7th GO Group Workshop in Berlin


How to survive, thrive and take a stand in the music industry
7th GO Group Workshop,
16 & 17 April 2018 , Berlin Germany

Responsibility – this is the GO Group leitmotif.
After implementing green issues as a core value in the festival and events sector over the past years, GO Group now adds a strong focus on social topics and the responsibility for ourselves to its agenda. Like no other institution our pan-european think-tank is bringing together hundreds of festivals, scientists, initiatives and suppliers involved in festival and event organisation to foster exchange on an international basis.

We are happy to once again present our interactive, open and communicative format known as the „GO Group workshop“ with international guests from all over Europe. It’s time for the 7th international GO Group workshop in Berlin.

We kindly invite you to join us for this 2-day seminar at Alte Münze, on April 16 and 17, 2018.
The workshop is kindly hosted by Festival Kombinat and Spreewerkstätten Berlin.
Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2
10179 Berlin
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The 7th GO Group workshop for sustainable festivals and events will focus two topics: „Values, Credibility & Attitude“ (day 1) and „Work, Life & Us“ (day 2).  We have arranged an exciting mix of presentations, case studies, talks, creative workshops, roundtable discussions and networking events on both days including speakers from major events and initiatives such as Lollapooza Berlin, PXP Festival and Viva con Agua de St. Pauli as well as innovative experts from Intraprenoer (human centered consulting), Good Life Academy, Torchlight System and Fuxblau (user driven innovation) with more to be added soon.

All the best and see you all in Berlin,

Jacob Bilabel & Holger Jan Schmidt

7th Go Group Workshop
How to survive, thrive and take a stand in the music industry
16 & 17 April 2018
Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2
10179 Berlin
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Confirmed sessions & speakers (More to be added very soon!)
Jacob Bilabel | Green Music Initiative & Good Life Academy, DE
Holger Jan Schmidt | GO Group, Yourope Festival Association, DE

From Berlin with a heart
Let’s talk with festival managers about motivation, purpose and attitude with
Fruzsina Szép | Lollapaooza Berlin, HUN/DE
Fetsum Sebath | PXP Festival Berlin, ERI/DE

Cooperation is gold… and water
The incredible success story of Viva con Agua & Goldeimer & Millerntor Gallery
Patrick Köhn | Viva Con Agua de St. Pauli, DE

From festivals to politics & from politics to festivals
An open discussion about what our sector can contribute to social change with
Martha Bißmann | member of the Austrian parliament (Liste Pilz), AT
Max Bohm | Intiative Offene Gesellschaft, DE

Take A Stand – Bringing attitude to life
a creative group workshop with
Maya McBeath | Fuxblau (user based innovation), DE
Manuel Großmann | Fuxblau (user based innovation), DE

Choosing between life and work?
How to find the missing link and translate cultural concepts of life and work
Gregor Kalchthaler | Intraprenör (human centered consulting), DE

Mental Health and Mindfulness
A no bullshit introduction into the science behind the connection between attention, breathing and a good life.
Dr. Cecile Cayla | Happy Panda Project, FR

How to survive and thrive in the music industry (and the real world)
Impulses and Interactive session on how to cope with the real life struggles of the business.
From mindfulness to stress reduction and finding the key to your life.
Kevin Braddock | Torchlight Systems, UK
Dr. Mazda Adli | Charité Berlin, Author „Stress in the City“ (tbc), DE

238,00€ regular fee incl. all fees, 19% VAT and lunch on both days.
178,50€ special rate incl. all fees, 19% VAT and lunch on both days for YOUROPE and FESTIVAL KOMBINAT members only

Hotels close to venue:
Holiday Inn Express Alexanderplatz  (250m to venue)
Stralauer Str. 45, 10179 Berlin
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Novotel Berlin Mitte  (450m to venue)
Fischerinsel 12, 10179 Berlin
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Motel One Spittelmarkt  (750m to venue)
Leipziger Str. 50, 10117 Berlin
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