Fiona Pelham

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 shares stories of sustainability best practice with the global industry.

Fiona is also managing director of Sustainable Events Ltd whose clients range from Manchester United Old Trafford to Zurich Bank and whose team of associates are based across the world.

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, for one year, Fiona became international chair for Meeting Professionals International, a global association of over 17,000 members belonging to more than 80 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 at numerous presentations around the world.

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