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Warsaw National Stadium hosts huge UN climate change conference

The National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, is hosting this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference with the help of temporary structures specialist Neptunus.

Taking place from 11–22 November the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC on climate change has been co-organised by the Polish Ministry of Environment.

Neptunus has extensive experience in the provision of international conference venues having already supplied UN Climate Conferences in Bonn and Copenhagen. Most recently Neptunus has been involved with the EU Climate Summit in Denmark and the Energy & Climate Summit in Switzerland.

UN guidelines stipulate that the conference should take place in one huge location so the 75,000 sq. m National Stadium in Poland was chosen. Neptunus has optimised the available space by constructing several of its Evolution structures on the stadium floor to form individual session venues.

In total these will provide 9,000 sq. m of space that can accommodate as many as 10,000 delegates and guests. For energy efficiency and comfort, each Evolution structure is thermally insulated as standard using rigid wall panels and double-skinned air filled roofs. Neptunus will also add acoustic barriers for extra soundproofing. After the event, Neptunus will swiftly dismantle the structures for use in other projects, which fits in with UN climate policy recommendations.

April Trasler, Neptunus’ UK Managing Director, said:

Our innovative technologies ensure the same standard as permanent buildings, and the structures’ flexible dimensions allow the National Stadium to be transformed into a professional conference venue. What is more, the environmentally-friendly components will add to the message sent by the upcoming climate summit.

Neptunus won this year’s Event Overlay and Facilities gold award at the seventh International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Awards, in recognition of its work at the London Olympics.

Judges cited the Neptunus solution demonstrated: Creativity, installation and diversification through design and standards as expected of the world’s biggest sporting event. Pictured: April Trasler, Neptunus’ UK Managing Director receiving the award.

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