Base Cities transfers to SUSTAINOPOLIS
A letter from Andrew Dowding, Founder, Base Cities (September 2015)
I am delighted to be able to tell you that the ownership of the Base Cities event series has been transferred to SUSTAINOPOLIS under the very able stewardship of Dr Daniella Abreu.
SUSTAINOPOLIS is a Brussels based company which specialises in promoting partnerships to develop projects within the sustainability framework. Daniella knows base and the market intimately as a former base client (sustainability manager at Skanska) and the developer of Base EU Cities which is launching in Brussels on the 27th -29th October this year.
As to the specifics of future base events and when they run, Daniella will for now focus her energies on Base EU Cities which will take on the values and the aims of base London, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Nantes, together with the loyal constituencies of support - both organisational and individual - that have supported them over the years.
Daniella says: I came to the first base event in 2010 and have carefully followed its evolution into the highly professional and successful Base Cities events that have now run in 6 cities. I am really looking forward building on this platform with the current launch of Base EU Cities in Brussels and continuing to work with Andrew and Paul on its growth and future development.
Paul Wheeler and I will stay heavily involved and will join the base EU Cities advisory board as well as being on hand to help guide Daniella. We will however now be mainly focussing on the
development of Essential Infrastructure which is enjoying strong growth in the UK.
This is great news for base Cities and I hope you will join me in congratulating Daniella and pledging your support to the future of the brand which has been running strong for six years. With this move I'm confident it will continue to develop for at least the next six!
And from Paul and I, a massive thank you to you all for all your support and encouragement over the years. We would especially like to thank Steve Norris and Fiona Woolf who have given us such huge credibility and solid leadership.
Group Managing Director Essential Infrastructure Events