GreenEvents Europe Conference 2013


The weird GreenEvents family meets again! Please join us!

The Green Music Initiative will participate in the 4th edition of the GreenEvents Europe Conference on Nov 25th and 26th 2013 in Bonn. The programme is almost complete, the speakers‘ list is extraordinary, including Yourope members, GO Group experts, Green Music Initiative’s founder Jacob Bilabel and many more. We will be there with the GMI team and look very much forward to meeting you all there!

GreenEvents Europe presents an outstanding line-up at Europe’s leading conference for sustainability in the live music and event industry. As in the previous years the conference will offer high-level inputs by speakers of international reputation, while focussing on practical relevance and direct applicability. Please meet speakers from pioneering institutions such as Green Music Initiative, A Greener Festival, Powerful Thingking, Slow Food network, Fareshare and EnergieAgentur.NRW, experts and scientists from Bucks New University, Cologne University, Ökoinstitut, University Ulm and Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen as well as top panellists from major events including Roskilde Festival, Rock Am Ring, Shambala Festival, Way Out West, We Love Art/We Love Green Festival, Rock For People , Cabaret Vert Festival, Exit Festival, Open Air St. Gallen and Evangelischer Kirchentag.

It is a great chance to connect with experts and professionals involved in event organisation, listen to other participant’s opinions, start or expand your networks as well as to exchange knowledge and best practise ideas. There will be many opportunities for networking and interaction at the conference and additional programme including the famous GreenEvents Dinner (kindly hosted by Yourope) or the sunday evening warm-up.
For newcomers: There will be a Beginner Workshop on Green Event Management for participants with no or little knowledge prior to the regular conference on Sunday Nov 24th, afternoon.

Register here now! There are special offers for Yourope members, SfN-festivals and companies sending more than one delegate. As the variety of addressed topics requires the organisation of multiple sessions and workshops in the same time slots, form a team or bring a colleague to be able to join all discussions.

Please find the latest program (subject to changes) here.

Headlines to be discussed include

  • The waste business – How it works and what the value of the waste collected at events is
  • Catering without meat – Is it possible? Effect on the footprint and consequences for event organizers
  • Greener Arena – What can they do to promote sustainable events?
  • Upcycling – Save money and resources by converting worthless into valuable things
  • Electricity and power – Try out new concepts small scale that can be moved to the „real world“
  • GreenEvents Technic Forum – Technical solutions to special problems
  • Camping and waste – How festivals can join forces to make things better
  • Audience Attitude – Do people behave better in a clean environment?
  • Good Food / Good Mood – Smart solutions and good practice
  • Down The Loo II” – Human left-behinds and smart mobile and sustainable solutions for events
  • Plastics – Do we produce too much, can we avoid it? Consequences for us and the planet
  • Degrowth and events – Alternative concepts for triple bottom line
  • Talking Cups – Biodegradable vs. multi-use – which are more sustainable ?

Confirmed Speakers:
(in alphabetical order, subject to change, speaker info here, more tba soon)

Cathérine Bartholomé (Chrysocolla Marketing, GER)
Friederike Behr (ecocontrolling and Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, GER)
Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative, GER)
Daniel Bleher (Ökoinstitut e.V., GER)
Birgit Böhm (Wandelwerte e.V., GER)
Jakob de Proft (Sheltercare, BE)
Nadine Deventer (jazzwerkruhr, GER)
Torsten Engelking-Mala (Cup Concept, GER)
Jörn Fischer (AEG / O2 World Hamburg, GER)
Sebastian Fleiter (The Electric Hotel, GER)
Nadja Flohr-Spence (Slow Food Deutschland e.V, GER)
Sabine Funk (GreenEvents Europe, Sounds For Nature Foundation e.V., GER)
Luisa Gajewski (Green Team On Tour, Sounds For Nature Foundation e.V., GER)
Hendrik Haase (Slow Food Deutschland e.V., Wurstsack, GER)
Rüdiger Heidebrecht (DWA – Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V., GER)
Christoph Hertel (Evangelischer Kirchentag, GER)
Dr. Roland Imhoff (Cologne University, GER)
Alexander Janz (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), GER)
Chris Johnson (Powerful Thinking / Shambala Festival, UK)
Thomas Kläser (PA Team, GER)
Wolfgang Küpper (Papstar, GER)
Anne Landhäußer (Ulm University, GER)
Michael Liescher (Sport Concepts, UK)
Niklas Lundell (Way Out West, SWE)
Carl Martin (ILMC Production Meeting, UK)
Teresa Moore (Bucks New University, UK)
Michael Müller (Energieagentur NRW, GER)
Nizar Müller (Rhenus Logistics, GER)
Eberhard Neugebohrn (Foundation For Environment and Development North Rhine-Westphalia, GER)
Chris Newton (Zero Waste – Events, Audits and Community Engagement, UK)
Dirk Nossbach (nVL² Nossbach Leipold VeranstaltungsLogistik GmbH, GER)
Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival / Association of Independent Festivals, UK)
Marten Pauls (Campo Event Engineering / Rock Am Ring, GER)
Jacqui Reeves (Fareshare, UK)
Mathilde Régnard (Cabaret Vert Festival, FRA)
Annika Rudolph (Green Team On Tour, Sounds For Nature Foundation e.V., GER)
Marie Sabot (We Love Art/ We Love Green Festival, FRA)
Dr. Ingo Sartorius (Plastics Europe, GER)
Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents Europe, Sounds For Nature Foundation e.V., GER)
Fabian Schulte-Terboven (IBIT GmbH, GER)
Paul Schurink (ZAP Concepts B.V., NL)
Katrin Schwermer-Funk (Kultur. Konzepte. Kulinarik, GER)
Hamish Skermer (Natural Event, AUS/UK)
Stepan Suchochleb (Rock for People Festival, CZ)
Michaela Tanner (Open Air St. Gallen Festival, CH)
Morten Therkildsen (Roskilde Festival, DK)
Vladimir Vodalov (Exit Festival, SRB)
Antje Vödisch (Bonnorange, GER)
Katharina Weber (Green Team On Tour, Sounds For Nature Foundation e.V., GER)

Registration & travel:
350 € for regular GreenEvents participation
250 € for GreenEvents delegates from 2010 and 2011
175 € for second GreenEvents participant from one company/festival

There’s a discount for Yourope-members and/or Sounds For Nature-Festivals: 50 Euro (for one delegate per company/festival)
Student, group and other special rates: please contact us.

We really recommend the Event Ticket of our mobility partner DB (German rail, 1st class travel for 99€ from all over Germany)

Pls find special accomodation offers here (special rates only bookable through Travel Deluxe – for contact pls. follow link)

More information www.green-events-europe.eu

Green Events Europe is an event of:
Sounds For Nature Foundation e.V. – www.soundsfornature.eu
BN*PD | Bonn Promotion Dept. | Funk & Schmidt GbR – www.bnpd.de