Green Events and Innovations conference – running order confirmed

//Green Events and Innovations conference – running order confirmed

Green Events and Innovations conference – running order confirmed

Green Events and Innovations – Keynotes, Panels and Presentations

 09.30am        Registration opens (please arrive at the Gateway Building, Buckinghamshire New University and you will be directed over to the conference room (N3.06)

 10.00am        Welcome from Bucks New University and A Greener Festival

 10.15am        Introducing the Greener Festival Award:  Presented by Helen Wright, A Greener Festival

 The Greener Festival Award is now in its 5th year and is recognised internationally as a prestigious independent assessment of sustainability and environmental good practice. This session aims to allow delegates the opportunity to understand how the scheme works and what criteria are used in assessing festivals.

11.00am        Waste Management Solutions:  Presented by Andy Willcott, Network Recycling

 Network Recycling are acknowledged experts in providing waste management solutions to festival and Andy Willcott will provide a presentation on practical and effective waste management regimes for festivals. The presentation will follow a group discussion on the opportunities and challenges ahead for reducing and managing event waste most effectively.

12.00pm        Measuring GHG Emissions: Presented by Helen Heathfield, Julies Bicycle

Established in 2007 by and for the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle is a non-profit company working with the creative industries to co-ordinate and catalyse best practice in sustainability and develop cultural leadership around climate issues to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. JB help organisations understand their carbon impacts and take responsibility for reducing them by providing clear, practical advice and support, based on the best available research, tools and which will be explained by Helen Heathfield, Julies Bicycle’s Associate Director for Energy & The Environment.

 1:00pm          Lunch Break: Lunch is not provided but there are two cafeterias at Bucks New University – Rusty Bucks in the Gateway Building (ground floor) and Beats (1st floor) as well as a number of pubs and restaurants in the centre of High Wycombe, just 5 minutes walk away.

 2.00pm          Keynote: The Role of Arts in Climate Change. Ben Challis 

 2.30pm          PANEL: Sustainable Power Solutions

 Whilst travel is known to be the highest contributor to a green field event’s GHG emissions, on site power is something that is possibly more within the control of organizers, and area where a demand from green solutions is seen to be rising in conjunction with some of the technological advancements of our society. This panel brings together a range of expertise on power  – from festival organisers, education, long established generator and large scale power providers, to those with smaller scale innovative solutions. The panel will discuss what is available on the market at present, what is being done, what are future the challenges, and where do we go from here?


Andy Mead (Firelfly Solar)

Juliet Ross-Kelly (Eco Action Partnership, Isle of Wight Festival)

Helen Heathfield (Julies Bicycle)

Sam Jenner (Eco Charge Technologies)

Rob Hutchinson (Innovation Power)

Tom Davidson (Buffalo Power)

Moderator: Claire O’Neill  (AIF / A Greener Festival)

 3.45pm         PANEL: Travel Solutions for Music Festivals

 With audience travel now acknowledged as the biggest contributor to the music industry’s carbon footprint, panellists will discuss what festivals are doing to reduce car travel to festivals. Questions to be asked include what are the most and least polluting options of travel? Are there any new initiatives on the horizon? And what works and what doesn’t?


Lucy Brooking Clarke (Glastonbury Festival)

Kevin Green (Big Green Coach)

Zoe Burton (

Robin Bennett (Wood/Truck festivals)

 Moderator: Teresa Moore (Bucks New Uni)

 All sessions are in N3.06

 5.15pm          Drinks Reception, The GlassHouse  just under the subway 2 minutes away

 6.30pm          Close


The course is aimed at Event Managers and Organisers,  Environmental Mangers working in the Events and Festival Industry, Green suppliers and Students who wish to learn more about Sustainable Event Management

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Up to six trains from Birmingham and London to High Wycombe every hour.

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