Green Events & Innovations Conference 2021

Green Events & Innovations Conference 2021

The 13th edition of the essential conference for sustainability in the international events sector takes place online on Tuesday 2 March 2021

Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival (AGF) in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). We welcome industry leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments and all individuals and organisations working to bring environmental and social sustainability to the live events, sports and creative sectors.

The number 13 is associated with upheaval and destruction, and so it is extremely poignant that the 13th edition of GEI will be held digitally owing to a pandemic.  What comes from destruction is renewal, strength and change. This is the crossroads where our society stands today. GEI13 will therefore be honouring the theme of transition and transformation, as we reflect on what we have lost, what we still need to let go of, and how we can be both receptive and active to co-create a better future.

The conference mixes practical case studies, discussion panels and presentations, and facilitates all important networking to accelerate change. Each year GEI demonstrates the latest solutions and technologies, as well as crucial challenges to be addressed. Join us to connect, collaborate and advance this important work.

Post Pollution Politics, Industry & Culture

For our next Panel Session at the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI13) we are excited to announce: Post Pollution Politics, Industry & Culture

The United Nations is an exponent of the Sustainable Development Goals, with UNEP and UNCCC at the helm for environmental stability. The EU has committed to ambitious goals with its Green Deal and Circular Economy action plans. Meanwhile, national governments have committed to drastic emissions reductions and biodiversity restoration programmes. All these projects echo the ambitions and targets of the events and creative industries. Are these commitments translating to effective action and change at the pace needed?
Using the immense power of these agents of communication and change, with explicitly common objectives, how do we in the events industry commit and support one another in order to ensure that these targets are met and challenge the structures that hold us back? #GreenDeal

Programme & Speakers

Virginijus Sinkevičius ( European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans & Fisheries, European Commission, LT),

  • Christa Licher ( Green Deal Circular Festivals / Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, NL),
  • Dale Vince (Ecotricity / Forest Green Rovers Football Club, UK),
  • Dave Ojay ( Naam Festival, KE ),
  • Jacob Bilabel ( Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit / Green Music Initiative ( GMI), DE),
  • Niclas Svenningsen (Global Climate Action, UNFCCC Secretariat)

Chair: Linnéa Svensson (Greener Events, NO)

Watch the GEI12 aftermovie here