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AGF announces first speakers for GEI 15

A Greener Festival (AGF) has announced the first speakers for its Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI 15), set for 28 February 2023 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

The conference will delve into the challenges of delivering green global events, venue construction and operational impacts, genuine carbon removals vs misleading offsets, impactful truthful communications vs greenwashing, and the power and responsibility of using high profiles for positive change.

Dale Vince, founder of the world’s first green electricity company Ecotricity and chairman of ‘the world’s greenest football club’, will discuss the transformation of Forest Green Rovers into the world’s first Vegan football club.

The conference will delve into the challenges of delivering green global events

In addition, major event organiser Rosanna Machado will share the social and environmental ambitions and achievements of HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Mark Stevenson of CUR8 will deep-dive into credible and durable carbon removals and the pitfalls of offset claims that lack credibility and efficacy.

Plus, award-winning creative Zed Anwar will speak about the importance of creativity when communicating about climate issues and his campaign concept for WWF about brands becoming extinct.

And Andy Cato, regenerative farmer, cofounder of Wildfarmed and one-half of the electronic music band Groove Armada, will give insight into transforming our agricultural practices to support biodiversity and store carbon.

More speakers for GEI 15 will be announced soon. For more information on the conference, or to purchase tickets, click here.

GEI is AGF’s flagship event and is organised in partnership with the ILMC, which takes place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel between 28 February and 3 March.

 


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AGF announces 15th annual GEI conference

The 15th annual edition of the Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI 15) has been announced by A Greener Festival (AGF) and the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).

The leading conference for sustainability in events will take place on 28 February at a new venue, the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

GEI 15 brings together leaders and innovators in the global live and events sector to network and accelerate environmental and social best practice to make impactful change.

Industry leaders, experts, governments, and cutting-edge organisations will gather to identify, share and implement practical actions and holistic measures to help with this critical transition.

The programme ranges from strategic senior-level commitments, to “how to” case studies and workshops for operational implementation on the ground, and networking opportunities.

Sessions will cover topics such as transport, energy, food, equality and inclusivity, climate justice, reducing and calculating emissions, design and materials usage for circularity, the interface between the sector and politics, carbon removals and more.

“How the live sector moves towards a greener business model is now a critical issue”

The International AGF Awards also return to GEI 15 in 2023, celebrating the most innovative and worthy events, venues, organisations and individuals from events worldwide in the last 12 months.

AGF CEO Claire O’Neill says: “Finally, the status quo is uncomfortable enough for change to happen fast. We have to reduce emissions by more than 50% in the next seven years – a phenomenal task that no single organisation or sector has the answers nor the power to do alone.

“With many aspiring to a zero-carbon future, how the live sector moves towards a greener business model is now a critical issue. We look forward to welcoming the industry once again to GEI to reflect on the years progress, approach the difficult questions, and steer in the right direction for the year ahead.”

GEI is AGF’s flagship event and is organised in partnership with the ILMC, which takes place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel between 28 February and 3 March.

Limited super early bird tickets for GEI are now available here, as well as sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Find out more information here.

 


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