award-winning entrepreneur passionate about sustainability and her background in events and strategy gives her a unique perspective which she has shared with changemakers at numerous events around the world.