A Greener festival co-founder and Julies Bicycle board member Ben Challis will be visiting Finland on the 29th March to speak at the ‘Green Your Event’ conference organised by the promoters of the Ilosaarirock Festival, the Flow Festival and Ruisrock Festival and North Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Also speaking at Joensuu’s Club Kerubi will be Linnea Svensson from the Oya Festival in Norway and Jabob Bilabel from the Green Music Initiative in Germany. Topics include audience behviour to environmental issues, carbon reduction and waste management. The Following week (April 8th) Ben visits Brussels to give a keynote address to the Federation of Music Festivals in Belgium. who expect 140 festival organisers to attend the Federation’s Annual Meeting, which will take a special look at environmental sustainability at Festivals. Ben recently spoke at the ‘New Ways and Trends in Arts Management’ conference in Budapest, Hungary, and is confirmed for our own conference, Green Events and Initiatives to be held at Buckinghamshire New University on April 20th in High Wycombe.