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Top 10 Sustainability Conferences in November 2023

November 1, 2023 by Joe Panettieri

Numerous sustainability, green IT and renewable energy conferences are scheduled for November 2023, according to our Global Sustainability Conference Calendar.

The key question: Where should technology partners, chief sustainability officers (CSOs), green IT service providers, and ESG investors potentially focus their attention and travel budgets? Here are 10 (actually, make that 14) sustainability-related conferences and in-person events to note for November 2023. We've sorted them by date:

1. Forbes Middle East Sustainability Leaders' Summit 2023 (November 1-3, Abu Dhabi, UAE): The conference themes will include sustainable economic transformation, the role of sustainable finance and investment in driving green economic practices, and plenty more.

2. World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit 2023 (November 1-3, Kigali, Rwanda): Industry leaders will gather with key government representatives to "continue aligning efforts to support the sector’s recovery and move beyond to a safer, more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future," according to conference organizers.

3. ACESD 2023 (November 3-5, Sapporo, Japan): This is the eighth annual Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (ACESD).

4. Cisco Partner Summit 2023 (November 6-9, Miami, Florida): The conference will include a sustainability session that helps partners to deliver circular asset management solutions; reduce energy consumption; activate energy management solutions; and profit by helping the environment as well as end-customers with their sustainability strategies. Related: Track all Cisco sustainability news for partners here.

5. Sustainable Detroit Forum 2023 (November 6, Michigan): The event typically attracts roughly 200 attendees to discuss sustainability in the Detroit region.

6. Smart City Expo World Congress 2023 (November 7-9, Barcelona, Spain): The conference will showcase smart solutions for "creating safer, greener, and more efficient urban spaces," according to the event organizers.

7. Oka' Sustainability Conference 2023 (November 8-9, Oklahoma). The conference is designed a a "platform for exchanging knowledge, experiences and ideas on Water Sustainability," the event organizer said.

8. Americas Conference - Sustainable Resilience: Catalyzing Innovations 2023 (November 9-11, San Francisco): The INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation will host the conference.

9. Nexpo and Tallinn GreenTech Week 2023 (November 13-17, Tallinn, Estonia): This event is "dedicated to showcasing the latest green technology innovations from around the world and bringing together entrepreneurs and policy-makers to create a more sustainable future." The event is expected to attract 2,000 visitors, 80 green technology companies, and 500 investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, the organizer said. 

10. Microsoft Ignite 2023 (November 14-17, Seattle, Washington): The event will emphasize Microsoft's AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud solutions. But dig a little deeper and you'll see extensive sustainability content on the agenda. RelatedTrack Microsoft's entire sustainability strategy for partners & customers here.

11. Houston Carbon Management Community Summit 2023 (November 16-17, Houston, Texas): Climate Now, in partnership with the City of Houston and Rice University, are hosting the event.

12. ESG Evolve 2023 Conference (November 21-23, Malaysia): According to conference organizers, the event content will cover Innovative Solutions; Latest Technologies; Sustainable Strategies; Success Stories; Investor Insights:;Collaboration and Partnerships; Policy and Regulation Updates; Measurement and Reporting: Stakeholder Engagement; and Future Trends.

13. AWS re:Invent 2023 (November 27-December 1, Las Vegas, Nevada): The close services conference will include multiple sustainability sessions and discussions. Related: Track all Amazon and AWS sustainability news for partners here.

14. COP28 (November 30-December 12, UAE at Dubai Expo City): COP (Conference of Parties) is held every year to discuss and find solutions for climate change. Organized by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).

November 2023 Sustainability Conferences: What Did We Miss?

Did we overlook any key in-person sustainability conferences scheduled for November? And which annual, in-person conferences are on your longer-term radar?

Please email me the details (conference name, organizer, city location, dates and registration page). And check our Global Sustainability Conference Calendar regularly for upcoming conferences in 2023, 2024 and beyond.

Note: Sorry, but our global event calendar does not list online events, Webcasts or virtual conferences. The calendar listings are reserved for major, annual, in-person events.

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