Green Events Europe Konferenz in Bonn – Programmankündigung

Bereits zum dritten Mal wird vom 05. – 06.11.2012 die Green Events Konferenz stattfinden. Das Programm richtet sich u.a. an Veranstalter, Betreiber von Versammlungsstätten oder Dienstleistern im Veranstaltungsbereich. Bis zu 150 nationale und internationale Gäste werden im Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn erwartet, um über Nachhaltigkeit und Umweltschutz im Rahmen von Veranstaltungen zu diskutieren. Green Events Europe ist wie das IBIT Mitglied im The Competence Network. Im Rahmen der Konferenz wird Sabine Funk, Geschäftsführerin des IBIT zu den Themen “Start Me Up – Sustainability Management For Beginners” und “Do people behave better in a clean environment?” sprechen. Hier, vorerst in englischer Sprache, eine Konferenzankündigung des Veranstalters sowie ein Anmeldeformular:

“The program of the 3rd GreenEvents Europe Conference in Bonn on nov 5th and 6th 2012 is shaping up.

We are glad to present outstanding speakers at Europe’s leading conference for sutainability in the live music and event industry. Like in the previous years the conference will offer high-level input by speakers of international reputation without neglecting practical relevance and direct applicability. Excursions to interesting institutions of the recycling industry will complete the programme. Please meet speakers from institutions such as Green Music Initiative, Bucks New University, Green Festival Alliance, De Montfort University, Julie’s Bicycle, A greener Festival, Blauer Engel and panelists from major events like Roskilde Festival, Boom, Öya Festival, Republic Of Kazantip, Tollwood Festival or Open Air St.Gallen. (See list of speakers below)

GreenEvents Europe offers top level input – without losing touch of the practical implementation. Excursions to interesting institutions related to the recycling and energy economy will round up the conference schedule nicely. Please find the latest program (subject to changes) here.

Topics discussed with all parties involved (promoters, venues, suppliers etc.) such as green basics in event management, smart mobility management, renewables in concert, social projects and (major) events, green sponsorship or do people behave better in a clean environment? among others – on the basis of practical questions from promoters and the point of view of all parties involved. The aim is to connect experts and professionals involved in event organisation to listen to other’s opinion and to start networks, exchange knowledge and best practise ideas.


Registration & travel:

register here or by the attached fax form:

Registration fees are:
250 € plus VAT for former GreenEvents delegates from 2010 and/or 2011
350 € plus VAT for new GreenEvents delegates

There’s a discount for Yourope-members, GO Group-participants and/or Sounds For Nature-Festivals: 50 Euro (one-off)

Please ask for group or student offers by mail.

We really recommend the Event Ticket of our mobility partner DB (German rail, 1st class travel for 99€ from all over Germany)

Please find special accomodation offers here (special rates only bookable through Travel Deluxe – for contact please  follow the link.


Confirmed Speakers: (in alphabetical order, subject to change, more tbc)

Lucile Barras (Green Music Initiative, CH/GER)
Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative, GER)
Alice Dubot (Explicit, FRA)
Sebastian Fleiter (The Electric Hotel, GER)
Julie Forchhammer (Oya, NOR)
Michael Fritz (Viva Con Agua, Ger)
Sabine Funk (GreenEvents/IBIT, GER)
Martijn Huilshof (Glevmo, NL)
Chris Johnson (Shambala Festival / Green Festival Alliance / Julie’s Bicycle, UK)
Thomas Kläser (PA Team, GER)
Björn Mähl (The Sponsor People, GER)
Yury Marychev (Republic Of Kazantip, UKR)
Prof. Chris Maughan (De Montford University, UK) and others
Andy Mead (Firefly Solar, UK)
Milos Milisavljevic (Stawberry Energy, SER)
Teresa Moore (Bucks University, UK)
René Mono (100 prozent erneuerbare stiftung, GER)
Peter Ib Hansen (Smukfest, DK)
Claire O’Neill (Festival Wood / A Greener Festival / Association Of Indep. Festivals, UK)
Graham Peacock (GP Management / Love Your Tent, UK)
Martijn Redhead (Leverage / Hydration, NL)
Marie A. Rogvi (Roskilde Festival, DK)
Marie Sabot (We Love Green, FRA)
Holger Jan Schmidt (GreenEvents / GO Group GER)
Rick Storey (Eco Action Partnership / Love Your Tent, UK)
Michaela Tanner (Open Air St. Gallen, CH)
Stephanie Weigel (Tollwood Festival, GER)
Markus Wohler (Passareco AG, CH)

and some more to be confirmed soon!

Our Partners:

Stadt Bonn –
GO Group (Green Operations Europe) –
EU – Europäischer Fond für regionale Entwicklung
Landesregierung NRW
Yourope (The European Festival Association) –
Bundesamt für Naturschutz –
Sounds For Nature –
Bucks New University –
Green Music Initiative –
DB Deutsche Bahn –


GreenEvents 2011 Quotes:
“It’s great to see the conference grow reaching new levels of quality at the same time. We were successful in tackling environmental protection and other important aspects of sustainability. We are particularly happy about the active contributions of our participants that certainly will lead to many new developments in the future. The feedback we got so far is enthusiastic but there is still much space for further improvements. That’s what we are looking forward to at the 3rd GreenEvents Europe Conference in november 2012” said Holger Jan Schmidt, – together with Sabine Funk – owner and manager of “BN*PD – Bonn Promotion Department” the agency promoting GreenEvents Europe.

“This year’s GreenEvents Europe conference has put the music industry’s green efforts at the heart of the move to a sustainable future. With an amazing collection of high profile and expert speakers and panellists, and informed delegates from across Europe, GreenEvents Europe offered real practical advice on moving to a lower carbon future. Climate change is effecting all of us, and the live events industry is not immune to this – we have already had two serious weather related tragedies in 2011 in the USA and Belgium, and we now all need to work together to adopt environmentally friendly practices. GreenEvents Europe was the place to learn and exchange ideas on green events in 2011!” Ben Challis, Co-founder, AGREENERFESTIVAL

“I was delighted to be part of this second GreenEvents Conference which is now becoming an annual event for the Events and Festival Industry. This year we have seen an increased number of suppliers attending as well as festival organisers and environmental managers. This is great news showing that the wider events industry is keen to develop knowledge and share best practise with us. I am already looking forward to next year’s conference.” Teresa Moore, Bucks New University and Co-founder of GO Group (Green Operations Europe).

“It is a positive signal that the GreenEvents Conference in Bonn was able to grow in its 2nd year. The involvement of the GO Group was very constructive and the feedback from participants regardingthe 2 day seminar were really good. It was a major step forward for sustainable events.” Christof Huber, General Secretary Yourope

“What an amazing experience this year’s GreenEvents Europe was. In can see clearly a green festival community developing here: all the big festivals from all over Europe gathered to talk with each other (instead of: about each other). Mutual respect and a clear objective to exchange ideas to inspire each set the tone in Bonn. Without any competition everybody was actively pushing the Green Agenda. Nice one, Sabine and Holger!” Jacob Bilabel, Founder Green Music Initative and member of GO Group (Green Operations Europe)

“Even though Roskilde Festival has worked with environmental issues for many years, we?re aware that we can be even more sustainable. Sharing best practice with others gives us an opportunity to discuss and develop. As a festival, we have the possibility to influence 130.000 audiences to take green footsteps in the right direction; to keep doing that we must remember to look around and listen to the great ideas of others. At Green Events the focus is on the solutions, not the problems, which makes it very inspiring.” Marie á Rogvi, Project Manager, Development Department, Roskilde Festival

“It was fantastic to see Green Events Europe demonstrating leadership and bringing together the European event industry to discuss key topics surrounding event sustainability.Event practitioners were able to share best practice and learn from each others? experiences as well as learn about new industry initiatives including ISO 20121 and GRI reporting. I’m already looking forward to next years conference!”Rebecca Saunders, Sustainable Events Ltd., UK

“In the GreenEvents Conference all participants have access to the state of the art on environmental issues related with festivals.” Artur Mendes, Centralmanagement Boom Festival (Portugal)

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