GreenEvents Europe news – conference programme and first speakers revealed

GO1The program for the 5th GreenEvents Europe Conference which be held on nov 3rd and 4th, 2014, at Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, Germany has been announced. The 5th edition of GreenEvents Europe highlights the growing importance of and the continuous interest in sustainability and event offering high-level input by speakers from international major events such as Roskilde Festival, Shambala Festival, We Love Art/We Love Green Festival, Sziget Festival, Tollwood, Eurosonic Noorderslag and Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag as well as leading institutions like Julie’s Bicycle, WWF, Green Music Initiative, A Greener Festival, Powerful Thinking, The Round Table / Stop Wasting Food, 10.000 hours as well as scientists from bodies like FH Hamburg, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen and Bucks New University and experts from Service Design Berlin, Energieagentur NRW and Morethanshelters. And there is more to come very soon. Find the whole program here.

GreenEvents Europe 2014 focuses on “more sustainable food & beverage at events” without neglecting other important topics like transport and mobility, energy, resource management and new technical developments. These topics will be discussed with all parties involved (promoters, venues, suppliers etc.). Issues to be discussed are among others Food, drinks and Rock’n’Roll (various sessions and topics), Social Impact of events, Post consumerist economy, Attitude & behaviour gapGreener Touring and Greener Arenas, Sustainable Event Design, Sustainability in extreme situations and Transport and MobilityAn ‘Upcycling workshop’ will be part of the conference as well as the ‘Culinary UPcycling’ lunch presented by “Karmakitchen” on day two which will show how the main issue of the conference can be dealt with. 

Prior to the regular conference on Sunday nov 2nd, afternoon, we offer a GreenEvents Europe pre-conference workshop: “Food & beverage at events”.  Participants will identify challenges and work on answering questions like ‘Why are food and beverage important topics in the event industry?’, ‘Is food part of an event and how does it influence its character, message and impact?’. 

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

You can register here. There’s a discount for Yourope-members and/or Sounds For Nature-Festivals: 50 Euro (for one delegate per company/festival). The variety of urging topics requires sessions and workshops to be organized in parallel. Therefore, form a team or bring a colleague. See our discount on the registration fee for more than one delegate per company. Please contact us directly for group offers and student rates (limited capacity).

Confirmed Speakers
(in alphabetical order, subject to change, more tbc) 

Keynote by:
Valentin Thurn, Director of ”Taste the Waste“, GER
Jochen Bader, Morethanshelters, GER

 

Andre Balaz, Charged Mind, SLV
Nienke Bassle,10.000 hours / ID&T, NL
Friederike Behr, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, GER
Kevin Bendix, The Round Table / Stop Wasting Food, DK
Ruud Berends, Eurosonic Noorderslag, NL

 

Jacob Bilabel, Green Music Initiative, GER
Wilson Budde-Iser, Foundation for Environment and Development North Rhine-Westphalia, GER
Nadja Flohr-Spence
, WWF, GER
Sabine Funk, GreenEvents Europe / Sounds For Nature, GER

Manuel Grossmann, Service Design Berlin, GER

Christoph Hertel, Evangelischer Kirchentag, GER
Martijn Hulshof, MovendiuM, NL
Chris Johnson, Powerful Thinking & Shambala Festival UK
Mathias Kulcke, FH Harburg, GER
Hendrik Landwehr, Mach Dich Bunt, GER
Volker May, IMMF / FZW Dortmund, GER
Teresa Moore, Bucks New University, UK
Verena Müller, Energieagentur NRW, GER
Armin Nöth, Headline Concerts, GER
Claire O‘Neill, A Greener Festival, UK

 

Marie Sabot, We Love Green, FRA
Mikkel Sander, Roskilde Festival, DK
Martin Savitek, Karmakitchen, GER
Helen Schepers, KonzertKultour, GER
Holger Jan Schmidt, GreenEvents Europe / Sounds For Nature, GER
Fruzsina Szép, Sziget Festival, HUN
Stephanie Weigel, Tollwood Festival, GER
more to be announced soon

Accomodation & travel
Pls contact our partner agency Travel Deluxe for special hotel offers (for contact pls. follow link).
We really recommend travelling to GreenEvents Europe by train and are very happy to offer you the DB Eventticket for GreenEvents Europe, which includes first class travel for only 99 Euro


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

GreenEvents Europe is funded by:
Foundation for Environment and Development North Rhine-Westphalia – www.sue-nrw.de

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