The Green Expo Youth Conference 2023 Friday, 16th June, 10am – 3pm.

Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL

The themes for the Green Expo Youth Conference will be Innovation. Education. Progress. The event is FREE to attend. Lunch provided.

Led by the young leaders of ChesterCAN (Chester Climate Action Network) with the support of the University of Chester, sessions will be based on discussion, debate and collective problem-solving.  Our focus for the day will be on how we can tackle the climate and nature emergencies and the decarbonisation challenge simultaneously.

Students from secondary schools, colleges and further education will be invited to design the futures they want to see for the region, including the roles they want to play through their future career choices.

Over 60,500 new jobs* will be created in the North West by 2050 to help the UK achieve Net Zero.  This shift will help sustain 660,000 jobs# in the Net Zero economy, the largest number of all the UK regions*.  These jobs need applicants with the knowledge and skills to be able to collaborate across a range of backgrounds – from STEM subjects to the arts and social sciences – drawing on a shared commitment to creating a more sustainable future.

The Green Expo Youth Conference will help inspire, empower and enable young people who want to play a key part in that transition.


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* Green Skills Taskforce 2021                 # Net Zero North West                      ~Science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

A selection of Images from 2022

If you use the photos for your own purposes please credit “ Ian Southerin for #GreenExpo.UK “


2022 Main Sponsors

Across all four events.

2022 Green Shoot Sponsors

Across all four events.

2022 Category Sponsors

Across two or more events, see below.

2022 Youth Conference Sponsors


The Green Revolution

"We have to work together collaboratively to achieve such a massive shift in our behaviour, on energy use, consumption and waste."

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."


The Climate Change Revolution

"The Sun collaborates with the soil to bring plants and flowers to life. We should learn from nature and collaborate more. The North West has great initiatives like HyNet, one of UKGOV’s first two Hydrogen projects."


The Net Zero Revolution

"The North West region is a region driving and leading change towards Net Zero and carbon reduction. Its location is ‘investor ready’ for the key technologies needed and can deliver tangible growth, employment opportunities and economic regeneration."

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There are only 150 places at the dinner.

There are only 120 places at the conference. Reserve yours now.

Schools can reserve up to 2 teacher places and 8 students, first come first served. Only 100 places available.