A Greener Festival (AGF) in partnership with the International Live Music (ILMC) are proud to announce the first of many inspiring and knowledgeable speakers for the 14th Edition of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI). GEI 14 will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Friday 29th April 2022.
GEI is the leading event for sustainability at live events and brings together leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments, and organisations from across the industry. A packed programme will provide an exciting and informative mix of practical case studies, discussion panels, presentations, and all-important networking opportunities.
This first annoucement of speakers for GEI 14 include (in alphabetical order);
Chiara Badiali (Julie’s Bicycle), Dale Vince OBE (Ecotricity/Forest Green Rovers), Dr Vincent Walsh (Herblabism/Future of Food), Glenn Lyons (UWE), Holger Jan Schmidt (YOUROPE, General Secretary), John Drury (OVO Arena Wembley, VP & General Manager), Kara Djurhuus (Roskilde Festival, Head of Philanthropy), Lucy Noble (NAA/Royal Albert Hall), Marie Sabot (We Love Green, festival director), Sangeeta Waldron (Serendipity PR & Media). For more information on these, please visit our speakers page here.
The conference will cover key topics such as; European co-operation in the live music sector, Arenas coming back greener with the AGF Greener Arena certification, travel & transport, sustainable food & beverage (and what they are served in), green energy, plus a direct challenge to fundamental industry frameworks and cultures that must change. The connection between wellbeing, inclusivity, diversity, equity, and environmental sustainability will be a recurring theme throughout the programme.
This year’s event will also see a deeper collaboration between AGF and the ILMC with GEI taking place within the final day of the leading annual gathering of global touring, festival and live entertainment industries. This reflects an increased focus on sustainability across the live music business, the move will see even more ILMC delegates – decision makers and industry figures from around the world – attend GEI as well, broadening this vital conversation to bring about change. This 14th edition of GEI is kindly supported by Ecotricity and Ball Corporation.
Claire O’Neill, CEO, AGF said:
“The foundations have been laid over the last 15 years (and earlier!). The industry at large has woken up and we’re rapidly getting our house in order. There’s significant work still to go and GEI 14 will be a place to learn from peers and to share the load. We can now confidently step up to our responsibility to use this powerful global voice to millions of people as a positive tool for societal transformation. Nevermind rebuilding the self destructive, exclusive and oppressive old ways. Let’s create something that supports and enhances flourishing life for everyone – or else what’s the point?”
We look forward to seeing you at GEI14.
For tickets, please see visit our GEI home page.