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First Headliners for ESS Expo 2024 Announced!

We're delighted to introduce the first wave of headline speakers for this year's ESS Expo, who are both distinguished experts renowned for their influential contributions to the environment and wildlife conservation. Join us for compelling presentations that promise to inspire, educate, and motivate our professional community towards achieving greater sustainability and innovation in environmental practices.

Chris Packham is a very well known naturalist, TV presenter, photographer, author and speaker. He is instantly recognisable for his enthusiastic presenting style on The Really Wild Show and BBC nature series Springwatch. As well as being arguably the most engaging wildlife expert of his generation, he also has a sharp business brain, having founded a leading wildlife production company.

An Executive Producer with the BBC, Mike Gunton is the first Creative Director of the BBC Natural History Unit, the world’s largest production unit dedicated to wildlife filmmaking. Also Creative Director of Factual, Gunton occupies the dual role of creating new content for the BBC and working with BBC Worldwide to develop new commercial ventures while operating closely with the BBC Earth team.