Our sector now has FIVE event sustainability conferences around the world, so get yourself to one! There’s no excuse….
European Sustainable Events Conference
28-30 January 2014, Copenhagen | www.sustainableeventsconference.dk
The European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC) will unite leading thinkers, practitioners and aspirants from all corners of the events industry to collectively rethink, share the collective wisdom and co-create a better future.
Sustainable Events Summit
14 February 2014, London | www.sustainableeventssummit.com
The Sustainable Events Summit exists to support a community which inspires the continuous development of a global sustainable event industry.
Green Events and Innovations
6 March 2014, London | www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-events-innovations-conference-tickets-9578199653
A Greener Festival, Bucks New University and the Association of Independent Festivals will be presenting the sixth edition of GREEN EVENTS & INNOVATIONS. Green Events & Innovations remains the UK’s leading conference looking at sustainability at events. As the industries response to environmental management matures, GEI will continue to demonstrate the latest solutions and technologies for practical event management. There is a crucial aspect of consideration in order for any practical solutions to be truly effective – and that is audience behaviour. This year the event will give greater focus to the psychology and sociology behind our behaviour, to seek more effective and sustainable collective action.
GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference
15-17 April 2014, San Francisco | www.gmicglobal.org/?page=annualconference
The Sustainable Meetings Conference (SMC), hosted annually by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), brings together professionals from all corners of the meetings and events industry — planners, suppliers, service providers, and destination representatives — around a single mission: transforming an industry by integrating sustainability into the entire life-cycle of event planning and execution. The event is an opportunity to gain new tools, share best practices and transferable lessons, network with peers and leaders in the industry, and get inspired to continue your efforts alongside like-minded professionals in the community.
Green Events Europe
Last conference Nov 2013, Bonn | www.green-events-germany.eu
This year’s edition of GreenEvents Europe in Bonn was another big success. The leading conference for sustainability in the live music and events industry saw two and a half days of top-level discussions, presentations and exchange. “I think this edition took our little conference to another level. It was better than I even expected and I’d like to thank everybody who made this possible. The great speakers we had, a concious and communicative audience and our partners who contributed so much and so well! We were able to grow in almost all sectors and the content was just brilliant.”said conference organiser and Sounds For Nature board members Holger Jan Schmidt referring to almost 160 registered participants from 17 countries attending between november 24th and 26th in Bonn/Germany.