GO Group Workshop @ Berlin Music Week 2013


„Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin!“ (Jack Lang, French Politician)

Berlin is a renowned city of transition. Yes that’s a cliché, but of course it’s true a well. The city still changes at a dizzying pace and creates a pioneering mix of music industry, festivals and club events.

Since 2010 the city has a new platform to tie the activities, commitment, diversity and communication of the music industry into one: The Berlin Music Week.

This year, we were pretty lucky, to have our first 2-day GO Group workshop within the WORD! Conference of Berlin Music Week on 5-6th September 2013.

Thank you very much to all the participants, speakers and helpers for your interest and input!

Hope to see you at the next GO Group Workshop again!

(Day 1) Thursday, 5 September

13.00 – 13.30 Introduction: Perspectives of Greener Touring
Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative/GO Group),
Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe/ GO Group) | Presentation

13.30 – 14.15 Good Practise, Great Examples and worst ways of doing things…
Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe/ GO Group) | Presentation

14.15 – 15.15 Catering
– Aweseome taste does not need any meat! – Björn Moschinski (Vegan Headchef)
– Celebrating fair and clean food – Nadja Flohr-Spence & Hendrik Haase (Slow Food Youth Network/Schnippeldisko) | Presentation
– Making the world a better place with every sip – Paul Bethke (LemonAid) | Presentation German | Presentation English

15.15 – 16.15 Greener Arena Index
– Michael Müller (EnergieAgentur.NRW) | Presentation
– Rainer Schüler (ESPRIT Arena Düsseldorf) | Presentation
– Jörn Fischer (Anschutz Entertainment Group 1Earth/ o2 World Hamburg) | Presentation

16.15 – 16.45 Break

16.45 – 17.30 Show vs. the World – Panel
– Jacob Bilabel (GMI/ GO Group)
– Christof Huber (St. Gallen Festival/ Yourope Festival Association)
– Katrin Hall (Modeselektor Managment)
– Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe/ GO Group) | Presentation

17.30 – 18.00 Wrap up

18.00 Reception
Food, Drinks & Networking together with Projekt Zukunft, Berlin Music Commission, bureau export

(Day 2) Friday, 6 September
10.00 – 10.30 Introduction

10.30 – 11.30 Eco friendly production: Dream or Reality?
– Thomas Kläser (PA TEAM) | Presentation
– Simon Stürtz (Artlogic Stagehands) | Presentation

11.30 – 12.30 Booking goes green? – Panel
– Ruud Berends (Eurosonic Noorderslag)
– Philipp Styra (Four Artists)
– Sylvia Hahn (Destiny Tourbooking)
– Holger Jan Schmidt (Green Events Europe/ GO Group)

12.30 – 13.30 Break

13.30 – 15.30 Best Practice Experiences of Clubs, Arenas and Festival Locations
– Green Club Index – Roman Dashuber (GCI) | Presentation, Patty Schünemann (so36/ Berlin), Anita Stepka (so36/ Berlin)
– What is a greener Arena? – Kai Müller (o2 World Hamburg), Carl A H Martin (ILMC Production Meeting/ Budapest Arena)
– Festival-Locations – Thies Schröder (Ferropolis: Melt!/ Splash), Lena Buck (GMI) | Presentation

15.30 – 16.00 Wrap up

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