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Following a hugely inspiring 13th edition of the essential conference for sustainability in the international events sector, the first ever virtual GEI Summer Edition is coming on 16th September 2021

Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival (AGF) in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). We welcome industry leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments and all individuals and organisations working to bring environmental and social sustainability to the live events, sports and creative sectors.

The theme for GEI13 held in March was transition and transformation, as we reflected on what we lost, what we need to let go of, and how we could be both receptive and active to co-create a better future. Such transformation takes nurture and persistence. Following the inspiration, motivation and huge importance of the discussions and actions to come from GEI13, as well as the growing urgency for a cohesive sustainable regrowth of the live entertainment, events and sports sectors, it is with great happiness that we present GEI Summer Edition 2021.

The conference mixes practical case studies, discussion panels and presentations, and facilitates all important networking to accelerate change. Each year GEI demonstrates the latest solutions and technologies, as well as crucial challenges to be addressed. In the lead up to COP26 where the world meets in Glasgow around the subject of collective action on climate change, we bring an international and industry wide perspective to how we are collectively to act and be held accountable for our part to play. 

Join us to connect, collaborate and advance this important work.

Expect the most inspiring and knowledgable speakers to bring their passion and ideas.
Some of the GEI13 March 2021 speakers included:
Dale Vince, (Ecotricity / Forest Green Rovers, UK), David Ojay (Naam Festival, KE), Nuno Bettencourt, Extreme (USA), Tom Schroeder, Paradigm Agency (UK), Frederic Opsomer, PRG Projects (BE), Anna Golding, AEG (UK), Gina Perier, Lapee (DK), Fay Milton, Music Declares Emergency (UK), Gordon Masson, IQ Mag / ILMC (UK), and Claire O’Neill, AGF (UK)

Watch the GEI12 aftermovie here:

Previous Speakers and Participants include:

CAA, Royal Albert Hall, Friends of the Earth, AEG, Live Nation, Greenpeace, Roskilde Festival, Glastonbury Festival, NEC Arena, Paradigm Agency, O2 Arena, London Legacy, DGTL Amsterdam, Reverb, Extinction Rebellion and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

What's On?

The Summer Edition UK’s essential conference for sustainability at live events will take place on Thursday 16th September 2021

Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival (AGF) in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). We welcome industry leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments and all individuals and organisations working to bring environmental and social sustainability to live events, sports and creative sectors.

GEI Summer Edition 2021 accelerated the pace of change.

For 13 years GEI has taken place in March to bring the international live entertainment, creative, events and sports sectors together around the topic of sustainability and innovation for a greener future. For the first time ever GEI will take place a second time in the year, online on 16th September 2021, before returning to our physical event in March 2022. This added momentum is extremely exciting as we build upon the topics and conversations started in Spring, take these forward through COP26 and come together having further rooted our industry’s goals and actions come Spring 2022.

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The conference mixes practical case studies, discussion panels, research and networking

The conference mixes practical case studies, discussion panels and presentations, and facilitates all important networking to accelerate change. Each year GEI demonstrates the latest solutions and technologies, as well as crucial challenges to be addressed. This year will explore the new sustainability challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic including health and safety, travel and digital / hybrid events. Join us to connect, collaborate and advance this important work.

Previous GEI conferences have included...

All specially sourced and included to help the live events sector to embrace sustainability and to lead positive change.

View last editions brochure here.

Winners of the A Greener Festival Award at ESNS 2019 (Ben Challis)

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Testimonials

Very informative event, with a great focus on the need for collaboration. Which is most definitely needed on the very important and relevant topic of sustainability.

-Brad Ireland, MHM Plant Ltd

I found the day to be incredibly uplifting and inspiring. It was great to be in a room with so many other event organisers with a real passion for making events greener and more sustainable. The talks were incredibly informative and included some great speakers and I felt I took a lot of information away that I could apply to my event planning.

-Amy Foster, RHS