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Abena Poku-Awuah


Abena is a Sustainable Events Producer and the Founder and Managing Director of Legacy, a sustainable events agency and consultancy.

Legacy helps companies organise virtual and in-person events, whilst considering the environmental impact of the event, its carbon footprint, and its potential for positive social change. Abena supports and advises event professionals to run more sustainable events through providing project management, training, workshops, audits and bespoke advice.

Abena is a Chartered Scientist with more than 15 years of experience of working in sustainability. Her clients include the University of Oxford, Spotify, Formula E, BNY Mellon, the UK department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy. She has provided event management advice to international event companies such as Red Bull and Incisive Media, whose portfolio of brands include Business Green, Channel Partner Insight, InvestmentEurope and Enterprise Technology Events. She was part of the team that produced the Legacy Masterplan Framework (LMF) for the London 2012 Olympic Games. and she was featured in the top 50 BAME entrepreneurs of 2020.

When not obsessing about sustainable events, she can be found cycling in the countryside or sending cheese jokes to her long-suffering friends and family.

Abena is a natural dreamer and is constantly inspired by the creative potential of events to change the world. With her team, she is on a mission to revolutionise the way events are planned and run, demonstrating that sustainable events can be beautiful, engaging and inspiring.