Green Events & Innovations 2013

A Greener Festival, Bucks New University and the Association of Independent Festivals will be presenting the fourth edition of GREEN EVENTS & INNOVATIONS at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, on Thursday 7th March 2013. The Conference is being hosted at the International Live Music Conference, the world leading gathering of live music business professionals from around the globe and Green Events & Innovations remains the UK’s leading conference looking at sustainability at events.

Tickets for the Conference (which include lunch, and a day of panels, keynotes and workshops) are £75, with a discount rate of £50 available for AIF Members, Yourope Members, ILMC delegates and students. You can REGISTER HERE.

SCHEDULE: 09:30 – 17:30

Reducing food waste Jacqui Reeves & Rebecca Sarll (Fareshare South West)

Reducing campsite waste Rick Story (Eco-action Partnership) and Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe), Love Your Tent.

The Power Behind Festivals Chris Johnson (The Shambala Festival), Andy Mead Festivals (Firefly Solar), Bill Egan (Aggreko)

Managing waste at festivals Panel Moderator: Claire O’Neill, A Greener Festival with Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Germany), Ed Cook (Ed Cook Consultancy), Marek Gordon (SITA, Olympics 2012 waste contractor)

Break out session 1 Understanding the Audience: Exclusive Audience research data for UK & European festivals in 2012. Teresa Moore (Bucks New University)

Break out session 2 The Greener Festival Award 2013: Helen Wright, A Greener Festival (Victoria Suite, for AGF assesors)

Workshop 3 The Greener Festival Award 2013 & the aggregated 2012 Results. Helen Wright (AGF) and Nicolas Pianet (AGF)

Focus on Finland The EcoCompass Event – the Finnish environmental management system and also a focus on the Helsinki area’s environmental plans: Elina Levula

The Green Ticket New research reveals the environmental impact of the various methods of ticket delivery with Dave Newton (We Got Tickets) and Sam Chapman (Edinburgh University)