The second Green Events & Innovations Conference is taking place at London’s Southbank on Friday March 16th, hosted by A Greener Festival and Bucks New University and supported by the Association of Independent Festivals. Confirmed panels include minimising water use at festivals, sustainable food and catering at events and the economics of sustainable events – as well as updates on waste, recycling, energy use and new innovations from the festival and event business, from other cultural industries notably TV and film, and updates on the Greener Festival Award scheme for 2012.
Last year’s hugely successful conference was attended by delegates and panellists from festivals including Leeds & Reading Festivals, Truck and Wood, NozStock, Sunrise Celebration, Glastonbury, Waveform, Isle of Wight, Sonisphere, Lounge on the Farm, Hadra Trance Festival, Kendal Calling, Splendour, End of the Road and Roskilde; delegates and panellists from universities including De Montfort, Leeds Metropolitan, Sheffield Hallam, Bucks New University, Manchester Metropolitan, Dundee, London Metropolitan, Gloucestershire, and Glamorgan University: suppliers included delegates and panellists from WaterMills, Frank Water, Robertson Taylor Insurance brokers, Firefly Solar, Network Recycling, Big Green Coach, Liftshare, Buffalo Power, Innovation Power, Eco-Action Partnership and Eco-charge Technology; and representatives from Julies Bicycle and the Association of Independent Festivals.
The day runs from 10.00am to 18.00 and costs £75 per delegate. Students and AIF members have a discount rate of £50.00. Please note to reduce cost this does NOT include lunch but there are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants at the SouthBank Centre. The venue is the Level 5 Function Room at London’s SouthBank Centre. The nearest tubes are Waterloo (Northern/Bakerloo/Jubilee) and Embankment (Northern/Bakerloo/Circle/District) and the nearest rail stations are Charing Cross and Waterloo. The postcode is SE1 8XX and the website is http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/.
Delegates who attend the full day are entitled to the certificate of attendance from Bucks New University, which is an entry level requirement for any aspiring environmental auditors for the Greener Festival Awards team.
Registration: please go to: http://store.bucks.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=93&deptid=154&catid=41
Supported by Robertson Taylor, insurance brokers