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From Cornwall to Scotland: Identity to deliver COP26

Following the success of the G7 Summit in Cornwall, Identity has been confirmed to deliver the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow later this year.

The G7 Summit saw Identity successfully organise the gathering of seven world leaders, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President of the United States Joe Bidden and France’s President Emmanuel Macron, in Carbis Bay, Cornwall in June. Despite the remote location with only small roads and limited accommodation, Identity was able to deliver an efficient event and limit disturbance to locals through meticulous planning.

The Eastbourne-based event management company will work with the UK Government to organise and produce COP16 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow this November.

The sustainability-focused event is expected to be the largest gathering of Head of State ever hosted in the UK.

Identity managing director, Michael Gietzen added: “COP26 is a hugely important international event focusing on action to tackle climate change. It will attract worldwide media attention while hosting international heads of state, along with campaigners and climate experts. We are delighted to have been chosen and trusted to deliver this very high-profile event.”

Janet Dodd, director of live events at Identity said: “We are honoured and proud to be the agency of choice to deliver this critical conference and to be supporting the government in uniting the world to tackle climate change.

“At Identity, we are determined to do everything we can to combat climate change and in pursuit of this, we have a dedicated team who focus on helping us achieve our vision. This team will be integral in making sure that COP26 is the most sustainable one to date and achieves ISO 20121 accreditation.

“We are delighted that we will once again be working with the talented teams at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and Cabinet Office, and are looking forward to working with them to deliver an event that will really make a difference.”

COP26 was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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