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Sir Tim Smit

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Founder of Eden Project & Keynote Speaker on the Environment

Sir Tim Smit is the founder of the Eden Project and Executive Vice Chair of Eden Project Ltd and passionate speaker on the environment, conservation and sustainability.

The Eden Project began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public in 2000 since when more than 19 million people have come to see what was once a sterile pit turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. The project has contributed over £1.9 billion into the Cornish economy.

Sir Tim had previously moved to Cornwall in 1987, having worked for ten years in the music industry.

Sir Tim has received a variety of national awards including The Royal Society of Arts Albert Medal (2003) and in 2002 he was awarded an Honorary CBE in the New Years Honours List and in June 2012 he was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Her Majesty the Queen.

Sir Tim is the author of books about The Lost Gardens of Heligan (voted ‘Book of the Year’ in 1997 by the Sunday Times) and the Eden Project, and he has contributed to publications on a wide variety of subjects.


Sir Tim Smit is a passionate speaker and entertaining keynote speaker. His talks cover subjects such as –

• Environment & Sustainability
• Conservation
• Entrepreneurship
• Leadership
• The Future
• Innovation & Creativity