Closing remarks by Britton Jones, Founder & CEO, The Nest Climate Campus and Chairman of the Board for Food Rescue US
About The Speaker
Britton JonesFounder & CEO, The Nest Climate Campus and Chairman of the Board for Food Rescue US
Britton Jones founded NXT Events Media Group to be a purpose driven producer of world-class events dedicated to making the world a better place. Early in 2020, NXT Events became the producers of The Nest, an event creating a unifying destination for climate action during Climate Week NYC. Britton has grown The Nest, a virtual climate action event, into an in-person, inclusive Climate Campus attracting more than 4,000 attendees in 2022.
Prior to founding NXT Events Media Group, Britton Jones was the driving force in building the BJI Fashion Group, the Trade Show Division of Business Journals Inc., into one of the world’s leading trade show organizers. Under Britton’s leadership, the BJI grew explosively from one show in 1997 to running 27 events annually by 2015, becoming one of the largest users of the Javits Center in NYC (21 events per year) and 6 events per year at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. In 2016, Britton sold Business Journals Inc to United Business Media and Leftfield Media (a company he co-founded in 2014) to Clarion Events.
Britton has consistently worked to give back to the events industry. Britton currently serves on NYC & Co's Sustainability and Events Councils and has served on the Boards and as the Chairman of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and American Business Media’s (ABM) Trade Show Council. In 2015, Britton was awarded the Trade Show News Network Industry Icon Award for industry innovation and service. In 2016, Britton also received the industry’s top award, the Robert L. Krakoff Leadership Award.
In his penchant for community service, Britton also joined the Board of Food Rescue US (FRUS) in 2013 and has served as Board Chairman since 2015. The nonprofit has grown dramatically during his leadership, now operating in 41 locations across 21 states. Britton spearheaded the collaboration between the Climate Campus and Food Rescue US, rescuing all leftover food from the Climate Campus in 2022 and delivering it to a local social services agency.