Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Sustaining Creativity at the Event Production Show

Olympia, London
3rd March 2016
2pm – 3pm

Chris Johnson, Chair of Powerful Thinking  will be chairing a panel at The Event Production Show on ‘Sustaining Creativity in the Events Industry’. Speakers include Alison Tickell, CEO of Julie’s Bicycle, Emma Hudson of Access All Areas, Melvin Benn of Festival Republic and Nick Green from Arts Council England.

This promised sequel to ‘People Planet Profit’ at the Event Production Show 2014, will discuss The Show Must Go On report and the Festival Vision: 2025; how to combine business success with responsible approaches; and how festivals are engaging audiences in increasingly creative conversations about the future.

The Show MustgoonNov26thPowerful Thinking at the Green Events and Innovations Conference

Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London
3rd March 2016

Powerful Thinking will also be hosting a panel discussing The Show Must Go On report and Festival Vision: 2025 at the 8th edition of the Green Events and Innovations Conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to help shape and join Powerful Thinking’s industry-wide commitment to achieve festival sustainability in line with government targets by 2025.

Other conference speakers include:

  • T In The Park’s Steve Taylor discussing the environmental challenges that the event encountered when they relocated to Strathallan Castle.
  • Representatives from festivals around the world speaking about the challenges they face in meeting and understanding their environmental impact, including Lake of Stars, Malawi.
  • ILMC’s Greg Parmley talking about the actions that the conference is taking to implement their sustainability targets.
  • A Keynote speech from Joanna Haigh, director of the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment.
  • The recently relaunched Greener Festival Awards will be presented by Claire O’Neill and Teresa Moore.

The Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI) is produced by A Greener Festival, Bucks New Uni and the ILMC.