A Greener Festival announces full GEI9 line-up

A Greener Festival has announced a full line-up of speakers and sessions for its Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI9).

Tackling topics from site design and infrastructure, sustainable set and stage design, debate about the impact of fireworks and special effects, what Brexit and the current political environment means for events, GEI9 is set to be a day of lively, inspiring and meaningful exchanges.

Each year, the Green Events & Innovations Conference welcomes diverse and inspiring speakers and projects from around the world to gather and challenge the way events progress towards a better impact for environment and society. The theme for GEI9 is ‘Sustainable Design’.

Lucy Legan, co-founder of Ecocentro IPEC, will deliver a keynote address titled ‘Designing sustainability into the DNA of events’. Ecocentro IPEC, based in Brazil, is the largest reference centre of sustainability in Latin America.

Meanwhile, a panel consisting of Paul Schurink (ZAP Concepts), Steve Muggeridge (Green Gathering) and Tim Benson (hybrid energy consultant) will discuss changing events’ energy sources and how to convince traditional energy suppliers to rethink their business model.

Powerful Thinking and Shambala’s Chris Johnson will also launch Powerful Thinking’s ‘Smart Energy for Outdoor Festivals’ guide.

Other key speakers include A Greener Festival co-founder Claire O’Neill, Green Alliance’s Amy Mount, Exit Festival’s Ivan Milivojey, Continental Drifts’ Chris Tofu, Bertie Cole from Arcadia Spectacular, Dr Thomas Smith from the British Pyrotechnics Association and Mikkel Sander from Roskilde Festival.

GEI9 takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 7 March. It is delivered in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).