Rick is an experienced moderator of international conferences, often on environmental subjects. In recent years European institutions have asked him to chair discussions on biodiversity, renewable energy, air quality, marine protection, clean transport and climate change. He has moderated sessions at European Green Week for many years, including acting as MC for the annual Life Awards for the best environmental projects.
Rick helped to set up the Moderators Europe network of broadcast-journalists who work as facilitators for international conferences.
“We would like to thank you, Rick, for facilitating our seminar in Brussels. Your active involvement in the meeting contributed greatly to the undeniable success of our event. We can only repeat what has been already said on previous events: you conducted the event in such a professional manner. Your efficiency, dedication and genuine human touch were appreciated by us and also by the 120 participants. Congratulations and happy to work with you in the future!”
Europe Direct Coordinator, DG Communication, European Commission
“Rick’s approach is very professional, supportive in helping to prepare sessions and liaising with panellists, always ensuring that speakers keep to time-slots as well as guiding the discussions skilfully.”
Green Week Coordinator, DG Environment
“A special thank you to Rick Thompson and Aminda Leigh, for their great contributions as moderators throughout the conference”.
European Commission team organising the HOPE conference on Healthy Oceans, Productive Ecosystems