The IES - Land Condition Symposium

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As a responsible organisation, the IES's primary concern is for the safety of its attendees, members, speakers, exhibitors and staff. We are therefore following the advice of the UK Government to 'avoid social contact with others and stop non-essential travel to fight Coronavirus' and as a result, the Land Condition Symposium due to be held on the 24th March in Bristol has now been postponed. 
Details of the new date will be available on the IES website as soon as this has been confirmed. Please do keep an eye on the event page for further details. (
The IES apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support during this time. 


This one-day technical symposium focuses on knowledge exchange, debate and discussion addressing topical issues at the centre of land condition.

Hear from experts at the cutting edge of research, policy and practice in the assessment and remediation of land, gain valuable CPD and have ample opportunity to network with sectoral peers. 

Who should attend?

Environmental Consultants | Contaminated Land Equipment Manufacturers | Expert Practitioners | Remediators | Local Authority Officers | Academics & Researchers | Environmental Science Graduates & PhD Students | Government Officers | NGO & Professional Body Staff

Call for abstracts

Are you a land condition professional interested in presenting at the 2020 Land Condition Symposium? Then we want to hear from you. 

We invite submissions for presentation proposals which meet at least one of the below criteria:

  1. Promote or announce new scientific research or innovative developments or provide an update on scientific guidance in this specialism
  2. Showcase best practice in the assessment and remediation of land
  3. Provide a legal or policy update on a topical issue within the sector
  4. Introduce an emerging challenge being increasingly faced by professionals within the sector

Presentations will be 20-minutes long followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.

More information

Submit your entry before 10 am on the 14th of January.

The Office for Environmental Protection – what is it and what will it do?

Angus Evers, Partner at SHOOSMITHS LLP
Angus is the head of environmental law at national law firm Shoosmiths. He is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of environmental law from contaminated land to waste, climate change, renewables, nuisance, water pollution and asbestos. He also has expertise in related areas such as energy, health & safety and planning. He advises developers and operators of, and investors in, real estate, infrastructure, and other businesses on transactional, regulatory and contentious issues, regularly working alongside real estate, commercial, regulatory, corporate, projects and EU/competition teams. He has led Shoosmiths’ environmental law practice since 2016, having joined the firm from King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). He is also one of the Convenors of the UK Environmental Law Association’s Waste Working Party and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Maximising the impact and potential of phytoremediation

Professor Diane Purchase, Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at Middlesex University?
Diane is a Professor of Environmental Biotechnology and a member of the Urban Pollution Research Centre at Middlesex University. She has over 20 years’ experience researching the role of biotechnology and the environment. In addition to two scientific volumes on Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology and Microbial Applications – Recent Advancements and Future Developments, she has published 8 book chapters and over 80 SCI papers and conference proceedings. She is on the editorial boards of two international journals: Environmental Geochemistry and Health and Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Diane holds committee positions in a number of national and international learned societies. She is both a Fellow in the Institution of Environmental Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology, and an elected Titular Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. She is the chair and organiser of the 5th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation (CLEAR2020).

Exhibiting opportunities

The Land Condition Symposium will attract consultants, remediators, local authority officers and regulators, providing an excellent opportunity for your organisation to interact with your target audience of experts and buyers throughout this technical one-day event. Exhibitors are invited to join the conference as part of your exhibiting package. Utilise this opportunity to hear emerging challenges and sectoral developments first-hand from leading sector professionals. 

This conference is a platform for expert practitioners to share knowledge, therefore we limit the number of spaces dedicated to exhibitors to ensure you can interact with delegates in a non-competitive environment. 

Benefits include:

  • Organisation logo, hyperlink and 150-word description on the IES website
  • Organisation logo included in promotional marketing through targeted emails, IES Contaminated Land LinkedIn Group and IES Twitter account
  • A 150-word company description and logo to feature in the delegate pack available to all attendees
  • Tickets for two attendees at the symposium

Exhibitor Pack or contact Rhianna for more information 

Exhibitor form

Super early-bird IES member £110
Super early-bird  £140
Local Authority  £100
Student and Graduate* £100

*Graduate and student rates are available to those who graduated after 1st January 2019 and are not currently in full-time employment. Certification will be requested to confirm your booking.

Super early-bird sales close at 23:59 13th January 2020.

Please note that the booking deadline for this event is Monday 23rd March, 17:00

To book your space for this conference, please visit The IES's website


There are special rates with the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel for delegates attending this conference. There are limited rooms available, so secure your special Bed and Breakfast rate before this offer expires on 23rd February 2020.

Book your stay


We aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Rhianna Jarvis at or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.



The booking deadline for this event is Monday 23rd March, 17:00

This event is proudly run and created by The Institution of Environmental Sciences

  • Tue 24 Mar 2020
  • Mon 23 Mar 2020
  • Bristol Marriott Royal, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA, ,