THROWBACK TO THE 2018 EDITION

The 7th edition of the LH Forum is now over! Throughout the three days of conferences, workshops and debates on positive economy, we have welcomed a total of 130 speakers from nearly a dozen countries, and over 5,000 participants.

This edition has marked the event’s placement as the International Forum for Positive Cities and Territories, and took place in the Volcan du Havre, which has become the LH Forum’s iconic location.

An audience from Le Havre and elsewhere was able to enjoy roundtables and workshops aiming to answer society’s major interrogations through the prism of territories: zero waste objective, inclusive mobility, responsible agriculture, sustainable urban planning, circular economy, or social entrepreneurship.

Delving into the subject of territories’ role in implementing positive and sustainable initiatives was a crucial goal. We are convinced that today, sustainable, local, and territorial development are the solution to build a better world for future generations. Our audience and speakers are obviously just as convinced: academics, students, political representatives, entrepreneurs and researchers joined us in building solutions together.

The 2018 LH Forum ended with a concert by Martin Solveig, Positive Planet ambassador, which was open to all on the beach of Le Havre, with 28,000 people.

We are proud to say that this 7th edition was a success thanks to your support, and are looking forward to seeing you again for our 8th edition next year! In the meantime, we hope to see you at the next Global Positive Forum on November 20, 2018.

Watch the 2018 Best Of video !

FOCUS ON POSITIVE TERRITORIES

The LH Forum’s second day ended with the Positive Territories Award Ceremony, presented by Sophie Cluzel, State Secretary to the Prime Minister on disabled persons.

For the first time, positive territories were rewarded for their most original, social and environmental initiatives through the Positive Territories Awards. Four prizes were awarded for projects that have a positive impact on future and current generations’ wellbeing around natural resource management, waste reduction, social inclusion, and responsible urban-planning.

Over a dozen applications, four were selected for their accomplishments in each area.  

  • The Social Inclusion Award was attributed to Cover Dressing which facilitates shopping for the disabled.
  • The Natural Resource Management Award was attributed to the City of Chefchaouen in Morocco
  • The Waste Reduction Award was earned by Phenix, which provides a second life for products, surpluses, and waste, by continuously connecting surplus offer and demand in real time.
  • The Responsible Urban-planning Award was attributed to Cultivate, which designs and implements innovative projects around urban agriculture, gastronomy, and circular economy.

 

Watch the entire ceremony

We were honored to recognize such positive initiatives, and thrilled to keep on rewarding positive territories for the years to come.

See you next year; meanwhile you can find all the 2018 photos on our Facebook page