GEI12 will focus on sustainability issues around catering, water and sanitation, transport, energy and venues of all sizes
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GEI will move to a new larger, location for year 11 next March, with an agenda tackling plastics, campsite waste, transport, catering and more
By IQ on 29 Oct 2018
The 11th edition of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), the conference for sustainability at live events, is open for registration.
Next year’s conference, run by A Greener Festival in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), will take place on Tuesday 5 March 2019, at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, the day before ILMC. After selling out last year, and amid increased interest in sustainability, GEI is moving into a larger space in the hotel in 2019, accommodating more delegates and a bigger networking space.
Alongside the change of venue, GEI’s agenda is expanding and will collaborate more closely with the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM), which takes place concurrently in the same venue, thereby allowing delegates of both events to share knowledge and experience and network.
“A heightened awareness of plastics in our oceans, our food and our bodies, the health impacts of poor air quality, and stark warnings released recently relating to climate change mean radical and rapid changes are vitally important across every industry, and in our personal lives, too,” say organisers in a statement.
“We are already witnessing unprecedented involvement from stakeholders … But so much more can and needs to be done”
“We are already witnessing unprecedented involvement from stakeholders (from governance, individuals and businesses), who are investing in tangible solutions. But so much more can and needs to be done. GEI11 will welcome some of the top events in the world, and the best innovators, to share knowledge and experience; connect and network; and accelerate the transition of events and festivals from environment costly to environment friendly.”
Topics confirmed for the 2019 agenda include plastics and reusables, in light of the recent ban on single-use plastics by the European parliament; campsite waste and behaviour; merchandise; touring and transport; and event catering and food. The full GEI 11, agenda along with key note speaker, chairs and panellists, will be published over the next few months.
In addition, the conference will feature focused break-out sessions for industry groups working on specific collaborative projects.
Early-bird rate is available until 4 December 2019, at a cost of £80 plus VAT. To buy tickets, normally priced at £100 + VAT, click here.
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