The Green Events & Innovations Conference
Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London
Friday 29th April 2022
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GEI 14 returned LIVE to London: 29th April 2022
GEI is a partnership with not-for-profit sustainability specialists AGF and the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) which is the world’s leading platform for the touring and festival sectors. And while GEI is typically held as a standalone event, the 2022 edition took place inside ILMC, inviting 1000+ of the world’s top promoters, festival organisers and artist representatives to attend. We welcomed industry leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments and all individuals and organisations all working to bring environmental and social sustainability to the live events, sports and creative sectors.
The theme for GEI 13 held in March 2021 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, GEI14 succeeded in bringing inspiring people together to advance the movement for change.
The conference mixed practical case studies, discussion panels and presentations, and facilitated those all important networking opportunities to accelerate change. GEI14 demonstrated the latest solutions and technologies, as well as crucial challenges to be addressed. Following COP26 where the world gathered in Glasgow around the subject of collective action on climate change, we were proud to bring an international and industry wide perspective to these global issues.
Join us again at GEI15 to further connect, collaborate and advance this important work.
- Marcel Arsand (Ball)
- Chiara Badiali (Julie’s Bicycle, UK)
- Kara Djurhuus (Roskilde Festival, DE)
- John Drury (OVO Arena Wembley, UK)
- Andy Lenthall (Festival Insights, UK)
- Glenn Lyons (University of the West of England, UK)
- Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine, UK)
- Lucy Noble (Royal Albert Hall, UK)
- Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival, UK)
- Gina Périer (Lapee)
- John Robb (Louder Than War, UK)
- Holger Jan Schmidt (Yourope, DE)
- John Robb (Louder Than War, UK)
- Marie Sabot (We Love Art, FR)
- Linnéa Svensson (Green Operations Europe)
- Martin Thim (DTD Group)
- Dale Vince (Ecotricity / Forest Green Rovers, UK)
- Mike Walsh (Serenade, UK)
- Dr. Vincent Walsh (Herblabism, UK)
- Sangeeta Waldron (Serendipity PR & Media, UK).
GEI 14 Schedule
A day full of expert advice to inspirational insights
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GEI 14 Speakers
Expect the most inspiring and knowledgeable speakers to bring their passion and ideas.
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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 Music Declares Emergency, Rebellion and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
GEI 14 - the UK’s essential conference for sustainability at live events - takes place in London on Friday 29th April 2022
GEI is a partnership with AGF and the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) which is the world’s leading platform for the touring and festival sectors. And while GEI is typically held as a standalone event, the 2022 edition will take place inside ILMC, inviting 1000+ of the world’s top promoters, festival organisers and artist representatives to attend. 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 14 - accelerated the pace of change.
The Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is the leading event for sustainability at live events.
Over the past 14 years, GEI has welcomed industry leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments and organisations, all working to bring environmental and social sustainability to the live events, sports and creative sectors.
We return for the first time in 2 years to London, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, for this momentus edition.
The conference mixes practical case studies, discussion panels, research and networking
Through an agenda mixed with presentations, case studies and debate, GEI addresses the role and responsibility of the events and entertainment industries in tackling the challenges of our transport, food systems, power systems, design and materials usage for circularity and more. From dealing with our own operations in touring, venues, event production and event services, to the role and responsibility of the sector in contributing to positive societal change on a local and global scale.
Previous GEI conferences have included...
All specially sourced and included to help the live events sector to embrace sustainability and to lead positive change.
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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