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Green Events & Innvovations – new speakers announced

A host of new speakers and panellists have been announced for the GREEN EVENTS AND INNOVATIONS conference which will be held on Wednesday April 20th 2011 at Buckinghamshire New University, Alexandra Road, High Wycombe HP11 1JZ. Leading the morning session on waste management  will be Andy Wilcott from Network Recycling and the morning sessions also include workshops with Helen Wright from A Greener Festival who will explain the Greener Festival Award scheme and there will also be a session led by cross music industry initiative on climate change group Julies Bicycle,  looking at measuring greenhouse gas emissions – and in particular the Julies Bicycle tools for measuring CO2 emissions.

 In the afternoon, newly announced panellists include Lucy Brooking Clark (Gastonbury Festival), Andy Mead (Firefly Solar), Juliet Ross Kelly from Eco Action Partnership (Isle of Wight Festival)  and Danny Newby (Big Green Coach) who join Claire O’Neill (Association of Independent Festivals and AGF) and Teresa Moore (Bucks New University) on two panels looking at sustainable power at festivals and travel solutions. There will also be a keynote speach on the role of the arts in the fight against climate change.

The morning encompasses training sessions with presentations and workshops on sustainable events management. The Afternoon will be a full conference for everyone  interested in key innovations for sustainable events and greener festivals and closes with a drinks reception sponsored by Robertson Taylor insurance brokers who offer discount insurance for green events. The course is aimed at Event Managers and Organisers,  Environmental Mangers working in the Events and Festival Industry and Students who wish to learn more about Sustainable Event Management. The conference fee (full day) is £75 per delegate  or £50 for AIF members / students and includes a certificate of attendance in sustainable events management for full day attendees . Please email agreenerfestival@aol.com for more details OR YOU CAN REGISTER HERE   https://store.bucks.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=39&deptid=154&catid=8