BLUE EARTH SUMMIT announces C4 broadcaster and journalist Keme Nzerem as keynote stage host.

Blue Earth Summit is pleased to announce Keme Nzerem as the keynote stage host for its two-day event being held in Bristol on 13-14 October at The Marble Factory for day 1 and then The Wave for day 2.

Keme is one of the most recognisable faces on Channel 4 and ITV News and will bring a breadth of experience and knowledge to a stage and event full of characters, stories and insight.

When Keme’s not filming news stories, he is typically cycling or backcountry skiing, whether it’s in the Himalaya or the Cairngorms. Keme is a sought after judge on the international adventure sport film circuit, where he also chairs keynote events and moderates panel discussions.

Washington – Moscow – Johannesburg – Rio – London – for the past two decades Keme has reported from around the globe on wide ranging issues from corruption, politics, and human rights – to sport. His focus is always on people, and how global events impact the lives of everyone. Keme’s work and his stories are known for their nuance and sensitivity and have included major stories such as the Grenfell fire, paedophiles in football, World Cups & Olympic Games, the election of Barack Obama and Hurricane Katrina. Keme has also got nerves of steel and relishes the chance to doorstep people in power who have questions to answer. He was also the face of Channel 4 News’ Black to Front day coverage which aimed to elevate Black stories and Black production staff.

Keme is an RTS Journalism Award winner – in 2007 he won the foreign news award for his narration of a film about the US troop surge in Iraq.

Since joining Channel 4 News as a home affairs producer, Keme has run their Washington bureau, anchored the sister show More 4 News, presented the weekend sports bulletin, and been a news and sports correspondent.

Keme’s an experienced conference chair, and also a trustee for an education charity working with disengaged young people in our inner cities. Keme is the proud father of two school age daughters.



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There are a range of options to suit individuals, business teams, investors and an all access option to spend time with our world class speaker line-up and investor community. With our work and home lives becoming increasingly interwoven amidst a global acceptance of the need to mitigate climate change, the summit is about defining the business of life.


Day one of the event will see a programme of content designed to inspire attendees, involving keynote speakers such as Sir Tim Smit from The Eden Project, panels hosted by Lucy Siegle and ethical business investor sessions. The second day is built around attendee experience, with the chance to get outdoors and take part in a range of activities, from trail running to surfing in partnership with Maverick Race, at The Wave, Bristol.

With the critical COP26 global gathering about to start in Glasgow, Blue Earth Summit is a timely marker bringing together a cross section of eminently positive thinkers across business, the outdoor industries, elite sport, academia, politics, activism and sustainability to challenge us all to commit to values and habits for the common good in a region that is proud of it’s leadership, humility and creativity.

The summit is committed to three principles:

  • Living and working sustainably
  • Protecting our playgrounds
  • Inspiring a healthy outlook

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