The first summit took place on 17 September 2008 and focused on the five priority outcomes from Birmingham 2026, the new sustainable community strategy, which was also launched at that event.
Guest speakers included Rt Rev David Urquhart, the Bishop of Birmingham and Dame Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
Delegates attended workshops to discuss the five outcomes from the sustainable community strategy:
- Succeed economically
- Stay safe in a clean, grean city
- Be healthy
- Enjoy a high quality of life
- Make a contribution